Glass and Mirror at Kips Bay 2015 – Part I

The Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse is a NYC institution. Now in its 43rd year, this showplace of the who's-who of interior design raises money for the Kips Bay Boy & Girls Club, for much needed after school and enrichment programs for New York City children. Since 1972, it has raised over $18 … [Read more...]

Gold Vein Redux

Gold Vein Mirror is definitely a throwback for this Thursday. Gold vein mirror tiles were ubiquitous in the 60's and 70's. When I was a young child in the late 70's, Beth Worley and I held many a dance contest infront of her parent's wall full of the things. But I assure you, they had a classier … [Read more...]

Glass As Art in Kips Bay

Whenever we at Gardner Glass Products see glass used in artwork, we're instantly at attention. In part, because we know what an unforgiving material that it can be. Glass is heavy, breakable, difficult to mold or change, and definitely can be a bit dangerous. Our (collective) hat is off to any … [Read more...]

Mirror Magic in Kips Bay

We're continuing the look at the use of glass and mirror in the 2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York. For my earlier post on the topic, featuring Martyn Bullard and Ingrao, click HERE. Today I'm still looking at mirrors; aka: the "interior designer secret weapon." For the challenges facing … [Read more...]

Kips Bay Beautiful Mirror and More

The 2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show House opened up on May 1st for it's 42nd showing, and it was another stunner of a designer showhouse. Despite still having the term "Decorator" in the name - a term which many of my design friends find a bit outdated - the show house itself is always full of leading … [Read more...]

5 Kips Bay Kitchen Trends

This week we're looking at kitchen design trends, so I wanted to revisit this Christopher Peacock-designed kitchen as an example of several design trends that have been simmering for the past few months. This kitchen was featured in the 2013 Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse which took place last Spring … [Read more...]