The Palm Beach Post - January 24, 2022
By: Krystian von Speidel
Acclaimed designers, architects for Fifth Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach will transform mansion in Northwood
This year, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House will work with 24 of the country’s most celebrated designers and architects. They will use their talents and passion to transform 3001 Spruce Ave. in West Palm Beach’s Old Northwood Historic District. The Show House will be open to the public for one month, beginning March 5, and doubles as the nation’s leading design event of the year, and a major fundraiser for Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.
“The esteemed designers and architects working on this year’s Decorator Show House in Palm Beach are highly admired within the community, and we’re looking forward to seeing how they transform the Mansion of Northwood,” said James Druckman, President of the Board of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. “We’re thrilled to continue this tradition of raising funds to support the youth we serve throughout the Bronx, as well as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.”
“This year’s show house location is only a few blocks away from one of our 17 Clubs in Palm Beach County. It is only fitting that the talented designers will transform this historic home while our Club staff helps to transform the lives of Club members a short distance away,” said President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Jaene Miranda. “We hope to introduce teen Club members interested in design to some of the experts as they reimagine the Show House. This will benefit our teen members, while also allowing the designers to understand firsthand the importance of the Boys & Girls Club mission.”
All proceeds benefit the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. The Clubs offer innovative after-school and enrichment programs for more than 21,000 youth, aged 6 through 18, in ten locations throughout the Bronx, and 17 locations across Palm Beach County. To date, Show Houses have raised more than $25 million.
The Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach is taking proper precautions to protect designers and guests. Health screenings will be conducted for all staff, as well as increased cleaning and sanitation throughout the house. In addition, the Show House is taking steps to allow for social distancing, including limiting the number of attendees. Admission tickets will be sold for specific dates and times to ensure that the guest count meets city and state guidelines.
The 24 designers and architects participating in this year’s Decorator Show House Palm Beach include:
■ Amanda Reynal Interiors
■ Andrea Schumacher Interiors
■ Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design
■ Bakes & Kropp Fine Cabinetry
■ Bell Design, Inc.
■ Beth Diana Smith Interior Design
■ Catherine M Austin Interior Design
■ Craig & Company
■ Damour Drake
■ Goddard Design Group
■ Janie Molster Design
■ Jim Dove Design
■ Joy Street Design
■ Nikki Levy Interiors
■ Noz Design
■ Paloma Contreras Interior Design
■ Pearl Design Interiors
■ Peter Pennoyer Architects
■ Philip Gorrivan Design
■ Robert Brown Interior Design