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14th Nov 2017

NYC Holiday House hits NW8... with a massive splash of designer pink

Early November saw the launch of the first ever Holiday House London, on the NYC charity’s 10th anniversary. Holiday House NYC was founded in 2008 by interior designer and breast cancer survivor Iris Dankner, in the form of a design show house, where top interior designers and lifestyle brands showcase their talent to raise critical funds for the prevention and cure of breast cancer.

The Shalini Misra BarrJoinery Champagne Bar, originally commissioned as the centerpiece for London’s 2017 Decorex Exhibition made its second appearance of the season; this time as the champagne bar for the wonderfully glamorous Holiday House opening night Gala. BarrJoinery jumped on board, alongside a crew of amazing designers and craftsmen, to make the event a spectacular feast of visual inspiration and a huge fundraising success.

So what will you find at Holiday House? An adjacent pair of classic Georgian town houses, in London’s salubrious NW8, have been completely transformed into jaw-droppingly stunning design show houses. Each room has been styled by a different designer and behind each one - its own story. With a wealth of different styles and influences, there is something at Holiday House London for everyone.

Highlights include the ground floor powder room & cupboard bar space by Hazel Collins Designs, featuring the stunning ‘Birds in Chains’ and ‘Fretwork’ wall coverings by Kit Miles.

The first of two show stopping dining rooms, who’s bold design was put together by Iggi Interior Design, features textured walls and artwork, in the centre of the room stands an impressive three metre glass table surrounded by golden pansy flower chairs. If you’re going to go pink in aid of breast cancer you may as well go all the way with a pink feather wall!

As you journey on you will find a further dining room by Rachel Laxer, co-chair and creative director of Holiday House UK. This moody atmospheric space features as its centrepiece one of the showcase pieces of the event, a large and impressive hand-blown glass chandelier, who’s gothically inspired design represents the body and soul… an absolute must see.

Upstairs you will find Shalini Misra’s ‘Marooned in Morocco’.  Dripping in elegance and luxury, the perfect romantic yet modern master suite.

A final favourite of ours (and again we return to pink) was the ‘Teenage Dream’ bedroom by Studio Suss. This had us all wishing we could go back to our teenage years donning our Sophia Webster butterfly heels and dancing in the neon light; we wish!

The beneficiary of the show house is the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), with precious funds being raised through entry fees, charity auctions and pop up shops. Importantly DON’T PANIC – YOU HAVENT MISSED IT - Holiday House London is open to the public until the 10th December - tickets and details available here. 

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