KDHamptons Design Diary: Top Interior Designers Debut 23 Festive Rooms at Holiday House NYC to Benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Do you love interior design as much as KDHamptons? If so, then don’t miss the seventh annual Holiday House NYC, a celebrated interior design showcase put together through a partnership of Holiday House Design Shows and Traditional Home Magazine. The biggest stars of the interior design world have created 23 fantastic and festive rooms at Holiday House, and all event proceeds benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, and in the past six years, Holiday House has raised more than $800,000 for breast cancer causes. The Holiday House is located at the historic Academy Mansion at 2 East 63rd Street in Manhattan.
Holiday House Design Show was founded seven years ago by Iris Dankner to raise breast cancer awareness in the design industry. Iris is a seventeen year breast cancer survivor, and has made it her mission to raise funds for breast cancer research and women who need help fighting this disease. In 2008, combining her two passions, namely her love of design and her efforts to help women in need, Iris created Holiday House, the first designer showhouse held in New York City to benefit a breast cancer organization.
Recruiting top interior designers in the New York City area, the showhouse was held in a historic mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and was a resounding success, with all proceeds donated to help the quest to end the scourge of breast cancer forever. Since its inception, Holiday House has featured the top interior designers in the industry, received critical acclaim, been endorsed by some of the most celebrated global luxury brands, and expanded to a summer showhouse in the Hamptons. Holiday House is about the celebration of life, with each designer selecting a holiday or a special moment in life as an inspiration for their design.
PUBLIC VIEWING DAYS: Open 7 days a week 11 am-‐5 pm until December 21st, with extended hours on Thursdays until 8 pm. General admission is $35. For a complete schedule, visit holidayhousenyc.com/events. Events include an Author’s Night with top designers including Mario Buatta, Alexa Hampton and Robert Couturier signing books for holiday gifting, and a Fine Art Lecture Series on Thursday evenings and Saturdays.
More about The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®: BCRF was founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to funding scientific research to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime. In October 2012, BCRF is awarding $40 million to 197 scientists across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and China. With 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the most fiscally responsible charities in the country. The Foundation holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, which is its tenth such designation since 2002. Additionally, BCRF is the only cancer organization designated as “A+” by CharityWatch. For more information, please visit www.bcrfcure.org.