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House of Your (Vivid) Dreams (Best Dressed Slideshow)
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May 8, 2013
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Mr. Chin draped moss over the back terrace wall (he said it reminded him of the “Lord of the Rings” movies); the knitted poufs are from Karkula.

At the 41st annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House, held in a slim limestone town house on East 64th Street, 18 designers have attempted to banish such existential anxieties by ricocheting between two extremes to fill its five floors...


Mr. Levy said he decided early on to practice the sound decorating principal of horror vacui in his space, a fourth-floor sitting room he wrapped in a loopy Fornasetti wallpaper upon which tropical fish as big as your hand swam woozily in a brown sea. He also deployed aqueous silk taffeta curtains piped with charcoal and terra-cotta silk charmeuse; a pair of exotic wood cabinets in the style of Leleu on either side of a black marble fireplace topped with a dizzyingly amoebic-patterned oval encaustic painting borrowed from his best friend; and a delicate 19th-century French desk and chairs upholstered in a terra-cotta pink Fortuny silk damask...

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