Kips Bay Salon Nights

by New York Spaces

Kips Bay Salon Nights is a show house lecture series presented by The Monacelli Press and held at the Mansion on Madison. The series will feature Ellie Cullman, William T. Georgis, Juan Montoya, and Vicente Wolf, among other storied designers. Four varied programs will take place every Tuesday from 6:00–8:00 p.m. during the run of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. The Mansion on Madison is located at 457 Madison Avenue. Admission is $35 and includes the lectures.

Tuesday, May 6:
What Makes an Inspired Home?
Designers Vicente Wolf and Juan Montoya join Karen Lehrman Bloch, author of The Inspired Home: Interiors of Deep Beauty, for a lively discussion on the subject. Panelists will sign their books in the Kips Bay Shop immediately following the discussion: Juan Montoya, La Formentera and Vicente Wolf, Crossing Boundaries:  A Global Vision of Design.

Tuesday, May 13
A Century of Cuban Style
Ramiro Fernandez, author of Cuba Then and designer Hermes Mallea, author of Great Houses of Havana, discuss Cuban interior design, fashion, art and style before the revolution. A book signing with the speakers will immediately follow the discussion in the Kips Bay Shop.

Tuesday, May 20
He Said/She Said
Architect/designer William T. Georgis and Cullman & Kravis founder Ellie Cullman will critique each other’s Show House rooms with questions and comments on their design choices and challenges. Immediately following, both designers will sign books in the Kips Bay Shop:  Ellie Cullman, The Detailed Interior and WIlliamT Georgis, Make It Fabulous.

Tuesday, May 27
The Villard Houses:  Formidable Icons of Midtown Manhattan

Decorative arts and design expert Derek Ostergard will present an exploration of the magnificent setting for Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse 2014.  The houses, built in 1882 and designed by McKim, Mead and White, have long been an imposing presence on Madison Avenue as the city dramatically transformed around them.  Ostergard will discuss their history, the ever-changing neighborhood and their enduring legacy.

Location: The Mansion on Madison
457 Madison Avenue, New York City
Show House Tickets:  $35/includes admission and lectures

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