Kips Bay Renovation Shines with Contrasting Colors, Sunlight, Sweeten Stories

Last year, a couple in Kips Bay tapped interior designer Tara Benet to help them update their aging living room. The home, perched in an I.M. Pei- and S.J. Kessler-designed tower, featured sweeping Manhattan views and a grand proportion that were being smothered beneath a decades-old, cluttered interior scheme. Benet’s painterly eye and the clients’ modern taste led to a fresh look for the space, replacing old leather loveseats and track lighting with elegant Roche Bobois sofas and two unique chandeliers, and using simple hints of color to accentuate rather than smother the panoramic views and ample natural light provided by the room’s oversized windows.