Interior designer Ken Fulk created a celestial study that maybe suggests Jupiter or Uranus is in the Fourth House propelling exuberance in design. Or maybe the fanned out tarot cards on the table show a destiny card indicating 2021 design with notes of green and Aegean Teal, the Benjamin Moore color of the year. Or maybe the natural cycle of design is in step with the current exuberant and buoyant real estate and stock markets. Nevertheless, the Dallas Kips Bay Decorator Show House of leading Dallas, national, and international designers, each designing a room, shows the direction of interior design. Here, you can see a smorgasbord of talent and ideas much like fashion designers who create runway shows with costumes that might be toned down for mass production. A Kips Bay Decorator Show House might be an example of avant-garde design that is great fun to observe and think about the design concept, but not necessarily mimic in its totality for one’s own home.
Original Preston Hollow Home Sold by Realtor Douglas Newby
Historic Design—Avant-Garde Embellishments
A few years ago I sold this Preston Hollow home at 5138 Deloache, Dallas, Texas, for the owners who built this home. It sold for several million dollars at a price much higher than comparably priced homes at that time.
The owners deliberately had their Preston Hollow home designed in a style reminiscent of 1920s Highland Park, Swiss Avenue, and Lakewood estate homes. The interior design was subtle, but the proportions were classic and the floor plan timeless. For the same reason this home held much appeal when I sold it several years ago, this home now has much appeal for the interior designers who each took a classically proportioned room and transformed it with avant-garde design. Every designer I spoke to as I went through the home commented that the original design created many opportunities to interpret the architecture in a fresh way.
5138 Deloache Exterior Painted for Kips Bay Show House
I will be including some of the original images of my listing at 5138 Deloache when I offered it for sale and some of the images I took when I went through the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas.
Entrance Serves as the Design Appetizer and Dessert for Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas
Original Entrance Hall Before Kips Bay Decorator Show House Redesign
The entrance that interior designer John Bobbitt designed is the appetizer for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas, whetting the appetite for the interior design of each room the other interior designers created. It is also the link to the first and second floor rooms. The entrance hall also serves as the interior design dessert of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas, as it is the last room you will see as you depart the home.
Interior Designer John Bobbitt Created the Entrance Hall Design at 5138 Deloache
Interior designer John Bobbitt created the design of the entrance hall at 5138 Deloache. He worked with esteemed painter Barry Martin, who he has worked with for years, to deliver the finest finished surfaces. Here, John Bobbitt and Barry Martin custom-mixed the paint color. John Bobbitt designed and had meticulously crafted the two-story metal chandelier that becomes a sculptural piece of art, visually tying the first two levels of the home together.
Interior Designer Corey Damen Jenkins Designed Dining Room at Kips Bay Show House
New York based interior designer Corey Damen Jenkins transformed the historic and traditional design of the dining room at 5138 Deloache by creating a sumptuous dining room with folded fabrics, vivid colors and delightful textures.
Michael Aiduss Interiors and Architecture Designed Living Room for Kips Bay Decorator Show House
The original estate home proportions of the living room at 5138 Deloache created a great canvas for designer Michael Aiduss at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas.
It is fun to see the original concept of the living room at 5138 Deloache is similar but far different than the elaborate and further refined and updated interior design of Michael Aiduss for his room at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas.
Gil Melott of Studio 6F Designed Kitchen for Dallas Kips Bay Decorator Show House
Designer Gil Melott of Studio 6F used the original dimensions of the kitchen at 5138 Deloache and created a kitchen sympathetic to the original historic design but much more modern.
Morning Room at Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas
Interior designer Dennis Brackeen, based in Houston, redesigned the morning room for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas. Dennis Brackeen created intricate designs on the bay-walled morning room and its ceiling. The yellow and complementary tones and colors of nature integrate the room with the views of the rear garden. This redesigned Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas morning room is also a wonderful transition from the living room to the kitchen.
Interior Designers Amanda Lantz and Barry Lantz Designed Informal Living Room
Interior designers Amanda Lantz and her father, Barry Lantz, of A. Lantz Design transformed the family retreat in this informal living area by wrapping the balustrade and newel post in zebra upholstery. Based in Carmel, Indiana, these designers have projects in 15 states. You will enjoy their traditional design that incorporates the vibrant colors of transitional design. I love the edge and colorful statement of these Midwest designers.
Poolside Hideaway at Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas
Dallas-based interior designer Traci Connel designed a poolside hideaway that gives one reason to depart from the poolside for a refreshing interior break. The colors of nature are further adorned with the color of spirits.
Alexa Hampton Creates Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas Primary Bedroom
Interior designer Alexa Hampton creates a stunning wall of red accentuated with red pillows, with an adjacent wall with a horizontal grid positioned over the grid of a city. This is a stunning and elegant juxtaposition of color and design.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard Designed Bedroom
Los Angeles-based interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard designed this Asian-influenced bedroom with two canopy beds surrounded by soft hues.
Designer Meredith Ellis Creates Admiral‘s Chambers Bedroom
Meredith Ellis is the owner of James Showroom which represents dozens of fabulous lines of fabric, wallpaper and carpets. I was particularly impressed that Meredith Ellis was able to select for this Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas bedroom fabrics that have a frenetic design and yet are simultaneously calming and serene. The palate of greens, blues and earth tones are not a far departure from the original colors of the home, but are interpreted in a totally modern and fresh way.
Designer Shelly Rosenberg Highlights Needs of Child in Bedroom
Lakewood’s own Dallas interior designer Shelly Rosenberg designed a room that was a huge hit at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas. One’s first impression is of a bedroom that is beautifully designed and appealing. Only upon further investigation does one realize the subtlety and nuance that allows an environment for a child who may have special mental, emotional or physical needs. The design of this bedroom might appeal to any child whose wellbeing could be challenged by a less sensitive designer.
Brant McFarlain Designed Master Bath
Brant McFarlain, a Dallas-based interior designer began his career working with award-winning modern architects. For the last 15 years, he has had his own design firm which continues doing classic and modern design. Here at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas you will see a fresh look at a glassed-in shower in this master bathroom.
Basement Revisited at Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas
The basement might be the biggest surprise of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas. What was originally a very classic basement with a series of rooms for wine, wine storage, wine-tasting, a bar, sports memorabilia, pool table, and media rooms, these series of rooms have been transformed into a collection of spaces that it is hard to leave. On Fridays the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas serves martinis until 3:00 p.m. The basement is transformed into a stylish club or bar.
Moody Study by Interior Designer Janet Gridley
From the vibrant nightclub atmosphere of the bar one can enter the calm study with the ceiling that will remind you of the cave drawings found in France that are thousands of years old. Keep exploring and you are in for more surprises.
Basement Exuberance and Media Room by Courtnay Tartt Elias
Interior designer Courtnay Tartt Elias, based in Houston, created an environment that transports you from wherever you actually are. What I found remarkable was this interior room, with no windows or natural light, felt like it had natural light due to the attention the designer paid to subtly wrapping the room with light when nothing else in the room was subtle.
Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas 2021 Is A Huge Success
The 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas is one of the best overall show houses to showcase concepts of design, colors and textures. Regardless of your aesthetic, you will enjoy visiting this Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas. You can purchase a timed ticket for entrance at https://www.kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org/kbdallasplanyourvisit .