Fabulistas, this year’s Kips Bay Showhouse is gorgeous through and through! All of it is so spectacular, but if I had to pick one favorite, it would be the space dubbed, “Midnight Manhattan”, designed by my colleague, Charles Pavarini, III.
The three rooms (a living area, bar and bathroom) are a sophisticated juxtaposition of vintage and modern – one of my favorite design approaches. It’s filled with a modern take on mid-century design.
Words that immediately come to mind for me are: sophisticated, elegant and modern.
The whole room is truly a work of art. Each piece and finish was selected specifically for this space and they all fit together like a puzzle with a delicate balance of symmetry.
And, if that’s not enough, Charles informed me that the room is an homage to his grandfather and father who owned Pavarini Construction — a construction company that built major skyscrapers in New York City. It doesn’t get more quintessential New York than that!
I believe this space really does reflect a Manhattan lifestyle. What do you think?