Friday, February 23, 2024

More Kips Bay

Tristan Harstan - Veranda

Kips Bay Palm Beach opens today and this is the wonderful blue and white dining room by Tristan Harstan. 

"Rooted in Harstan’s love of classicism and history, the space reflects its coastal context through the scenic de Gournay wallcovering, palm leaf Paul Ferrante chandelier, and palette of refreshing blues. An ivory Colefax and Fowler silk fashioned into draperies by The Shade Store adds an extra dose of warmth and serenity while a mix of antique and contemporary furnishings from Ainsworth-Noah bring depth and texture."

"From the metallic Thibaut wallcovering on the ceiling to the crystals in the chandelier to the gilded lamp bases from Christopher Spitzmiller, there's also healthy dose of glitz.

“I prefer a jewel-like sparkle when you’re having dinner with candles at the table,” says Harstan. "It’s easy for things to get gimmicky and overdone in a show house setting, but I think this space is what interior design should be all about: tastefulness and classicism that never goes out of style.”


I love the large Blanc de Chine chinoiserie figure on a pedestal and the brackets above with blue and white Chinese porcelain. I also love the palm chandelier. I found an antique palm chandelier from an estate nearby in Nokomis for my great room and it's one of my favorite pieces. Chinoiserie and Palm Beach Style are a marriage made in heaven.


  1. LOVE this - but is this dining room shown with wall-to-wall carpeting ? Hmmm?

  2. Beth, Design Doc here. Love this dining room, especially the palm chandelier. Have you posted a picture of your palm chandelier? I would love to see it.