A gorgeous NYC entrance hall with chinoiserie wallpaper by Timothy Whealon, one of the 21 designers participating in the 2016 Kips Bay Designer Show House, via @sarahsarna.

Interior Design: Timothy Whealon.


An esteemed roster of 21 of the United States’ top designer and architects will headline the 44th annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York City, this Spring. Hand-selected by a committee chaired by interior designer Bunny Williams, the 21 designers and architects have a mere eight weeks to bring the interiors of The Carlton House Townhouse at 19 East 61st Street in New York City’s iconic Lenox Hill neighborhood to life. The Carlton House Townhouse, an impressive 10,000-square-foot raw space with 5,000 square feet of outdoor space, sits adjacent to The Carlton House, a 68-unit residential luxury building by acclaimed real estate developer Extell Development.

MAY 12 – JUNE 9

An estimated 15,000 people are expected to tour the Kips Bay Decorator Show House this year. Open to the public seven days a week from May 12 through June 9, funds raised from Show House ticket sales and donations will enhance after-school and enrichment programs for the youth of New York City’s Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. This year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House sponsors include include Kohler, Miele, Henredon Hickory Chair, Architectural Digest, Hearst Design Group, Morgan Stanley Private Bank, N.A., Farrow & Ball, Kravet, New York Design Center, Ruby Lux, Christopher Guy, Cosentino, AKDO, 1stdibs, and Joseph Carini Carpets.


“This year’s team of participating designers and architects is an extraordinary mix of veterans and newcomers and who not only are doing amazing things for the interior design community, but are also dedicated to supporting our cause,” said Bunny Williams. “We are looking forward to seeing this group’s tremendous talent come to life this year, and are confident that with their help, we will continue breaking records and surpassing our fundraising goals, which are crucial in enhancing after-school and enrichment programs for our city’s youth.” The 21 designers and architects participating in this year’s Decorator Show House are as follows:


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Alex Papachristidis Interiors

Alex Papachristidis is known for arresting, elegant interiors that meld classical motifs with a modern perspective and sophisticated details. Born and raised in New York City, Alex Papachristidis established his own firm in 1987, and in 2012, his own book The Age of Elegance: Interiors by Alex Papachristidis was published by Rizzoli. Papachristidis was named to the 2016 AD100 List, Elle Décor’s “A-List of 25 Interior Designers” and for several years in a row has been on the NY Spaces’ “Top 50 Designers List.”

Alex Papachristidis, one of the 21 designers participating in the 2016 Kips Bay Designer Show House, via @sarahsarna.

Author: Sarah Sarna

Interior Designer and Author at SarahSarna.com, empowering women to decorate and dress with confidence.

  • Sonia Bendt

    What an impressive group of designers for Kips Bay Show House 2016. I am looking forward to seeing this talented group apply their magic to the Carlton House.