KIPS BAY BOYS & GIRLS CLUB REVEALS LIST OF ACCLAIMED DESIGNERS AND ARCHITECTS
FOR SECOND ANNUAL KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOW HOUSE DALLAS
by Andrew Chalk
FROM THE WIRES...
Nation’s Leading Designers and Architects to Transform Old Preston Hollow Home to Benefit Premier Non-Profit Organization
DALLAS, TX (July 14, 2021) – This year, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House will work with twenty-six of the country’s most celebrated designers and architects who will use their design talent and passion to transform 5138 Deloache Avenue in Old Preston Hollow’s Sunnybrook Estates neighborhood. The Show House will be open to the public for one month beginning September 24, 2021. The Show House doubles as the nation’s leading design event of the year and Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club’s top fundraiser. “We’re looking forward to seeing how this group will transform the space, being our second Show House in Dallas and our first with many of these designers,” said James Druckman, President of the Board of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. “Beyond the visibility and name recognition that participation in the Kips Bay Decorator Show House entails, their dedication and talent will help us reach our fundraising goals this year, which are so crucial to enhancing after-school and enrichment programs for our city’s youth.” The Show House attracts 15,000 visitors each year and all proceeds benefit the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club which offers innovative after-school and enrichment programs for 10,000 youth, ages six through 18 in ten locations throughout the Bronx. The esteemed organization has raised over $25 million to date. Honorary Chairs for this year’s Show House include Jamie Drake and Bunny Williams in addition to Co-Chairs Steele Marcoux, Jan Showers, Jean Liu, and Chad Dorsey as well as Vice Chairs Trish Sheats and Laura Lee Clark Falconer. The 26 designers and architects participating in this year’s Decorator Show House Dallas include:
A. Lantz Design Acorn & Oak by Shelly Rosenberg Alexa Hampton for Mark Hampton LLC Bobbitt & Company Interior Design Brant McFarlain Design Burkle Creative Caroline Gidiere Design LLC Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates Creative Tonic Design by Courtnay Tartt Elias Dennis Brackeen Design Group From The Ground Up Landscape Janet Gridley Kathleen Walsh Interiors Ken Fulk Inc Liz MacPhail Interiors Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design Mary Beth Wagner Interiors Meredith Ellis Design Michael Aiduss Interiors + Architecture Outside Garden Pulp Design Studios Robin Henry Studio Studio 6F Studio Michael Hilal Traci Connell Interiors Yates Desygn
The sponsors for this year’s Show House include Arsin Rug Gallery, Benjamin Moore, Bentwood Luxury Kitchens, Brendan Bass Showroom, Cambria, CHANTECAILLE, Jan Showers & Associates, Kohler, Leontine Linens, Materials Marketing, More Design Build, New Moon Rugs, Oka, Perennials and Sutherland, LLC., Peter Pennoyer Architects, Rose Cumming | Classic Cloth, Sanderson, Serena and Lily, Sewell Automotive Companies, Signature Kitchen Suite, Stone Boutique, Strike, The Shade Store, Yves Delorme, and Zephyr Gin. VERANDA and PaperCity will serve as the second annual Dallas Show House’s national and regional media partners, respectively. The Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas will also benefit local charity Dwell with Dignity, a nonprofit agency dedicated to creating soothing, inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty, and The Crystal Charity Ball, another Dallas-based organization whose mission is to aid, support and make contributions to children's charities in Dallas County.
