Happy New Year!  So the holidays are over and the seasonal decor is packed away.  If your home is feeling a little bare, you can bring warmth and color back to your spaces by incorporating the right accessories. 

I’m noticing more and more color and texture in accessories this year, which is a big change from the white on white we’ve seen in the past.  Our team was quick to spot these trends at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Dallas last fall. 

If you’re ready to get right to the visuals, keep scrolling.  If you’re wondering “What in the world is Kips Bay?,” read on…

Kips Bay Decorator Show House

For 47 years, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club has celebrated the best of interior design by transforming a luxury Manhattan home into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art, and technology. This all began in 1973 when several dedicated supporters of Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club launched the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Manhattan to raise critical funds for much needed after school and enrichment programs for New York City children. For more than four decades, the Show House has been a must-see event for thousands of design enthusiasts, renowned for sparking interior design trends throughout the world. 

In 2017, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club expanded the brand to Palm Beach, with the third iteration of the Kips Bay Palm Beach Decorator Show House taking place in January 2020.

The tremendous success generated by the Palm Beach Show House has Kips Bay once again expanding their market, launching a Decorator Show House in Dallas, Texas in the fall of 2020.


I’m always looking to extend my team’s inspiration beyond our zip code and the Kips Bay Dallas Show House did just that.  Here are a few photos from the event that are fueling our accessory inspiration this year. 

This is the “collected look” designers go for when styling a coffee table. Notice the colorful pottery, the stack of books, the fresh flowers (something living) and the grouping of antique lighters.  It checks all of the design boxes: texture, color, balance and shape.

I’m noticing bigger bolder patterns, as you can see here with the rug selections in the foyer.  Expect to see this trend extend to window treatments, walls and fabrics too.

Personalization and self-expression in design will always be in style.  They nailed it with the wall art in this powder bath.

Classic, traditional influences are back and expected to be very popular.  This traditional bar cart, styled with some fresh, modern accessories, is a style that honors both the past and the present. There’s no better time to hit up estate sales, Facebook Marketplace, and antique stores.

Think beyond the main areas of your home when accessorizing.  This closet vignette is just perfect and shows that you can use things you already have on hand to style your home.

Ready to accessorize your home but need some styling advice?  Check out these TIPS