holiday house 2012

Yesterday we were invited to visit the Fifth Annual Holiday House at 2 East 63rd Street. This decorating show house is located in a mansion on the Upper East Side and is the brainchild of Iris Danker. An interior designer, breast cancer survivor, and organizer extraordinaire Iris is the heart and soul of this amazing undertaking. She is completely hands on to every aspect of the planning, organizing and executing of every corner of this iconic brownstone building. Iris carefully compiled a talented and varied group of interior designers to take on rooms with their own vision–each inspired by a “holiday” or celebration of their choice– to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation founded by Evelyn Lauder. The design of each room is donated by the designers themselves, with contributions from every industry vendor you can think of.  We can’t say enough about how much positive energy has been infused into each of these rooms, and, of course, creativity abounds. If you can get to the Upper East Side in the coming days to experience this, you won’t be sorry! Our favorite rooms were by Tobi Fairley, Vincente Wolf, and Charlotte Moss. This room below, done entirely in pink, white and black with just a pop of green was designed Tobi Fairley. She was celebrating “Spring Forward” with her room. We loved how she layered graphic over graphic with the Phillip Jeffries wallpaper and art. A sweet desk vignette…Fairley mimicked the wallpaper design on the lead edge of the window treatments to great effect. Really fun faux bois stools underneath a gold leaf console.  The little shots of pink on the pillows, stool cushions and desk chair are just enough to give this room its playful, feminine edge. We love how Fairley accessorized this round table. Our second favorite room was designed by Vicente Wolf called “Swedish Winter Dream.” It was classic Vincente Wolf in its elegant simplicity and impeccable editing of stand out pieces. His pairing of old and new, modern and traditional is inspiring. Wolf hung two of these gorgeous Baccarat crystal chandeliers in the bedroom. A very dramatic mirror on one wall. 

Charlotte Moss’ “Everyday Is A Holiday” bedroom. We love love loved Moss’ window treatments done in her very own, very affordable blue and white stripe fabric from Fabricut. Moss is an expert accessorizer. She can put so many different things on one surface or one shelf and make it all work so effortlessly. Look at that bookshelf! A pretty center hall table with just the right amount of objects. The bed was quite mix and match in terms of pattern but it worked and didn’t feel granny at all!Which designer’s room do you like best? We can’t stop thinking about Tobi Fairley’s…

  • Susan

    That round table in picture #6 is a dream come true. I am in love…