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March 2020- Houston

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70 T he blockbuster n e w s t h a t designers have b e e n b u z z i n g a b o u t f o r months is finally official: Kips Bay Decorator Show House, the country's most prestigious show house, is launching an annual show house in Dallas in September. "I'm over the moon about it," says Dallas designer Jan Showers, who is chairing the show house with Veranda's Steele Marcoux, Christopher Peacock, and vice chairs Jean Liu and Chad Dorsey. This fall's show house will likely take place in an estate in Preston Hollow (a final decision had not been made by press time), and will be open to the public September 25 through October 25, with opening night Thursday, September 24, during IT'S SHOw TIMe! Texas Design week Dallas. Having a Kips Bay annual show house is a game changer for the city's growing design community, drawing national press and thousands of visitors. Kips Bay Decorator Show House, founded in 1973 as a fundraiser to benefit Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in New York, each year draws dozens of the most celebrated designers and architects to transform a townhouse on Manhattan's Upper east Side. The deans of decorating all did up rooms in their time: Sister Parish, Albert Hadley, Mark Hampton, McMillen Inc., David easton, Irvine & Fleming, and Mario Buatta. And today's design stars make a good show — Bunny williams, Jamie Drake, Alexa Hampton, Peter Dunham, Victoria Hagan, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Thomas Britt, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Nina Campbell, Alessandra Branca, Alex Papachristidis, and Ken Fulk, BY ReBeCCA SHeRMAN Kips Bay Decorator Show House, the country's most prestigious show house, launches in Dallas this fall. Kips Bay NYC 2020, Studio DB Matthew williaMs Kips Bay NYC 2020, Young Huh Ngoc MiNh Ngo

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