Kips Bay,

Palm Beach

Kips Bay Palm Beach Show House 2019



The 2nd annual Palm Beach Kips Bay Decorator Show House. A 10,000 square-foot Mediterranean-style house was transformed in just four months by 22 of the country’s top design firms. Vasi Ypsilantis Design Associates selected to design the home's kitchen and pantry.

The Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach is an annual exhibition in which every room of a spacious estate is transformed by top interior designers. With proceeds benefitting the local Boys & Girls Club, this event inspires industry professionals and design lovers alike with cutting-edge ideas and trendsetting style. One of the highlights of the 2019 Kips Bay Palm Beach house was a luxe baker’s kitchen featuring an old-meets-new sensibility and innovative blend of three Cambria designs. 

Some of the examples of this old-meets-new mix include a modern chandelier paired with an old-style groin vault ceiling, contemporary sconces placed on Beaux Art-inspired framed Cambria wall panels, and modern matte black mixed with warm, earthy neutrals.

VYDA envisioned a kitchen boasting clean lines and a chic European sensibility—to achieve this, she eliminated the vent hood over the range and instead installed a powerful external blower, making the small cookspace feel larger. She also replaced an original peninsula island with one large center island to open up the flow around the kitchen.

Our goal was to get the room to feel traditional and classic, with a nice juxtaposition between materials. The handmade cabinets are from VYDA's new line, as we chose to minimize upper cabinetry to keep the design streamlined and open.

“Everything from the size of the sinks to the natural curve of the traffic path should be intuitive, purposeful, and feel as architecturally harmonious as any other room in the house. Here, the designer shares more of the principles that guided the imaginative revamps.”


- Veranda Magazine

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“I wanted to show the modern movement in interior design without making the space feel as if it did not belong in the home. All of the aspects of the design were old themes shown in a new way or with a modern element adorning it.”


- Vasi Ypsilantis

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