You’ve probably heard the expression “love is in the details,” and that couldn’t be truer for us design enthusiasts! I’ve never been much of a minimalist, but every single detail of my eclectic little home has been chosen with love. And even though I tend to change things up every so often, all the decorative elements I pick have a purpose — even if it’s just to make me happy when I see it! That said, when I recently got to attend the 2nd Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House in West Palm Beach, which includes rooms decorated by some of the best of the best in the interior design world, I was in legit detail heaven! And a huge part of what made each room achieve its individual impact was the window treatment, courtesy of event partner The Shade Store.
Before nerding out on the nitty-gritty design details of these stunning rooms and the role that window treatments played, let me share a bit about the history of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. The event dates back to 1973 when it was started in Manhattan as a means of raising funds for Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club to offer New York City kids access to after-school programs. Last year, the event travelled to West Palm Beach, and now, in addition to being pure eye candy for designers, decorators, and anyone who appreciates great design, art, and technology, proceeds benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County as well as Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.
Needless to say, I was thrilled to be able to travel to West Palm Beach to check out the 10,000 square foot “Fountain House” and every little laboured-over detail inside! I’m always on the lookout for inspiration, and considering the fact that a wide variety of up-and-coming and established designers got to work their magic on the 20 different interior spaces, I was pretty much in heaven. One element that caught my eye over and over again was the way window treatments were used, either to heighten the drama, create a cosy feel, or otherwise totally lend to the room’s complete mood. And because The Shade Store is a family run company (which allows them to put lots of love into the details) that offers a full range of custom design services and uses luxury fabrics crafted by artisans in the USA, they were definitely the perfect brand to collaborate with these designers on such an epic project.