Cullman Kravis Holiday House NYC 2013 Interior Decor

Top Looks from Holiday House NYC 2013

When fall arrives, we at DecoratorsBest always look forward to Holiday House NYC, which opens today through December 18th. The Academy Mansion at 2 East 63 St. provides an elegant home for the lucky group of designers who are given permission to stretch their wings in this palatial setting.

One of the hallmarks of this show house is an integrated flow of rooms thanks to the efforts of Holiday House’s founder, Iris Dankner, a stickler for detail.  This year most of the rooms are livable and traditional with a twist. Dark, solid colors prevail while patterns are used as accents, like on pillows. In addition, every ceiling—the fifth dimension of a room—has been adorned with upholstered fabrics and wall coverings to complete the look of each space.

Check out our favorite looks from this year:

Cullman & Kravis

Cullman & Kravis, known for elegant and tailored rooms, created a glamorous sitting room. They were inspired by the show stopping black and silver metallic roman shade fabric and also the colors on the cover of their new book – shades of orange, cream, gold, silver and a touch of leopard.

Cullman Kravis Holiday House NYC 2013 Interior Decor

Cullman Kravis Holiday House NYC 2013 Interior Decor

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Kavet Fabric - Flirt - Golden
Kavet Fabric – Flirt – Golden
Phillip Jeffries Wallpaper - Glam Grass - French Alps Chalet PJ 5222
Phillip Jeffries Wallpaper – Glam Grass – French Alps Chalet PJ 5222
Highland Court Fabric - 190025H-285 Grey Black
Highland Court Fabric – 190025H-285 Grey Black
Highland Court Fabric - 190062H-707 Tomato
Highland Court Fabric – 190062H-707 Tomato
Fabricut Fabric - Choli Linen - Curry 3051022
Fabricut Fabric – Choli Linen – Curry 3051022

Patrik Lonn

Inspired by a recent trip to Scotland, Patrik Lonn designed the richly carved wood-paneled study for “cozy holidays in a Scottish country house.” Many varieties of tartan textiles create the traditional & rustic atmosphere, and the photographs of beach scenes bring an unexpected edge to the room.

Patrick Lonn Holiday House NYC 2013 Interior Design

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Ralph Lauren Fabric - Turnbell Plaid - Original LFY11736FRalph Lauren Fabric - Turnbell Plaid - Original LFY11736F
Ralph Lauren Fabric – Turnbell Plaid – Original
Ralph Lauren Fabric - Tisbury Madras - Khaki LCF20994F
Ralph Lauren Fabric – Tisbury Madras – Khaki
Andrew Martin Wallpaper - Regent - Oak
Andrew Martin Wallpaper – Regent – Oak

J. Cohler Mason

“New Year’s Day,” the master sitting room at the Holiday House designed by J. Cohler Mason, provides a calm setting. Featuring a striking portrait over the mantle (entitled The Deb Suite by Deborah Kass), this inviting room has sophisticated and clean lines in furniture selection. A play of patterns including glen plaids, geometrics and chevron stripes, plus pops of color inspired by the artwork, unify this setting.

J Cohler Mason Holiday House NYC 2013 Interior Decor

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Phillip Jeffries Wallpaper - Chain Mail - Magic Potion PJ 5854
Phillip Jeffries Wallpaper – Chain Mail – Magic Potion
Ralph Lauren Fabric - Hughes Glen Plaid - Stone LCF65211F
Ralph Lauren Fabric – Hughes Glen Plaid – Stone
Fabricut Fabric - Bowmanville - Carbon 1148301Fabricut Fabric - Bowmanville - Carbon 1148301
Fabricut Fabric – Bowmanville – Carbon

J Cohler Mason Holiday House NYC 2013 Interior Design

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Stout Fabric - Delphi - Navy DELP-5Stout Fabric - Delphi - Navy DELP-5
Stout Fabric – Delphi – Navy
Schumacher Fabric - Gordian Weave - Ebony on Geige 2643920
Schumacher Fabric – Gordian Weave – Ebony on Geige

Patrick J. Hamilton

“St. Patrick’s Day,” conceived by the charming and multi-talented Patrick J. Hamilton, is a young Irishman’s sitting room. Patrick, also a writer and photographer, created a complete backstory for this room and an imaginary client that lives in it—Situated in a Dublin row house, a young man inherited this home along with many antiques and layers of ancestral lives.  A deep emerald velvet sofa that blends into the wall is mixed with manly heirlooms as well as modern elements like the Mongolian Sheep bench and the gilded Demitree side table.

Patrick J. Hamilton Holiday House NYC 2013 Interior Design

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Weitzman-Halpern Design

“Sweet 16 Bedroom,” by Weitzman-Halpern Design is the most unique room of Holiday House 2013. Just when you thought you had seen everything, Flavor Paper now creates Instagram wallpaper from your very own Instagram feed, which was used as an accent wall in the room! This brings the new word of 2013, “Selfie,” (mentioned on the Today Show this week) to a whole different level. It’s what our kids’ lives are all about!

Weitzman-Halpern Design Holiday House 2013 Interior Decor

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Greenhouse Fabric - A2000 - Sky
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Clarke & Clarke Fabric - Cosimo - Grape
Clarke & Clarke Fabric – Cosimo – Grape
Stout Fabric - Diplomat - Chamois  DIPL-6
Stout Fabric – Diplomat – Chamois DIPL-6

Stay tuned next week for exclusive tips from these designers!

Holiday House NYC 2013

The Academy Mansion

2 East 63rd Street

New York, NY 10065

Open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 7 days a week, November 21 – December 18

General Admission $35

Benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

2013 Holiday House NYC Designers:

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