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Deck The Halls In Style With The Ultimate Inspiration For Holiday Home Decorating

Enjoying Gorgeously Holiday Decorated Homes

No longer can we turn the dial on the radio to hide from Christmas music, because the holidays are upon us - yikes! There are many things that I love about the holidays, but one of the things that makes this season special is seeing how people decorate their homes. Just like interior design, there is no right or wrong way of approaching design as long as it fits your personality, is beautiful to you and functional for you and your family. Bundling up the family and hopping into the car to see Christmas lights is a must, like it is every year, but this year, you can tour the interiors of some fabulously designed spaces that feature holiday decor. Have you ever heard of the Holiday House in New York? I had not... until I ran across these bold and beautiful holiday designs on Houzz. One thing to note is that the designers did not have to create a cohesive design throughout the home, which will be evident in this round-up of photos.

Inspired by a Houzz post


What Is The Holiday House In New York City?

Holiday House Design Show was founded six years ago by Iris Dankner to raise breast cancer awareness in the design industry. Iris is a sixteen year breast cancer survivor, and has made it her mission to raise funds for breast cancer research and women who need help fighting this disease.

In 2008, combining her two passions, namely her love of design and her efforts to help women in need, Iris created Holiday House, the first designer showhouse held in New York City to benefit a breast cancer organization. Recruiting top interior designers in the New York City area, the showhouse was held in a historic mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and was a resounding success, with all proceeds donated to help the quest to end the scourge of breast cancer forever.

Since its inception, Holiday House has featured the top interior designers in the industry, received critical acclaim, been endorsed by some of the most celebrated global luxury brands, and expanded to a summer showhouse in the Hamptons. Holiday House is about the celebration of life, with each designer selecting a holiday or a special moment in life as an inspiration for their design.

Come enjoy the entire experience – come celebrate life with us!


Photos From The 2014 Holiday House

In The New York area, visit the 2013 NYC Holiday House located on Academy Mansion, 2 E. 63rd St., Manhattan. The mansion is open daily 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays) now through December 18, 2013; $35 general admission - get more info here.