By Terry Trucco
The best hotel rooms are the ones filled with things you want to steal – like decorating ideas.
A great decorator show house is even better. The designers, of course, want you to hire them, but they have to put their ideas out there to lure you in. And this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House, the biggie of the bunch in New York City, is jam-packed with ideas ripe for the plucking.
After last year’s foray to a chilly high-rise condominium overlooking the Hudson on Riverside Boulevard, this year’s show house returns to more familiar ground, namely a svelte, late 19th-century townhouse on the East Side. I found ten ideas to tweak, transplant – or just dream about – in almost any kind of abode.