Look Inside the 2023 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas
See highly expressive spaces conceived by designers Mark D. Sikes, Cathy Kincaid, Laura Lee Clark, and more
Everything is bigger in Texas, as the old adage goes. It’s a sentiment both literally and creatively expressed in this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas, a five-bedroom home set on 1.7 acres in the Sunnybrook Estates neighborhood of Old Preston Hollow. Here, the 22 interior designers and landscape architects let loose in ornate textiles and vivacious palettes, drawing inspiration from a plethora of sources.
The fourth annual iteration in Dallas, this year’s show house once again raises funds for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club as well as two local initiatives, Dwell with Dignity, a organization dedicated to aiding families struggling with homelessness and poverty, and The Crystal Charity Ball, which supports children’s charities in Dallas.
“The designers, architects and sponsors along with the entire Dallas design community have worked tirelessly to create this Show House and we’re eager for everyone to visit,” says James Druckman, President of the Board of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.
Guests entering through an art-filled front landscape by Melissa Gerstle Design are greeted by a soaring entry by MLK Studio and Jackson Paige Interiors that takes its palette cues from the home’s charcoal-color exterior, its volumes emphasized with a custom Porter Teleo wall covering. Throughout the residence, spirited wallpapers and textiles bring energy to myriad rooms, including the dining room by Mark D. Sikes, a collector’s family room from Kirsten Kelli, and a collection of creative bedroom suites by Rivers Spencer Interiors, KMNelson Design, Cathy Kincaid Interiors, and Darren Henault. Balancing the more high energy spaces are areas of respite, such as the inviting kitchen by MORE+ Kurt Bielawski and a decadent main bath Urbanology Designs.
Just as varied as the palette and patterns were the designers’ unique inspirations. Kincaid paid homage to icon of design Bunny Mellon in her bedroom suite, while KMNelson looked to the ornate details of Marrakech. Dodson Interiors celebrated industry legends David Hicks and Suzanne Rheinstein in a layered den, Jase Jones’s atmosphering bar reimagined notes of Art Deco and French design, and show house vice chair Laura Lee Clark used the Gracie mural “Kano Garden” to conjure a transportive living room filled with pieces of collectible design and eye-catching artworks.
Open through November 14, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas is a visual feast of epic proportions. See more below: