Aslıhan Koruyan Sabanci

Top Interior Designers Celebrate Fifth Annual Holiday House
Showhouse Announces Fall Plans and Partnership With
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

For Immediate Release – For the fifth consecutive year, breast cancer survivors and advocates will band together to create Holiday House, a holiday-themed Designer Showhouse featuring iconic designers from across the country. The event will once again take place in a historic limestone mansion at 2 East 63rd Street in Manhattan and will run from October 25 – November 18, 2012.

For the first time, this event will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, which was founded by Evelyn Lauder in 1993 and continues to be a leader in the fight against breast cancer. Honorary Chairman of BCRF, Leonard Lauder, is thrilled that Holiday House is dedicated to BCRF this year. “My wife, Evelyn, with her wonderful eye for beauty, would have been delighted by this event. We look forward to a very successful showhouse which will fuel BCRF’s ability to continue to fund the most promising research around the world.”

There will be over 25 designers who will be creating original holiday-themed room designs. Participating designers include:

Ally Coulter Designs Geoffrey Bradfield Inc Schermerhorn Interior Design
Archives ID Heiberg Cummings Stephanie Odegard Collection
BG Studio International The Monacelli Press Suzanna Eason
Brett Design Inc Huntley & Co Interior Design The Lee W. Robinson Company
Charlotte Moss Inson Dubois Wood The Roger Thomas Collection for Maya Romanoff
Claudia Giselle Design Janet Rice Interiors Tobi Fairley Interior Design
Dineen Architecture + Design Javaras Kennally Associates Vicente Wolf for Anthony
diSalvo Interiors Lee Najman Designs Lawrence Belfair
Dyfari Interiors Paula + Martha  
Eric Cohler Design Robyn Karp Design Inc  

Iris Dankner and Christopher Hyland will serve as Chairmen. Alexa Hampton and Charlotte Moss will serve as Design Chairmen. Steve Bastone, Beth Brenner, Thom Filicia, Sara Gore, and Ann Maine will serve as Vice Chairmen. Stephen Fanuka will be the Honorary Contractor. Sara Gore, host of Open House NYC, will host the Opening Night. Traditional Home magazine is supporting the event for the third year as a media partner. Sponsors include: Leviev, Aslihan Sabanci, Design & Decoration Building, Lladro, Pratt & Lambert Paints, Roche Bobois, One Kings Lane, Christopher Hyland Incorporated, J Pocker, Kravet, NOOK, Moscow 57, Sferra, 5th Avenue Millennium Aesthetic Surgery, Artistic Frame, Baccarat, Ebanista, Edelman Leather, Fabricut, Lorin Marsh, Maitland-Smith, Parsons The School for Design, Pierre Frey, Robert Allen | Beacon Hill, and VeeV VitaFrute.

Many of those involved with Holiday House have a personal experience with breast cancer. Iris Dankner, Founder and Chairman of Holiday House, is a 15-year survivor who created the event to join her passion for interior design with her quest to win the battle against this deadly disease. “When I realized that there were no major events in the interior design industry in New York City benefitting women’s issues and yet so many accomplished women in the field, I was inspired to take on this project. I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished in five years and that we are now contributing to a charity as important as BCRF.”

On October 24th 2012, Holiday House’s Opening Night Preview Party will be the kickoff to an array of many exciting events including: Meet the Designers hosted by The Monacelli Press, Mother & Daughter Brunch, a panel discussion featuring female leaders in the interior design industry and events dedicated to young designers.

Moscow 57 will again bring an eclectic elegance to the house’s courtyard café with a delicious menu featuring fresh prepared baked goods, salads and sandwiches, weekend brunch, a Russian Central Asian tea service and special Cabaret nights featuring a worldly mix of live musical performances.

"We are not just creating a decorator showhouse but a celebratory experience for our visitors. A perfect pairing of style and fun to welcome in the holiday season while supporting BCRF’s mission to achieve prevention and find a cure for breast cancer,” says Founder and Chairman, Iris Dankner.


Meet and greet other women in the interior design industry at the BITT (Bring it to The Table) Night. October 30th from 6pm – 9pm. Tickets $30
Join us on Student Designer Day where all students will be admitted at a discounted price. November 6th from 11am – 8pm. Student admission $20, public admission $30
Increase your business knowledge at a panel discussion on “How to Turn Your Personal Style into a Business.” Learn tricks of the trade from gluten free book author Aslihan Sabanci and distinguished designers, Amy Lau, Charlotte Moss, Stephanie Odegard and Amanda Nisbet. November 13th from 6pm – 7pm. Public admission $30
Book it to “Meet the Designers Hosted by The Monacelli Press”. Celebrating the design industry's biggest icons including including: Eric Cohler, Vicente Wolf, Geoffrey Bradfield, Campion Platt, Heiberg Cummings and more! November 1st from 6pm – 8pm. Public admission $30

Pictures from opening night of Holiday House NYC, supporting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and pictures form Panel Dissucission ''HOW TO TURN YOUR PERSONEL STYLE INTO A BUSINESS''

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