Have you ever wanted to tour a luxury home with an impeccable design from top to bottom? Here’s your chance. The second annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas is open to the public, with 26 designers and architects working together to reimagine a luxury home at 5138 Deloache Avenue.
Each design team was assigned a room and given around seven weeks to recreate the space.
The annual fundraiser for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club began in New York in the 1970s and also has an event in Palm Beach, Fla. Dallas tours run from Sept. 24 to Oct. 24 and also benefit local organizations Dwell with Dignity and The Crystal Charity Ball.
Here is a list of the 26 design teams from Dallas and beyond included in this year’s event:
- A. Lantz Design
- Acorn & Oak by Shelly Rosenberg
- Alexa Hampton for Mark Hampton LLC
- Beth Dotolo & Carolina Gentry Pulp Design Studios
- Bobbit & 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
- Robin Henry Studio
- Studio 6F
- Studio Michael Hilal
- Traci Connell Interiors
- Yates Desygn
Local designer Javier Burkle and his team at Burkle Creative reimagined the primary closet that serves the primary suite in the upstairs of the home. Burkle founded his company in 2015, according to the company’s website. He said it is an honor to work alongside some of the designers he looks up to.
“Being able to work with my idols that I’ve followed forever and I’ve taken inspiration [for] all my projects—it’s just a big, mindblowing situation that I’m in,” Burkle said.
The home is large, with multiple living spaces, bedrooms and outdoor entertaining areas. There’s even a basement. Visitors will find two kitchens, multiple bars, striking wallpaper, bold colors and a mix of traditional and modern details.
Shelly Rosenberg of Acorn & Oak designed one of the bedrooms on the second level of the home with inclusivity in mind. Rosenberg calls the concept “adaptive design.” The space was inspired by a 7-year-old girl who has Rett syndrome, according to a press release. Virginia, who Rosenberg said is the daughter of one her friends, uses adaptive technology to interact with her environment. Smart home elements in the design, from the lighting and music to the window shade and shower, can be accessed using adaptive technology like the device Virginia uses. Take a look at the features in action.
Each designer brings their unique vision to the home, with a wide variety of colors, styles and designs throughout the space. Everything from the grand entryway to the laundry room was given a creative overhaul.
Dallas designer Janet Gridley designed one of the basement spaces, a hideaway of sorts for creative people that she calls “Live From Preston Hollow.” The room has a living area and two smaller spaces designed for creative endeavors—one is designated as a space for listening to records and the other is a podcast studio.
“It seems like everybody has podcasts these days and if they don’t have them, they would like one,” Gridley said. “I was sort of leaning into creating a sound space with some of the softer elements on the walls.”
Once the event wraps up, the home will go on the market, and Alex Perry of Allie Beth Allman & Associates will be listing the property. A portion of the sale will benefit the charities supported by the event.
If you want to take a tour in person, tickets can be purchased on the Kips Bay Decorator Show House website. Showings run between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Monday through Sunday until Oct. 24. Individual tickets cost $40.