NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Step inside this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House on the Upper East Side.
The show house features the work of top designers from all over the world.READ MORE: Tornado Confirmed In Essex County; Residents In New Jersey Face Big Cleanup
Starting today, you can see the incredible styles while also helping a local Boys & Girls Club.
“This is our 47th year of doing this show house. It is the premier show house in America and probably the world,” Kips Bay Show House Co-Chair Jamie Drake told CBSN New York’s Alex Denis.
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Designers compete for a coveted spot in the show. They have six to seven weeks to transform their rooms.READ MORE: Broadway Vaccine Mandate: Audiences Must Be Vaccinated And Masked; Performers, Crew And Staff Required To Be Vaccinated
“We like to have a diversity both of style, taste and regionality,” said Drake.
The event is a great opportunity to get ideas and inspiration for your own space.
“You can see trends throughout the house. I think one of the big trends is seeing ceilings really treated and wallpapered. I think that that’s something that everybody could take away,” Drake said.
It’s also a great way to give back.
“We run after school programs for 10,000 plus kids every year, and those (include) performing arts programs, sports programs, academic programs, and it’s a really great way for them to make sure they have a wonderful place to go after school and they learn uplifting things,” said Drake.MORE NEWS: Big Changes At The Top For MTA, New York City Transit Leadership
Fun fact: The founder of CBS, William S. Paley, and his first wife lived in the house in the 1940s. It’s located at 36-38 East 74th Street, between Madison and Park.