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2024 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

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Allan Reyes is a highly experienced and accomplished designer and builder specializing in unique luxury homes across Palm Beach, Aspen, and Washington DC. With over three decades of experience, his educational background equipped him with the technical expertise for architectural and interior design in the realm of luxury homes.

One of his notable projects, the Villa Aura, Kips Bay Palm Showhouse 2024, was conceptualized and constructed between 2006-08, showcasing his distinctive approach to design and craftsmanship.

Reyes' design philosophy embodies a fusion of the finest elements from the past and present. He seamlessly integrates historical aesthetics from the best of decorative arts with contemporary elements, infusing whimsy, artistry, and comfort into his meticulously curated spaces.

As the head of Allan Reyes Interiors, his design firm has received national acclaim and numerous awards. Notably, he was honored with the Southeast Designer of the Year Award from the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. His work has also been highlighted in prestigious publications like Architectural Digest, featuring the Villa Aura in "Designer's Own Homes" in September 2009.

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Ariel Okin is the founder of Ariel Okin Interiors, a New-York based, full-service interior design firmspecializing in luxury residential, commercial and hospitality projects across the country. Ariel is a HouseBeautiful Next Wave Designer, a House & Garden "The List" Designer, and an Architectural Digest ProDirectory Featured Designer. Ariel has launched licensed collections with The Mural Source, ChasingPaper, One Kings Lane, and most recently, Mitzi. Ariel is also a contributing writer to Vogue,Architectural Digest, and Domino, and is the founder and editor in chief of her editorial and e-commerceplatform,Fenimore Lane, which covers all aspects of the living vertical. Ariel is a mom of two daughters,and lives in Westchester with her husband, two daughters, and their dog, Charlie.

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Betsy began learning design at a young age alongside her mother, who had an interior design shop above the family's carriage house. Betsy later earned a master's degree in Psychology and worked in the mental health field for several years. 
In 2011, she blended her experience and education, establishing her own design firm, and in 2016 added Studio B, a 3,000 sq ft. design showroom.
In 2023, Betsy published her first book, DESIGN HAPPY with Gibbs Smith, sharing 12 family homes filled with exciting mixes of color and pattern.
Betsy is a member of The Design Leadership Network, a 2020 Kip’s Bay Palm Beach Showhouse and 2019 Hampton’s Showhouse Designer. Her work has been featured in Modern Luxury Palm Beach, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, VERANDA, and Elle Décor among others. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has clients throughout Pittsburgh, as well as New York, California, Chicago, Florida, Maine, Ohio and Alabama.

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Since 2001, Donna Mondi, the creative visionary behind Donna Mondi Interior Design, has led a dynamic team across studios in Chicago and Denver, creating bespoke interiors and products that push the boundaries of classicism and modernity. Known for their pillars of collaboration, service, innovation, and culture, DMID crafts daring design narratives, transforming spaces into transcendent experiences.
Donna's signature style blends classical elegance with modern innovation, and her nuanced hand balances each creation with artful tension and unexpected allure. Nationally recognized for award-winning product designs, including the captivating "EnVie" furnishings collection and fireplace surrounds with Material Bespoke Stone + Tile, Donna's approach seamlessly marries past influences with a forward-looking perspective.
Currently overseeing diverse projects nationwide, from a modern estate in Michigan to historic renovations in Chicago's landmarked district, a Bauhaus-inspired residence in Colorado, a D.C. relocation, and a substantial renovation in Austin, the DMID team navigates the nuances of each locale with expertise.

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DuVäl is the founder of DuVäl Design, based in Fairfax, VA. Honored by magazines as “The One toWatch'', “Hot Talent”, and House Beautiful’s Next Wave, he’s been seen in AD, House Beautiful,Washington Post, The New York Times, and more. He served on Marymount University’s InteriorArchitecture + Design Advisory Council and currently co-chairs HPMKT Diversity Advocacy Alliance, whileleading “Business Strategies for Minorities”, a monthly call about design+business equity andcompetency within the BIPOC community. He is a serial entrepreneur, recently opening Fairfax KitchenCabinets with his wife andhis e-comm site, House of DuVäl.