Designer Appendix: A. Lantz Design Amanda Lantz: Amanda Lantz creates inspired lifestyle designs for the most discerning clients in Indiana and across the country. Based in Carmel Indiana, Amanda continues her father’s rich history by incorporating exceptional service with the careful selection of designer furnishings and appointments. Using her background in couture fashion and public relations, Amanda designs with clients personal aesthetic and lifestyle objectives in mind. A fundamental component of her creative process is the incorporation of domestic luxury brands and layered items from unexpected places. Amanda is an active member of Design Leadership Network and has served as the President and owner of A. Lantz Design since 2015. Amanda leads design projects and all business operations of the company and collaborates with her father, Barry Lantz, to oversee projects from conception to completion. Barry Lantz: Barry Lantz began designing interior spaces in a small Indiana town at the age of 20. With projects in more than fifteen states throughout his career, Barry is known for his timeless, traditional and transitional designs. Barry now works for his daughter, Amanda, since her acquisition of A. Lantz Design in 2015, and is based in Carmel, Indiana. Their collaboration results in a multi-generational design approach drawing from the past and reinventing for the present. Barry began painting on canvas in 2008, layering his interior design business with a robust artistic career. His abstract landscapes pay homage to flat Indiana farmlands, sunsets and sunrises. In February of 2021, his first fabric and accessory collection launched with Kravet, Inc. Canvas to Cloth is inspired by Barry’s abstract landscape art. Acorn & Oak by Shelly Rosenberg Accomplished interior designer and thought leader on designing for special needs and disabilities, Shelly brings more than 20 years of experience to her community and contributes to the national conversation on universal design and its impact on human health and well-being. She has built her career on the premise of living well, an ideology that goes far beyond creating beautiful spaces. Shelly has created a multifaceted approach for achieving better health through design and believes a supportive environment should be available to all. Her priority is less on creating physical beauty than improving her clients’ overall quality of life. Shelly composes adaptive environments that help foster mental, emotional and physical well-being, as well as collaborations that accelerate awareness, growth, and human progress. As a mother of three children, each with learning differences and special needs, her ability to identify and honor everyone’s unique challenges and design requirements have grown exponentially. Shelly’s vast experience in this area fostered her niche, dedicated to underserved populations to whom design could make life-saving improvements. From creating and designing spaces to offering product recommendations and instructional courses, Shelly’s work is shaped by the unique needs of those she serves, intentionally translating across numerous and varied populations. Shelly has a heart for providing services to the differently-abled and accessibility to guide those who may not have the means to hire a designer. Shelly meets clients where they are to offer innovative solutions to empowering lives. Alexa Hampton for Mark Hampton LLC Since Alexa Hampton took the reins of Mark Hampton, her father’s iconic firm, as owner and president in 1998, she has advanced its legacy of elegant, practical, classically based interiors for modern living. Regularly named to Architectural Digest’s AD100 and House Beautiful’s Top Designer list as well as Elle Décor’s A-List, Hampton translates the classical principles of good design and decoration into some of today’s most elegant, enduring, and functional domestic landscapes. Like her father, Hampton is a highly regarded author with two critically praised books on design to date – The Language of Interior Design and Decorating in Detail. In an ever-expanding portfolio of acclaimed products, Hampton provides smart, stylish, design-rich solutions for every aspect of the home. On-going Hampton-designed collections include furniture for Theodore Alexander, lighting for Visual Comfort & Co. and Generation Lighting, window treatments for The Shade Store, fabrics and trims for Kravet, broadloom carpet for Stark, pillows and bedding for Eastern Accents, table linens for La Gallina Matta, hardware for SA Baxter, mantels for Chesney’s, architectural mouldings for White River, and flooring for Globus Cork. Hampton is an honorary co-chair of Kips Bay Showhouse in NY and the Hamptons Designer Showhouse in Southampton. She sits on the board of trustees for the New York School of Interior Design and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. Bobbitt & Company Interior Design I am a Dallas native and story teller with a love of, and talent for, listening to others. This is the first step in my design practice- getting to know as much as the client is willing to share about themselves, understanding their story, and delivering it back to them as a value added package that reflects the best of their lives