Tour New York's Dreamy Designer Holiday House
The first designer showhouse in New York City to benefit a breast cancer organisation, the Holiday House NYC recruits top local interior designers to design a room in a historic mansion inspired by a holiday or a special moment in life. This year, the house was brimming with stunning spaces by designers Ally Coulter, Matthew Patrick Smyth, Patrick James Hamilton, Kapito Muller, and many more. Scroll below for a sneak peek of the showhouse, and if you're in New York between now and Dec. 21, buy a ticket to stop by and experience it in person.
Amy Lau Design took inspiration for this over-the-top tablescape from the existing architectural arches and mirrored wall panels in the space. She was also inspired, unsurprisingly, by one of the most glamorous places: Versailles.
Pamela Banker Associates gave us a room inspired by New Year's Eve at home... because who would want to go out if home looked this good?!
Dineen Architecture + Design had an incredibly challenging shape for their guest room. The resulting space was so innovative! The lighting, architectural details, and bed nook are beyond cool.
The designer behind Guillaume Gentet actually held his wedding in the Holiday House last year. In turn, he designed a room called “Honeymoon in Paris.” The room features hand-painted wallpaper, a French painting, and a woman’s dress by a designer friend of his.
This office designed by Kapito Muller Interiors was glamorous yet modern. Very sophisticated.
Kara Mann Design’s lounge was sex-on-a-stick awesome. I absolutely loved that light fixture!
Matthew Patrick Smyth designed this massive upstairs living room. One of the constraints he had working with the showhouse was that the walls had to be returned to Benjamin Moore Decorators White. He used that as a jumping-off point for the design. The room has many objects that Smyth brought in from his own home, including that portrait by the window. I also love the LaLanne sheep, one of which is an original, the other a replica.
Gary McBournie designs lots of spaces in Palm Springs and beyond, so his room was like a little trip to the tropics. Very welcome on a frigid NYC day! I love rattan. It also contained one of my favourite pieces of art in the house, a colourful abstract painting.
Patrick James Hamilton’s Kentucky Derby-inspired room was one of the most playful and fun rooms in the house! The giant complex painting was found by an antique dealer in someone's basement. It turns out, the artist was a contemporary of Frank Stella and well-known in his day.
The foyer by Taylor Hannah Architects with ABC Home is a modern-day Versailles Hall of Mirrors. The designers used eco-friendly artist-made antiqued mirrors instead of art paired with ABC Home-exclusive Eskayel linen sofas.
Which space is your favourite? Tell us in the comments below.