Environment Design Group professionals bring unparalleled education, training, and expertise to meet client objectives. Individuals hail from a range of backgrounds: whether having practiced design and project management for decades, lured from retirement to offer experience, or currently pursuing Masters’ Degrees in Landscape Architecture as Fellows of EDG with internship and scholarship support. Team members originate from Ecuador, Sweden, Russia and the United States to bring unique perspective to project needs. The firm includes nationally registered, licensed landscape architects with LEED – US Green Building Council and National Therapeutic Garden Certifications. Long-standing relationships are established with clients, contractors, artisans, architects, engineers. Professional collaboration is honored at EDG.



Helen Bergin Interiors is a full-service interior design firm based in Palm Beach, Florida and known for classical dynamic design with a modern whimsical twist. In 2016 Helen opened her eponymous firm after having worked as a designer with several renowned firms such as Annsley Interiors, Rinfret ,Ltd., and Robert Passal Interior Design. Helen’s background includes not only residential projects, but also commercial projects with a focus on the hospitality sector.

Helen believes that design should be personalized to fit each client’s individual style and taste. Helen and her team aim to deliver a finished project that embodies what a home means to each client -- combining comfort with sophistication, the past with the present as they create each new environment.

Helen’s work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Business of Home, Country Home, Modern Luxury, Palm Beach Illustrated,, Quest, Rue Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. In 2023 Helen was featured as a Rising Star of Design in Traditional Home and in the inaugural class of Luxe magazine’s Next In Design, a new signature program celebrating the freshest, most exciting firms around the country.

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Jessica Jubelirer is an interior designer, known for her artistic, charming, layered and familiar style. Named a “New American Voice” by Architectural Digest in 2023, the work of her studio is referred to as an illustration of the new generation of American modern design. 
The Studio was founded in 2008 by Jessica as a collaborative effort to produce thoughtful and timeless spaces that allow her clients to live inside a work of art. Each of her projects is designed to be lived in – layered with texture, color and personality. 
For her private client work, Jessica builds unique and authentic spaces spanning the country, customized to each individual’s perspectives and backgrounds – inspired by Jessica’s rich imagination, along with the artisans and craftspeople she works with from around the world. 

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With over 25 years in the industry, Jim stands as a distinguished figure in the world of architecture. Armed with a master's degree in architecture from UCLA, he has consistently delivered award-winning kitchens globally. Jim's impressive portfolio has not only earned him recognition but also opportunities to showcase his expertise on platforms like NBC and HGTV. His achievements include two coveted Best of the Best awards from Sub-Zero/Wolf, the NKBA accolade, and the prestigious 2023 FDSeaglass Award for ‘Best Kitchen Design.’ His work has been prominently featured in esteemed publications such as Architectural Digest, Veranda, Galerie, Business of Home, Florida Design and Build Magazine to name just a few.
His inaugural Kips Bay Showhouse participation was in New York City, followed by "The Monkey Bar" at the 2022 Kips Bay Palm Beach Showhouse, Jim is set to unveil another masterpiece. His third venture promises to be a bold, classic and elegant kitchen, infused with the vibrant and fearless spirit of his muse, the legendary Dorothy Draper. This kitchen will capture the very essence of Palm Beach life, celebrating the joys of food, drink, and exuberance.
Jim takes great pride in his role as a professional communicator of the design process. His passion for art and architecture serves as a wellspring of inspiration. At Dove Design Studio, Jim and his dedicated team collaborate seamlessly with partners to craft spaces that exemplify quality craftsmanship, meticulous installation, and timeless creations. In his own words, "When I design a kitchen, I think of the space as a living room and the cabinetry as its furniture." 

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Lichten Architects have been creating beautiful environments for thirty years. Demanding clients look to the firm for the quality of their work, craftsmanship of execution, practicality, and value. The firm works exclusively for individual owners and private social organizations. They’ve built elegantly designed homes throughout New York City, its tri-state suburbs, New England, Florida,and as far away as Brazil. Their work for private city and country clubs is likewise found across the country, in both cities and suburbs. Lichten Architects has a special sensitivity and love for
historic buildings.
Joining founder Kevin Lichten on the Kips Bay team is partner Andrew Friedman and
architectural designer Jenny Cadena. Lichten Architects is currently collaborating with Nicole Mizrahi Interiors on a major Miami residential project.



