Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2022
In Real Life "IRL" Guest Suite by Joy Street Design
Inspiration & Theme
The guest suite is a respite from everyday life and envelopes its inhabitants in warm duo-chromatic colors, cozy fabrics, and modern features. This room also seeks to bring relevant elements of the metaverse (digital art, NFTs, etc.) into the real world and bridge the gap between the spaces that we inhabit physically and the spaces we inhabit virtually.
There were three considerations when designing the space. First, the bedroom suite is separate from the main house thereby allowing the design to bolder and more modern. We moved away from the traditional Palm Beach aesthetic and used saturated reds and purples to create a space that is enveloped in warm colors. We also used very linear elements to elevate the space including the custom wallpaper and bathroom tile. These black and white elements really help infuse the space with black accents while not taking away from the overall effect of the warm colors.
Second, we wanted to tap into the exciting “new” field of NFTs and digital art and bridge the divide by bringing those elements into a real life design. I love the idea of NFT and other digital art options because it provides a way for underrepresented and previously overlooked persons and communities to have a seat at the table. By creating a more equitable and accessible forum, more diverse and talented individuals will be discovered. The difficulties lie in that the metaverse currently only exists in our phones, tablets, and other digital devices and none of it ever really translates to the existing physical environment. We worked with emerging brands to create digital displays that show a variety of digital art and video but we also printed and used traditional media to display art alongside.
Lastly, while we knew we wanted to infuse digital art and smart home technology into making this space more future forward, we also recognized the need for the space to be a calming respite from the real world. We did not want it to feel cold or uninviting with too many screens or buttons. The deep red assists with this and everything is then topped with luxurious fabrics – velvets on the custom bed and window treatments also bring in the softness to balance all other elements.
We would also like to take an opportunity to acknowledge and thank all of our sponsors for their support and efforts to make this project a success.
BluePrint Lighting NYC
Currey & Company
DEA Fine Linens
Kelly Marshall Photo
Kips Bay Decorator Show House
Le Jeune Miami
New Moon Rugs
R Hughes Atlanta
The Shade Store
For more information about individual pieces, including prices, please click here.
- Entrance: XL Lyric with Custom Color Dowel - $675
- Custom Bed, Nightstand, and Bench Fabrication - $11,500
- Motorized Track - $725
- Flat Roman Shades (S. Harris Fabric) + Drapery Panels (S. Harris Fabric) - $5,243
- Woven Romans (Shade Store Fabric) - $3,365
- Pillow construction (S. Harris Fabrics) - $225
- Towels: Dea Luxe Linens Terry Towels - Cavriglia Embroidery Finish - $1,395
- Flat Roman Shade (S. Harris Fabric) - $459