and dreams in a safe, comfortable, and exciting built environment. This is what I believe interior design should be. Whether I’m asked to do an interior that is essentially traditional, historical, modern or contemporary, my approach is always as a Classicist: -a studied, reasoned knowledge supported by research as a basis for the design; -balance and proportion of the space and the objects that fill it, with special attention to the psychological and emotional effects of volumes, colors, and materials on the participants in the space; -a musical harmony of colors; -couture detailing of fabrics and materials; -historical techniques of production and precision manufacturing; -the best fine art, antiques, and custom furniture the client can reasonably afford. Brant McFarlain Design Brant McFarlain developed a passion for design at a very early age and has now been in the design industry for 20 years. After working as a designer for Leo A. Daly and Morrison Seifert Murphy, he started his own design firm in 2005. He has since created designs for high-end residential homes, national hospitality chains and corporate clients – both large and small. Best known for creating polished spaces that are beautifully layered; his designs are sophisticated, functional and enduring. Brant draws inspiration for new and innovative design ideas from his travels and love of fashion. He is consistently recognized as one of Dallas’ top designers and has been featured in D Home Magazine, PaperCity, Modern Luxe and House Beautiful. Burkle Creative Javier Burkle, principal designer at Burkle Creative, is inspired by balance and beauty. Gifted with the ability to unite the old with the new, Javier is known for creating warm, chic spaces that exude sophisticated and timeless style. Along with his design talent, Javier is recognized for his personal style and eclectic aesthetic. Originally from Mexico City, Javier founded Burkle Creative in 2015 after working in various positions for some of the world’s top luxury retailers. The Dallas based boutique design firm focuses on residential and commercial interior design, with projects throughout the United States and Mexico. Whether a project is starting from the studs or reinventing an existing space, Burkle Creative has the experience and resources to smoothly guide clients through every step of the design process. Caroline Gidiere Design LLC Caroline Gidiere is an acclaimed interior designer and tastemaker based in Birmingham, Alabama. Caroline’s design aesthetic is a modern take on traditional interiors, using beautiful pieces and classic textiles to create interiors that are fresh and timeless. Caroline has developed her eye for design over a lifetime, from attending school in Paris where she studied architecture, art, and literature, to extensive travels throughout the European continent. Caroline is known for designing beautiful interiors that reflect both her keen eye for style and her clients’ personalities. Veranda named Caroline as one of six “2021 Next Legends” in its inaugural, annual feature. Caroline was a Finalist in ADAC’s Southeast Designer of the Year 2020. And, Caroline and her work have been featured in the pages and digital content of Veranda, Luxe, Flower, and Elite magazines. Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates Nationally acclaimed interior designer Corey Damen Jenkins mixes vivid colors with layered patterns to create architecturally inspired spaces that are polished, inventive and unexpected. Jenkins is an inducted member of Architectural Digest’s AD100 and was named to ELLE Décor’s A-List in 2020 and 2021. His bold interiors have graced the front covers of House Beautiful, Traditional Home and more. Jenkins has also appeared as a guest design expert on HGTV, The Rachael Ray Show and Open House TV. Most recently, he was honored with the Larry Kravet Design Industry Leadership Award by the New York School of Interior Design. His first coffee table book, Design Remix: A New Spin On Traditional Rooms (Rizzoli), released worldwide in March 2021. Creative Tonic Design by Courtnay Tartt Elias Color is essential to Courtnay Tartt Elias’ process. As a child, gracefully styled vignettes filled the corners of her home, each sharing hints of her family’s story. Her room was carpeted in soft lavender and spirited textiles courtesy of the 80s ran wild through her head. Studying 19th and 20th-century decorative arts at Sotheby’s London further solidified her appreciation for saturated hues, richly appointed textiles, and homes as the tellers of our stories. Courtnay founded Creative Tonic Design in Houston in 2006 with a passion for weaving brilliance into her surroundings and composing vibrant environments that invite celebration. With a fearless use of color and decidedly inventive flair, Courtnay’s award-winning work has been praised by renowned editorial teams, includingHouse Beautiful, Elle Décor, Wall Street Journal, Homes & Gardens UK, Luxe Interiors + Design, and PaperCity, and can be found within the pages of showcase coffee table books, Travel by Design,Entertaining at Home and French Refreshed. She is an esteemed member of Design Leadership Network, believes that more is splendidly more, and shares her vibrant approach