It was a big honor to be a part of the Kingston Design Showhouse again this past year. One of the things that was different about this one was the partnership that was established with affordable housing advocate Kingston City Land Bank to renovate an existing home in dire need of repair and make it available below market value to a first-time homeowner earning 80% or less of the area median income. Maryline Damour, founder of Kingston Design Connection, the organization that runs the Kingston Design Showhouses, was quoted in Architectural Digest Pro as saying “It’s the type of partnership that I’d love to see show houses across the country imitate”. Aside from adding accessibility to her vision, “the project has two goals. One, to connect Hudson Valley designers with each other, and two, to show that design sourcing can happen right here in Kingston.”
One of my favorite hashtags, #creatingcommunitythroughdesign is often used in conjunction with Kingston Design Connection’s social posts. For me it sums up why I have loved participating in these events – I have met and been inspired by so many talented designers and makers.
M+A NYC pieces were shown in two rooms: the primary bath designed by Barbara Fisher of Barbara Fisher Interiors, and the powder room designed by Jennifer Morris of JMorris Design.
Some highlights below:
This is the back of the house on a moody day in the Hudson Valley. The house had been abandoned for 15 years before being getting its gut renovation.
M+A NYC Honeycomb Hand Towel in the main bath. The wallpaper is by Fromental. Photo by: Phil Mansfield
Our Hand Towels folded on top of our Honeycomb Bath Sheets in a custom curio cabinet by Reliquary Studio.
Our Bubble Box in alabaster sitting on a bleached oak shelf by Mason Woodworks in the powder room designed by JMorris Design. Wallpaper by Voutsa.
So much to love about this living room designed by Larysa Sendich of Nesta Studio!