Amy Lau With Iris Dankner And Jean Shafiroff

(New York, NY)  Holiday House NYC hosted the opening of their Fall 2022 Designer Showhouse event on Wednesday, November 9th at The Kent, a 30-story luxury residential tower on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, to help raise critical funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Founder and breast cancer survivor, Iris Dankner, was joined at her exciting and festive live showcase by co-chairs Amy Lau and Jean Shafiroff. Over 200 guests walked throughout the stunning three-floor space, while enjoying bites from Elegant Affairs Caterers and sips from Tito’s Vodka. The evening was presented by Extell and CL Investment Group and featured the talents of designers including Katie Brandt Interiors, Elsa Soyars Interiors, k.a. murphy Interiors, A-List Interiors, Susan Glick Interiors, Badilla Painters & Rio Hamilton, Neil Kerman Gallery & Riki Wagh, Aamir Khandwala, Cynthia Rowley x Parete, Sarah Lederman Interiors, Eneia White Interiors, Jen Talbot Design, Roche Bobois x Alison Rose, CD Interiors, Design By Tula, KRID Studio, Mina Lisanin, Collette Home and Champalimaud Design. Each presented chic and cutting-edge designs in their own space spanning from children’s rooms, Terraces, kitchens, and everything in between.

“Holiday House is a time for talented designers of all styles to come together to showcase their work, while contributing to a great cause that holds deeply in my heart. Every year I get the pleasure of meeting and showcasing the thoughtful talents of some of the best designs in the world and this year was no different. Sitting with the designers before to understand there style, I was able to create two very different apartments one with more eclectic designs and one showcasing a neutral design, for all to enjoy and find what style they draw to the most!” – Iris Dankner, Founder of Holiday House and breast cancer survivor.

Among those in attendance included Alan Oppenheimer, Tim Sheridan Stark, Patti Carpenter, Jay Dankner, Rebecca Hakimian and Sabrina Hakimian, Neil Kerman, David Philips, Michael Manville Stark, Gary Mindlin and Amy Rosenblum.

"Holiday House supports such an important mission and The Kent is honored to partner with them to host this year's Designer Showhouse Event in the Penthouse Residences. These homes are some of the most unique on New York's Upper East Side with expansive layouts, the finest finishes and incredible views of the skyline, East River and Central Park, allowing all attendees to experience the very best of New York while simultaneously participating in such a meaningful cause." - Alan Oppenheimer, Vice President, Development at Extell Development Company.

The event sponsors included Nash Stone Group, M. Daddio, Inc. Builders, Exequor Wellness, Fabricut, Phillip Jeffries, New York’s Little Elves, Roche Bobois, Kirsch, Benjamin Moore, Ann Gish, Parete, Top Hat Home Services, Tito’s Vodka, Royal Botania, Modernist Cuisine, FJ Hakimian, Studio Greytak, Neil Kerman Gallery, Frette, Stark Carpet, AJ Madison and John Lyle. Media Partners included Modern Luxury Manhattan, Hamptons Real Estate Showcase, and Park Magazine.

Founded by interior designer and breast cancer survivor Iris Dankner in 2008, Holiday House is an interior design showhouse in which top interior designers and lifestyle brands can showcase their talent. All proceeds from Holiday House events benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. You can learn more about Holiday House by visiting their website at

Holiday House NYC’s Fall 2022 Designer Showhouse event will be running through December 11thwith general admission tickets priced at $40. The Young Designers Night will be held on November 17th and the Industry Night will be held on December 1st. Tickets can be purchased here.

Photo Courtesy Of Ann Watt