Located on a leafy uptown street just a stone’s throw from Central Park, the New York City show home known as Holiday House has opened its doors for its 11th year. One Kings Lane Interior Design was thrilled to be one of 23 firms to decorate the show house, which was founded by designer Iris Dankner to support breast cancer research. You can take a tour of our room, a living/dining space filled with lush hues and inviting furnishings, here—but don’t miss the rest of the outstanding designs on display. If you’re in New York, you can visit Holiday House in person from now through December 2. In the meantime, get a peek at some of our favorite rooms below.
Inspired by the East, designer Perry Sayles sought to explore the aesthetic line between modernity and tradition. In this corner vignette, Perry mixed an antique Chinese secretary with a midcentury chair and a sleek task lamp. Orange taffeta draperies amplify the effect of natural light and bring warmth to the cool-tone space.
A dressing room by Rio Hamilton is as much a lesson in glamour as in color. Walls striped with lavender, peach, and cream are punctuated by portraits of dandies and debs dressed in white tie. Combine this with leopard-print carpet and you’ve got the kind of lively space that’s almost too difficult to leave.
Designer Timothy Brown’s approach was simple: to design a room he could imagine himself living in. The handsome space features an L-shape sofa from the 1970s, a glass coffee table layered with books, and a wingback chair upholstered in a shade just shy of chartreuse. Anchored by two layered rugs, the room reads like a sophisticated take on the conversation pits of yesteryear.
Holiday House founder Iris Dankner’s elevated take on a master bath brings the idea of an at-home spa day to new heights. Equipped with a freestanding soaking tub, a fully stocked bar cart, and walls of pale-blue onyx, the room was designed to soothe the senses.
Gabriel and Brooke Anderson of Dean & Dahl dreamt up a kids’ bedroom primed for fun. Imaginative touches such as a loft bed encased by a climbing wall, a shaggy figure resembling Bigfoot, and a graffiti-style mural by Utah-based artist Carrie Ellen come together to create a space that lifts the spirits of both young and old.
For the home’s foyer, Gabriela Gargano of Grisoro Designs opted for a gallerylike space of art and fine furniture. Along one wall, an iron bench with a seat covered in woven horsehair rests beneath a fashionable black-and-white photograph. “I drew inspiration from the weathered hues of excavated artifacts and selected a deep yet muted palette,” notes Gabriela in the Holiday House catalog.
Chock-full of wild touches such as a chesterfield sofa covered in a snakeskin print, a zebra rug, and a console with tusks for legs, Eric Haydel’s game room leans toward the wilder side of things. The playful vibe belies the room’s functionality: A plethora of seating options, plus ottomans that double as cocktail tables, make this a versatile entertaining space.
Titled “Getaway in Paris,” Natalie Kraiem’s bedroom abounds with French flair. Floral arrangements inspired by those found at the George V hotel and a sparkling crystal chandelier offer direct nods to the glamour of the City of Lights—but we’d say the whole space has a certain je ne sais quoi.
Holiday House NYC is located at 118 E. 76th Street, New York, NY, and open through December 2. For more information visit holidayhousenyc.com.