Kips Bay Decorator House Returns to Dallas

This Preston Hollow home will open in September to celebrate design

The Kips Bay Decorator Show House is celebrating its third year in Dallas from Sept. 23 to Oct. 23.

The show house program, started 48 years ago in Manhattan, celebrates the art of interior design by turning a luxury home into an exhibition of furnishings, art, and technology.

The space selected for Dallas’ show house boasts 12,470 square feet on a wooded, two-acre lot in Sunnybrook Estates. The main home has five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and two half baths. There are also sun-laden living spaces with glass walls, outdoor lounge areas, and a live creek that flows through the landscape. Also found on the property are a four-car garage, motor court, swimming pool, deck, and pool house. 

The Preston Hollow home was selected for its “wow factor” and ability to house the work of about 25 designers, said Nazira Handal, director of special events and corporate partnerships for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, Inc.

“Kips Bay Dallas 2022 will no doubt impress everyone who enters the property,” Handal said. “The scale of the home and the property is much bigger than previous years. The spaces are generous and have amazing views to the property, which is situated on a creek with two rear gardens.”

The concept was started by supporters of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club to raise money for after-school programs in New York City. Since its 1973 start, the New York house has remained an annual occurrence, with a Palm Beach home added in 2017 and a Dallas one in 2020. 

Along with the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, this year’s Dallas show house will also benefit Dwell with Dignity (a nonprofit that creates soothing homes for families facing homelessness and poverty) and The Crystal Charity Ball (an organization that aims to support and contribute to Dallas County children’s charities). 

“This is such an important event for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and the design industry alike,” said Dan Quintero, the executive director of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome the Dallas community to the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas again this year and continue to raise critical funding for our kids and community.”

This year’s Dallas rendition of Kips Bay Decorator Show House is chaired by Jean Liu, Chad Dorsey, and Jan Showers, along with vice chairs Laura Falconer and Trish Sheats. The honorary chairs include Jamie Drake and Steele Marcoux.

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