Tassels And Trim Are All The Rage, And They’re Having A Moment At Kips Bay Palm Beach


It’s no secret that fanciful embellishments have been making a comeback on the runway and interiors — from whimsical light pendants to dapper passementerie collections. Ever en vogue, the designers behind this year’s Kips Bay Show House in Palm Beach dived in full-force, infusing rooms with a thrilling combination of color, pattern, frilly tassels and crisp trims. Here, we take a look at how window coverings by The Shade Store offered some of the more memorable moments during the celebration of design.

Bold Small Spaces

Massachusetts designer Robin Gannon applied the comeback frills to unexpected places like a walk-in closet (top) and bathroom (above). Because of the lack of exciting architectural elements, nearly everything was subject to a curtain, says the designer. Dangly gold tassels punctuate the walk-in’s charcoal linen blend panels, and a thick punchy green trim awakens the black-and-white vanity skirt, all courtesy The Shade Store.

Standout Style

Kevin Isbell didn’t let his bold wallpaper choice in the Writer’s Room hinder his equally striking choice of curtain pattern and trim. The reasoning behind the pattern-on-pattern treatment against a pattern-happy wallcovering? “[I] needed something that could hold its own against such a demanding design statement,” says Isbell.

Al Fresco Accents

It wouldn’t be a Palm Beach house without a memorable indoor-outdoor space. A fade-resistant Sunbrella fabric for The Shade Store was a natural decision for designer Alizee Brion, who took to the home’s entrance to make a dynamic first impression to visitors. Tropical greenery surrounds the open-air entry and green paint covers the walls, allowing the crisp white curtains—with a luxe touch of contrasting black tassels, no less—to frame the views from both outside and in.

The Kips Bay Show House in Palm Beach is open to the public until March 1, 2020, with proceeds benefiting the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County.