|Detail shot of the wood logs and “elephant hide” wall panels.|
The master bath is just as calm and soothing as the lounge itself. With modern audio visual equipment cleverly concealed behind the bathroom vanity mirror, one could soak in the tub while watching a movie, and wash all the stresses of the day down the drain. When not in use, one would not even know that the equipment is there, as it is not even seen!
There was also something about the subtle lighting in the room that was warm and inviting, and not the least bit harsh. A soft glow, if you will, and oh so flattering on the face!
Connecting “The Lounge Suite” to “The Master Suite” is the landing, which Judy King Interiors has dubbed the “Aquatic Pass” because of the series of three unique archival photographs of New York’s Central Park, just a stone’s throw away, adorning the wall. I love the little pop of color that is introduced by the magenta colored Phaelenopsis orchids on the marble top console, but then again having lived off and on in Singapore and Bali for several years, I’m quite partial to orchids and pops of color!
Check out the reflection of the painting below on the right in the reflection of the acrylic gloss of Richard Bettinger Studio’s Modern Aquatic Series on the right. Pretty cool, isn’t it? Yes, I notice little things like that all the time and get a huge thrill out of it.
“THE MASTER SUITE”
And last but not least, to round out the 3rd floor of the 2013 Kips Bay Decorator Show House, we have Kathryn M. Ireland‘s “Master Suite”, which with its traditional textiles, design and execution, is in extreme contrast with everything that has been seen in the home thus far.
The bedroom was beautifully layered with different colors and textures from Kathryn M. Ireland‘s new textile and wall covering collection for Scalamandré. That being said, is perhaps the very reason that so much emphasis was put on the fabrics and wall coverings rather than the overall design of the room. I felt as though there was too much print and too much fabric, given the size of the room and the little light coming through the windows, and that resulted in the room feeling a bit heavy. It definitely did not echo the light and airy bohemian vibe that I have come to know and love of Kathryn M. Ireland’s work.
I was however, drawn to the painting of birds below, as it is the one element of surprise in the room that keeps things looking fresh and new.
Well, there you have it – the 3rd floor of the 2013 Kips Bay Decorator Show House! If you missed my tour of the 1st and 2nd floors, you can still access it here:
1st Floor Tour through the 2013 Kips Bay Decorator Show House
2nd Floor Tour through the 2013 Kips Bay Decorator Show House
If you are in the New York City area and would like to see the 2013 Kips Bay Decorator Show House in person, it’s not too late, but you better do it fast, since June 4 is the last day!
I hope you enjoyed my tour of Floor 3. Next up are the 4th and 5th floors, and whatever impromptu things I might have up my sleeve, so stay tuned!