to celebrating everyday moments through her blog, ColorFULL Living. Dennis Brackeen Design Group Dennis Brackeen is an interior designer with a broad range of style. He creates spirited interiors that are bold, eclectic and unmistakably his own. Each project whether residential or commercial is a product of continuing conversation involving the client. With a keen eye and attention to detail, Brackeen crafts interiors reflecting a strong sense of place and spaces in which people want to belong. The designer's aesthetic versatility provides the means to satisfy even the most discriminating of clients. Be it traditional or modern, maximalism or minimalism, a Dennis Brackeen Design Group project will always reflect quality and sophistication. His interiors are perfectly layered and curated much like that of the retail store Moxie, which he co-owns in Houston, Texas. Dennis Brackeen Design Group is a design/build firm with projects in the US and abroad. To date the firm has been featured in PAPERCITY, Veranda, House Beautiful, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, One King's Lane and Architectural Digest Pro. From The Ground Up Landscape Dan Houchard is a landscape designer and Dallas native. Travel sparked a love of design early on and continues to influence his aesthetic today. Inspired by classic garden designers as well as modern landscape architects, he creates classic garden compositions which relate directly to the surrounding architecture and his client’s lifestyle. After growing up in Arizona and living in Washington DC post college, he founded his Dallas based design firm in 2005, along with business partner, Ryan Burkhart, to allow for a full experience in creating outdoor spaces. From initial design conception through installation and finally continued garden maintenance, his process allows for the original vision created with his clients to be fulfilled for the life of the space. Janet Gridley Janet Gridley is an award-winning interior designer based in Dallas, Texas. Her residential, restaurant and boutique commercial projects have been featured in House Beautiful, The New York Times, GQ, Interior Design Magazine, Bon Appetite, Monocle, Dwell, Domino, D Home, Dallas Modern Luxury, Midwest Home and Esquire. Drawing on her work as a stylist and set designer, Janet Gridley creates worldly spaces with an independent spirit. Whether breathing new life into a landmark home, collaborating on a green building, or designing a social club to perfectly reflect it's brand, Janet's work is grounded in a belief that the places where we spend our lives should be welcoming and celebrate the uniqueness of personal taste. AWARDS and RECOGNITION: D Home Best Designer AIA Los Angeles: Restaurant Design, The Bachelor Farmer Charlie Award: Restaurant Design, The Bachelor Farmer and Marvel Bar Benjamin Moore: A Life in Color Janet has not previously participated in a show house. Kathleen Walsh Interiors Kathleen Walsh's tailored and serene interiors are the right balance of interesting details, luxury, and the perfect imperfection of things that are made by hand. The Massachusetts–raised entrepreneur moved to NYC and entered Pratt Institute for fashion but discovered what she really loved was the tactile, three-dimensional qualities of fabric and the transformational qualities of color. Interior Design allowed her to combine both with her love of architecture and sculpture. She finished her studies with a BFA in Interior Design and then earned her MBA in Management from Baruch College. Walsh spent a decade working with some of New York's leading designers and architects on residential and commercial projects internationally and throughout the greater New York area before establishing her own firm in 2004. Her clients tend to be successful self-starters in various industries who appreciate her easy, logical approach, signature process used for every project whether it’s a client’s first or fifth home, and her ability to work with clients to find their true voice when approaching their home. KWI’s projects include primary and secondary residences in New York City, Brooklyn, Westchester and Fairfield Counties, New England, and the Hamptons. KWI’s work has been featured in Westchester Home, Architectural Digest, Lonny, NE Home, NYC&G, WSJ to name a few, as well as in international publications in Europe and Asia. A project KWI completed on Martha’s Vineyard is also included in Timeless Interiors & Renovations, published by Beta Plus. She enjoys giving back with the design community through work with the Bailey House Design Committee and through The Decorators Club of NY. She is also a member of the Design Leadership Network and Female Founders Collective. Walsh lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and 2 young daughters. Ken Fulk Inc Ken Fulk is a designer and creator of experiences. He is renowned for his layered interiors, high-concept hospitality projects and unforgettable parties. The Virginia-born designer has spent 30 years designing homes, planes, restaurants and special celebrations that elevate the lives of his clients. Leading a team of 75 architects, designers, branding and event specialists in both San Francisco and New York, Fulk has gained notoriety