Today marks the opening of the ninth annual Holiday House NYC – a designer show house conceived by interior designer and 19-year breast cancer survivor Iris Dankner, which benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Every year the House enlists the talents of renowned interior designers who design individual rooms in the House. Tickets are sold to the public (design enthusiasts et al) with all proceeds from the event being donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Some changes are afoot this year, however, as Iris migrates the show house from the Upper East Side’s refined Academy Mansion to a modern development – 10 Sullivan – in the City’s edgy SoHo district, giving it a new name (Holiday House SoHo) and a new lease of life.
“[The] designers have really been inspired by the ‘downtown’ location, and many designers have gone out on a limb creating exciting, vibrant, edgy designs,” she reveals.