For more than a decade, a showhouse in New York City has been doing more than just highlighting fabulous design. Founded in 2008 by interior designer Iris Danker, who is a 20-year breast cancer survivor, the annual Holiday House raises funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF).

All six levels are linked with an elegant swirl of a staircase and a 60-foot light fixture by Cameron Design House.A comfortable balcony overlooks the entire pool.A small conversation area in the game room lets guests step away from the action for a chat.Feathery bedside lamps add a little something unexpected to the neutral space.

This year’s magnificent house is located on the Upper East Side of New York City at 118 East 76th Street. Danker called it Holiday House because after surviving breast cancer, every day is a holiday. Each year, she asks designers to draw the inspiration for their space from a special moment in life. The 2018 house features 23 designers who transformed the spaces into luxurious living, entertaining and relaxing rooms. The house is called “a celebration of life, beauty and optimism as an antidote to cancer.” Whatever you call it, it is full of spectacular design and we were wowed at every turn. Here’s an overview of most of the rooms in the house.

The elegant townhouse is ideal for a Showhouse.
The elegant townhouse is ideal for a Showhouse.
All six levels are linked with an elegant swirl of a staircase and a 60-foot light fixture by Cameron Design House.
All six levels are linked with an elegant swirl of a staircase and a 60-foot light fixture by Cameron Design House.
This gray color palette is super elegant with a bit of an edge.
This gray color palette is super elegant with a bit of an edge.

This self-described “rock star” lounge was designed by Susan Glick, who worked around a silvery gray palette accented with muted blue-gray accents and bold black and white art photography. Glick’s fashion background must have contributed to the expert combinations of plush, sophisticated textures that envelop the room, from the walls to the upholstered pieces.

While accents in shades of blue are highlights, the varied textures are a rich backdrop.
While accents in shades of blue are highlights, the varied textures are a rich backdrop.
This silvery sofa is the stylish focal point of the lounge.
This silvery sofa is the stylish focal point of the lounge.
One Kings Lane is a lifestyle brand.
One Kings Lane is a lifestyle brand.

This dining set, part of the sitting room by One Kings Lane is an artful mix, just as the rest of the room. This was the first time the company participated in a showhouse and the designers mixed a variety of vintage styles designs with contemporary pieces. The result is a layered look that is comfortable and effortless. The streamlined table setting is a wonderful pairing with the woven dining chairs.

The artful sections in front of the sofa have geological look -- as much sculpture as furniture.
The artful sections in front of the sofa have geological look — as much sculpture as furniture.

A quiet and very enticing oasis in the city, this outdoor terrace off the sitting room was designed by Robin Kramer. The soothing hues of the cushions combined with urban chic design of the furnishings are casual and comfortable, which is absolutely key for an outdoor space. This is our ideal retreat!

Floor to ceiling sheers with a hidden headrail are perfect for this space.
Floor to ceiling sheers with a hidden headrail are perfect for this space.

The living room was done by Timothy Brown, and is chock full of antiques and one-of-a-kind pieces. The sectional belongs to Brown himself and is the perfect piece for grounding the space. Muted tones help to create a relaxing and sophisticated space that is still comfortable and highly livable. A restrained use of accessories maintains the ease of the room, which is well accented by the cut flowers and bamboo branch.

Oversized family photos are great for personalizing a room.
Oversized family photos are great for personalizing a room.
The dark, dramatic space is equipped with a bar sink.
The dark, dramatic space is equipped with a bar sink.

Brown also decorated this room because no one else wanted too. This bar space has a full wall of shiny metallic and orange tile in a very retro geometric design that was rather jarring, so he covered all the walls with dark drapes, creating a bar area that has a private club feeling. You can just imagine standing around the stone console with your guests, sipping a cocktail and chatting.

A comfortable balcony overlooks the entire pool.
A comfortable balcony overlooks the entire pool.

At the very top of the house is a special space by designer Vanessa DeLeon: A pool area. The pool and walls have a lovely mosaic design and are accented by large silver sculptures. At the top of the space, a balcony area has a lounge for relaxing and entertaining, all with a view over the pool. Comfortable furnishings in a neutral palette keep the focus on the pool and make for an easy space.

