Kips Bay Show House New York 2023
Kips Bay Show House at the Historic River Mansion
Participating in the New York City chapter of Kips Bay Decorator Show House is an honor and an accomplishment that I’m very grateful for. I’d like to thank all my partners and sponsors for helping me make “Untitled” happen, Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club for the amazing work they do and for allowing designers like myself to contribute, and lastly, to everyone who visited the show house and saw the space in person.
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Aptly named “Untitled”, Ahmad AbouZanat’s bathroom design is at once nothing but everything. The room is a marriage of materials celebrating the beauty in less; an ode to simplicity as a romantic, understated luxury. There are no expectations for the viewer but rather an opportunity for one’s own unbiased, emotional reaction.
The deconstructed, material-based design pulls from the building’s storied exterior. A rust colored tiled wall mirrors the outside facade and contrasts the neighboring white tiles inside, creating a unified yet separate space. The division of color, completed with Fireclay tiles, is simple and modern with a clear delineation of space for varied moments of refuge within a room.
The bathtub is a quiet moment of respite at the end of a long, emotional day. It’s a serene, soaking sanctuary and the epitome of self care. Warm bathwater with scented suds envelops every inch of one’s body in the most comforting hug. Between a set of European-style wooden shutters, a cool breeze whistles through the window allowing one’s thoughts to wander and providing a moment for meditative breath; to reflect on deep thoughts. The crackle of the candle beside the tub is a comfort in the silence while warm, ambient light allows for pen to be put to paper, perhaps spilling out unrequited emotions.
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