survivor and locally-based designer Iris Dankner as a way to combine her professional and personal passions. The idea grew into an international affair, and has also been held in London and the Hamptons.
The 2018 Manhattan location showcases work from 20 firms, including Dankner’s ID Creations, each of whom took on one of 20 indoor and outdoor spaces. After its closing date on Dec. 2, ticket proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
For the previous decade, Holiday House was hosted in the 1920 landmarked Academy Mansion on East 63rd Street, but it was moved to a six-story, 32-foot-wide 2012 townhouse at 118 E. 76th St.
This year’s designs reflect the project’s new digs, in a modern, six-story townhouse at 118 E. 76th St., built in 2012.ALAN BARRY
To match its modern digs, designers played with what Dankner called a new traditionalism, mixing antique furnishings with clean lines and muted colors.
“This year we did it in a brand new, very contemporary townhouse, so the white palette everyone was given was very different,” Dankner explained. For example, “we had one designer who used a traditional de Gournay wallpaper with very modern furniture.”