A dramatic silver console is highlighted by round sconces
A dramatic silver console is highlighted by round sconces
The tall ceiling in the pool area makes it feel open and light-filled.
The tall ceiling in the pool area makes it feel open and light-filled.
Modern silver sculptures add drama and whimsy to the pool space.
Modern silver sculptures add drama and whimsy to the pool space.
Having a personal spa space is the ultimate luxury.
Having a personal spa space is the ultimate luxury.
The balcony off the spa is a private retreat good for additional relaxation.
The balcony off the spa is a private retreat good for additional relaxation.

After a swim, maybe you want a massage?  The spa space, designed by LGC Interior Design of Long Island, is designed for relaxation. The moody space has luxurious silk draperies that can cover the entire wall of windows that look out onto a balcony. In nice weather, the outdoor space is set up for continued relaxation too. The calming space is great for spa treatments or even just quiet meditation.

Kraiem sourced pieces from all over the world for this stunning bedroom.
Kraiem sourced pieces from all over the world for this stunning bedroom.

Designer Natalie Kraiem looked to Paris for inspiration when designing this master bedroom. A recent trip there had fired up her desire to create a bedroom that is a get-away inside your own home. In fact, she called it “Getaway in Paris.” The space is filled with luxurious pieces that are a mix of modern and vintage. A serene color palette is amped up with textural variety, from the leather headboard to the textured walls and modern, patterned upholstered furniture. It certainly has that “Je ne sais quoi” that invites you to laze away the day, relaxing.

Many of the pieces in the space were designed by Kraiem in collaboration with her vendors.
Many of the pieces in the space were designed by Kraiem in collaboration with her vendors.
A cozy sitting area in the corner of the room reflects the same level of luxury.
A cozy sitting area in the corner of the room reflects the same level of luxury.

The bedroom's blueish-gray accents are repeated in the bath with a more contemporary flair.
The bedroom’s blueish-gray accents are repeated in the bath with a more contemporary flair.
The cabinetry is by California Closets.
The cabinetry is by California Closets.

Another space you may never feel the need to leave is this amazing closet by Rio Hamilton. Painted in a color that evokes a soft sunset, the animal print carpet by Stark adds a touch of trendiness. Aside from being a beautiful space for storing your wardrobe, the closet also has a few surprises: A built-in coffee machine to make your morning routine more pleasant along with an automatic valet that steams, cleans and freshens your precious fashions.

The LG Styler TrueSteam Clothing Care System is slim enough for almost any bedroom or walk-in closet.
The LG Styler TrueSteam Clothing Care System is slim enough for almost any bedroom or walk-in closet.
An eclectic selection of accessories like the bust is an ideal balance for the prints.
An eclectic selection of accessories like the bust is an ideal balance for the prints.

The home’s family game room by Eric Haydel is a colorful and comfortable space for hanging out or for entertaining. The mixed prints of the upholstery and rugs are further boosted by the bright artwork and pops of red. In fact, the melange of textiles on the sofa prevents it from being too much.

Haydel chose to use an old-fashioned but classic style of wide binding for the area rugs in the room.
Haydel chose to use an old-fashioned but classic style of wide binding for the area rugs in the room.
The two chairs have an architectural feel and blend well with the greenery.
The two chairs have an architectural feel and blend well with the greenery.

Just off the family game room is this quiet garden, located on the lower level. Designed by Adam Alexander and Lauren Kovacs of the Spiezle Architecture Group, the space is Zen-like with Asian accents and a very natural vibe. Clean lines and minimalist accessories keep it modern with not a whiff of Jungalow to be found.

A wall of shelving in a room meant for fun is ideal for displaying objects with a theme.
A wall of shelving in a room meant for fun is ideal for displaying objects with a theme.

Mark Addison’s game room is part collection and part homage to the cocktail, as well as fun play space. The wall of shelving displays bar accouterments and sets of glassware. At the center is a game table from Blatt Billiards, surrounded by geometric and colorful chairs. By the fireplace, two modern suede armchairs in a regal shade of purple repeat one of the accent hues in the game table chairs.

A game room table should be lots of fun, as this one really is.
A game room table should be lots of fun, as this one really is.
A small conversation area in the game room lets guests step away from the action for a chat.
A small conversation area in the game room lets guests step away from the action for a chat.
Quirky pieces and a little neon make a fun and creative space for kids.
Quirky pieces and a little neon make a fun and creative space for kids.

