Jul 22, 2021 | New York |
Christmas in July at IAB
Christmas in July at IAB

Various traveling artisans and brands gathered together at the Interior Arts Building's "Christmas in July" event to showcase fall and winter collections. Designers and brand representatives were on-site to provide visitors with information regarding the new lines.

Fifty visitors, including Dayle WoodVictoria Arnoux, Maddie O’Malley, Monica Mercuri, Jaclyn Palermo, Caroline Corbin and Milly de Cabrol, were encouraged to visit the Interior Arts Building’s antiques showrooms, which arranged holiday displays and spreads for the occasion. 

“As we are all emerging from this past year of virtual events, we wanted to create an opportunity for product designers to share their craft and talk face-to-face with home editors,” said Ellen Niven. “Seeing photos isn’t the same as touching a fabric or walking around all the objects of a beautiful tablescape. We wanted to provide enough of a draw that editors could see new collections in multiple showrooms in the Interior Arts Building at once. It wasn’t just efficient—it was fun!”

“We flew in from Dallas to showcase handcrafted holiday wreaths and garlands and were thrilled to be able to show them in person at the Interior Arts Building,” said participant Carla Fonts Hrncir. “It was a wonderful opportunity to display and introduce our new holiday collection to the attending interior designers, as pictures can only do so much to capture their full effect.”

Participants included Bunny Williams Home, Casa Branca, Dunbar Road Design, Elizabeth Hayt, Gray Antiques, Lisa Fine Textiles, Loren Hope, MME.MINK, Suzanne Tucker Home, and Tribute Goods. Participating showrooms included Balsamo Antiques, BK Antiques, C.J. Peters, Demiurge, Doris Leslie Blau, Eric Appel, Liz O’Brien, Newel Antiques, and The Silver Peacock.

Photography by Kevin Lau.

EVENT GALLERY
Andrew Uihlein and Georgia McElveen of Casa Branca
Andrew Uihlein and Georgia McElveen of Casa Branca
Andrew Uihlein and Georgia McElveen of Casa Branca
Offerings from Bunny Williams Home
Offerings from Bunny Williams Home
Offerings from Bunny Williams Home
Caroline Corbin
Caroline Corbin
Caroline Corbin
Chesie Breen, Jan Haedrich and Georgia McElveen
Chesie Breen, Jan Haedrich and Georgia McElveen
Chesie Breen, Jan Haedrich and Georgia McElveen
A wreath by Dunbar Road Design
A wreath by Dunbar Road Design
A wreath by Dunbar Road Design
An oyster plate from Gray Antiques
An oyster plate from Gray Antiques
An oyster plate from Gray Antiques
Jan Haedrich, Cristina Lyon and Hayden Pearson
Jan Haedrich, Cristina Lyon and Hayden Pearson
Jan Haedrich, Cristina Lyon and Hayden Pearson
Loren Barham and Justine King at Loren Hope
Loren Barham and Justine King at Loren Hope
Loren Barham and Justine King at Loren Hope
Maddie O'Malley  and Coco Van der Wolk
Maddie O'Malley and Coco Van der Wolk
Maddie O'Malley and Coco Van der Wolk
Sarah Boyd (right) at Tribute Goods
Sarah Boyd (right) at Tribute Goods
Sarah Boyd (right) at Tribute Goods
Vera Vandenbosch of Suzanne Tucker Home and Chesie Breen
Vera Vandenbosch of Suzanne Tucker Home and Chesie Breen
Vera Vandenbosch of Suzanne Tucker Home and Chesie Breen
Andrew Uihlein of Casa Branca and Caroline Corbin of Moda Operandi
Andrew Uihlein of Casa Branca and Caroline Corbin of Moda Operandi
Andrew Uihlein of Casa Branca and Caroline Corbin of Moda Operandi
Carol Vargo of Gray Antiques and Sarah Boyd
Carol Vargo of Gray Antiques and Sarah Boyd
Carol Vargo of Gray Antiques and Sarah Boyd
Casa Branca fabrics
Casa Branca fabrics
Casa Branca fabrics
Cristina Lyon and Hayden Pearson of Dunbar Road Design, Coco Van der Wolk of NivenBreen, and Maddie O’Malley of Architectural Digest
Cristina Lyon and Hayden Pearson of Dunbar Road Design, Coco Van der Wolk of NivenBreen, and Maddie O’Malley of Architectural Digest
Cristina Lyon and Hayden Pearson of Dunbar Road Design, Coco Van der Wolk of NivenBreen, and Maddie O’Malley of Architectural Digest
Elizabeth Hayt and colleagues Esther and Liz
Elizabeth Hayt and colleagues Esther and Liz
Elizabeth Hayt and colleagues Esther and Liz
A display of offerings from Gray Antiques
A display of offerings from Gray Antiques
A display of offerings from Gray Antiques
Jan Haedrich at MME.MINK
Jan Haedrich at MME.MINK
Jan Haedrich at MME.MINK
Christmas tree toppers from Loren Hope
Christmas tree toppers from Loren Hope
Christmas tree toppers from Loren Hope
Maddie O'Malley  and Sarah Boyd
Maddie O'Malley and Sarah Boyd
Maddie O'Malley and Sarah Boyd
Tote bags from Suzanne Tucker Home
Tote bags from Suzanne Tucker Home
Tote bags from Suzanne Tucker Home
A visitor browsing Casa Branca textiles
A visitor browsing Casa Branca textiles
A visitor browsing Casa Branca textiles
Details of Bunny Williams Home’s offerings
Details of Bunny Williams Home’s offerings
Details of Bunny Williams Home’s offerings
Carol Vargo of Gray Antiques
Carol Vargo of Gray Antiques
Carol Vargo of Gray Antiques
Chesie Breen of NivenBreen and Jan Haedrich of MME.MINK
Chesie Breen of NivenBreen and Jan Haedrich of MME.MINK
Chesie Breen of NivenBreen and Jan Haedrich of MME.MINK
Cristina Lyon and Hayden Pearson at Dunbar Road Design
Cristina Lyon and Hayden Pearson at Dunbar Road Design
Cristina Lyon and Hayden Pearson at Dunbar Road Design
A wreath by Elizabeth Hayt Faux Flora
A wreath by Elizabeth Hayt Faux Flora
A wreath by Elizabeth Hayt Faux Flora
Jaclyn Palermo of Hearst Design Group with Caroline Hunt
Jaclyn Palermo of Hearst Design Group with Caroline Hunt
Jaclyn Palermo of Hearst Design Group with Caroline Hunt
Lisa Fine Textiles
Lisa Fine Textiles
Lisa Fine Textiles
Vanity decor from Loren Hope
Vanity decor from Loren Hope
Vanity decor from Loren Hope
MME.MINK's Carlton tote
MME.MINK's Carlton tote
MME.MINK's Carlton tote
Offerings from Tribute Goods
Offerings from Tribute Goods
Offerings from Tribute Goods