This fall, a list of 23 seasoned designers will transform the annual Holiday House at the Academy Mansion in New York City using holidays ranging from Valentine’s Day to Flag Day to inspire the spaces.
Leonard Lauder will serve as honorary chair, Iris Dankner and Christopher Hyland as co-chairs, and interior designers Alexa Hampton, Thom Filicia and Mario Buatta as design chairs.
Academy Mansion in Manhattan
"When I realized that there were no major events benefitting women's issues in the interior design industry in New York City and yet so many accomplished women in the field, I was inspired to take on this project," said Iris Dankner, founder of Holiday House. "I am so proud of what we've accomplished in six years, promoting the design industry while also raising awareness and critical funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This year, we are thrilled to have a fabulous lineup of designers."
2012 Holiday House design
The participating designers and firms are as follows:
Ally Coulter Designs, Campion Platt, Cullman and Kravis Inc., Darrin Varden Design, Décor by Guillaume Gentet, Deb Landis Design, Deborah Martin Designs, Franklin Eighth, Gregory Allan Cramer, J Cohler Mason Design, James Rixner, Joseph Parisi Interiors, Kelley Jackson ID, Mario Buatta, Michael McKinnon Inc., Patrick J Hamilton, Patrik Lonn Interiors, Rachel Laxer Interiors, Scott Formby, Stephen Bastone, Studio Tim Campbell, Susanna Salk, Tinatin Kilaberidze Design Tony Ingrao and Weitzman-Halpern Interior Design.
Holiday House is located at 2 East 63rd Street and will kick-off with an opening night gala on Wednesday, November 20, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. It will be open to the public daily through December 18 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and will stay open late on Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m.
2012 Holiday House design
There will also be numerous special events throughout the month, including live music and wine tastings on Thursday evenings from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.; an author's night on December 4, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. where guests can have books signed by their favorite desginers; and the annual ASID Holiday Party and Hyland awards on December 11.
Tickets are $35 and are available online and at the door. Holiday House sponors include Tiffany and Co., FENDI Casa, Lladro, Traditional Home magazine as national media sponsor, Avenue magazine as local media sponsor and Hyland magazine as journal sponsor.
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