Photography: Nathan Schroeder Photography
CDJA returned to the Kips Bay Decorators Showhouse arena in September 2021 with the unveiling of A Tent for New Beginnings in Dallas, Texas. This formal dining room installation boasts over 400 yards of shantung and linen on the tented ceiling and walls respectively. Considering the impact of the Global Pandemic on in-house dining, Corey Damen Jenkins decided to forego the traditional singular dining table and opted for two quartz tables: one could be used for dining, while the other could be utilized for homework or conducting business from home. The late 19th century Louis XVI chairs were reupholstered in a bright lemon-yellow velvet, with a striped fabric run on the bias across the out-backs of each chair. Abstract and traditional artwork “float” strategically over the wall drapery panels. The herringbone floors were designed exclusively for this project.