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Holiday House Designer Showcase

The 2011 showhouse is filled with unexpected pleasures

Written by Clara Haneberg
  • John Bessler

    A sextet of lovely classical sketches of mothers and their children in a Mother’s Day salon. A flock of ravens in flight painted across the ceiling of a Halloween-themed sitting room. A digitally printed lavender watercolor serving as a sensationally soothing wall covering in a room dedicated to Sunday rest. These details make the Holiday House Designer Showcase an unexpected pleasure, one for which we are proud to serve as national media sponsor. Now in its fifth year, the Holiday House Designer Showcase in Manhattan not only creates jewel-like settings for major holidays, but also celebrates smaller, more personal milestones. With the 2012 showhouse that benefits The Breast Cancer Research Foundation to look forward to October 25 through November 18, we whet your decorating appetite here with a sampling of rooms (there were 37 designers and 27 rooms) from last year’s showhouse.

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    Console table; art on console: designer’s collection.
    Table lamp (“Sofa in Crackle”): Mottega, 877/612-6688,
    Coffee set (Prova Prima Collection): Richard Ginori 1735, 800/215-1193,
    Silver tray: vintage.
    Candlesticks: Eileen Kathryn Boyd Interiors, 631/427-6400,
    Bench (EKB Private Label): Eileen Kathryn Boyd Interiors, 631/427-6400,
    Bench fabric (“Katura” #15382-352): Duralee Fabrics, 800/275-3872,
    Chair beside console: vintage.
    Chair fabric (“Semper”/Violet #Z234/05, by Zinc): Romo, 800/338-2783,
    Lavender pillow (“Versailles Velvet” #29808): Kravet, 888/457-2838,
    Pillow trim (“Feline”/Hyacinth #15371-618): Duralee Fabrics, 800/275-3872,
    Wall paint (“Light Pewter” #1464): Benjamin Moore & Co,., 888/236-6667,
    Carpet (“Keystone” #7100-00479): Masland Carpets, 800/633-0468, Through Data Carpet, 516/352-8700,

  • John Bessler

    Eileen Kathryn Boyd, Sunday in Repose

    Befitting her theme of a room meant for a restful Sunday, Eileen Kathryn Boyd slipped technology into her design scheme—but discreetly—by digitally printing a lavender watercolor for use as a serene and spellbinding wall covering.

    “Because the architecture is all squares and panels, I wanted to overlay it with something organic that had movement and flow,” explains Boyd.

    Interior design: Eileen Kathryn Boyd, Eileen Kathryn Boyd Interiors, 251 Main St., Huntington, NY 11743; 631/427-6400,
    Photography: John Bessler

    Sofa (“Fireside Sofa” #H1700); sofa fabric (“Sun-9685-00”): Henredon, 800/444-3682,
    Pillow at end of sofa (“Shimmer Linen” #2644120): Schumacher, 800/523-1200,
    Pillow, second from left on sofa (“Ginori” #15365-43): Duralee Fabrics, 800/275-3872,
    Lavender lumbar pillow (“Semper”/Violet #Z234/05, by Zinc): Romo, 800/338-2783,
    Throw on sofa; sofa end tables: Eileen Kathryn Boyd Interiors, 631/427-6400,
    Lamps (“Simple Floor Lamp” #BBL1023SS-S2, by Visual Comfort): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323,
    Serving cart: vintage.
    Roman shades (“Annette”/Dune #15396-588): Duralee Fabrics. 800/275-3872,
    Drapery (“Zsa Zsa”/Wisteria #15394-241); drapery trim (“Logan Solid Velvet”/Lake Blue #36120-272): Duralee Fabrics, 800/275-3872,
    Wall paint (“Light Pewter” #1464): Benjamin Moore & Co, 888/236-6667,
    Wall art: Black Crow Studios, 310/266-7819,
    Green ottomans (EKB Private label): Eileen Kathryn Boyd Interiors, 631/427-6400,
    Ottoman fabric (“Semper”/Palm #Z234/12, by Zinc): Romo, 800/338-2783,
    Ottoman trim (“Versailles Velvet” #29808): Kravet, 888/457-2838,
    Area rug (“New Oriental Tibetan” #293246A, wool and viscose, Layla Collection): Stark Carpet, 212/752-9000,
    Coffee table (EKB Prvate Label): Eileen Kathryn Boyd Interiors, 631/427-6400,
    Ottoman under coffee table (“Wilson Ottoman” #H9653-0): Henredon, 800/444-3682,
    Ottoman fabric (“Feline”/Lilac #15371-45): Duralee Fabrics, 800/275-3872,
    Wing chair (“Geoffrey Chair” #L0621): Henredon, 800/444-3682,
    Wing-chair fabric, inside back (“Dupione Celeste” #8067-0000): Sunbrella, 336/221-2211,
    Wing-chair fabric, outside back (“Odyssey”/Smoke #15388-352): Duralee Fabrics, 800/275-3872,
    Pillow in wing chair (“Ginori” #15365-43): Duralee Fabrics, 800/275-3872,
    Hanging lantern (“Large Cornice Hanging Lantern” #SL872-PN, by Visual Comfort): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323,