around the globe as a tastemaker. Fulk has been named to Architectural Digest’s AD 100, Elle Decor’s A-List and was twice nominated for a James Beard Design Award. In 2018 Ken Fulk Inc completed restoration of a National Historic Landmark church in San Francisco, where he founded the non-profit Saint Joseph's Arts Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting working artists and inspiring creativity for all. Liz MacPhail Interiors Liz MacPhail is no stranger to change. Growing up as the only daughter with three brothers in a military family, change was her constant. Her itinerant upbringing took her from California to Virginia and from Japan to Italy. After attending The College of William & Mary, attaining a degree in International Economics and Finance, she spent a year in finance in Washington D.C. and 7 years on NYC’s Madison Ave. When not honing her marketing and business skills, she was studying at Parsons School of Design in the evenings and weekends and later, after a move to Austin, at the Academy of Art. While raising her 3 sons, Liz quietly, and predominantly by word-of-mouth, built-up Liz MacPhail Interiors. She currently employs an all women team of four, with an ever-growing list of satisfied clients across the country. Liz resides in Austin, Texas with her three sons (Xander, 12, Griffin and Elliot both 10), their rescue dog, Simca, two mice (Minnie and Scruffy) and one hermit crab (Sandy). Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design Martyn Lawrence Bullard is a multi-award winning Los Angeles-based interior designer renowned for his broad range of styles and eclectic, yet sophisticated and inviting interiors. Martyn has been consistently named as one of the world’s top 100 interior designers by Architectural Digest, featured permanently in Elle Decor’s A-List, and named one of the top 26 designers by The Hollywood Reporter. A popular television personality, Martyn starred in the hit Bravo series, Million Dollar Decorators, and hosted Channel 4’s Hollywood Me in the UK, along with a multitude of design television programs spanning over 65 countries. Martyn’s impressive mastery of a broad range of styles, paired with his unrivaled attention to detail and commitment to quality has earned him significant international acclaim. His work has appeared in over 4,000 publications worldwide including Architectural Digest, ELLE Decor, House & Garden, W, Vogue, House Beautiful, Harper’s Bazaar, Departures, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times, among others. The cover of Architectural Digest featuring the homes of Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian designed by Martyn was one of the publication’s best-selling issues of all time. Rizzoli has published two monographs of Martyn’s work, Live, Love, & Decorate, and most recently, Design & Decoration, which gives us a glimpse into his glamorous world of interiors, in exquisite detail. Martyn’s A-list clientele include Kylie Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Tommy Hilfiger, Cher, RuPaul, Ellen Pompeo, and Eva Mendes, to name a few. Beyond his exquisite residential portfolio, Martyn has also overseen the design of several premier hospitality properties around the world including newly opened Prospect in Hollywood, the iconic Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs, The Sands in Indian Wells, Hotel Californian in Santa Barbara, Chateau Gütsch in Lucerne, Switzerland, Chef Rick Bayless’s flagship Red O restaurant, and The Residences at Seafire in the Cayman Islands; he is currently overseeing hotel designs in Istanbul and Miami Beach, along with the Four Seasons Residences in Los Angeles. In addition to his design studio, Martyn has created an eponymous collection of indoor and outdoor fabrics, wallpaper, furniture, and home accessories available through his firm and at showrooms worldwide. He also has designed several collections for the venerable fabric house Schumacher, tile lines for Ann Sacks, rugs with The Rug Company, a collection of dinnerware with porcelain maker Haviland Limoges, as well as collaborations with silver maker Christofle and crystal manufacturer Daum. In the spring of 2017 Martyn opened his own atelier shop on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, and his most recent brand collaborations include a soon to be launched collection with The Shade Store, his outdoor furniture collection with Harbour, his wallpaper line with Cole & Son, his lighting collections with Corbett Lighting, the launch of indoor and outdoor performance fabrics with textile giant Perennials, and a collection of home décor, home furnishings, and art with the leading home luxury multichannel retailer, Frontgate. The three exclusive collections that Martyn has created with Frontgate are part of an ongoing, multi-year partnership with the retailer. When not traveling the globe designing exquisite interiors and searching for one-of-a-kind antiques and decor, Martyn splits his time between his romantic Hollywood Hills retreat and a mid-century masterpiece in the Southern California desert. Mary Beth Wagner Interiors Mary Beth Wagner Interiors is a full-service interior design firm based in Dallas, Texas. Mary Beth followed her passion