Marc Thee, Design Principal, co-founded Marc-Michaels Interior Design, Inc. along with Michael Abbott in 1985. Design is truly second nature to Marc, and his focus is primarily on high-end residential and commercial projects. He is solution-driven and believes the best tool in any situation is a smile. Marc is a talented speaker who speaks annually at trade shows, charitable events and has had frequent television appearances. He is honored to have been named among the top 100 designers in the world by Architectural Digest and was named one of 12 global trendsetters in the world by American Express. He was recently inducted into the Best in American Living Interior Design Hall of Fame. After over 35 years of designing luxurious homes and boutique hotel projects, the demand for his talents inspired Marc Thee to create his signature line of home furnishing collections, including a rug collection with Kyle Bunting and tile line with Audrey Lane. Marc is always pursuing innovative opportunities in his quest to find greater relevance in all his design projects.

Mark Tremblay, President of Marc-Michaels Interior Design, Inc., joined Marc-Michaels in 1994 and has overseen multiple projects ranging in depth and scope. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Marketing. Mark has more than 30 years of professional experience. He travels frequently for the firm and skillfully works with the design team to deliver the client’s expectations. Mark continuously establishes long lasting relationships with clients and professionals that have turned into great friendships. Mark is also a Selfless Love Foundation Board Member, an organization that creates opportunities for foster youth to find their forever families. The firm is dedicated to giving back to the community.

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Sara McCann is Founder and Creative Director of Hive Collective, a collection of brands devoted to luxury products and high-quality services. Hive Collective currently includes McCann Design Group; Hive Home, Gift & Garden; Hive for Her, Him & Kids; Hive Trade Showroom; Hickory Chair Palm Beach; and Hive Bakery & Cafe.

After moving to Palm Beach in the 1990s, Sara founded her interior design firm, McCann Design Group, in 2000. Years of living and entertaining in Palm Beach have honed her expertise for designing interiors that flow beautifully and function flawlessly.
Recognizing the need for a high-end home store in the Palm Beach area, Sara opened Hive Home, Gift & Garden in 2013 as a showcase for her fresh style and unerring eye. Extending her passion for design beyond interiors, Sara expanded the Hive brand in 2019 to include the apparel boutiques, Hive for Her, Hive for Him and Hive for Kids. 2021 brought the launch of Hive Trade Showroom and Hickory Chair Palm Beach followed by her highly anticipated restaurant, Hive Bakery & Cafe, which opened in Spring of 2022.  Sara’s newest venture is a contemporary home furnishings store, Pure by Hive, which was introduced in December 2023.



Megan Gorelick Interiors is a full-service interior design firm most known for her coastal projects in Avalon and Stone Harbor NJ. However, Megan’s projects span the east coast from chic city apartments in New York, Philly, and DC to estate homes in Florida, all the way to international projects in Jamaica. While the size of her projects vary, her sweet spot is ground-up construction and full renovations.
Megan specializes in clean, classic interiors infused with style, comfort, and whimsy.
Her goal is to create homes for her clients that meet their needs, reflect their personalities and elevate their everyday lives while making the process a fun and fulfilling experience.
Full of charm and wit, Megan keeps clients laughing with her unique lingo: she may ask you a “Q,” give you a “jingle,” and need to “jouz” a few things. She does whatever it takes to keep the process moving and make things happen without getting feathers ruffled.

Megan’s devotion to personal and business development remains a top priority for her. She has many “gurus” she consults with, is a devoted listener of podcasts, and believes that everyone needs a mentor and needs to be a mentor. As a member of The Design Leadership Network and Design Trust Ltd., Megan enjoys traveling nationally and internationally to design shows and conferences throughout the year to stay on top of trends within the industry from both a design and business perspective.

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MELROSE is a full service interior design firm based in Charleston, South Carolina.  Founded in 2019 by veteran Charlie Collins, MELROSE creates customized, timeless interiors that align with the vernacular architectural details of the space and surrounding environment.  Collins also serves as an ambassador for Indagare, a luxury travel planning company.  Taking inspiration from around the world, cultural and architectural influence as well as historic preservation remain at the core of the firm’s mission.


Collins holds two Bachelor of Arts Degrees from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and The Art Institute for Interior Design.  She is recognized for her work that spans over a decade, notably alongside renowned architects and designers, Peter Pennoyer and Steven Gambrel.  Their collaborative work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor and Veranda.  Additionally, MELROSE managed the hospitality development of The Dunlin, an Auberge Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina led by Amanda Lindroth.


