Since its inception in 2008, this is the seventh consecutive year that breast cancer survivor Iris Dankner and the New York City design community will unite to create Manhattan’s Holiday House Designer Showhouse benefiting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, founded by Evelyn Lauder in 1993.
Now established as one of the premier showhouses in the country, this summer Holiday House has expanded to Bridgehampton for the first ever Holiday House Hamptons, in partnership with Hamptons Cottages & Gardens magazine (HC&G).
Holiday House Hamptons kicked off with the Opening Night Gala on June 22, an elegant affair for a great cause. I attended with four of my friends, all fellow interior designers or architects and bloggers: Lynn Byrne of Decor Arts Now (at left on the pink carpet, below), Jennifer Mehditash of Dec-a-Porter (at right, below), and Young Huh and Audrey Margarite of Les Design Nerdes.
Lynn, Jennifer, and I drove over together and made a girls’ weekend out of it, stopping for Lunch lobster rolls, and catching up on each other’s lives on our way to being lavishly hosted at Lynn’s home (see the beautiful view of Lake Montauk from her backyard) and for dinner, complete with a slumber party in our pjs, and Lynn’s scones for breakfast.
Here’s a look in pictures at Opening Night, with coverage of my favorite rooms in the showhouse to follow, starting tomorrow with Donna Livingston‘s entrance hall.
Holiday House founder, Iris Dankner:
Jennifer, Lynn, and me:
Jennifer Duneier in the kitchen she designed, which I’ll feature on Thursday:
Ally Coulter in the Master Suite she designed, which I’ll feature on Monday:
With Dustin O’Neal of Strohl & Company:
With, from left to right, Young Huh, Audrey Margarite, and Lynn, seated on the sofa in Mabley Handler’s gorgeous room:
Those are all the pictures for now! Lots more coverage of the showhouse begins tomorrow, here on LTLYDA. Holiday House Hamptons, at 2 Fair Hills Lane, Bridgehampton, NY, is open to the public until July 21 from Wednesday through Sunday each week. For more information visit holidayhousehamptons.com.