Holiday House NYC 2019 Showhouse
The highly acclaimed Holiday House NYC opened its doors to the public on November 14th for the 2019 edition of its annual breast cancer awareness and fundraising show house. Set in a luxurious Charles A. Platt–designed townhouse located at 125 East 65th Street, this year’s team of talented design firms created yet another magnificent interior to help raise funds for breast cancer research. The 2019 edition of Holiday House NYC will remain open to the public through December 15th.
Since its founding in 2008 by veteran breast cancer survivor Iris Dankner, Holiday House NYC has grown to be one of the city’s leading interior design events. Following its success in New York, Holiday House created a summer expansion in the Hamptons and another edition in London.
Holiday House donates all gala and ticket sales proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Other programs and events such as book signings and a young designers’ event are also held throughout the showhouse opening dates.
THE HOLIDAY HOUSE NYC 2019 SHOWHOUSE
For the 2019 edition of Holiday House NYC seventeen talented design firms transformed the residence, creating luxuriously appointed spaces and innovative designs – scroll on to explore and be inspired!!
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” in the 2nd Floor Salon by Ally Coulter Designs
“Trimmed with custom cabinets containing precious jewels, glamorous Tiffany accouterments, and Tiffany blue and white ceilings precisely tinted by Benjamin Moore reflects timeless luxury style reminiscent of the iconic Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The glistening antique French brass and rock crystal chandelier and sconces add more ‘glam’ to the self-indulgent, feminine salon.”
“Curated Collaboration” in the Garden Level Kitchen by Baltimore Design Group
“Theory of design – if you want something to disappear, paint it red.”
“Neue Drawing Room” in the 2nd Floor Living Room by Bennett Leifer Interiors
“I love to reference history and different design elements in the spaces I create. I recently visited the Neues Palais in Potsdam and was inspired by how dramatically the spaces evolved over time, with so many events transpiring over the 20th century. The space retains its elegance but bears a mark of each period that passed through.”
“A French Affair” in the 3rd Floor Master Bedroom by Bjorn Bjornsson Interior Design
“Inspired by a holiday in Montpellier, France, the concept for the Master Bedroom is eclectic modern with a French twist. In creating the “old and new” design, I took an artistic approach in selecting furnishings and textures that though stylistically diverse, collectively produce an elegant, unique, and personal design.”
“Parisian Salon” in the 1st Floor Dining Room by Elsa Soyars Interiors
“This dining room captures not only a functional living space but also it shows a fashion element brought through fabrics, luxurious textures, and color – this is how I see Paris. It’s pure fashion.”
“Undefined Lines” in a 4th Floor Bedroom by Hilary Matt Interiors
“Undefined Lines is a bedroom inspired by curvature and linear thoughts brought to life through reflection. this design scheme is primarily black and white with pops of soft, gentle colors to illuminate the space the aesthetic is influenced by curvature, squiggles, zig zags, and grids to ultimately create an undefined reflective space.”
First Floor Reception Room by Jasmine Lam Interior Design + Architecture
“Designing a Reception Room where people can gather and celebrate the holidays in an artful space is essential when embracing my friends, family, and community.”
“This Reception Room was envisioned as a sitting room of an art collector-owner. The large scale paintings and sculptures are curated together with custom furniture & lighting by Holly Hunt, Roman Thomas, Michael Felix, Matthew Fairbank Design, FLOS Lighting, Matthew Studios, and Egg Collective. The enormous 17’W x 7’H black and white diptych painting is by Jeff Muhs. Other art in the room includes pieces by James Austin Murray, Mark Davies, Emma Donnersberg, Kristina Kossi, and Dylan Martinez.
“City Life / City Lights” in the 1st Floor Foyer by Lauren Berry Interiors & Homes
“A transition from the City life outside into a sophisticated interior space; the Foyer & Entry invites, welcomes, and draws you in with eye-catching materials both elegant and durable. The Entry’s barrel-vaulted ceiling is highlighted with a Kelly Wearstler Cubist pendant; upon ascending into the Foyer guests will be greeted with a stunning work by Sherie’ Franssen that elevates your sense of arrival.”
“Cafe Society” in the Garden Level Bar Lounge by Lewis Design Group
“This Bar Lounge is designed to take you back in time to the glamorous and fun Cafe Society of the late sixties in Manhattan, where everyday is a holiday worth celebrating and playful and inspiring design adds to the buzzy euphoria of brilliant company and an expertly made cocktail.”
“Think Pink” in the Garden Level Powder Room by MHM Interiors
“The powder room design is centered on the power of pink. It doesn’t take a lot of pink to make an impact! The design conceptualizes the redefinition and evolution of pink, from powdery to powerful.”
“The Redefinition of Pink is expressed through the empowerment and evolution of Pink in fashion images and Barbie dolls displayed in the Think Pink! Powder Room. Pink shows its Power by effortlessly holding its own while complementing the rich textures and dark hues of the room’s furnishings and surfaces.”
INSPIRATION: “Day of Pink is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny. It is a day of awareness, action, and celebration of diversity. Day of Pink also celebrates the Redefinition of Pink. Its inception was Canadian high school kids defending a gay classmate being bullied for wearing a Pink shirt. In fashion and in popular culture, Pink has evolved, from prim and proper to Powerful and Political.”
More to Love!
“Sky Blue” in the 4th Floor Hallway by Nicola Rosendorff Interiors
“A serene transitional hallway space is envisioned, where one can relax, and take in the art on the gallery wall or curl up on the settee with a good book. Inspired by the blue hues of the sky, punctuated with scenes of New York to situate the space, I have created a beautiful moment of “inbetweeness,” as one moves through a larger residential space.”
“Harry and Indy’s Room”, a Nursery on the 4th Floor by Rooms by Zoya B
“When I saw this rug, and heard its backstory, my mind just jumped immediately from the beautiful constellations to treasure maps, treasure hunting, and of course to Indiana Jones.”
COUTURE RUG COLLECTION: Constellation Rug Created at the end of the 20th century, the DITOZZI COUTURE line effortlessly coalesces classical elements, such as baroque and Greek mythology, with a modern sensibility, ardent execution, and flawless precision.
“Well from Within, A Neutral Palette” in the Main Stairwell, 2nd & 3rd Floor Landings by Studio Neshama
“Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, amenities, integration, love.” – Louis Kahn
“Celestial Chic” in the 2nd Staircase, 3rd Floor Landing & Powder Room by Tara Kantor Interiors
“Simplicity is not simple; it is the process of fulfilling an idea using only that which is essential” – Thomas Pheasant
3rd Floor Landing
“The Purist Sanctuary” a Wellness Room on the 4th Floor by Iris Dankner
“Meditation Space” on the 4th Floor by Touijer Designs LLC
“Creating your personal space that resonates well with you can help you to find the peace you are looking for. Most believe that mediation is all about connecting yourself – mind and body – with nature and your surroundings. My meditation space provides you with the opportunity to recharge your body both physically and mentally, and keep you balanced.
“The Right Wing Lounge”, a Master Lounge on the 3rd Floor by Venessa Deleon Associates
“Original design starts with a playful idea for living. The oversized Cage Chair and sets the stage, tempting the individual to choose between captivity and freedom of leisurely play.”