Interior designers will disappear this week into a 19th century mansion on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, resurfacing six weeks later when they reveal their designs at 38th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House.

One decorator will be Celerie Kemble, who rents the East Hampton mansion that was the subject of the Emmy award-winning HBO film “Grey Gardens.” Kemble’s design firm, Kemble Interiors, Inc., is located in Manhattan. Kemble and husband, Boykin Curry, have a five-year lease on the 28-room mansion, which became famous in 1973 when Albert and David Maysles made a documentary on Edith “Big Edie” Beale and her daughter, "Little Edie” Beale, the aunt and first cousin of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.

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Several other designers who enjoy summers in East Hampton were selected as well. Sarah Bune, of Sarah Bune Interior Design in Manhattan, has a home in Springs. Nancy Boszhardt spends summer weekends at her brother’s home in East Hampton. Boszhardt owns Nancy Boszhardt Inc. in New York City.

Two designers have places in Sagaponack: Noel Jeffrey of the Jeffrey Design Group and Jennifer Post of Jennifer Post Design, Inc. Both design firms are located in Manhattan.

Vicente Wolf of the Manhattan-based Vicente Wolf Associates, Inc., has a summer home in Montauk, which he has owned for more than 25 years. Jayne Michaels of 2Michaels Design in Manhattan rents every summer in the Hamptons, last year staying in Amagansett.

Locust Valley and Manhattan designer Sherrill Canet of Sherrill Canet Interiors, Ltd. was chosen as well.

The Kips Bay Show House raises about $1 million annually for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, a nonprofit that provides after-school care and enrichment programs for more than 13,000 youths at 10 locations in the Bronx.

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This year’s show house will be located at a six-story, 10,000-square-foot townhouse on the market with Brown Harris Stevens for $19.5 million. According to the listing, it's under contract.

The show house will be open to the public from April 30 to May 28.
 

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