for design early on which has translated to a very successful and highly rewarding career in the interior design industry, spanning over 18 years. Mary Beth’s mission is to make the client’s home a reflection of the individual client, expressing their unique personality, while providing a seamless and enjoyable experience. “Whether working on a single room or a ground-up project from conception to completion, my approach remains the same…I want to create spaces that are beautiful, yet livable by leveraging my skillset and resources to achieve the desired vision of the client”. Having cultivated many trusted, long-term relationships with builders, architects, custom furniture manufactures, and showrooms over the years, Mary Beth is able to assemble the right team for any project. Mary Beth has been recognized as one of Dallas’s Top Designers by D Home Magazine for 6 years as well as being published in Luxe Magazine, D Home and the national publication Southern Home Magazine. She is also a member of the Design Leadership Network. While the majority of projects have been in the Dallas Fort Worth area, Mary Beth and her team have completed several projects across the country. Mary Beth grew up in Dallas, Texas and attended the University of Mississippi. She is married to John Wagner with 3 children Will, Reese and Georgia. Meredith Ellis Designs Meredith Ellis brings over two decades of experience across the Interior Design industry to her design firm. With exceptional attention to detail and an eye for the creative, Meredith creates soulful homes, expertly layering pattern, texture, and color to give a curated, collected feel tailored specifically to each client. Her sophisticated yet livable spaces have garnered many accolades. Meredith is also the founder and owner of JAMES, a to-the-trade showroom with locations in Dallas and Houston representing dozens of well-respected lines of fabric, wallpaper, furniture, lighting, and carpets. JAMES has become a go-to resource for designers not only in Texas, but across the country. Meredith began her career in 1998, working for the legendary New York Interior designer, Bunny Williams for five years before moving West to hone her skills as a Senior Designer under internationally renowned designer, Michael Smith. Meredith launched her own eponymous firm in 2008 and then relocated her business to her home state of Texas. Meredith has been featured in several online and print publications including Architectural Digest, Traditional Home, Luxe, Modern Luxury Interiors Texas, D Home, Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Living, The Los Angeles Times, Paper City, Austin Monthly, Austin Way, and Austin Home. Meredith Ellis Design is located in Dallas, Texas and currently maintains projects across the United States. Michael Aiduss Interiors + Architecture Michael Aiduss is a leading designer whose innate talent is to create beautiful atmospheric spaces. Undoubtedly they are bold, effortless and timeless and are imbued with sense of luxury and comfort. Michael Aiduss’ tireless efforts allow him to create bespoke interiors that are specific to each environment. Using references from icons of the past, Aiduss seamlessly threads history into a project and supports the design with his use of materials. These signature traits describe the company’s work and exist as the foundation of each project. Michael Aiduss works both locally and internationally. The size of a project can range from refurbishing a suite of rooms to conceptualizing and designing a full residence, its grounds, and accessory buildings. Each project is tailored as best suited for the client. With a deep appreciation for beautiful materials, Aiduss works with a vast array of old world craftspeople to carry out his designs. He flirts with unusual combinations of finishes and textures in both a classical and modern vernacular. The end result always compliments his passion for designing form. Aiduss’ love of form is exhibited in both the architecture of his spaces as well as in the furniture and lighting he designs. Couple this together with a passion for collecting objects of modernity and antiquity, Michael Aiduss hits the mark. Classically aligned with balance and scale, the work is masterfully tailored for each client and also includes the practical philosophy of designing for longevity. Aiduss believes the commitment to good design and the willingness of a client to embark on a project shouldn’t be about creating disposable work, but creating an environment to wrap yourself in, like good fashion. Trained at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Michael Aiduss has immersed himself in design field for over twenty years. Before starting his firm in 2010, he worked for Thomas O’Brien of Aero Studios Limited for fourteen years, seven of which he spent directing the architecture and design staff. During his time there, Aiduss worked with notable clients such as Giorgio Armani, Denzel Washington, and several other high-profile clients. Outside Garden Founded in 2004 by Mike Munsterman, Outside is a trusted garden partner and resource for discerning Dallas landscape architects and home design professionals. Our team works as a collaborative of experts, each