MELROSE provides residential and commercial services as well as architectural consultation for new construction or renovation.

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Nadia Watts has been in the interior design industry for nearly 20 years, delivering
exceptional interior design to clients across the country from her studio in Denver, Colorado. Her collaborative approach to design and project management has led to lasting relationships with clientele looking to personalize and refine their spaces. Nadia’s portfolio includes custom residential homes, historic renovations, bespoke professional offices, and spaces showcasing internationally recognized art and furniture collections. Nadia’s forte is attention to detail and expressing the personalities of her clients in the feel of their homes. Creativity and design come naturally to Nadia Watts as her mother was an art educator, her great-great grandfather was Louis C. Tiffany, and she spent time as an assistant to a curator at the noted Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Having developed a deep aesthetic appreciation of styles, cultures, different periods, and applications of art, she finds this is what drives her passion for design and décor. Nadia recently launched with Kravet, “The Gem Collection,” a fabric collection based on her great-great grandfather’s famous favrile glass.

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Starting off as an eager interior design student in New York City, Nicole began her career as an intern at Kemble Interiors under the guidance of Celerie Kemble. She quickly rose to an interior design position where she learned the ins and outs of the design world. After several years of collaborating as a Kemblette, she ventured out on her own. Beginning with a single wonderful opportunity, with the support of her husband Jason, she slowly built a tailored boutique firm that now leads construction and design projects for clients throughout the United States.
Nicole Mizrahi Interiors excels in creating spaces that tell a story about their clients and the things they love most. The firm is renowned for adapting and tailoring its design aesthetic to best suit clients' personal flairs and needs while maintaining the calm and cohesive environments for which they are best known.
Nicole Mizrahi Interiors is currently collaborating with Lichten Architects on a major Miami Residential project.



A Louisiana-native now residing in Dallas, Texas, Allie Bergeron uses her passion for travel, culture, and art inspire her designs. With a background in luxury residential design, Allie understands the impact of customization which translates seamlessly into the luxury hospitality realm. Allie integrates the work of skilled craftsmen and artisans with a discerning eye for perfection and quality to create distinctive spaces for evert client. Her fresh approach to luxury has led her to work with world-renowned hospitality brands such as Fairmont, and St. Regis, along with private residences located in remote island destinations - creating spaces where her clients spend their most treasured moments.

Exceptionally talented Spanish Architect Carlos Agelet brings a decade of experience in the design bespoke private residences, luxury resort communities, high-rise residential developments, and vibrant public spaces as OBMI Senior Lead Designer. Specializing in coastal and environmentally sensitive architecture, he responds to the unique site and climate, creating a character and identity for each project that could live nowhere else. His impressive portfolio spans Tokyo, London, Barcelona, the USA, and the Caribbean, including Oil Nut Bay, a celebrated resort community for its commitment to sustainable luxury. Passionate and determined to realize client dreams, Carlos acts as design guardian and trusted advisor through all project stages to bring each detail of the envisioned design story to life.



In 1996, Phoebe and Jim Howard opened the doors to their first store, Mrs. Howard, in Jacksonville, Florida, hoping to demystify the decorating process for their customers. The goal was simple: to create a retail space that showcased Jim’s architectural and decorating talent, and Phoebe’s natural skills for buying, decorating and merchandising. With equal parts of exceptional customer service and a well-rounded mix of furniture, antiques and accessories, the store was an instant success. Five years later, they added another store, Max & Company, which features a younger, more modern appeal. Now, the Howards have Mrs. Howard and Max & Company stores in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Over the years, Phoebe’s penchant for creating stylish spaces has evolved into her own brand of decorating, which has garnered praise from national media as well as her clients. Known for her fresh take on traditional style, Phoebe’s work can only be characterized by its timelessness and her mantra to “keep it pretty.” Her work is encapsulated in her first book, The Joy of Decorating, published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang. She has also written a monthly decorating advice column for Southern Living Magazine.



Chloe Redmond Warner is the Founder & Principal of Redmond Aldrich Design. She leads the award winning studio with her guiding vision that life is experienced through the senses, and that every moment can be elevated by its environment.
She attended the architecture program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and founded her eponymous studio after graduating in 2005 and moving across the country to San Francisco. Her stylish mother and grandmothers instilled in her a passion for flowers and fabrics, and a belief that a beautiful atmosphere has the ability to enhance life. Exposed from a young age to rooms designed by Sister Parish and Albert Hadley, Chloe finds inspiration from architects, artists, and fellow designers.

