Jan 30, 2020 | Palm Beach |
Veranda kicks off Kips Bay Palm Beach
Veranda kicks off Kips Bay Palm Beach

Designers and industry professionals gathered to kick off the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Palm Beach with a celebratory dinner. Co-hosted by Veranda, The Colony Hotel and Kohler, the dinner honored the showhouse’s designers and sponsors. On hand to welcome guests were Veranda editor in chief Steele Marcoux, Hearst Luxury & Design Collection group publishing director Jennifer Levene Bruno, and The Colony Hotel’s Sarah and Andrew Wetenhall.

Over 120 guests gathered to fete the upcoming opening of the showhouse, including Serena & Lily’s Carla Rummo, The Shade Store’s Michael Crotty, Jim and Nancy Druckman, Robert Rufino, Christina Juarez, Elisabeth Munder, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club’s ​​​​​Daniel Quintero, Ellie and Edgar Cullman, Molly and Nick Mele, Steven Stolman, and designers Leta Austin Foster, Joe Lucas, Alessandra Branca, Suzanne Kasler, Sherrill Canet and Colette van den Thillart.

“This evening, we’re celebrating transformations,” said Marcoux. “First, we celebrate Sarah and Andrew Wetenhall, our hosts, who have truly transformed The Colony Hotel, a Palm Beach icon. Then there’s Jim Druckman, who—I think we would all agree—has transformed the design industry with his leadership of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and New York Design Center. And most importantly, the designers and sponsors, without whom the Kips Bay Show House would not be possible. You have generously given your time, resources and creativity to transform this house into the design destination to visit this season. In doing so, you have helped to transform the lives of 18,000 children in Kips Bay, New York and Palm Beach County, Florida. For that, they—and we—are most grateful.”

Images by Andriana Mereuta.

EVENT GALLERY
Andrew Wetenhall, Nancy Druckman, Steele Marcoux, Ellen Niven and Sarah Wetenhall
Andrew Wetenhall, Nancy Druckman, Steele Marcoux, Ellen Niven and Sarah Wetenhall
Andrew Wetenhall, Nancy Druckman, Steele Marcoux, Ellen Niven and Sarah Wetenhall
Michael Gregson Reinert, Nick Gold, Bram Majtlis, Sarah Wetenhall and Andrew Wetenhall
Michael Gregson Reinert, Nick Gold, Bram Majtlis, Sarah Wetenhall and Andrew Wetenhall
Michael Gregson Reinert, Nick Gold, Bram Majtlis, Sarah Wetenhall and Andrew Wetenhall
Joe Lucas, Kevin Isbell and Colette van den Thillart
Joe Lucas, Kevin Isbell and Colette van den Thillart
Joe Lucas, Kevin Isbell and Colette van den Thillart
Jim Druckman and Cecil Adams
Jim Druckman and Cecil Adams
Jim Druckman and Cecil Adams
Nick Mele, Molly Mele and Bram Majtlis
Nick Mele, Molly Mele and Bram Majtlis
Nick Mele, Molly Mele and Bram Majtlis
Dan Quintero, Maribel Quintero, Danielle Vazquez and Andres Vazquez
Dan Quintero, Maribel Quintero, Danielle Vazquez and Andres Vazquez
Dan Quintero, Maribel Quintero, Danielle Vazquez and Andres Vazquez
Colette van den Thillart, Edgar Cullman and Nancy Druckman
Colette van den Thillart, Edgar Cullman and Nancy Druckman
Colette van den Thillart, Edgar Cullman and Nancy Druckman
Nazira Handal and Jonathan Savage
Nazira Handal and Jonathan Savage
Nazira Handal and Jonathan Savage
David Hamilton, Patty Dominguez, Kara Marmion, Jennifer Levene Bruno and Michael Crotty
David Hamilton, Patty Dominguez, Kara Marmion, Jennifer Levene Bruno and Michael Crotty
David Hamilton, Patty Dominguez, Kara Marmion, Jennifer Levene Bruno and Michael Crotty
Nancy Druckman, Jennifer Levene Bruno and Jim Druckman
Nancy Druckman, Jennifer Levene Bruno and Jim Druckman
Nancy Druckman, Jennifer Levene Bruno and Jim Druckman
Meghan Madalon, Jennifer Pereira, Virginia Davis and Margery Hurlbut
Meghan Madalon, Jennifer Pereira, Virginia Davis and Margery Hurlbut
Meghan Madalon, Jennifer Pereira, Virginia Davis and Margery Hurlbut
Scott Sanders and Peter Wilson
Scott Sanders and Peter Wilson
Scott Sanders and Peter Wilson
Ryan Luis, Sean Rush, Jamie Janson and Jax Coppola
Ryan Luis, Sean Rush, Jamie Janson and Jax Coppola
Ryan Luis, Sean Rush, Jamie Janson and Jax Coppola
Yvonne Rakes, Teddie Lok, Julie Barbera, Kimberly Perazzo and Peter Vinci
Yvonne Rakes, Teddie Lok, Julie Barbera, Kimberly Perazzo and Peter Vinci
Yvonne Rakes, Teddie Lok, Julie Barbera, Kimberly Perazzo and Peter Vinci
Jim Druckman and Steele Marcoux
Jim Druckman and Steele Marcoux
Jim Druckman and Steele Marcoux
Co-hosts Andrew and Sarah Wetenhall
Co-hosts Andrew and Sarah Wetenhall
Co-hosts Andrew and Sarah Wetenhall
The Colony’s Coral Ballroom
The Colony’s Coral Ballroom
The Colony’s Coral Ballroom
Betsy Wentz and Alix Lerman
Betsy Wentz and Alix Lerman
Betsy Wentz and Alix Lerman
Mario Nievera and Alessandra Branca
Mario Nievera and Alessandra Branca
Mario Nievera and Alessandra Branca
Steven Stolman and Rich Wilkie
Steven Stolman and Rich Wilkie
Steven Stolman and Rich Wilkie
Edgar Cullman and Ellie Cullman
Edgar Cullman and Ellie Cullman
Edgar Cullman and Ellie Cullman
Elisabeth Munder, Nicole Janok and Jennifer Levene Bruno
Elisabeth Munder, Nicole Janok and Jennifer Levene Bruno
Elisabeth Munder, Nicole Janok and Jennifer Levene Bruno
Guests applaud the designers of the Kips Bay Palm Beach Decorator Show House.
Guests applaud the designers of the Kips Bay Palm Beach Decorator Show House.
Guests applaud the designers of the Kips Bay Palm Beach Decorator Show House.