Holiday House NYC 2022: See Every Room Inside the Designer Showhouse

In the New York City design world, one long-established barometer for welcoming imminent holidays and end of year fêtes is Holiday House NYC, a stylish event where showhouse design meets fundraising for breast cancer research.

The endeavor is the work of founder and creative director Iris Dankner, an interior designer and breast cancer survivor who launched the program in 2008, as well as design chairs Amy Lau and Thom Filicia. This year, participating design talents—18 of them, to be exact—have imaginatively produced a penthouse-level presentation in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

“It’s great to be back!” says Dankner, of the show’s in-person return following two virtual editions. “People are so excited to get out and be together. To be here tonight is beyond anything I dreamed.” Open for public viewing through December 11, Holiday House NYC encompasses two penthouse units at The Kent on 95th Street. While the stylish interiors and impressive views are well worth the trip, here’s a peek at our favorite moments at Holiday House NYC 2022.

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In the grand salon, Susan Glick Interiors accentuates the spacious footprint with round, voluptuous forms to create a soft, minimalist essence. Among them is a sweeping curved sofa by Thayer Coggin, as well as a porcelain ring light fixture by Ted Bradley Studio that visually heightens the room with sculptural interest.

Photo: Marco Ricca

Taking a grayscale approach in the foyer, Katie Brandt Interiors channels a downtown-cool vibe with a dramatic carved metal mirror from John Lyle and an edgy grasscloth wallcovering. “I was inspired by the amazing views of the Hudson River and the beautiful city skyline. We don’t have these in Minnesota,” says Brandt.

Photo: Alan Barry Photography