I do love a show house — it’s such fun to see what my fellow interior designers are up, and of course it’s also gratifying to support a good charity. Holiday House NYC was founded by the delightful Iris Danker to supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This year, Danker added a very personal touch to the show house with a gallery featuring nudes of breast cancer survivors (which includes Danker herself). It’s an exhibit entitled “Clothing Immaterial” and graphically captures these bravely defiant women in a series of truly powerful photographs.
The show house features quite a few stunning rooms, and of particular note is Gary McBournie’s offering — a tremendous tropical retreat-in-town theme — think: Babe Paley at Round Hill or Bunny Mellon at Mill Reef. Using his own line of Antilles Designs fabrics he creates the most ravishing tented room in the freshest, clearest color palette and populates it with marvelous mid-century modernist furniture and bamboo. Designers do need to push the envelope, setting the highest standards with each new showing, and it is clear that McBournie has done just that!
Do make a point to visit Holiday House at the Academy Mansion, 2 East 63rd Street here in New York City — we’ll be sharing more spectacular interiors from the the show in upcoming posts, so stay tuned.
Incidentally, McBournie’s room has us well primed for our planned Thanksgiving getaway to Palm Beach! Will send you pics
I’m sporting a Tom Ford era Gucci navy cotton velvet jacket, Tom Ford pale blue cotton mini herringbone shirt, Borrelli forest green cashmere tie, Charvet forest green and white retro print silk pocket square, Uniqlo slim jean, Pierre Hardy cobalt suede boots, vintage Rolex, and my fragrance is Tom Ford Neroli Portofino.