Celebrations Blog

For those traveling over Spring break, may you bask in the sun somewhere breathtaking.  And for those staying at home, we bring you tropical inspiration from past Holiday Houses to warm your thoughts and help you say a definitive good-bye to winter! In November 2014, Gary McBournie...

To say it has been a long winter would be an understatement.  The weather forecast for the first day of Spring even includes snow flurries, but all those daffodil leaves bravely poking through the ground give us hope that beautiful weather is just around the corner. To get...

In honor of International Women’s Day this weekend, we are celebrating some of the women who inspire us. For Holiday House NYC 2014, founder Iris Dankner enlisted celebrity portrait photographer Francis Hills to take a series of stunning nude photographs of breast cancer survivors, which...

We are touched by the inspiration and warmth that fills Holiday House each year, and it was so special to have two of our remarkable designers celebrate their love for their partners at the showhouse. There wasn’t a dry eye when Guillaume Gentet and David...

After winter storm Juno blanketed New York City this week, we couldn’t help but think about some of our favorite winter inspired rooms from Holiday House in recent years. Darrin Varden Design’s “Winter Solstice” for Holiday House NYC 2013 is the perfect place to hunker...

In honor of Hanukkah, the “Festival of Lights,” which began this evening at sundown, we have highlighted some of the stunning light fixtures featured throughout Holiday House NYC on our Instagram account. Since Hanukkah’s Menorah has nine branches, for the eight days of the holiday and one to...

We have been inspired by the exquisite art that designers incorporate into their Holiday House NYC designs.  As Holiday House alum Ellie Cullman says, “Art is the heart and soul of any interior.” This year, Holiday House NYC features a Thursday night Art Lecture Series.  It kicked...

Gardening is an integral part of the summer in the Hamptons, where local farmers markets overflow with luscious fruits, vegetables and flowers, and Hamptonites take pride in their gardens where they love to entertain. In creating outdoor living spaces for Holiday House Hamptons, several of...