  • John Bessler

    Eileen Kathryn Boyd, Sunday in Repose

    Hanging lanterns are from Circa, and candlesticks are by Rogaska.

  • John Bessler

    Eileen Kathryn Boyd, Sunday in Repose

    Her seating arrangement also explores the tension between softness and hardness. Atop a geometric rug by Stark Carpet, a round ottoman tufted and upholstered in a mini animal print by Duralee nestles under a coffee table painted in a high-gloss purple. Other seating pieces, including a Henredon sofa in taupe velvet, a chair with ice blue Sunbrella fabric, and benches in green velvet, festoon the space with color.

    Mantel: original to house.
    Candlesticks on mantel (Singapore Collection): Rogaska, Available through Glassworks, 800/486-8005,
    Art on mantel, left: by Sean Murphy,
    Art on mantel, right: designer’s collection.
    Sconces by mantel (“Right Angle Single Sconce” #SL2865-PN, by Visual Comfort): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323,
    Chair by mantel: vintage.
    Chair-seat fabric (“Logan Solid Velvet”/Lake Blue #36120-272): Duralee Fabrics, 800/275-3872,
    Lounge chair left foreground (“Leslie Chair” #H1116): Henredon, 800/444-3682,
    Chair fabric (Spectrum”/Dove #48032-0000): Sunbrella, 336/221-2211,

  • Nick Johnson

    James Rixner, Valentine’s Day

    James Rixner created maximum theatrical impact in his Valentine’s Day living room. “My goal was for visitors to experience a grand traditional space in a totally new way,” Rixner says. Dark brown walls and champagne-colored draperies are punctuated with passionate red accents. Our favorite? Matching chairs from Century with sexy cushions covered in tufted cinnabar silk. 

    Interior design: James Rixner, James Rixner, 121 Morton St., New York, NY 10014; 212/206-7439,
    Photography: Nick Johnson

    Sofa (“Tomei Sofa” #22-905); sofa fabric (#71308-18/Almond); throw on sofa; three-drawer chest (“Drawer Chest” #819-702, Metro Luxe Collection); mirror over chest (#SF5100, Grand Tour Furniture Collection): Century Furniture, 800/852-5552,
    Pillow on sofa (“Futurology”/Fire): Beacon Hill, 800/333-3777,
    Cocktail table (“Lucite Ice Block Cocktail Table” #7968): Lorin Marsh, 212/759-8700,
    Drapery fabrics (“Sophia Silk”/Toast #28832.16; “Sophia Silk”/Bamboo #28832.1616; “Isabella Silk”/Bisque #28704.1); Roman shade fabric (“Rhythm Linen”/Ivory #9647.1): Kravet, 888/457-2838,
    Drapery tiebacks (“Alchemy Crystal Tieback”/Quartz): Robert Allen, 800/333-3777,
    Chandelier (“Murano Chandelier” #041-3-BACH): Foundry, 212/759-9332,
    Wall paint (“Dark Chocolate” #CSP-270, matte); trim paint (Stoneware” #CSP-245, semigloss): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667,
    Rug (“Taj Mahal Silk & Wool”): Tibetano, 800/995-5784,
    Chairs (“Sleigh Chair” #I1-3824, by Juan Montoya); sleigh-chair fabric (#8512-70/Cimmaron): Century Furniture, 800/853-5552,
    Sconces  (vintage, France, c. 1940): Chameleon Fine Lighting, 212/355-6300,

  • Peter Dressel

    Jennifer Duneier, Easter

    Every home needs a room that aids rejuvenation. Jennifer Duneier’s Easter-inspired sitting area with an en suite bath is just that. “Here the woman of the house can escape the hustle and bustle of a busy day,” Duneier says. Childhood memories of dyeing Easter eggs prompted her palette: Turquoise velvet damask covers a fanciful chair, and a geometric Osborne & Little wallpaper patterns the walls. The pink tones of the flower photograph reference the symbols of spring in an elegant, sophisticated way.

    Interior design: Jennifer Duneier, Duneier Design, 318 E.69th St., New York, NY 10021; 917/822-5398,
    Photography: Peter Dressel

    Wallpaper inside paneling (“Kikko Trellis” #W6176-01 by Osborne & Little); wallpaper outside the panels (“Tsuga,” by Designers Guild): Osborne & Little, 212/751-3333,
    Trim paint (silver leaf): custom.
    Area rug (Over-Dyed Oriental #od91139): Stark Carpet, 212/752-9000,
    Desk (custom design by Jennifer Duneier): fabricated by Avery Boardman Ltd., 212/688-6611,
    Vinyl desk fabric (#90769-438 in Laguna): Duralee Fabrics, 800/275-3872,
    Desk chair (custom design by Jennifer Duneier): fabricated by Avery Boardman Ltd., 212/688-6611,
    Chair fabric (“Fountain Velvet” #CH2505/080, and “Florence Court Velvet” #2496/080): Jab Anstoetz, 212/486-1500.
    White vases: Lladro, 800/785-3490,
    Art (#AD02502): [Art] Addiction, 212/956-0805,
    Drapery (“Diapson Linen” #AU7030.09): Christopher Hyland Inc., 212/688-6121,
    Drapery tassel (“Contemporary Crystal Tieback” #988-46672): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000,

  • Peter Rymwid

    Felicia Zwebner, Thanksgiving

    Felicia Zwebner believed her room’s limestone fireplace, walnut-paneled walls, and painted, barrel-vaulted ceiling was ideal for Thanksgiving.

    “I wanted guests to experience the comfort and warmth that comes with that holiday,” she says.

    Interior design: Felicia Zwebner, Felicia Zwebner Design, 917/680-1217,
    Photography: Peter Rymwid

    Sofas (“Ukiyo”); wing chairs (“Charles”); dining chairs (“Robin”): FZ Collection, 917/680-1217,
    Table cover; napkins: Kim Seybert, 212/564-7850,
    Lamp on table: Ebanista,
    Stemware: Scully & Scully, 800/223-3717,
    China: Mottahedeh, 800/443-8225,
    Napkin rings; place-card holders: L’Objet, 855/562-5388,
    Porcelain figurines: Lladro, 800/634-9088,
    Florals: L’Olivier Floral Atelier, 212/255-2828,

  • Peter Rymwid

    Felicia Zwebner, Thanksgiving

    To make the baronial room inviting, Zwebner divided the space into three areas for conversation: a sitting area flanked by two round dining tables. Pheasants and feathers replace a typical Thanksgiving decor of turkeys and pumpkins. Jewel-toned fabrics and table accessories underscore the autumnal feel.

    Sofa fabric: Clarence House, 800/221-4704,
    Rug: Stark Carpet, 212/752-9000,
    Floor lamps; sconces: Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070,
    Window fabric: Vervain, 800/611-8686,
    Fabrication: Window 25, 973/817-9464,

  • Mark Kiely

    Deb Landis, Night at the Oscars

    Shimmery drapery panels suggesting a movie theater stage serve as an ideal backdrop for the Oscars media room designed by Deb Landis. “I set out to create a glamorously modern room with a hint of old-Hollywood charm,” Landis says. A sectional sofa upholstered in silky charcoal mohair provides ample seating for guests watching the awards show. Varying hues of gray give the space dimension, while silver accents embellish the starstruck theme. A tonal geometric rug by Stark Carpet ties the room’s elements together.

    Interior design: Deb Landis, Deb Landis Design Inc., 1 W. 64th St., New York, NY 10023; 347/886-3842,
    Photography: Mark Kiely

    Sectional sofa (“Capri Sectional Sofa”); sofa and matching throw-pillow fabric (“Desert Gray”): Weiman, Through ABC Carpet & Home, 212/473-3000,
    Decorative pillows  (embroidered pillow in Pearl/Natural, 18x18 inches, by Scube Design;  “Stone Diva” on Linen #1192, 12x12 inches, by Sivaana; embroidered pillow in Cream/Natural, 18x18 inches, by Scube Design; “Mirror” pillow with hand-embroidered mirror studs, #1019, 12x12 inches, by Sivaana; pillow at right, “Drizzling” #1185, 20x20 inches, by Sivaana): Gracious Home, 800/338-7809,
    Cashmere throw: Sferra,
    Drapery: Henry B. Urban Inc., 212/489-3308.
    Floor lamp (antique, polished nickel): 145 Antiques & Decorative Objects, 212/807-1149,
    Area rug (#293116B pc #45785, Layla Collection): Stark Carpet, 212/752-9000,
    Coffee table (“Carousel,” custom): Lorin Marsh, 212/759-8700,
    Oval bowl on table (“Mona Mercury Glass Candy Dish”); tea light (“Jaipur Lotus Tea Light”): Interlude, 888/525-6199,
    Tablet (to remotely access programs and movies on the video system): Audio Command Systems, 800/382-2939,
    Books: Strand Book Store, 212/473-1452,
    Flowers: Stone Kelly, 212/245-6611,
    Wall paint (“White Dove”): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667,

  • Carter Berg and John Bessler

    Ally Coulter, Mother’s Day

    Ally Coulter’s modern Mother’s Day salon honors mothers with its soft furnishings, plush textures, and classic Hollywood glamour. The stunning space has intricately plastered walls painted in Benjamin Moore’s crisp “Super White.” Coulter’s accents of silver and pink keep the palette calm and feminine. The focal point is an ahh-inducing Ralph Lauren Home chandelier dripping with crystals.

    Interior design: Ally Coulter, Ally Coulter Designs, 51 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840; 401/619-1118,
    Photography: Carter Berg and John Bessler

    Sectional sofa (“Modern Penthouse Sectional” #141-D, 141-E, 141-K, 141-L, 141-Z): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674,
    Pillows, from left (“Orissa Snakeskin”/Champagne; “Palace Silk Velvet”/Cream #LFY50751F; designer’s pillow; “Orissa Snakeskin”/Champagne #LFY60076F; “Palace Silk Velvet”/Cream #LFY50751F; “Sterling Stripe”/Mother of Pearl #LFY64328F; designer’s pillow): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674,
    White fur-type pillow on sofa: Mongolian lamb’s wool.
    Coffee table (“Carlisle Cocktail Table”): Ralph Lauren, 888/475-7674,
    Chess set: Nicholas Brawer Gallery, 212/772-2664,
    Candlesticks: designer’s collection.
    Silver tea set (“Walton Tea Set”); silver tray: Ralph Lauren, 888/475-7674,
    China tea set: vintage.
    Round side table by sofa (“Palmer Side Table”): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674,
    Box on table (“Helena”): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/474-7674,
    Cherub candlestick: Dagmar Design, 310/385-0116,
    Amethyst point on round side table: designer’s collection.
    Hurricane (“Wood Base Hurricane” #6821621710FY): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674,
    Chandelier (“Runway”), drapery (“Satin Stripe”/White #LFY64122F); bowl on pedestal (“Aveline”): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674,
    Pedestal base (antique, Italian): David Duncan Antiques, 212/688-0666,
    Area rug (“Ebb and Flow”/White): Stark Carpet, 212/752-9000,
    Tufted chair (“Mayfair tufted chair” #091-03); chair fabric (discontinued); throw (discontinued); pillow (“Matilda Silk Pinstripe”/Mother of Pearl #LFY60050F): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674,
    Club chair (“Brook Street Club Chair” #762-03), pillow (“Argentum Weave”/Silver #LFY60074F): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674,
    Bar console (“Luxe Console” #PRC785G); table lamp on bar (“Marissa” #RL14000PN-S); small shagreen frame (“Devereaux”); hurricane (“Classic Hurricane”/polished nickel #6821621190FY); champagne cooler (“Randolph Double Champagne Cooler”); faceted jar (“Landis”); crystal glassware (“Broughton”); vase (“Bigham”); nut bowl (“Stafford”): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674,
    Mirror (family heirloom): designer’s collection.
    Desk (“Fontana Arte”): Lorin Marsh, 212/759-8700,
    Lamps on desk (antique, English): Nicholas Brawer Antiques, 212/772-2664,

  • Carter Berg and John Bessler

    Ally Coulter, Mother’s Day

    A set of six sketches by Thomas Sully above the fireplace adds a touch of classicism. Coulter’s own antiques, including heirlooms, old silver, and layered mementos, deepen the room’s emotional resonance. “I envisioned a mother relaxing during afternoon tea as her daughter played the Steinway,” Coulter says.

    Tufted ottoman (custom); ottoman fabric (baby pink suede, custom): Ally Coulter Designs, 401/619-1118,
    Pillow on tufted chair (“Sterling Stripe”/Mother of Pearl): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674, 
    Lounge chair to right of mantel (“Hudson Street Lounge Chair” #424-03); throw (“Classic Cashmere Throw”); pillow on chair (“Argentum Weave”/Silver): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674,
    Tall candlestick by lounge chair: designer’s collection. 
    Mantel: original to house.
    Fire screen; fireplace tools: Chesney’s, 646/840-0609,
    Hurricanes on mantel (“Wood Base Hurricane” #6821621710FY); box at left on mantel (“Bleecker”): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674,
    Art above mantel (Thomas Scully portraits): personal collection.
    Sconces (“Conservatory Garden 2-Light Sconce” #CG102): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674,
    Club chair to left of mantel (“Brook Street Club Chair” #762-03); pillow on chair (“Argentum Weave”/Silver); metal table by club chair (“Modern Metropolis Trolley” #PRC-220); jars (“Landis Faceted Jars”): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674,
    Paint (“Super White,” eggshell): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667,

  • Peter Rymwid

    Inson Wood, Chinese New Year

    Contemporary furniture is fused with patterned fabrics and upbeat artwork in Inson Wood’s Chinese New Year room, which, he says, has an emphasis on the festival of lights. Instead of using lanterns, Wood chose pelmets made of silk-embroidered chinoiserie wallpaper by Christopher Hyland to represent them. A pure silk Sultanabad rug softens the room, while generous amounts of red ward off bad luck. The Buddha heads on the mantel are from Lladro.

    Interior design: Inson Wood, Inson Dubois Wood Residential Design and Interiors, 31 West 27th St., Suite 10D, New York, NY 10001; 212/343-1077,
    Photography: Peter Rymwid

    Period-style furniture (in the style of Rinck, Jean-Michel Frank, custom): Frank Pollaro, Pollaro Custom Furniture Inc., 908/206-1888,
    Fauteuil fabric (zebra fur): J. Robert Scott, 800/322-4910,
    Dragon pillow on sofa: Christopher Hyland, 212/688-6121,
    Red-and-white pillow; velvet pillow (by Rubelli): Donghia, 800/366-4442,
    Area rug (pure silk Sultanabad): Orley Shabahang, 212/421-5800,
    Mantel: original to house.
    Table in front of mantel (blue crystal, Louis XV-style, polished nickel); floor lamp: Charles Paris, through Donghia, 800/366-4442,
    Cubes on table (by Jeff Zimmerman):  R Gallery, 212/343-7979,
    Buddha heads: Lladro, 800/634-9088,
    Painting above mantel (by Ron Erlich): Stephen Haller Gallery, 212/741-7777,
    Chandelier (by Herve Van Der Straeten): Maison Gerard, 212/674-7611,
    Window treatment: Christopher Hyland, 212/688-6121,
    Wall paint (“Moroccan Red” #1309, 7 coats, special gloss finish); floor paint: Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667,

  • Marisa Pellegrini

    Charles Farruggio, Marriage Proposal Celebration

    Charles Farruggio had daydreamed since childhood about the day he would bend down on one knee to make his marriage proposal. When the time came to create the perfect backdrop for popping the question, he brought his own fantasy to life. “I wanted guests to feel the romance,” Farruggio says. To make the parlor room feel momentous yet intimate enough for such an occasion, he placed a table for two below a breathtaking antique chandelier. Warm gray walls cocoon the space, and a metallic vinyl wall covering adds champagne-like sparkle to the ceiling. A sofa covered in fabric by Kravet is a comfortable spot to fantasize about wedding plans. 

    Interior design: Charles Farruggio, Charles Farruggio, LLC; 917/577-1137,
    Photography: Marisa Pellegrini

    Dining table: designer’s collection.
    Table cover: satin remnant.
    Dining chairs (“Oliver Dining Chair” #50775): Donghia, 800/366-4442,
    Chair fabric (by Armani Casa): Armani Casa, 877/361-1176.
    Charger (by Philippe Deshoulieres); dinner plate; salad plate (“Syracuse Taupe”, by Robert Haviland and C. Parlon); glassware (“St. Petersburg,” by Theresienthal); flatware  (“Arabesque Gold,” by Alain Saint-Joanis); candlesticks (Essential FPV Collection): The  Silver Peacock, 212/426-2610.
    Frog figurine (“Enchanted Prince”): Lladro, 800/634-9088,
    Chandelier (Italian 1 2-arm chandelier, Murano glass #LC0311-11); chaise (19th -century, scrolled back, turned legs #SN1011-08) 145 Antiques, 212/807-1149,
    Chaise fabric: Kravet, 888/457-2838,
    Upholstering: Gary Buxbaum, GBC Upholstery, 718/786-5900,
    Pillow on chaise (“Peacock “/Grey Velvet on Snow Linen #602GYS, Katazome Collection): Antonio Aguilar Home,
    Faux fur throw on chaise (“Spectre”/Charcoal #7418-1000, by Opuzen): through Koroseal, 212/751-1595,
    Fireplace; fireplace accessories: William H. Jackson, 212/753-9400,
    Brass torchieres: Arteriors Home, 877/488-8866,
    Art (by Bruce Sargeant): ClampArt, 646/230-0020,
    Sheer window treatment (“Sierra Sheer” #4400-0161, by Opuzen); damask window treatment (“Meera” /Charcoal Black #4118-6656, by Opuzen): through Koroseal, 212/751-1595,
    Wall paint (“Chelsea Gray” #HC-168, flat); trim (“Midnight Dream” #2129-10, high gloss): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667,
    Ceiling (“Luxe”/ Peacock #L521-74, vinyl): Koroseal, 212/751-1595,
    Painter, wallcovering installation: Louis Hidalgo, 973/983-1355.
    Etagere: vintage.
    Area rug (hand-knotted Tibetan): Stark Carpet, 212/752-9000,
    Drapery and tablecloth fabrication: Erik Bruce Inc., 646/896-1091,

  • Phillip Ennis

    Suzanne Eason, Halloween

    With Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven in mind, Suzanne Eason created an arresting “birds in flight” ceiling treatment for her Halloween sitting room. “Once guests looked up, they were transported outside to autumn at dusk,” Eason explains. “It was magical!” Her mysterious space also features Art Deco barware, a skull-patterned rug, and silk draperies by Robert Allen. Aubergine, charcoal, and orange team up to create the dark and stormy scene, while music by Keiki Matsui along with orchestrations from Harry Potter films set the eerie mood.

    Interior design: Suzanne Eason, Suzanne Eason Interiors, LLC, 107 Parsonage Rd., Greenwich, CT 06830; 917/907-4205,
    Photography: Phillip Ennis

    Sofa (“Centennial” #725); sofa fabric (Aubergine velvet): Armen Living, 818/767-6626,
    Orange pillow fabric (linen): Robert Allen, 800/333-3777,
    Fabrication HomeWorks for Susanne Eason Interiors, 917/907-4205. 
    Pillow trim (“Lucente Ball Chain with Tape” #981-53991): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000,
    Side table: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams,
    Ottoman (custom): HomeWorks for Susanne Eason Interiors, 917/907-4205. 
    Ottoman fabric: Robert Allen, 800/333-3777,
    Ottoman trim (“Lucente Round Nail Head” on leather #973-52101-615): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000,
    Throw (black herringbone fox): Pologeorgis, 212/563-2250,
    Throw backing (cashmere): Loro Piana, 855/481-9100,
    Tray on ottoman (“Nantes” by Puiforcat); white napkin (“Petit H” by Hermès); champagne glasses (“Excess” by Cristal Saint-Louis); small bowl on tray (“Fil d’Argent” by Hermès); wine bucket (“Art Deco” by Puiforcat); sterling service pieces (“Attelage” by Hermès): Hermès, 212/751-3181,
    Tongs on tray (“Claw Tongs” #132154): Michael Aram, 866/792-2726,
    Wing-backed chairs (“Moderne” #6331, by Thomas Pheasant); table between wing chairs (“Twig Occasional Table” #4063): Baker, 800/592-2537,
    Object on twig table (“Spiked” by Kelly Wearstler): Bergdorf Goodman, 800/558-1855,
    Area rug (New Ikat Collection): Stark Carpet, 212/752-9000,
    Tile on mantel wall: existing.
    Art over mantel (Beginning Evening, by Cathy Buist): New York Academy of Art, 212/966-0300,
    Mantel and millwork (custom): Suzanne Eason Interiors, 917/907-4205. 
    Silver vases on mantel: vintage.
    Mirrored fireplace: custom black mirror.
    Wall paint (“Iron Mountain” #2134-30, matte); trim paint (“Cement Gray” #2112-60, semi-gloss); bookcase back (“Dark Purple” #2073-10, matte): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667,
    Wallpaper on ceiling (“Indi”): Trove, 212/268-2046,
    Chandelier (“Grand Siecle”/8 lights, by Cristal Saint-Louis): Hermès, 212/751-3181,
    Drapery (platinum silk): Robert Allen, 800/333-3777,
    Fabrication (custom): Suzanne Eason Interiors, 917/907-4205.
    Mirrored parsons console (custom): Cindy Rinfret, Rinfret Ltd., 203/622-0000,
    Mirror (mosaic deco mirror from Bergdorf Goodman 7th Floor): designer’s collection.
    Glass lamp on console (“Lava Lamp”/Charcoal #GLB40, by Porta Romana): Donghia, 800/366-4442,
    Barware on console (“Adage” by Hermès); vases (“Fil d’Argent” by Hermès); silver spoon (“Attelage” by Hermès); glasses (“Tommy” by Cristal Saint-Louis): Hermès, 212/751-3181,
    Large urn (“Large Wickford Urn”): Restoration Hardware, 800/910-9836,
    Flooring: original to house.

  • Peter Rymwid

    Thomas Hickey & Edward Yedid, Achieve Independence

    The cofounders of Grade Architecture + Interior Design honor the idea of independence and enhance the luxury of personal time in this revitalizing space in which to read, think, or just be. “We are celebrating the strength of the individual and the basic human right to have time alone to reflect and learn,” according to the design duo. A textured rug by Stark offers fluffy comfort underfoot.

    Interior design: Thomas Hickey and Edward Yedid, Grade Architecture and Interior Design, 304 Hudson St., 3rd Floor West, New York, NY 10013; 212/645-9113,
    Photography: Peter Rymwid

    Drapery (“Nora” #TMN0511): Christopher Hyland Inc., 212/688-6121,
    Drapery trim (“Heathers”/Charcoal #3850/10): Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900,
    Drapery hardware (1-inch square rod #RL27030 CP6, square rings #RL27058 CP, center bracket #RL27107 CP, end caps #RL27113 CP): Ralph Lauren Store, 212/606-2100.
    Wall covering (“Royston Flannel”/Charcoal): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674,
    Trim paint (“Ebony King” #2132/20); ceiling paint (Decorators White): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667,
    Objects on window ledge (by Kelly Wearstler): Bergdorf Goodman, 800/558-1855,
    Standing sculpture by window: Wyeth Home, 212/243-3661,
    Built-in bookshelves: Lanoves Inc., 718/384-1880.
    Art on bookshelf: by Peter Tunney,
    Stool in front of bookshelf: Wyeth Home, 212/243-3661,
    Stool fabric (“Woven Leather”): Edelman Leather, 800/886-8339,
    Floor lamp (1950s black metal floor lamp): Flair Home Collection, 212/274-1750,
    Chandelier (“Kopra Burst No. 433” by David Weeks): Ralph Pucci Int’l, 212/633-0452,
    Sofa (custom): GBC Upholstery, 718/786-5900,
    Throw pillow fabric (“Couture”/Mist #4305): J. Robert Scott, 800/322-4910,
    Coffee table base: Wyeth Home, 212/243-3661,
    Coffee table top (Grigio Carnico): Hellas Stone Corp., 718/228-0128.
    Area rug (8-inch round Black Borrego rug): Edward Fields,
    Carpeting (“Doreen”/Gunmetal): Stark Carpet Corp., 212/752-9000,
    Side table in foreground (“Oval Cigarette Table”/stainless steel): John Lyle Design, 646/344-1964,

