Founded by Iris Dankner seven years ago to raise breast cancer awareness in the design industry, Holiday House is now open on East 63 Street. If you have never attended, this is your year. It has never been more beautiful. After just getting home from the opening night gala, I’m even more inspired by Iris and the inspiring designers that support breast cancer research. It’s really unlike any other designer show house. The wonderful Iris Dankner sends her own energy outward to every corner of Holiday House. Some highlights…
Amy Lau's dining room could make you swoon for sheer scale and tabletop design. Leslie Banker's tropical room for a small dinner party is so inviting and the bookshelves hold so many curiosities to examine. I also loved Caleb Anderson's use of art, almost installed in a bookshelf as bookends. I thought that was a very elegant way to display a small painting. Matthew Patrick Smyth's use of gray mirrors was perfect. Hard to see the line between using those mirrors as art and mirror.
The real highlight is the courtyard gallery. Filled with photos of beautiful breast cancer survivors and short stories about each brave woman. To learn more log onto www.clothingimmaterial.com
For more information on Holiday House visit www.holidayhousenyc.com