bringing their specialized experience to the table for our partners and clients. We approach each project with professionalism, transparency and a considered understanding of the beauty and challenges unique to the Texas climate. This mix of candor and know-how has helped us build lasting relationships within the Dallas design community for nearly 20 years. Mike Munsterman, Principal Equipped with a degree in Horticulture from Texas A&M, Mike Munsterman began his career in the garden industry working at nurseries and as a landscaper, establishing strong foundations in garden installation and construction. Mike founded Outside in 2004, and has worked on many residential gardens in the Dallas area. Today, with an eye for quality craftsmanship and an honest sense of management, Outside continues with a primary goal of providing outstanding service at an excellent price. Pulp Design Studios With studios in Dallas, Seattle, and Los Angeles, Pulp Design Studios® is a national interior design firm specializing in defining their clients’ personal styles and transforming their homes into spaces that feel uniquely personalized yet make up Pulp’s unexpected signature style and result in brag-worthy spaces. Co-founded in 2007 by established interior designers Beth Dotolo and Carolina V Gentry, Pulp Design Studios is a force to be reckoned with in the world of interiors. With a forward thinking approach to commerce and design, Pulp has created a new and untouched segment of the design market. Pulp Design Studios encompasses the realism of retail, interior design, and industry influencing, while intermingling the three through different elements of the brand. Pulp Design Studios’ products and design have been featured in top-tier publications including Architectural Digest, ELLE Decor, Traditional Home, LUXE Interiors + Design, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, and more. Robin Henry Studio Robin Henry Studio is an interior design practice known for its use of color, refined furnishings, and imaginative detail to create inviting residential interiors. Robin possesses a broad knowledge of design and aesthetics, having worked as an artist and gallerist before turning to interior design. She trained for eight years at the firm of Katie Ridder in New York before founding the Studio in 2012. She has managed numerous projects throughout the US and as far afield as New Zealand, Argentina, and the Bahamas. Robin’s work has been published in House Beautiful, Elle Décor, New York Cottages & Gardens, At Home Fairfield County, Traditional Home and New England Home, among others. She was honored as a "Rising Star of Interior Design" by Traditional Home, and as a “Next Wave” designer by House Beautiful. Today the Studio is based in New York City, and accepts projects throughout the country. Robin resides in Westport, Connecticut with her husband, writer Andrew Goldman, two sons, Henry and Charlie, and a Bedlington terrier called Mochi. Studio 6F Studio 6F is a luxury creative design company focusing on high end residential and boutique hospitality interior design. Operating out of its award-winning design gallery and showroom in Chicago, the firm represents Founder and Principal Gil Melott’s eponymous award-winning furniture brand Gil Melott Bespoke. Additionally, they showcase highly sought after select vintage furniture, American contemporary makers and artists representing a variety of mediums. Studio 6F has been recognized for an unapologetic approach to integrating eras and styles into an eclectic yet harmonious design voice through their domestic & international projects. A commitment to disciplined business practices, alongside an abundantly creative and individualized approach has quickly given Studio 6F an elite position within the interior design community. Studio 6F has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, Veranda, Luxe, Traditional Home and Introspective among others. Studio Michael Hilal Being a Mexican and Palestinian California native, my aesthetic was largely shaped by my family of creatives and the region’s innate connection with nature. I would largely categorize my style as California Design. For me it means the spaces, whether they be modern or traditional, are connected to the outdoors. When I approach a project, whether it be a classic San Francisco Victorian or a Southern California Modern I want to see natural stone, wood grains and patina on everything and a lot of handmade finishes. After working for years at several high-profile tech companies, I could not ignore my true passion. I began studying interior architectural design through UCLA while working a demanding day job. One of my professors told me I had talent, but that I was killing myself. I decided that I would dive off of the deep end head first and follow my passion. I opened up my own firm and since have completed several projects across the state without pause. I’ve designed everything from Victorian flats to lofty start-up office spaces to Stinson Beach houses, and each of them caters to a very different aesthetic. it’s an inherently California aesthetic, which is a little more laid-back and imperfect as juxtaposed with, say, the polished exactitude of New York design. Ultimately, no