Beth Buccini’s Pennsylvania suburb, boasting an eclectic mix of ornate and geometric prints, patterns, and colors, reflects the visual and design ethos of her luxury women’s boutique, Kirna Zabête, designed in New York City in 1999. With KZ’s flagship store in SoHo and three other locations in The Hamptons, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Palm Beach, FL, each boutique is considered Beth’s fashion playground, offering “the best work by the best designers” that includes a more intimate shopping experience than luxury Department stores and be the first to adopt this pioneering approach. Kirna Zabête also offers a merch range that is carefully curated with pieces of superlatives from each season. Beth also helps in all aspects of her business – including purchasing, merchandising, and working face-to-face with customers. Some of her favorite designers are Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, and Balenciaga, which are also featured in KZ’s cut. Her fashion style consists of a mix of bohemian + textured silhouettes which of course also includes an abundance of colors!
Former New York Mag couturier used her impeccable eye for color and design to use her curatorial eye and design knowledge to create the vibrant interiors that now satiate her Pennsylvania home. Italian architect Pietro Cicognani helped bring Beth’s vision to life with interior designer Steven Grambel. The two quickly worked together to design every room in their home – and agreed on color combinations, layouts, etc. In fact, choosing the final color palette Beth and Steven took less than three hours – with a whopping 82 colors being used! “We made the decisions so quickly and it was honestly a seamless process. I felt like he got me completely, took what I wanted and then picked it up a few notches; It was great, ”says Beth. She is also an avid color enthusiast and also wanted to incorporate a very colorful Mediterranean flair into her home.
Beth’s living space also contains both contemporary and traditional elements. Baroque influences are omnipresent and can be observed in mirrors, chairs, headboards and other decorative pieces adorned with European architectural style. Playful wall-to-wall carpeting is ubiquitous in Beth’s house too. Different textiles with different tessellations are used, which are decorated with splashes of amber, honey diyon, chartreuse, salmon, dusty pink and other warm + cool desaturated colors.
Of course, Beth’s home is also incredibly rich in her favorite color, red! Similar color arrangements can also be seen on other decorative items such as curtains, pillows and sofas – with an atmosphere that is completely reminiscent of the 1970s. The immense living space is also rich in various textiles, including ikat – a fabric that uses an Indonesian decoration technique where the thread is dyed before the actual weaving process, resulting in a beautifully intricate + symmetrical pattern.
Another impressive design element is the statue-like staircase that winds seamlessly into the second floor of the house. When you get to the top, you’ll be greeted by a glass ornament object made up of tessellated multicolored hexagons floating in a carved circular space, drawing your gaze back to the first floor of the house, creating a new visual perspective.
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