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Kips Bay Decorator Show House; House Beautiful's Chairs

NYC—This year's Kips Bay Decorator Show House, the decades-old annual project in which interior designers kit out an absurdly lavish mansion, will take over the north wing of the Villard Mansion, an 1884 McKim, Mead & White design that was renovated in 2011 and is currently seeking retail tenants. The list of designers hasn't been announced yet, but it's safe to assume these 20+ rooms within the Renaissance-style structure will be filled to the brim with gold-leaf Venetian plaster, geometric ombré sinks, fish-themed wallpaper, and other such typical Kips Bay flourishes. The showhouse opens to the public on May 1; proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club youth organization. [CurbedWire Inbox]

NYCHouse Beautiful's fifth annual Chair Chase will take place Fri., March 14 in New York. The magazine's going for an eco-friendly twist this time around: all 20 chairs are sustainably produced by manufacturers ranging from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams to Kravet. Follow House Beautiful on Twitter (@HouseBeautiful) on Wednesday for clues about where in the city these pretty perches land—as always, it's finders, keepers. More info, right this way. [CurbedWire Inbox]