For the fourth consecutive year, breast cancer survivors and advocates have banded together to create a Holiday-themed Designer Show House event benefiting the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Holiday House will feature original tabletop designs, settings and rooms by renowned interior designers.
Holiday House will offer an array of activities, such as chocolate tastings by Marie Belle Chocolatier, holiday shopping nights, and a Potterton Books pop-up-bookstore. In addition, the show house will feature lectures and book signings with a host of authors, from Keith Granet to Amy Lau. The Upper East Side mansion has been generously donated by Emily and Leonard Blavatnik.
Designers at the kick-off party which took place October 5
The event's Honorary Design Chair is Charles Pavarini III and Honorary Contractor is Stephen Fanuka. The Honorary Chairs of the Opening Night Gala November 15th are Sara Gore, host of LXTV, and Maurice Dubois, CBS 2 News anchor.
The 2011 participating designers include Aline Matsika Interiors; Ally Coulter Designs; Avram Rusu Interiors; BITTT Networking Group; Bradley Thiergartner Interiors; Bryant Keller Interiors; Byron James & Mylene Pellerin; Charles Farruggio LLC; Charles Pavarini III Design Associates; Deb Landis Design with Audio Command Systems; Duneier Designs; Felicia Zwebner Design; Gordon Photo Ink; GRADE Architecture + Interior Design; Inson Dubois Wood LLC; Isabella Garrucho Fine Art; James Rixner Inc.; Jolie Korek & Co.; Metamorfaux with Modello Designs; Michael Rosenblum; Niki Dankner Photography; SFERRA; Suzanne Eason Interiors; Traditional Home with Eileen Kathyrn Boyd.
Designers will create unique tables and rooms celebrating specific holidays, from a New Year’s Eve party to a Thanksgiving dinner, a Hanukkah celebration and more. Ally Coulter is preparing a Mother’s Day celebration complete with Ralph Lauren furnishings; Inson Dubois Wood's design will celebrate the Chinese New Year. James Rixner is preparing his room for a sweet Valentine’s Day. SFERRA is creating a celebration in honor of their 120th anniversary, complete with a pop-up shop. Eileen Kathryn Boyd will be creating a relaxing Sunday at home.
Iris Dankner and Maurice Dubois
Many of the designers involved in this year’s Holiday House have had personal experience with breast cancer. Iris Dankner, founder of Holiday House, is a 14-year breast cancer survivor and was a member of the Komen Greater NYC Board of Directors and Chair of the Komen NYC Race for the Cure. “I am very proud to once again be creating an event like Holiday House. It combines my twin passions, love of design and my dedication to Komen Greater NYC,” said Dankner. “I am excited to be a part of this effort and to be working side by side with some of the greats in the interior design business.”
Holiday House will be open to the public from Wednesday, November 16th through Sunday, December 11th. Admission is $30 with hours from 11:00 a.m.until 5:00 p.m, Tuesdays and Thursdays until 8:00 p.m. Holiday House is sponsored by Traditional Home Magazine, Benjamin Moore, LXTV Open House, 1st dibs, SFERRA, Taillardat and Lladro.