Every year dedicated supporters of the Boys & Girls Club in the Kips Bay area of New York do something extraordinary — host the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse. Sought-after interior designers collaborate to transform a luxury Manhattan home into a magnificent example of elaborate design — featuring fine furnishings, art, and cutting edge technology — and then open the doors for visitors during the month of May.
This year Rick & Amy Hendel, owners of HENDEL Homes, made the trip to NY to be inspired by this amazing feat and support the great cause, which helps raise critical funds for enrichment programs in New York City.
So what did they think? “It was amazing,” says Amy who was awed by seeing so many designers and their work in one home. Not only was the home inspirational, but the city as well, “NY has so much great design in general.”
Their favorite parts? Anything they were inspired to use in their own home designs. “The kitchen had so many ideas: bleached walnut, metal details on the cabinets and banding, amazing features in the cabinet armoire doors, kitchen hood detailing, and butler’s pantry inspiration. Also the tile and flooring details throughout the home were so unique and well done.”
One highlight that stands out? “The pink closet was fun! But maybe a different color for our homes.”
Some of the distinctive elements they plan on implementing in their own homes include the wine wall, windows with metal detailing, and the cabinet hardware they fell in love with.
All in all their trip to New York’s Kips Bay Showhouse was an exhilarating travel experience that left them with the inspiration to fuel new designs and give their clients an even more outstanding custom home building experience.
HENDEL Homes is a distinguished design-build custom home builder in the Wayzata area of the Twin Cities MN. With artful details, they create elaborate custom homes that their clients love.