When not designing spaces for some of the Bay Area’s top luminaries in finance, technology, sports and the arts, Chloe enjoys visiting immersive environments such as hotels, restaurants, museums and parks where all the senses are considered and stimulated or calmed in a thoughtful way. Her hobbies include cooking, flower arranging, and a good detective novel, and of course Instagram @redmondaldrichdesign where she shares her appreciation for beauty and aesthetics in daily life. She sits on the board of one of the nation’s oldest foundations, the Mary Crocker Trust, which was founded by her great great grandmother.

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Cindy Rinfret, principal designer of Rinfret, Ltd. Is an internationally renowned designer based in Greenwich and Palm Beach and with award-winning projects around the country. Rinfret, Ltd. has been creating iconic interior design and defining true “Classic Greenwich Style” for decades. Best known for her luxurious yet comfortable design aesthetic, as illustrated in her two Rizzoli books on her work: Classic Greenwich Style and Greenwich Style: Inspired Family Homes, Cindy is an internationally recognized designer, with high-profile clients that have included Tommy Hilfiger and Regis Philbin. Cindy boasts a prestigious education from the Rhode Island School of Design and University of Copenhagen. With a  team of well-educated designers and in-house architect, Rinfret, Ltd. offers a sophisticated, full-service interior design experience for clients across the country. Rinfret, Ltd. is highly respected in the design community and is consistently honored with important design awards and significant editorial coverage every year, including cover stories in magazines such as Traditional Home and features in House Beautiful and Harper’s Bazaar. Rinfret, Ltd. earned wide national acclaim for the Entry/Living Room Design of Kips Bay Palm Beach in 2019 and has been featured year after year as one of the world’s leading designers in the Andrew Martin Interior Design Review, including the current 2023 Volume. Other notable awards include the New England Home Design Hall of Fame, multiple Connecticut Cottages & Gardens Innovation in Design Awards and at home A-List Awards, the Mountain Living Home of the Year, Luxe Red Award and more.

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Since founding her eponymous design firm in 2003, Sara Story has forged a reputation for imparting to all of her projects an ineffable style she can truly call her own. Drawing inspiration from her extensive travels, an active interest in contemporary art and fashion, and a rigorous lifestyle, Sara wields a keen eye to exact her aesthetic vision.

The legacy of Sara Story Design was published in The Art of Home by Rizzoli in September 2023, documenting the first two decades of her firm’s work. In 2024, Sara was named to Architectural Digest’s coveted AD100 list, an accolade celebrating the top names in design today.
Sara and her projects have been recognized by Architectural Digest, The New York Times, VOGUE, The Wall Street Journal, VOGUE Living, Business of Home, Interior Design, LUXE and Galerie to name a few.
Sara Story Design continues to work on residential and commercial projects worldwide and maintains several successful product collaborations, including wallpaper and hardware.
Sara earned a B.F.A. from the University of San Diego and holds a degree in Interior Architecture from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.



Rigorous about balance and harmony, Jonathan Savage includes elements of surprise in his interiors as he tailors them to each client. He also weighs practical considerations with aesthetic ones as he designs spaces according to how people live. Fastidious as he is, Jonathan has the skill set for blending modernized classics and sculptural pieces into serene yet luxurious spaces. Jonathan’s masterful touch with color and pattern assures clients that while a design might be unexpected, it will always be done in the best taste. Hailing from Nashville, Jonathan is the consummate Southerner by birth, and his energetic personality makes him a sought-after designer regionally and internationally.

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Interior Designer Tristan Harstan is known for his understated, elegant and timeless interiors that embody his love for antiques and contemporary pieces. His aesthetic encompasses a soft, monochromatic palette that embraces the demands and comforts clients seek today. His appreciation for art by emerging artists and a keen eye for detail are apparent throughout his work. Tristan has an instinctive appreciation for all that is beautiful and an innate desire for his work to embody the personality of his clients. His design career has taken him throughout North America, and his luxury retail design has expanded from every major U.S city to Moscow and Dubai. Educated in Montreal, he established his eponymous design firm in New York City in 2000 and more recently in Atlanta.

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