Babs Yonkoviga of Jennifer Garrigues, Inc takes a break
Ostrom Associates, room in mid-installation of Mother’s Day
It’s a wrap at the Holiday House! Sunday the 14th will be the last chance to view a year of holidays celebrated by preeminent Interior Designers including Eric Cohler, Charlotte Moss, Gunkelman Flesher, Harry Heissmann of Albert Hadley, Jennifer Garrigues to mention just a few.
Huge amounts of time, talent, energy and support from manufacturers go into the transformation of a showhouse. Each designer begins with a blank slate. They use their endless talent and imagination to create rooms that inspire.
Eric Cohler Design, Father's Day.
Photographs: Eric Cohler Collection from Bonni Benrubi and Staley-Wise Galleries, New York
Eric Cohler Design, Father's Day. Lights by Eric Cohler for Visual Comfort; Painting: Eric Cohler Collection from Spanierman Gallery, New York.
"It starts with passion," says Eric Cohler, designer of Father's Day. "Then I come up with the creative conceit. I create an imaginary person and design around his personality. In this case the room is created for a sophisticated, but younger, version of my father, who is now in his 70's. He loves art, sailing and contemplative spaces. My father is a breast cancer survivor. This is an ode to him and his strength. This room encompasses his indefatigable spirit.”
Timothy Miller, Timothy & Associates, Valentine's Day
Located at 2 East 63rd Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, the Showhouse is open now until December 14th, 2008. Showhouse hours are: Monday through Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Children under six, infants,strollers and pets are not allowed in the Showhouse. Admission to the Showhouse is $30 and includes a Showhouse Journal.
Words and photographs by Charlotte M. Frieze
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