Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Living life in the lap of luxury

Living life in the lap of luxuryDouble chandeliers add an extra touch of luxury to the living and dining areas.
Homes are intimate spaces that reflect our personalities and aspirations. While some of us are comfortable with simple designs, others desire opulence and express it through their tastes and preferences in decor. Essentially, luxurious home decor is a combination of elegant and premium quality decor items and themes that add elements of extravagance and class. For instance, it is the use of statement pieces like expensive sofas, chandeliers, exotic flowers in grand vases, and quality fabrics like silk, satin or chiffon as decor elements in your home. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Inside the 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

“The Moonlight Room” by Juan Montoya Design. Photography by Nickolas Sargent.
Each year, celebrated designers transform a luxury Manhattan residence into the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, an elaborate exhibition of fine furnishings, art, and technology. This year’s iteration, open May 1-31, is no different. Designers went all out: Juan Montoya Design evokes the cosmos via abstract silhouettes of the moon in both carpeting and wall covering, while Barbara Ostrom Associates transports guests to an avid art collector’s library, crowned by a ceiling inspired by Frank Stella paintings. This year’s pièce de résistance, however, is the grand staircase, Sasha Bikoff’s technicolor ode to past, present, and future. Memphis Milano designers Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini influenced Bikoff, who included colorful pieces by Chris Schanck and Misha Kahn. It’s a feast for the eyes—and Instagram. By Ryan Waddoups.