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45th ANNUAL KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOW HOUSE TO TRANSFORM
LENOX HILL TOWN HOUSE
New York’s Most Prominent Youth Organization to Host the World’s Premiere Show House and Renowned Interior Designers at 125 East 65th Street
BRONX, NY (March 3, 2017) – In its forty-fifth year, the internationally-recognized Kips Bay Decorator Show House, hosted by New York’s premier youth organization, the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, will be located at 125 East 65th Street in New York City’s iconic Lenox Hill neighborhood.
“We are thrilled to announce that the 2017 Kips Bay Decorator Show House will take place at 125 East 65th Street, an inspiring canvas to celebrate the Show House’s remarkable forty-fifth year,” said Show House Chair and celebrated interior designer Bunny Williams. “The flexible floor plan will be the perfect palette for this year’s designers. We look forward to another successful Show House season, to raise critical funds for New York City’s youth.”
The four-story, neo-Georgian style red brick home boasts charming views of townhouse gardens and nearby architectural cathedrals. Built in 1905, the grand residence was designed by world-renowned artist and architect, Charles A. Platt as a private home. The estate features original detailing including the paneling, fireplace mantel, painted beam ceiling and herringbone floor. This spring, the sought-after home will invite twenty of the world’s leading interior designers to decorate individual rooms before opening to the exhibit public.
The Show House, recognized as the nation’s most highly anticipated design event of the year and the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club’s leading fundraiser, will be open to the public for one month beginning on May 2nd. Directions for designers interested in applying for the 2017 Kips Bay Decorator Show House can be found on their website.
“Each year, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House proves to be an unparalleled display of incredible interior design talent, raising critical funds for New York City children through the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club,” said James Druckman, President and CEO of the New York Design Center, and President of the Board of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. “We are looking forward to opening this year’s show house, welcoming consumers and designers alike.”
Proceeds from the Decorator Show House, which attract an estimated 15,000 visitors each year, benefit the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club which offers innovative after-school and enrichment programs for more than 10,000 youth, ages 6 through 18, in ten locations throughout the Bronx. The esteemed organization has raised over $20 million to date.
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About Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club
Since 1915, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club has focused on improving and enhancing the lives of New York City’s children who are economically, socially or recreationally disadvantaged. Each year, Kips Bay offers innovative programs to more than 11,000 young people between the ages of 6 and 18 at ten locations throughout the Bronx, with essential afterschool programs aimed to help them recognize their potential for growth and success. Today, the club is proudly one of the most prominent and responsive youth development agencies in New York City and a “flagship” of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. For more information, please visit www.kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org.
Kips Bay Decorator Show House
Each year, celebrated interior designers transform a luxury Manhattan home into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art, and technology. This event began in 1973 when several dedicated supporters of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club launched the Decorator Show House to raise critical funds for much needed after school and enrichment programs for New York City children. Over the course of four decades, this project has grown into a must-see event for thousands of design enthusiasts and is renowned for sparking interior design trends throughout the world.
The Show House receives as many as 15,000 guests annually from across the nation. Since its inception, the Show House has raised over $20 million for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.