Holiday House, founded by Iris Dankner in 2008 to raise awareness and support for breast cancer research, is leaving the Big Apple for the first time and going to the Hamptons during the peak season. This luxurious 7,900 square foot home, located in Bridgehampton, will open with a gala on Saturday, June 22 and to the public on Sunday, June 23. The designer show house will deliver the latest and most intriguing approaches to interior design and innovative technology from more than 22 top designers.
The month long event is expected to attract more than 2500 Hampton residents, architects, interior designers and international visitors, which will all be documented by and featured in the July issue of Hampton Cottages and Gardens. With a readership of 280,000, this presents immediate exposure for every designer and manufacturer involved in the show house and will generate significant local, state and national press.
Casart Coverings is delighted to be involved since Libby Langdon is one of the designers and will be debuting a wallcovering design from The Libby Langdon Collection for Casart Coverings. It encompasses four memorable geometrics, each offered in four colorways that can also be customized to color choice. They are custom printed on self-adhesive vinyl wallcovering with a unique pressure-sensitive backing.
Casart wallcoverings offer the look and luxury of high-end wallpaper without its permanence and labor intensive installation. They exemplify an innovative technology which affords the advantage of easy installation without glue or paste, easy removal without leaving a residue behind or damaging the walls, plus the capability of being reused at some later time and place. A real sustainability feature! Which one of the designs and colorways below will Libby select? The details before the opening are very hush-hush to maintain an element of surprise, but CJ Dellatore did a marvelous post to wet the appetite by using illustrations from each designer’s portfolio.
Designer and breast cancer survivor Iris Dankner saw a lack of high profile interior design events in the New York City area benefiting women’s issues and was inspired to combine her two passions – interior design and fundraising – for breast cancer research. Holiday House became the first designer show house in New York City to benefit a breast cancer organization. Appropriately enough, this year, the house will showcase stylish summer living and entertaining. Each design space is themed around a holiday or special moment in life that inspires the designer. The event is as much about celebrating life as it is about fighting breast cancer.
Proceeds will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, founded in 1993 by Evelyn Lauder.
The Foundation’s mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. Currently, 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF is directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs. Evelyn Lauder was just a year older than me and her achievements were far too numerous to relate here but I suggest you will find her bio very interesting. I never met her, but as a breast cancer survivor and activist, I am aware of her many contributions to advancing the awareness of and cure for breast cancer. I have been privileged to have known many women who aspired to these same goals. Many continue to work tirelessly to reach them while many, unfortunately, are no longer with us.
– Lorre Lei