Holiday House NYC Designer Showcase Part I

With grand style, the Holiday House opens today to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF), founded by Evelyn Lauder in 1993.   With the generosity of 27 design firms, donated products from companies, Tiffany & Co., Baccarat, Sleep Studio, and Fendi Casa, to name a few, the rooms of the Academy Mansion were transformed into exquisite interiors.  Traditional Home® Magazine will serve as the national media sponsor of Holiday House NYC, again this year.


Glad to be out of the cold, I entered Holiday House to a warm welcome from Sarah Sarna and Tina Ramchandani of Franklin Eight.  Inspired by the complexity and contrast within jazz music and Art Deco aesthetic, Sarah and Tina bring their sophistication to an elegant first floor ladies lounge.





Wallpaper: Feather Fan by Cole & Son, exclusively through Lee Jofa


Art Petta Thompson/Gianni Burratoni and James Meyer all through Dorfman Projects.











Large Escher wall light:  Porta Romana through Donghia .  Art by Petta Thompson.









Custom tufted banquette: Pollack fabric.  Brass coffee table: Ultra Champa, Stephanie Odegard Collection.


 Sarah and Tina use patterns and textures popular in the 1920’s (geometrics, sateens, and mohair) and make it current with a palette of black and white for modern elegance.












Designers Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper explore the exotic and design a Casablanca Christmas Parlor. Think Moroccan club meets the grandeur of the Woolworth mansion. Take a close look at the exquisite lighting by generous sponsors Fendi Casa and  Dedar.

Tony Ingrao and Randy Kempner: Casablanca Christmas Parlor

A room is not complete without art.  Every room at the mansion enlightens the soul with a with a mix of art from master works and contemporary to art pieces by new rising stars.

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You’ll find  aesthetic inspiration and so much more in every room.  Visit the Holiday House and support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Enjoy the design, art, food, as well as, live music on Thursday nights.

Event details: General Admission is $35, and the event is open to the public from November 21-December 18 (closed on Thanksgiving). Hours are 11-5, with extended hours on Thursday nights. The Academy Mansion is at 2 East 63rd Street.

About Ivy de Leon

From decorating and home staging to entertaining and gardening, I enjoy bringing traditional style to each project. I love to combine new and vintage market finds to create elevated and inviting spaces for today's modern lifestyle. CONTACT: IVY@IVYDELEON.COM
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