Holiday House hosted the opening of their Summer 2023 Designer Showhouse event on Saturday, July 8th in Bridgehampton, helping to raise critical funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) and local Southampton charity, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation. The KDHamptons team attended the wonderful event and has all of the details below…

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Founder and breast cancer survivor, Iris Dankner, was joined at the gorgeous showhouse by co-chairs Kenneth Alpert, Campion Platt, Andrea Stark and Ashley Stark. Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff served as the honorary chair for the evening. Over 450 guests walked throughout a luxury East End estate, while enjoying bites from Elegant Affairs Caterers. The event was presented by BJC Custom Home Builders, Corcoran and Douglas Elliman, and featured the talents of designers including Amy Storm & Company, Ashley Stark Home, Barbara Ostrom Associates, Bjorn Bjornsson Interior Design, Blake and Emily Interiors, Brianna Scott Interiors, Campion Platt, CLW Interiors, Collette Home, Elizabeth Dow Home, Elsa Soyars Interiors, Fish Row Designs, Gil Melott Studio, Kim Radovich Interiors, KRID Studio, Lola Tucker Interior Design, Melanie Roy Design, Mina Lisanin, New Age Interiors, Riki Wagh Design x Neil Kerman Artist, Siriano Interiors and Tamara Hubinsky Interiors. Each presented chic and cutting-edge designs within their own space spanning from bedrooms  and bathrooms to kitchens and living areas.

KDHamptons writer Emmanuela Panepinto

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“I am blown away by the turnout for our 5th Holiday House Hamptons Opening Night White Party. It warms my heart to see a house full of people who care so deeply about our important cause. The house could not be more beautiful thanks to our team of incredible designers and artists, and I can’t wait for more people to experience it over the next two months. I am so grateful to everybody involved for making my dreams come true. Cheers to an incredible summer and to one day living in a world without breast cancer,” said Iris Dankner.

Richard Lewin Photography 

Among those in attendance included Julie Ratner, Alison Stager, Andrea Correale, Beth Donner, Christian Siriano, Debra Halpert, Elisa Distefano, Evan Mason, Patti Grabel, Melanie Roy, Felicia Persaud, James Peyton, Jay Decker and Anne Marie Decker, Elisa Port, Beth McNeill, Jim Miller, Lori Levine, Lynn Blumenfeld,  Lynn Scotti, Preston Bailey, Frederico Azevedo, Renee and Richard Steinberg, Jeff Muhs, Susan Breitenbach, Tatiana Platt, Philip Bershad, Thomas Cavallo, Victoria Schneps, Melissa Lubliner and Oscar Molina, Amy Rosenblum, among others.

KDHamptons writers Nicole Vawter and Emmanuela Panepinto

Event sponsors for evening included Arhaus, Arte, ATS (Allied Technical Solutions), Badilla Painters, Baldwin, Benjamin Moore, Brown Jordan, Calico Wallpaper, California Closets, Collette Home, Eichholtz, Exequor Wellness, FJ Hakimian, Hamptons Fabric and Blinds, Jenn Air, Kravet, Lladro, Nash Stone Group, NY Little Elves, Porsche, Royal Botania, S. Harris, Shakuff, Singulart, Stark, SUK Design Group, Tito’s Vodka, Unlimited Earth Care, Vera Wang Party and Wolffer Estate Vineyard. Media partners included Hamptons Magazine, Hamptons Real Estate Showcase, Park Magazine and Dan’s Papers.

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Tisha Collecte

Founded by interior designer and breast cancer survivor Iris Dankner in 2008, Holiday House is an interior design showhouse in which top interior designers and lifestyle brands can showcase their talent. All proceeds from Holiday House events benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Ellen Hermanson Foundation.

Alan Barry Photography 

Holiday House will be open from now through August 27 on Friday-Sunday from 10:00am – 6:00pm. You can learn more about Holiday House by visiting their website

Upcoming Holiday House Hamptons Special Events:

  • Vicente Wolf Book Signing and Conversation with Preston Bailey, July 22 at 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Motivational Monday, July 24. Time: 10:00am -5:00pm
  • DanceBody Class, Friday, July 28 at 10:45am
  • Young Designers Event Saturday, July 29. Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Art Night August 11 at 5-8pm, Surfboard Auction, Art Panels. Hosted by Joe Badilla of Badilla Painters and Roman Roth of Wolffer Estate

Alan Barry Photography 

For more information on HolidayHouse or to buy tickets to an upcoming event, visit HERE.