Kips Bay Decorator Show House is hosting its fourth annual design event this November

For all design enthusiasts, this event is a key calendar date

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(Image credit: Courtesy of the homeowners)

Kips Bay Decorator Show House has announced its return to Dallas, Texas for the fourth year running; a leading national design event that supports the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club as well as other local charities. 

From Friday the 3rd of November, Kips Bay Decorator Show House will be open to the public for two weeks, having unveiled its 2023 location within the Old Preston Hollow's Sunnybrook Estates neighborhood in Dallas, where a group of esteemed designers will channel their skills to transform the space. 

The 2023 Show House is a classic 5-bedroom property that boasts four living rooms and stretches across 1.7 acres, including outdoor living rooms and a pool. The event will see a select group of leading designers impart their design expertise to transform the property's rooms ahead of the public opening. 

'Each year, we are continuously impressed by the amount of work and dedication the designers and architects put into the house, and we couldn’t be more excited to see what this group has planned for the space' says Daniel Quintero, Executive Director of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.

Central to the design event is its charitable support, with the event fundraising for Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club of New York – a charity working to improve educational programs for young people – as well as supporting two local charities: Dwell with Dignity and The Crystal Charity Ball. 

'We’re looking forward to welcoming the Dallas community into the Show House and continuing to raise critical funds for children in the Bronx and the local Dallas Community,' continues Quintero.

This year, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas co-chairs are Jean Liu and Chad Dorsey; Laura Lee Clark, and Trish Sheats who serve as vice chairs; and Jamie Drake, Jan Showers, and Steele Marcoux as honorary chairs.

2023 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Designers

Twenty-two prestigious interior designers and architects have been announced to participate in the 2023 Kips Bay Decorator Show House and use their design skills to transform the impressive property. Amongst many others, you can read about the expert designers at this year's event below.

The full list of designers can be found at Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Darren Henault
Darren Henault

Darren began Darren Henault Interiors in 1995. Darren’s work has been profoundly shaped by his ventures to Japan, India, Egypt, Dubai, South America and Europe. Notably, his immersive experiences in India and Europe have influenced his design sensibility, lending a unique and eclectic touch to his projects. Additionally, Darren travelled around the country to a variety of states such as California, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida and Washington DC. Notably, his innovative spirit lead to the conception of “Tent,” a home design store which included his own line of upholstery, case goods, lighting and a collection of antique rugs that numbers over 1000 pieces. Darren’s achievements are not limited to the realm of design. He served on the Board of The Design League at Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and later as President for four years starting in 1995.

Kristine Paige
Kristine Paige

Kristine Paige serves as Principal of Jackson Paige Interiors, a prestigious design firm founded in 2001. Recognized for her vibrant contributions to the design world, Kristine Paige is currently featured in Benjamin Moore's prestigious "Faces of Design" campaign, and in 2020 was enlisted in their Designer Point of View series, a role she continues to excel in as a regular content creator for the company. Additionally, she was named to Artemest’s esteemed A-List and Luxe Magazine’s Gold List. She has made notable appearances on various design-focused television programs, including the highly popular Discovery+ series "My Dream Kitchen," designing for celebrity chef and client, Giada DeLaurentiis.

Kelli Ford, Kirsten Kelli
Kirsten Fitzgibbons and Kelli Ford

Founded in 1990 by sisters Kirsten Fitzgibbons and Kelli Ford, Kirsten Kelli, LLC, is celebrated for their signature aesthetic which combines bold contemporary strokes with a classically nuanced foundation. From there, Kirsten Kelli, LLC creates beautifully livable spaces that are always true to the unique personality of the client. With offices in New York City, Dallas, and Greenwich, Kirsten Kelli, LLC, offers a diverse range of interior design and renovation services, including custom furniture design and art consultation. Their work spans the globe with projects ranging from residences in New York City, Los Angeles, Greenwich, Dallas, Boston, Chicago and vacation homes in Palm Beach, Southampton, and St. Bart’s along with a ranch in New Mexico and farm in North Texas.

Julie Dodson
Julie Dodson

Celebrated interior designer Julie Dodson, founded her firm, Dodson Interiors, in 2002. She quickly became Houston’s most sought-after expert, and over the past 20 years, her polished approach to imbuing effortlessly chic interiors with a signature French flair and a heavy dose of Hollywood glamor has captured the attention of clients–and design publications–nationwide. Julie has participated in show houses, such as the 2022 Flower Magazine Showhouse, Hampton Designer Showhouse and the Pink Ribbon House. Julie is a participating designer in the Fall 2023 Kips Bay Showhouse Dallas. In 2016, she founded Designer Dream Spree, a multiday design event in Round Top, Texas, including panels, book signings and social gatherings. This event raised funds for local animal shelters, industry nonprofits and was instrumental in the growth and recognition of the antique show scene in Round Top.

Cathy Kincaid
Cathy Kincaid

Cathy Kincaid’s enviable sense of color and intricate design detail has established her as one of the country‘s top designers and an editorial favorite whose work is published internationally. For more than 30 years, Kincaid has designed houses for her clients that are as individual as they are. A recipient of the ICAA’s John Staub Award, Kincaid is highly respected for her commitment to restoring old houses and filling them with traditionally stylish antiques and furnishings. From a historic Beaux Arts Estate in Dallas and a 1750’s Ship Captain’s Cottage in Old Lyme, CT to a Mas de Paraquet in the South of France, Kincaid’s interiors evoke a sense of comfortable elegance that remains unmatched. 

To purchase tickets and find out more about the event, including location details, read more at Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse

Paint & Color Editor

Emily is H&G's Paint & Color Editor, covering all things color across interior design and home decor. She joined the team in the summer of 2023, having studied Fashion Communication at university before working in various creative roles ahead of making the leap into interiors. She lives in Glasgow where she loves admiring the city's architecture, frequenting her favorite coffee spots, and sourcing vintage furniture for her tenement apartment. Emily's interior style is inspired by the simplicity of midcentury design, mixed with more playful modern pieces that inject small (but bold) doses of color.