matter how luxurious a space may be, I want it to feel unassuming, sophisticated and useful. I want a client to be able to have guests over them to just think the client is terribly chic. If it’s just meant to be a beautiful unused room in a home, then ultimately didn’t I fail as a designer? My firm has grown to now handling projects on the East Coast as well. I’m working on projects in Northern and Southern California, North Carolina, Vermont, Manhattan, and South Hampton. Most recently I was published in Architectural Digest, Dwell, and named California Home and Design Magazines Emerging Designer of 2021. Traci Connell Interiors Traci Connell Interiors is an award-winning, nationally published, luxury design firm based in Dallas, Texas with projects spanning across the U.S. With 20 years of design experience, TCI’s specialization has evolved into a clean-lined, modern design look, servicing clients looking for high-end interiors that withstand life – a true marriage of luxury and livability. With a renewed appreciation for transforming homes into an ease of escape, Traci Connell Interiors breaks through predictability through art curation, cutting edge technologies and custom artisan talents to weave in special, unexpected elements into every design project, making no two the same. The team at Traci Connell Interiors delivers an expertly perfected, streamlined system of service that simplifies and organizes the design process, becoming one of the most trusted design firms in Dallas. Traci’s impeccable eye for space planning and design, combined with the team’s in-depth knowledge of project management, proves invaluable for clients ranging from busy young families, empty nesters and those seeking vacation homes. Under the stewardship of Traci Connell, the TCI team has proudly been named D Home Best Designer in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 and has been included on the Luxe Interiors + Design Gold List in 2018, 2020 and 2021. The firm’s work has been recognized in national and regional media publications including Luxe Interiors + Design, Wall Street Journal, Traditional Home, Modern Luxury Interiors, D Home and AD Pro among many more. Traci Connell’s past philanthropic work within the Dallas design community includes the Dwell with Dignity “Thrift Studio” fundraiser, a design project aimed to raise money to combat homelessness in the city of Dallas and surrounding areas. Yates Desygn Practicing restraint and clarity, Yates Desygn authors the interiors of their clients' homes with understated elegance and approachable luxury. The firm makes it their purpose to connect with clients at the most personal point in their lives – their homes. They guide their clients' self-expression to bring synergy between the action of their daily lives and the spaces in which they reside. Their goal is to replace intimidation with inspiration, helping clients enjoy the creative process and articulate what they love. With more than 30 years of combined experience, Bryan and Mike Yates refined their expertise at renowned companies such as Yabu Pushelberg and Paul Taylor Dance Company. Their design work spans worldwide from New York City to Tokyo and beyond. Yates Desygn is a full-service design firm that theorizes traits and brings concepts to fruition for Interior Design and Architectural Enhancement. Brought together by their passion for style and design, Mike and Bryan married their professional talents to establish their Dallas-based firm in 2016. Social Media @KBShowHouse (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) #KipsBayShowHouse21 #KipsBayDallas
About Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Since 1915, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club has focused on improving and enhancing the lives of New York City’s children who are economically, socially or recreationally disadvantaged. Each year, Kips Bay offers innovative programs to more than 11,000 young people between the ages of 6 and 18 at ten locations throughout the Bronx, with essential afterschool programs aimed to help them recognize their potential for growth and success. Today, the club is proudly one of the most prominent and responsive youth development agencies in New York City and a “flagship” of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. For more information, please visit www.kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org. Kips Bay Decorator Show House Each year, celebrated interior designers transform a luxury Manhattan home into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art, and technology. This event began in 1973 when several dedicated supporters of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club launched the Decorator Show House to raise critical funds for much needed after school and enrichment programs for New York City children. Over the course of four decades, this project has grown into a must-see event for thousands of design enthusiasts and is renowned for sparking interior design trends throughout the world. The Show House receives as many as 15,000 guests annually from across the nation. Since its inception, the Show House has raised over $25 million for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.