A showhouse goes modern.


Many of New York’s DWR peeps ventured to the east side last week to see the annual Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, a traditional showcase that is getting more and more modern with each passing year. The showhouse is a charity event for the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club and features many of New York’s top interior design firms.  Sadly, the show ended this week but I’d be remiss to not mention a few highlights.  The design duo of Randall Beale and Carl Lana created the entryway to dramatic effect, complete with a pair of silver leather Egg chairs. Warhol would be proud.  Speaking of Warhol, a pair of his paintings hung in the one of the bedrooms designed by Jed Johnson Associates. Johnson was a onetime lover of Warhol’s and, though he died in 1996, his namesake design house created a pristine bedroom suite filled with understated designs and a perfectly curated show of remarkable art. However, it was Amy Lau’s room that seemed to get the most DWR praise.  She uses modern in a way that remains clean yet warm, colorful yet calm.  Her citron and turquoise room was a perfect match for a warm spring day in Manhattan.