Interior Design - March 2022
By: Jean Nayar
12 Highlights of the 2022 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach
Bursting with color and ebullient patterns, the freshly designed rooms in the 2022 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach stand as a welcome prelude to the optimism that invariably fills this coastal community in spring. The event just opened for its fifth annual iteration in a 5,600-square-foot property originally built in 1923. The historic space, built by Orrin Randolph as part of his development of the Northwood neighborhood of West Palm Beach, showcases works by 24 architects, designers, and artists. Each brought their A-game, adding whimsy to the two-story main house, adjacent guest house, and landscape. Design lovers will be able tour the show house virtually and in person through April 3, with event highlights below. Tickets benefiting the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County can be purchased here.
Nikki Levy Interiors
In the primary bathroom she refers to as “Petal to the Metal,” designer Nikki Levy relied on contrasts—hard and soft, light and dark, curvy and linear—to evoke a sense luxury and eye-catching beauty at every turn. A play between the diminutive Penny Lane mosaic from Artistic Tile and grand scale of Phillip Jefferies’ Haiku floral wallpaper exemplifies her penchant for unexpected juxtaposition, while the her use of material, such as the stunning Primestones marble counter, is a nod, she says, to trailblazers like Dorothy Draper, Elsie de Wolfe, and Billy Baldwin.