We are pleased to announce that Susan Ferrier, Atlanta-based partner at McALPINE, and her team have designed a room at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, one of the country’s most prestigious and influential show houses. Susan is representing McALPINE with a bedroom she calls “Moonlight in the Forest.”
The room is inspired by the warmth of the earth and the secrets it holds. Archeological artifacts, and textures inspired by them, excite the eye while calming layers of drapery in deep green wool and silk velvet envelop the room. Sensual without being overly feminine, the room includes natural, dry textures such as fossil and wood, as well as luxurious surfaces like hide, lacquer, brass and polished stone.
“Growing up, I was always digging for fossils and sparkling rocks in the dirt,” said Ferrier. “When I was a very little girl, when someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I told them an Archeologist. This room honors that foundation for me, and upholds the romantic notion of remnants of past civilizations hidden and waiting.”
The Kips Bay Decorator Show House features the work of 18 noted interior designers and architects from all over the U.S. and Canada. The house, a five-story brick Georgian townhouse built by Charles Platt, is located at 125 East 65th Street in New York City. The show house will be open for tours through Thursday, June 1st, 2017. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club.
Photography by Peter Margonelli
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