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ILevel Art Installations at this Year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House

A few weeks back we posted the details about one of our favorite events of the year, The Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Now that the event is underway, we wanted to share one of the reasons we love it so much: It gives us a chance to work with some of the nation’s top interior designers. Each year, ILevel art installation works with a handful of talented decorators to outfit the walls of their stunning rooms throughout the house. Last year, that included the home’s piece de resistance, the center spiral stairwell.

But this year, we got to work with one of our largest groups of designers yet, including David Kleinberg Design Associates, Drake/Anderson, Eve Robinson Associates, Kati Curtis Design, Sawyer Berson, Victoria Hagan. Here’s a look at some of the stunning rooms we helped install.

Victoria Hagan’s Grand American Salon living room featured a fireplace lacquered in a brilliant red. In it, you can see reflected another of the room’s focal points, a blown-up version of one of Hagan’s own Instagram photos, with the word “Dream” printed on the front.

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We loved the custom gold velvet sofa in the salon space by Sawyer/Benson almost as much as the creative, subtle take on masculine design.

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The bedroom by Drake/Anderson was pure sophistication, and pure opulence. One of the loveliest details: the wallpaper print that enveloped the room, covering the crown moldings and repeated on the window treatments.

Drake Anderson - Kips bay show house

Among the most unique spaces in the home were the main staircases by Kati Curtis Design. Her muse: The Path to Enlightenment.

Kati Curtis Design

Another stunning fireplace, seen in the library designed by David Kleinberg Design Associates.

David Kleinberg Design Associates - kips bay show house

We love how the bold, graphic wall art in this room by Eve Robinson contrasts the ethereal, abstract wallpaper on the ceiling, which depicts images of Mars.

Eve Robinson - Kips bay Show House

All images by Phillip Ennis Productions, via The Washington Post.

Still haven’t stopped by the show house? There’s still time! It runs through June 9, 2016. More information can be found here.


Installing Art at The Kips Bay Decorator Show House

It’s always exciting to see our work in print, but especially when it’s in the New York Times. That was the case on Wednesday, when a room with pictures we’d hung at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House was featured in the Gray Lady.

Admittedly, though, it wasn’t just our work that was so newsworthy. The Kips Bay Decorator Show House is one of the largest displays of top interior design talent in one place. Plus, the annual fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of New York has raised $19 million since it began in 1973.

juan montoya kips bay show houseAs for our part in the show house, we got to work with the incredibly skilled Juan Montoya (whose work is above) and Edward Lobrano. 

In Montoya’s room, we were tasked with hanging a large, obscure and heavy piece by Colombian artist Olga de Amaral. It was a tricky task, but once in place, the results were nothing short of stunning. The piece was a perfect choice for the space. 

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As for Edward Lobrano, we couldn’t get enough of the bedroom he created — it was muted and traditional, but the contemporary textiles and art made it feel modern, too. The work above the headboard draws the eyes up and emphasizes the beautiful poster bed. 

edward lobrano kips bay show house
All in all, the show house is beautiful, and we’re so happy that we get to be a part of it each year. If you get a chance, make sure to stop by. You’ll be helping a good cause, and getting some serious design inspiration in the process!

All photos by Bruce Buck, courtesy of The New York Times