|Vermilion Red gets the pulse racing in Barbara Ostrom's Chinese New Year|
|2 East 63rd Street, photographed in 1921, the same year its owners William and Gladys Ziegler, Jr. divorced and moved out; photo courtesy of the Office for Metropolitan History|
|Mark Epstein's Hanukah in the library|
|Bradley Thiergartner's Boxing Day was also in the library. Bonnie, my companion of the evening, gave them extra points for the taxidermy. A bird's nest is whimsically perched in the berried arrangement.|
This surfeit of design pleasures comes without the guilt of, say, chocolate truffles. Holiday House benefits the charity Susan G. Komen for the cure. Benjamin Bradley and David Thiergartner dedicated their installation to Dr. Tandy Miller, the sister of their gorgeous English Cocker Spaniels Amber and Huxley's trainer, who lost the fight to breast cancer five years ago.
|Holiday House wouldn't be complete without the Queen of Showhouses, Barbara Ostrom.|
That these designers have inspiring ideas from which we can borrow is no surprise, but that they put together these vignettes in two weeks (and less) definitely was!
You know I can't resist a pagoda pelmet and Eric Cohler's in this room dedicated to Mother's Day Brunch are irresistable - as is the room with its inky blue lacquer walls.
In fact, I'm going back for a second look and I hope you'll stop by next Thursday, December 9, from 6pm to 8pm, for a Rizzoli Author Book Signing.
I'll be there along with:
Michael Connors, British West Indies Style
Nancy Corzine, Glamour at Home
Samantha Daniels, Matchbook
Jamee Gregory, New York PartiesDuane Hampton, Mark Hampton An American Decorator
Daniel Leader, Bread Alone, Local Breads, and Panini ExpressPauline Metcalf, Syrie Maugham
Richard Mishaan, Modern Luxury
Rebecca Moses, A Life of Style
Robin Wilson, Kennedy Green House
HOLIDAY HOUSE is open through Wednesday, December 15th, 2010. Hours are 10 AM until 6 PM. Thursdays until 8 PM. Admission is $25.
Not in NYC? Click over to Little Augury for a chance to win a free signed copy of The World of Madeleine Castaing.
All photos, except #2, by Doug Holt Photography.