40 Years of Fabulous: The Kips Bay Decorator Show House


by: Stolman, Steven
Format: Hardcover

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Product Description For more than four decades, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House has presented the creations of a stellar roster of interior designers in what is regarded as one of the finest decorator show houses in the world. A fixture on the New York City scene, this glittering expression of high design continues to set the standard for the world of decor. Forty Years of Fabulous provides an insider’s look at the history of this much-loved convention of society while revisiting the spectacular rooms by star decorators past and present?rooms that truly defined interior design while setting trends still evident in today’s homes. Steven Stolman is the author of Scalamandré: Haute Décor. He divides his time among homes in Palm Beach, New York and Milwaukee. Review I could go on about why this should be the one interior design book you purchase this year – so let me just say that while I’m not often given to superlatives, I’d happily go on record in saying that this book lives up to its (slightly kitschy) alliterative title. It’s fabulous, and a must-have for the well-informed interior design library. (Carl Dellatore Anthony Lawrence Blog 2015-04-20) From the Inside Flap hat runway shows are to fashion design and opening nights are to Broadway, so are designer show houses to the rarefied world of deluxe interior design. And no show house is as storied or revered as New York’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House. For more than four decades, this convention of high society arrives each spring with much pomp and circumstance. Its alumni reads like a Who’s Who of interior décor, from legendary names that have defined design for many years to newcomers waiting in the wings to make their mark. At Kips Bay, trends begin and traditions are celebrated, all in the interest of furthering the craft of turning houses into homes. And for the designer, adding a Kips Bay room to one’s curriculum vitae stands as a sparkling jewel in the crown of one’s career. Designer, author and observer of all things stylish, Steven Stolman was born in Boston and raised in West Hartford, Connecticut. A graduate of New York’s Parsons School of Design, he spent many years as a “worker bee” on Seventh Avenue before going out on his own with a collection of resort wear for men, women and children. Sold from his eponymous shops in tony towns like Southampton, Palm Beach, Nantucket and Beverly Hills, his simple, unique designs cut from decorative fabrics became a cult favorite among the smart set; they remain collectors’ items to this day. In 2011, Stolman was tapped to serve as president of Scalamandré, the renowned textiles house. During his threeyear tenure, he spearheaded an extraordinary brand expansion that brought the Scalamandré name and its iconic motifs to distinctive collections of china and crystal, deluxe bedding, lighting, upholstered furniture, decorative accessories and paper goods that continue to be sold worldwide. This tome marks Steven Stolman’s third book, following Scalamandré: Haute Décor and Confessions of a Serial Entertainer. He is married to software executive Rich Wilkie and divides his time between homes in Palm Beach, New York and Milwaukee. About the Author Steven Stolman, designer, writer and all-around style provocateur, was born in Boston, raised in West Hartford and attended Carnegie Mellon and Northwestern Universities before graduating from New York's Parsons School of Design. . Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. The Newcomers Like the theater or fashion, the competitive world of interior design depends on the classic struggle between experience and youth for its edge. Emerging talent is consistently given the gimlet eye by the grandees of the craft, many times forgetting that they too were young once. However, the greatest talents of the design world are equally famous to their fostering of young designers. Kips Bay has always welcomed those at the beginning of their careers as well as tho


Product Code: 9781423639435
ISBN: 142363943X
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Publication Date: 2014-05-01
Number of Pages: 280 pages
Languages: english
Edition: No Information
Dimension: 10.31 x 1.3 x 12.99 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.25 pounds