Cosentino Group, the global leader in innovative architectural surfacing solutions, is sponsoring the third annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach, a creative showcase transforming a plantation-style home as told by leading interior designers across the country featuring best-in-class brands — all benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County and the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. Following previous participation in the celebrated Kips Bay Decorator Show House New York, this year marks the first time Cosentino has sponsored the Palm Beach iteration.
From Feb. 1 to March 1, 2020, the 8,751-square-foot home located in the South End neighborhood of West Palm Beach, designed by famed interior designer Lars Bolander, will serve as the canvas for this year’s Show House. The residence, originally inspired by South African and Dutch architecture, has been completely transformed by 19 award-winning design firms. Luminary spaces, including the kitchen and bathrooms, showcase the very latest from Cosentino’s ultra-compact Dekton and Silestone quartz surfaces.
Hailing from Los Angeles, Kevin Isbell of Kevin Isbell Interiors informed the design of the home’s second guest suite bath with the worldly traveler in mind. The guest bath received a masculine refresh with Silestone by Cosentino in Et Noir on the vanity top, flooring and baseboards.
“I wanted the en suite bath to be an escape from the exuberance of the bedroom, so I kept the palate neutral using only black and white,” said Isbell. A design tip to take away from his space? “Don’t be afraid of the dark. When used properly, black can be a stunning addition to any room.”
The powder room features the contemporary transitional style of the Boca Raton-based designer Javier Fernandez of Transitional Designs, Inc. Titled “Room with a Bite,” the space is inspired by Dorothy Draper’s chic yet elegant style and features a vanity topped with Silestone Ocean Storm, a moody dark grey hue with metallic veining.
“The design of my space uses a mixture of dark rich tones, light greys and rose gold,” says Fernandez, “Silestone Ocean Storm’s unique tone and pattern captures the design elements and color aesthetic perfectly.”
Inspired by classical architecture, Connecticut-based Sarah Blank of Sarah Blank Design Studio created a timeless kitchen that offers a relaxing and refreshing gathering place for all with beautiful Dekton Glacier countertops. “Kitchens should endure for years to come, which is why we chose ultra-durable Dekton,” said Blank. The space, accompanied by a wine cellar and a large island, blends style with function. Blank added, “We selected the white hue with subtle veining for the countertops, as it complimented the blue cabinets.”
The flora that surrounds the home inspired the second floor guest bedroom and bathroom, aptly titled “It’s A Jungle Out There,” by Massachusetts-based Robin Gannon of Robin Gannon Interiors. In the bathroom, a glamorous vanity clad in Silestone Pearl Jasmine gives the space a refresh, and the table on the outdoor balcony outfitted in Dekton Kairos ties the interior and exterior together. “I was trying to bridge the gap between traditional and modern and needed my materials to have texture,” said Gannon. “The Cosentino products I chose fit the bill perfectly and also offer great functionality.”
Proceeds from the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach will benefit Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. Tickets for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach can be purchased online at www.kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org/palmbeach and at the door during general admission hours. For more information, call 718-893-8600 ext. 11236.