Interior Design

Kips Bay Decorators Show House by Nicholas Mele

Everything is designed. Few things are designed well.
— Brian Reed
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This year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House was amazing! Each year, celebrated interior designers transform a magnificent estate into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art and technology. All proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club. This was its second year in Palm Beach (its been going on in New York since 1973) and once again one of the decorators chose to use some of my work to adorn his walls. Billy Ceglia chose a whopping 48 images from my @a.social.life series and framed them up and down the hallways he was tasked with designing. In addition, I was given free reign to explore the house and take pictures of the designers and shoot more photos for my @a.social.life. Many of the designers hired me to shoot the rooms and my photos were featured by Veranda and Architectural Digest.

Bodhi and Johnny at the Dog Bar from @a.social.life on the walls of Billy Ceglia’s hallway at Kips Bay

Bodhi and Johnny at the Dog Bar from @a.social.life on the walls of Billy Ceglia’s hallway at Kips Bay

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Danielle Rollins in her room at Kips Bay

Danielle Rollins in her room at Kips Bay

Meg Braff in her room at Kips Bay

Meg Braff in her room at Kips Bay

My son Johnny for @a.social.life in Krista + Home’s bathroom at Kips Bay

My son Johnny for @a.social.life in Krista + Home’s bathroom at Kips Bay

Kips Bay Decorators Show House Palm Beach by Nicholas Mele

Bad design is smoke, while good design is a mirror
— Juan-Carlos Fernandez

It was an amazing experience to both have my work on display at the Inaugural Kips Bay Decorators Show House in Palm Beach and shoot some of it for Architectural Digest and House Beautiful. Each year, celebrated interior designers transform a magnificent estate into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art and technology. This year marks the first time it is being done in Palm Beach. All proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kips Bay and Palm Beach County.

Designer Philip Gorrivan used several of my pieces in his living room design. Above, my Lifeguard photo framed 30x40

Designer Philip Gorrivan used several of my pieces in his living room design. Above, my Lifeguard photo framed 30x40

More of my art on display in Phillip Gorrivan’s room.

More of my art on display in Phillip Gorrivan’s room.

Its always a pleasure when I get to photograph for one of my favorite designers, Caroline Rafferty

Its always a pleasure when I get to photograph for one of my favorite designers, Caroline Rafferty

Town & Country, Entertaining by Nicholas Mele

Newport is a town that refuses to forget its history
— Me ;)
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I teamed up with the fabulous Bettie Pardee of Private Newport again; this time to write a story for Town & Country.  Even better, the story was about me.  My favorite subject.  Kidding.  Kind of....  Anyway, much like with @A.Social.Life, my family and I put ourselves center stage to show off our lives, celebrate our history and talk about how we like to entertain.  Click here to read the full story.

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The Decorated Home by Nicholas Mele

If bad decorating was a hanging offense, there’d be bodies hanging from every tree
— Sylvester Stallone

Luckily, I know some pretty talented interior designers!

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One of my favorite clients and people, Meg Braff, just release her book, The Decorated Home: Living with Style and Joy, through Rizzoli publishing.  I was honored to have some of my photographs grace the pages.  Go pick it up though Amazon.

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