The Arthur Sachs Mansion is about to receive a stunning makeover thanks to the 43rd annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House’s 100th year. Selected by a committee chaired by interior designer Bunny Williams, 22 of the country’s most talented designers and architects will have eight weeks to revive the interiors of the five-floor, 9,600-square-foot townhouse.
“With a great mix of Kips Bay Decorator Show House newcomers and veterans, we are confident that this extraordinary team will help us surpass this year’s fundraising goal to further enhance after-school and enrichment programs for our city’s local youth,” said Williams.
The restored façade of the Arthur Sachs Mansion, courtesy of the Kips Bay Decorators Show House.
The designers and architects participating in this year’s Decorator Show House are as follows: Alan Tanksley, Inc., Bennett Leifer Interiors, Branca, Cathy Kincaid Interiors, Christopher Peacock, Clive Christian, David Phoenix, Inc., Drake Design Associates, Gail Green Interiors, Greener by Design, Home Works, Janice Parker Landscape Architects, Mark D. Sikes, Inc., McMillen Interior Design, Michael Herold Design, Paula + Martha, Pavarini Design, Philip Mitchell Design, Ronald Bricke & Associates, Inc., Rottet Studio, Thom Filicia Inc. and Tilton Fenwick.
This year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House sponsors include Architectural Digest, Hearst Design Group, Kohler, Farrow & Ball, Kravet, Dacor, Housepad, Elizabeth Bradley Home, Silestone, AKDO, 1stdibs, the New York Design Center, Christopher Guy and The Shade Store. The original restoration of the Arthur Sachs Mansion at 58 E. 66th Street was completed by architect Henry Jessup of Woodbine & Co., Interior Management Inc., along with Paula Del Nunzio of Brown Harris Stevens.
Twenty thousand people are expected to tour the Kips Bay Decorators Show House after it is completed. It will be open to the public seven days a week from May 14 through June 11. Photographs of children from the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club taken by Monica Rich Kosann Photography will also be displayed in the completed showhouse.