For the first time in its 47-year history, the renowned Kips Bay Decorator Show House is packing up from its Manhattan perch and heading to Dallas.
The design industry’s premiere show house will invite top interior designers to transform a home in Dallas, and then they'll unlock the doors to the public this fall. The property will be announced next month, and the home will open from September 25 through October 25, a Kips Bay spokeswoman confirms.
Part of the proceeds will go to Dwell with Dignity, a Dallas-based nonprofit agency that provides low-income families and their new permanent housing with furniture, bedding, professional interior styling, food in the pantry, and more.
The internationally famous Kips Bay Decorator Show House, presented each year by youth charity Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, sees celebrated interior designers turn a luxe Manhattan home into a fine exhibition of high-end furnishings, technology, and art.
“The Kips Bay Decorator Show House delights visitors from near and far with its astounding makeover each year," says James Druckman, president of the New York Design Center and president of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, in a release. "With such talented designers in Texas, we expect our debut in Dallas to be one of our best show houses ever and the perfect backdrop for creativity and inspiration."
The show house is considered one of the nation’s leading design events of the year and Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club’s top fundraiser. It has raised more than $25 million for the organization in nearly half a century.
Dallas was chosen as its newest satellite location (after Palm Beach, Florida) because of its "bustling and growing design community," organizers say.
The Dallas show house will be chaired by Steele Marcoux, Christopher Peacock, and Jan Showers, as well as vice-chairs Jean Lui and Chad Dorsey.
To apply and be considered, designers should follow instructions on the Dallas show house website. Deadline to apply is May 1.