“Fun” is the perfect word to describe the kids’ bedroom that was designed by husband and wife design team Dean & Dahl. The black and white graffiti walls are actually a mural by artist Carrie Ellen of Utah and create a great backdrop for the dark and dramatic bunk bed. Accented with gilded climbing holds above the bed and up the wall at the foot end of the bed are an addition any kids would love. The artistic focus of the space and its eclectic mix are what a kids’ room ought to be.

Small artsy accents make a big difference in a kids' room.
Small artsy accents make a big difference in a kids’ room.
Feathery bedside lamps add a little something unexpected to the neutral space.
Feathery bedside lamps add a little something unexpected to the neutral space.

One of the numerous bedrooms is this one called “In Anticipation of Spring” designed by A List Interiors. A light and neutral color palette is highlighted with unexpected textures like the feathers that top off the elegant bedside lamps. A touch of gold in the lamps and mirror frames are just enough glitz. Across from the bed, built-ins flank a generous dressing table and ample light for getting ready. We particularly love the unique handles on the closet doors.

Elegant closed storage keeps the space clean and uncluttered.
Elegant closed storage keeps the space clean and uncluttered.
Light airy, the guest bedroom invites you to snuggle in and dream away.
Light airy, the guest bedroom invites you to snuggle in and dream away.

Ariel Okin’s Guest bedroom is a garden vision sure to please any guest. The light and flowery space is defined by the unique wallpaper, which Okin said is her lighter and daintier take on chinoiserie. She worked with the wallpaper vendor —  de Gournay — to create the custom pattern of blooms and trellis. The rest of the very inviting space is furnished with pieces from CB2 along with some vintage pieces, like the nightstands.

Vintage tables make fabulous nightstands.
Vintage tables make fabulous nightstands.
A unique half-circle desk from CB2 can be a dressing table or a writing table.
A unique half-circle desk from CB2 can be a dressing table or a writing table.
The accompanying bathroom takes the trellis design to a bold level in this modern geometric wallpaper.
The accompanying bathroom takes the trellis design to a bold level in this modern geometric wallpaper.

Having seen how a Hästens bed is hand-stitched, we agree that it is appropriately center stage in the bedroom. Touijer Designs agrees and made the luxurious mattress-as-work-of-art the focal point. Lighter neutral round out the space and create a very relaxing bedroom. Behind the headboard is a wooden wall that is a work of art in and of itself that was created by Hakwood. The layers of wood are cut out and arranged into a dimensional backdrop that is soft and gentle. The company is known for its top quality wood flooring and wall tiles.

The custom wood creation on the wall is eye-catching yet calm and soothing.
The custom wood creation on the wall is eye-catching yet calm and soothing.
Across from the bed, the built-ins flank a television that is built into the mirror.
Across from the bed, the built-ins flank a television that is built into the mirror.
Stylish and comfortable, the landing is very inviting.
Stylish and comfortable, the landing is very inviting.

The lower landing at the bottom of the very grand – and very tall — spiral staircase is super stylish and inviting. Interior Marketing Group created the space, which features a curved sofa and artful accessories and mirrors from Arteriors. The textured wall that runs the entire vertical span of the staircase takes on extra drama when lighted from the sides. It’s also a strong visual counterpoint to the line created by the underside of the stairs.

Artful elements and quirky accessories create a dramatic space.
Artful elements and quirky accessories create a dramatic space.
Silverman's space shows that a laundry can be functional and organized as well as a whole lotta fun.
Silverman’s space shows that a laundry can be functional and organized as well as a whole lotta fun.

With a fun — and fully equipped — laundry room like this, we wouldn’t mind running a few loads. The room, created by Joyce Silverman. It’s highly organized but still plenty of fun with its bubbly ornamentation and accents of balloons and glass orbs. The appliances are all from LG and include another automatic steamer like the one in the master bedroom closet.

We’ve seen our share of showhouses and this one is one of the best. The swanky location in Manhattan’s upper East Side doesn’t hurt, but also the 23 designers and companies that dreamed up these spaces have created a fantastic space that is not only inspirational but highly livable. And to top it off, the proceeds benefit a breast cancer research, a critical cause that still needs support.

The post New York Holiday House Offers Six Floors of Spectacular Design appeared first on Home Decorating Trends – Homedit.

©






 

SUBSCRIBE:  DIY & Craft feed | Home & Garden feed Fashion & Style feed

 

Related Post: