Written by Clara Haneberg
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.
Traditional Home is proud to again sponsor Manhattan’s premier designer showhouse to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Located at 2 East 63rd Street, Holiday House is open October 25–November 18. For ticket and event information, visit holidayhousenyc.com
Console table; art on console: designer’s collection.
Table lamp (“Sofa in Crackle”): Mottega, 877/612-6688, mottega.com.
Coffee set (Prova Prima Collection): Richard Ginori 1735, 800/215-1193, richardginori1735usa.com.
Silver tray: vintage.
Candlesticks: Eileen Kathryn Boyd Interiors, 631/427-6400, ekbinteriors.com.
Bench (EKB Private Label): Eileen Kathryn Boyd Interiors, 631/427-6400, ekbinteriors.com.
Bench fabric (“Katura” #15382-352): Duralee Fabrics, 800/275-3872, duralee.com.
Chair beside console: vintage.
Chair fabric (“Semper”/Violet #Z234/05, by Zinc): Romo, 800/338-2783, romo.com.
Lavender pillow (“Versailles Velvet” #29808): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
Pillow trim (“Feline”/Hyacinth #15371-618): Duralee Fabrics, 800/275-3872, duralee.com.
Wall paint (“Light Pewter” #1464): Benjamin Moore & Co,., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Carpet (“Keystone” #7100-00479): Masland Carpets, 800/633-0468, maslandcarpets.com. Through Data Carpet, 516/352-8700, datacarpet.com.