Yesterday, I was thrilled to have a chance to preview the 5th Annual Holiday House, sponsored by Traditional Home and benefiting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which was founded by Evelyn Lauder in 1993.
As soon as you walk through the doors, you will see this glorious portrait of Evelyn.
The first room I entered on the ground floor was the striking and nostalgic space designed by Geoffrey Bradfield Inc. and inspired by Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past. To my delight, fabric designer, Christopher Hyland was on hand, as his fabric was used throughout the room.
Just as you come up the stairs to your left is a jewel box of a corridor, “An Elegant Affair”, designed by Dallas designer, Janet Rice. Don’t you love the exquisite hand-painted Gracie wallpaper and the silver paint on the door and trim?! The furniture is from her own line and the chair is named after her 4 year old daughter, Jane! If my hallway looked like this, I’d never leave!
Which leads you into…”Everyday is a Holiday” by the incomparable, Charlotte Moss. The room is designed as a studio apartment for a woman traveler. This is her private refuge, where everyday is a holiday.
There were many more rooms, but I’m saving some to share with you on Friday. I’ve been to many show houses and this one is absolutely worth visiting if you are in New York City between October 25th-November 18th. Located at 2 East 63rd St….between 5th and Madison, you’re just a hop, skip and a jump from lunch at Fred’s (Barneys). So, grab a friend, support a wonderful cause and find inspiration you haven’t dreamed of!