NEW YORK, NY (November 16, 2017) – On Tuesday, November 14th, the City’s best and brightest turned out in full force for the Holiday House NYC’s 10th Annual Gala benefiting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation ® (BCRF) at the Academy Mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

The gala – which unofficially marks the New York Design community’s launch of the Holiday Season was a wonderful gathering of architects, designers, artists and style aficionados. Holiday House Founder Iris Dankner, Design Chair Thom Filicia, Honorary Chair Christopher Hyland, and ASID Chairs Bjorn Bjornsson and Kim Radovich were joined by handsome news anchor -Maurice DuBois, über chic interior designers – Juan Montoya + Campion Platt, Instagram star – Kate Rumson, design legend Geoffrey Bradfield and powerhouse publisher – Suzy Slesin (Pointed Leaf Press).

    HOLIDAY HOUSE Founder, Iris Dankner and legendary Textile King, Christopher Hyland

    Iris Dankner has marked 2017 as a year for completing some major goals.  She launched her new book “Holiday House, 10 Years of Decorating for a Cure”, in September.  Her brand new LONDON ‘Holiday House Design Show’ opened just a week ago with Elizabeth Hurley cutting the ribbon at the well-attended gala. And, she will become a glam-mother before the end of the year.

    Iris’s early detection of her own breast cancer twenty years ago has allowed her to continue her beautiful life in an important and iconic way. As an advocate for BCRF, she has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in her efforts to irradicate cancer.

        Danielle + Niki + Jay = Dankner Family

        Guests sipped Kim Crawford wine and specialty holiday-themed cocktails as they mingled throughout the four-story 1920’s mansion to see how designers artfully transformed each of their rooms. Designer and singer Anna Maria Mannarino and her jazz band entertained in the center courtyard turned nightclub!

        The designer showhouse will be open through December 10th with various pop-up events and talks throughout to help raise awareness and funds for BCRF.  BRAVO, Iris Dankner, you and your showhouse keep getting better and better. #bcrfcure

        Photos by Alan Barry, Annie Watt, Richard Lewin, Noya Arora & Rio Hamilton.

          Maurice Dubois + Iris Dankner
            John Stedila + Tom Lampson + friend + Tim Button
              Stedila Design
                Scott Glenn + Randall Tarasuk + Charles Pavarini III + Paul Thomas
                  Bonnie Steves
                    Bonnie Steves
                      Randi Schatz + Barbara Dixon
                        S.Russell Groves for Roche Bobois
                          S.Russell Groves + Jack Richards
                            Stephanie Cain + Julie Cain
                              Dwayne Clark + Elissa Grayer + Kate Rumson
                                I see Annie Watt waving . . .
                                  Young Huh
                                    Young Huh expansive kitchen/party room
                                      Beth Brenner + Dan Berg + Kelly Sinatra (Benjamin Moore)
                                        third floor balcony
                                          view from second-floor staircase
                                            Jacqueline Hosford and friends
                                              Jaime Walters + Christopher Hyland and his team
                                                Martin Warbrick (SAVOIR )+ Veronica Macaset (SAVOIR) + Rio Hamilton
                                                  Danielle + Sam find their picture in the ‘Moments’ room at Holiday House Design Show 2017
                                                    ‘Moments’ at Holiday House Jackson McCord + Darcy Fulton + Melissa Mittag + Tamara Matthews Stephenson + Susan Young + Charles Pavarini + Lisa McMahon + Rio Hamilton + Justin Shaulis + Lori Lenis
                                                      Cheryl Settino Mosher + Jaime Walters + Sara Touijer
                                                        friend + Juan Montoya
                                                          Darrin Vardin + Janice Brown + Jack Ovadia + Andrew Joseph
                                                            MOMENTS ROOM AT HOLIDAY HOUSE
                                                              Vanessa De Leon + Handsome Husband
                                                                MOMENTS ROOM at Holiday House
                                                                  Rio Hamilton + Ally Coulter – ‘Moments’ Room dedicated to Iris Dankner
                                                                    Cigarette Girl in Casino Lounge designed by Magness Interiors for Promemoria
                                                                      Magness Interiors for Promemoria
                                                                        Casino Lounge at Holiday House
                                                                          The beautiful people at Casino Lounge at Holiday House 2017
                                                                            Robin Baron debuts her new collections in 2 rooms at Holiday House 2017
                                                                              Robin Baron Interior Design
                                                                                  Alyssa Kapito surrounded by friends in her chic room at Holiday House
                                                                                    Interior Designer Kim Radovich surrounded by friends at Holiday House Design Show 2017
                                                                                      Kim Radovich Interior Design
                                                                                        Amy Rosenblum + Patrik Lonn standing in Patrik’s gorgeous Library at Holiday House Design Show
                                                                                          Patrik Lonn’s beautiful Study room



                                                                                            Rio Hamilton

                                                                                            Rio Hamilton is a business development professional with vast marketing and sales experience.He specializes in brand promotion for the luxury interior design and lifestyle industries. Rio works with companies, individuals and groups on concentrated brand identity and elevation. He has a popular website that chronicles "the who's who" at design and fashion events throughout greater New York.

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