Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse: Opening Night Cocktails

I stopped by the Thirty Eighth Annual Kips Bay 2010 Decorator Showhouse last night before heading on to dinner at Park Avenue Autumn.  My favorite room was called, “Room for Daydream” by Elizabeth Pyne for McMillen Plus.  It was such a magical space with glistening Sherwood Park fabric by Osborne and Little adorning the walls.  Here is a photo I snapped last night of Elizabeth in front of the daybed on my phone camera, my apologies for the grainy photos:

To personalize the space, Elizabeth hung her very own Portrait of Evelyn Sloane Pyne (her grandmother) by Bernard Boutet de Monvel over the daybed.  The room couldn’t have been more delightful and inviting.  I almost couldn’t leave.    A wire tree sculpture by Maison Gerard sits on a shelf space over to the right of the photo.  “Birches Blue” and “Herringbone Aqua” by F. Schumacher & Co was used on the daybed, canopy and large pillows.  Anthony Lawrence-Belfair did the upholstery work on the valences, canopy, side chairs, pillows and frame.  Daybed is by Charles H. Beckley, Inc.

“Face” table and pedestal is attributed to Joe Columbo, and Philos wire chair through R.E. Steele Antiques.  Ribbon #6, 2008, by Elizabeth Turk (artist represented by Hirschly and Adler galleries).  Wall design after the mosaic floor of the Belvedere, Trianon, Versailles.

Elizabeth Pyne joined McMillen in 2009, after having worked at Sotheby’s, where she was a specialist in the old master paintings department.  She graduated in Trinity College in 2002, with honors in Art History.

Elizabeth’s apartment was showcased in the November 2007 issue of House and Garden.  As we saw last night at the Kips Bay show house preview, Elizabeth has a talent for mixing traditional motifs with fabulous works of art.  I really loved the portrait of her grandmother and the colors worked harmoniously together.  Elizabeth works for Lynne Stair at McMillen and is also part of McMillen Plus.  

I’ll have more photos later today and in the meantime, go get your tickets and visit the show house!  Kudos to Elizabeth Pyne!

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