Big Apple Inspiration

Although I’m a California girl at heart, boundless inspiration is always to be found in the Big Apple. Two weeks ago, byblye traveled to New York to explore the city’s burgeoning design scene and check out the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and Kips Bay Decorator Show House. 

A four-day fair that showcases the latest luxury furnishings and fixtures from over 750 vendors, ICFF is a designer’s dream (and can lead to serious sensory overload). When it came to lighting, gold and brass finishes reigned and fixtures ranged from organic-inspired blown glass globes to sleek mid-century modern-inspired forms. A few choice picks included lighting from Anna Karlin Furniture + Fine Objects and candle holders from oOumm Paris.


Similar to our local San Francisco Decorator Showcase, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House is an annual affair in which interior designers are selected to transform one of Manhattan’s most desirable homes. An over-the-top experience, this year’s Show House took place in a newly renovated, six-bedroom Upper East Side mansion. Favorite rooms included Groves & Co.’s simple yet sophisticated master bath and Eve Robinson’s soothing sitting room designed with an art collector in mind.



Image sources: ICFF images (courtesy of byblye) and Kips Bay Decorator Show House spaces




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