Friday, November 28, 2008

Holiday House in New York City Extended Until December 14

A designer show house in New York City called Holiday House has extended it's exhibition until December 14.
Holiday House, located at 2 East 63rd Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues, is dedicated to holidays and celebrations of life and features the work of talented interior designers and decorative artists. Holiday House is presented in a grand 75-foot wide mansion recently featured in Sex and the City: The Movie

Each room is be dedicated to a specific holiday theme. For example, the dining room is set for Thanksgiving, the living room festively arrayed for Christmas, the library standing by to welcome in 2009 on New Year's Eve, and Valentine's Day an inspiration for a bedroom.
Which room and holiday would you choose if you were asked to participate?
Harry Heissman: Easter

Kelley Proxmire: Bedroom for an annivesary

There is a Holiday House web site HERE
You can order tickets there at $30. each, which includes a journal. The Hours are 11 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Sunday, and until 8 PM on Thursdays. No strollers, children, or pets.
There also is a rather stingy slide show of some of the rooms, but something is better than nothing.
Diane Durocher's Fourth of July

Three years ago Leonard Blavatnik, a Russian-born financier, bought the house. This fall he allowed the Greater New York City Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a foundation that raises money to support research and help breast cancer patients, to use it as its first show house. You can read more about it HERE
Iris Designs: The Closet

DESIGNERS INCLUDE: Albert Hadley, Inc. Harry Heissmann-Easter (Main Floor); Barbara Ostrom Associates-Mother’s Day (2nd Floor); Charles Pavarini III Design Associates, Inc.- Thanksgiving (Main Floor); Charlotte Moss New York-Christmas (Main Floor); Diane Durocher Interiors-Fourth of July (3rd Floor); Eric Cohler Design-Father’s Day (2nd Floor); Gerald Charles Tolomeo, Ltd.-Winter Solstice (3rd Floor); Gunkelman Flesher Interior Design-Chanukah (Main Floor); Interiors Co.-Presidents Day (3rd Floor); Iris Designs- Birthday (2nd Floor); James Rixner-Engagement (3rd Floor); Jennifer Garrigues, Inc.-Carnival of Venice (3rd Floor); Kathy Abbott Interiors-Kwanzaa (2nd Floor); Kelley Interior Design- Happy Anniversary (3rd Floor); Ondine Karady Design-Halloween (Main Floor); Orsini Design Associates, Inc. New Year’s Eve (Main Floor); Prentice Interiors Ltd.-Summer Solstice (3rd Floor); Timothy & Associates-Valentine’s Day (2nd Floor)
James Rixner's Engagement Room

Orsini Design Associates: New Year's Eve Library

I think I would choose to do Christmas! This is a photo of my tree from last year based on Breakfast At Tiffany's. I had a whole bunch of empty Tiffany boxes, which I built my little story around. I'm thinking of doing it again this year, because it was so much fun to let the holly go lightly. The room has changed so much: paint color, furniture, rug, etc., but I think the tree would still look great.
Valorie Hart Designs
Breakfast At Tiffany's Christmas


ArchitectDesign said...

oh -i love your tree from last year -so glamorous!! I think I would chose to do the dining room for christmas! Even though thanksgiving is really my favorite holiday...nothing beats christmas decorating!!

artis1111 said...

Love the pictures and the TREE! Kathy

Carla said...

Hi Valorie, I love these pictures especially the first ones they feel so elegant and glamorous. Have a great Christmas. Carla

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