Holiday House 2012 – Part 1

Visiting a showhouse is always an inspiring event, and this year’s Holiday House was great to see. This year’s house had rooms and areas that were designed by 27 of New York’s top designers as well as up and coming designers. Holiday House was founded by Iris Dankner to raise breast cancer awareness in the design community. Admission is well worth the $30, not just to give to a great cause, it’s also a small price to pay to see such talented work. The house is located on 2 East 63rd street and will be open to the public until November 18th.

I was able to attend the opening night’s gala, with Vicente Wolf. He created a lovely Swedish inspired bedroom on the second floor. With so many gorgeous rooms it’s hard for me to highlight them all. I took so many pictures, and there are so many areas I wasn’t able to photograph! Here are some highlights:

This is Vicente Wolf’s bedroom. The Baccarat chandeliers with hints of pink were flown in from Paris just to complete this look. They are the perfect touch!

Vicente Wolf

Geoffrey Bradfield’s room on the first floor was the first thing you saw when you entered the showhouse. The Hollywood glam room was very large and had a few different seating areas. This room was a complete experience, with portraits of men in suits on the walls, and men in the same suits posing throughout the space.

Geoffrey Bradfield

Suzanne Eason’s room was a jewel-toned gem! The mostly navy room was inspired by it’s Trove wallpaper. The never before seen sculptures behind the desk were being debuted that night. They were created by an up and coming artist. The snake rug added a little flair as well!

Suzanne Eason

Roger Thomas’s area was on the third floor, and you definitely cannot miss it! Located right off of the stairs, the area was painted bright red and lit with nice, warm lighting. It’s not what I expected from Roger Thomas, but I must admit, I love it!

Roger Thomas

I have so many more rooms I’d like to share with you. I’ll let you digest this for now, and I’ll be back tomorrow with four more wonderfully designed spaces. So far, which is your favorite? Which had the most impact? Which would you want in your own home? I can’t wait to hear from you!


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