Iris Dankner has chosen a new mansion with some interesting history for this year’s HOLIDAY HOUSE DESIGN SHOW.  Her annual Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser and design show have raised hundreds of thousands for #bcrfcure over the past decade.  This year’s showhouse has 22 Designers, each with a creative room inside the splendiferous modern home.

    Originally, this townhouse and 5 others were part of a collection of six different #landmarked brownstones. The Developer, Joseph Chetrit, whose firm has owned the Sony Building and Hotel Chelsea purchased all six of them in 2007 for a cool $26 million from Lenox Hill hospital. Chetrit got around the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission by agreeing to preserve the facades, even though he gut-renovated the interiors. Now the six are combined into 3 mansions and one has already been sold . . . for 40 million.

    118 E. 76th Street is 13,000 sq. ft.square-foot home and runs across six levels and comes with its own swimming pool, and a glass-enclosed gym that overlooks it. It is currently listed for $39 million by Douglas Elliman.

    I’ve been #superbusy with Holiday House prep turned launch and now ongoing ‘household’ duties. This delayed story with slightly blurred pictures has no bearing on the high-style and wonderful interiors at this year’s Design Show. My first chapter for #hhnyc2018 offers a quick glance behind the scenes of the day before PRESS day leading to the opening night gala. Oh, and how weird is the copyright on these pictures? Takes too much time to change them . . .

      Natalie was the first in the house to complete her room – Natalie Kraiem Interiors Master Bedroom is like a luxury hotel suite in Paris. Serene wallcovering and upholstery from Robert Allen – soft sheets and bedding, including the fur throw are from Frette – art and sculpture from John Lyle.
        Natalie Kraiem Interiors – Holiday House 2018
          Natalie Kraiem Interiors – Holiday House 2018 – photo Marco Ricca
            Joyce Silverman finished way before PRESS DAY -her bubbly laundry room had Hudson Valley Lighting and AJ Madison appliances. There were some other clean details from WaterWorks and Elitis.
              Joyce D. Silverman Interiors – Holiday House 2018
                Joyce D. Silverman Interiors – Holiday House 2018 – photo JJ Jetel
                    Beautiful guest bedroom designed by A-List Interiors who also completed days before PRESS DAY. In anticipation of Spring, the design team used artwork from The Public House of Art and wallcovering from Phillip Jeffries. A and J Custom were responsible for the drapery and the wonderful nightstands are from NEWEL.
                      A-List Interiors – Holiday House 2018
                        A-List Interiors – Holiday House 2018 – photo JJ Jetel
                          Badilla Painters taking a moment to congratulate A-List Interiors on completing their chic bedroom for the Holiday House Design Show 2018.
                            The bedroom for the cool kid was designed by husband/wife team Dean and Dahl. They’ve adopted a sophisticated style with accessories from Rug Art, BDDW and DesignLush. The showstopping handmade wall mural is by artist, Carrie Ellen.
                              Dean and Dahl – Holiday House 2018 – photo JJ Jetel
                                  Interior Designer Perry Sayles has the team from Badilla Painters finishing his beautiful blue walls.
                                    It was great to watch Perry Sayles orchestrate the third-floor master sitting room with beautiful collectibles from Maison Gerard + Lobel Modern + Lost City Arts. Lighting and accessories from Lladro were artfully arranged in the ‘China Today’ inspired sitting room.
                                      Perry Sayles decorated the third-floor sitting room with a mid-century modern mindset somewhere in China. The room is filled with collectibles from Maison Gerard, Lobel Modern, Hyde Park Antiques and rugs from Fort Street Studio.
                                        Ariel Okin’s ‘Modern Royal’ guest bedroom is on the 4th floor of the expansive mansion and the hallway leading to the room is like a mini-art-gallery touting Slim Aarons photographs along with wonderful framed collage artwork. The room is on point with accessories from Aerin, Circa Lighting and hand painted De Gournay wallpaper.
                                          Ariel Orkin Interiors – Holiday House 2018
                                            Ariel Orkin Interiors – Holiday House 2018
                                                Holiday House Team last minute GALA prep in the ultra-modern kitchen designed by Melanie Roy. She used colorful candy art in the gray toned kitchen. Abby Modell + Alexandra Von Furstenberg + Cameron Design House and Nella Vetrina were just a few of the design and art resources used in this polished kitchen.
                                                  Melanie Roy Design – Holiday House 2018 – photo JJ Jetel
                                                    Timothy Brown Studio blended timeless classics in the second-floor living room and bar. The room feels young and fresh with collectibles from WYETH and lighting from Vibia. The furniture and accessories are from TBrown Studio.
                                                      Timothy Brown Studio – photo JJ Jetel
                                                          Susan Glick Interiors styled a “Rock Lounge” with shades of gray for a cool and cozy vibe. The sofa and swivel chairs are from Wakefield Design Center and the groovy black and white photographs are Janet Samuels. The gorgeous wallpaper is from Innovations.
                                                            Susan Glick Interiors – Holiday House 2018
                                                              One Kings Lane Interior Design is a professional inhouse design firm. They had a big team helping to pull every square inch into a wonderful Dining Room with warm colors and fully accessorized with items that can be purchased right from the room. HOLIDAY HOUSE 2018
                                                                ONE KINGS LANE INTERIOR DESIGN – HOLIDAY HOUSE 2018 – photo JJ Jetel
                                                                  ‘The Collectors Game Parlor” / second-floor library has been curated by Mark Addison and furnished from DeLuxe 20th Century. The Designer/Author has his new book  ‘Cocktail Chameleon’ front and center with a series of plexi-framed cocktail illustrations hung precisely on the wall.
                                                                    Mark Addison gives Alex Denis of CBS NEWS an overview of his library/game room and tips for making a good cocktail at HOLIDAY HOUSE 2018
                                                                        Press arrivals began at 9am – The attractive team from the D and D Building were one of the first to report on the new mansion. The tulips weren’t doing so well but the Stark Carpet silver cheetah is flawless. HOLIDAY HOUSE 2018
                                                                          MORE PRESS – Rosanna Scotto who cut the pink ribbon with Iris Danker had lots of nice things to say about my California Closets installation. HOLIDAY HOUSE 2018
                                                                            Always a pleasure to see Alana Frumkes the ‘style editor’ for all things fabulous – HOLIDAY HOUSE 2018
                                                                                GALA NIGHT – Society Photographer Annie Watt with PR Maven Helen Allen trying to determine how best to photograph the 23 designers on the spiral staircase. – HOLIDAY HOUSE 2018



                                                                                    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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