Decorating Tips From Kips Bay Designer Showcase House

Each year, 22 of America’s top designers get together to renovate and decorate a house in Palm Beach, Florida. Our modern day version of MTV’s Pimp My Crib! coming to life! While touring the house, we took notes to get more insight on how to accent, mix n match, and make it aesthetically pleasing!

Tip 1: Texture and Patterns Matter

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If Ariel The Mermaid needed a room, we got just the place! Worth a lot more than my Toyota Corolla, this wall made of seashells from Italy makes for a great attraction, but also definition. The color and natural texture of the shells are pleasing to the eye and sparks joy. Adding accents, like this tray, complete the table and help the draw the eye more because of the brightness.

Tip 2: Greenery is Always Welcomed

The outside of the stairwell is completely covered in moss and succulents! While this isn’t practical for every one and your budget, adding greenery – real or fake, can make your home or room feel more balanced. Nature has a way of making us feel content and bring us back down to earth. Of course, if you are going to add real plants, don’t forget to water!

Tip 3: Don’t Be Afraid of Too Much Color!

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Neutrals are definitely trending right now, but color is so fun! This designer filled this room with lots of color and it came together beautifully. Doing research on color palettes can be helpful, but it doesn’t hurt to mix and match until you find something that works. I love the turquoise walls because it added warmth to the room and the hot pink added spunk and made the room bright.

Tip 4: Neutrals Neutrals Neutrals

One of our favorite rooms in the house! The designer did an amazing job at creating warmth, and peacefulness. The key to neutrals is to still keep dimension. Nudes and earth tones can become overwhelming, so adding a pop of color can bring the room together. The rug and plants around the room gave the room a perfect balance and set the ambiance.

Tip 5: Go Outside Your Comfort Zone

Talk about a closet! This vanity is a dream. The color spectrum is wide and we are so loving it. The balance in this room, while still being dramatic and bold is incredible. Two walls were covered in the gray patterned wall paper with the turquoise wall becoming another accent to make the room appear larger. When adding patterns and textures, it is important to still keep a theme or vision to help complete the room!

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