Holiday House NYC: Supporting a Good Cause through the Love of Interior Design

December 19, 2013

I was so excited when my design mentor, Debbie Travin of DLT Interiors, told me about a design lecture that was being held at the Decoration & Design Building in NYC on how to start your own design business and asked me to go with her. Little did I know how amazing this day was going to be.

While attending this lecture, I was happy to learn about Holiday House NYC. As a way to bring both interior design and the prevention of breast cancer together, designer and breast cancer survivor Iris Dankner started Holiday House NYC in 2008. In the Upper East Side, Holiday House is held in a historic mansion and all the proceeds donated go to helping the end of breast cancer and those who suffer from it. 

Each room in the historic mansion is designed by top designers in the industry. Each designer chooses a special moment or holiday occasion as inspiration for their design. It was my first time attending this year and I must say I was extremely impressed. Every design has it's own story and I loved how each room set it's own mood. Each of the designers that spoke at the design lecture had designed a space in the Holiday House - J. Cohler Mason Design, J + G Design and Darrin Varden Design. 

Designer Gregory Allan Cramer was spending time in his space when I walked in and he was able to share his story behind his design - it was such a pleasure to meet him! Here are some of the pictures that I was able to take as I toured the four floors of the Holiday House (I really wish my flash worked better though)...Enjoy!

The first space you would see walking through the Holiday House - featuring furniture by Fendi Casa.

An extravagant and traditional dining space with  lots of beautiful architectural features.

I loved the velvet emerald green which has been a trendy color this past year & how the bench and table are nested together. 

I love the pop of turquoise and burnt orange in this abstract art piece.

This space above had lots of abstract art, fun pops of color & beautiful metallic wallpaper.

Above is J Cohler Mason Design - a classy and chic space with some fun pop art.

A glamorous teen girl bedroom with creative instagram wallpaper.

Above is part of the space designed by Gregory Allan Cramer - the photo wall are of photos from the Tutu Project which is set out to raise awareness for breast cancer. Here is the link to find out more information: The Tutu Project

These aren't half of the pictures that I had taken but you can see how many different design styles were portrayed in this house - all to celebrate the holidays, interior design and raising money for such a good cause. Above is a picture Gregory Allan Cramer sent me himself. I am so happy that I was able to tour this mansion before I made the move out to California! I recommend if you're in New York City to check out Holiday House this season!

Here is the link to learn more about such a great cause: Holiday House NYC