  • Peter Rymwid

    Thomas Hickey & Edward Yedid, Achieve Independence

    Purposely free of technology so that guests can relax unplugged, the room’s design is masculine chic—soft fabrics such as drapery silk by Christopher Hyland mix with hard surfaces, enlivened by eclectic pieces of furniture, lighting, and art—all promoting self-expression.

    Art on right wall, top: flea-market find.
    Art on right wall, bottom (Picasso print): designer’s collection.
    Mirror: vintage.
    Flower and vase on coffee table: Angelica Flowers & Events, 212/229-0272.
    Accessories on coffee table: Bergdorf Goodman, 800/558-1855,

  • Phillip Ennis

    Charles Pavarini III, Opening Night

    “As a performer, I have always considered opening night a festive occasion,” says Charles Pavarini III. So when it came time to decorate the stair landing in honor of a theatrical occasion, he knew it needed to be filled with music and bold color. The black lacquer Bechstein piano (a grand instrument was a must for Pavarini) serves as a dramatic focal point for a space rich in red, orange, and gold hues. Abstract paintings by Charlotte Park hung on luxurious travertine walls are juxtaposed with the sweeping curve of the staircase. A tiger-print silk velvet by Scalamandré covers the leather ottoman, complementing the marble floors.

    Interior design: Charles Pavarini, Charles Pavarini III Design Assoc. Inc., 212/749-2047 and 480/607-0943,
    Photography: Phillip Ennis

    Wall treatment (natural Travertine); flooring: original to house.
    Piano (“Bechstein 190 Concert Grand Player Piano”): Faust Harrison Pianos, 800/723-1570,
    Ottoman (“Pavarini Ottoman with Nailheads”): Pavarini Collection, 212/749-2047,
    Ottoman fabric, top (“Le Tigre,” silk velvet): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361,
    Ottoman fabric, bottom (“Dream Cow”/Fudge #DRC16): Edelman Leather, 800/886-8339,
    Wall sconce: designer’s collection.
    Painting by piano (Jubilee, by Charlotte Park, 1950s): Spanierman Gallery, 212/832-0208,
    Floor lamp (“Vento Floor lamp”): Seguso, 800/659-5210,
    Tall urn holding flowers (Lucca Urn Collection): Niedermaier, 212/888-8680,
    Gold container holding fern (vintage glassware); lacquered goatskin bar on wood base (by Aldo Tura): John Salibello Antiques, 212/838-5767,
    Gold vase on cabinet; bust on cabinet: designer’s collection.
    Brass urn: Lorin Marsh, 212/759-8700,
    Carpet on stairs (original to house): Stark Carpet, 212/752-9000,
    Sincere Thanks
    We’d like to extend our gratitude to all the following companies for their sponsorship of the 2011 Holiday House.

    Benjamin Moore
    Circa Lighting

    Special thanks to the many designers, artisans, and companies who participated in the 2011 showhouse—their beautiful rooms made it a success:

    Aline Matsika Interiors
    Ally Coulter Designs
    Audio Command Systems
    Avram Rusu Interiors
    BiTTT Networking Group
    Bradley Thiergartner Interiors
    Bryant Keller Interiors
    Charles Farruggio LLC
    Charles Pavarini III Design Associates
    Cooper, Robertson & Weatherly Interiors
    Deb Landis Design
    Dineen Architecture + Design PC
    Duneier Designs
    Eileen Kathryn Boyd Interiors
    Felicia Zwebner Design
    Gordon Photo Ink
    GRADE Architecture + Interior Design
    Hite Construction
    Inson Dubois Wood LLC
    Isabella Garrucho Fine Art
    James Rixner Inc.
    Jolie Korek & Co.
    McCollum Interiors
    Michael Rosenblum
    Modello Designs
    Niki Dankner Photography
    Pompanoosuc Mills
    Potterton Books
    Suzanne Eason Interiors