Holidays Are Posts Are Plentiful This Season here on Nest by Tamara!

Holidays Are Posts Are Plentiful This Season here on Nest by Tamara!
Until Jan 1 look for lots of advice and sharing to make your holiday season shine- for starters, over on Trim Queen blog we share tips to help Dress Your Holiday Table, click on photo for story and stop back for more recipes, decorating and holiday posts. photo -- our table at Hope Lodge gala (rootcellardesigns.com)

Friday, November 17

Holiday House NYC Sets A Festive Tone For The Season In New York City

Maybe The Best Year Ever: 
The 10th Annual Holiday House Show House
Is Now Open To The Public 
Through The Holiday Season!
This week, I attended the annual gala at Holiday House NYC.  This year it feels extra special as it is their 10th year in a row.  The designer showhouse is back to its original location at the Academy Mansion--a beautiful, historic home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and the event benefits breast cancer research.  The home is freshly festooned with decor and architecture by some of the finest designers and artists in the world.  It is truly a magical experience to visit, and all thanks to the hard work and determination by its founder, Iris Dankner.  She works tirelessly to pull this designer show house together and this year on the heels of the very first Holiday House London only a week before.  

We at root cellar designs are grateful to be included in the roster of designers who have been a part of Holiday House over the years.  You may remember we donned a small powder room off the terrace last year in the Holiday House Soho show house last January.  Being a part of the Holiday House family of designers is special, and this year we are back celebrating the designs of our peers.  Please see highlights of just some of our favorites.  The house is chock-filled with details, and we must go back again and again to take it all in fully.  Head over in the  midst of your holiday shopping to the Academy Manion at 2 East 63rd Street in New York City and it is open to the public until December 6.  Next week, our fashion editor, Susan Young will bring you fashionable highlights from Holiday House as well.  In the meantime, please visit HolidayHouseNYC for tickets, hours and details! 
Highlights from Opening Night at Holiday House:
Renowned photographer and blogger extraordinaire, Rio Hamilton slathered the walls of his Powder Room with familiar faces in the industry all striking a pose--"10 years of Holiday House" pays homage to those who support this worthwhile cause.
(happy to note we made the wall)
 Italian design meets Old World in "New Years Eve" by Magness Designs & Promemoria in the Study
 the clean, edited designs from Groves & Co. with 
Roche Bobois in the Parlor 
"White Holiday Season"

Kim Radovich brings a special
 "Christmas Dinner" with Bernhardt in the Dining Room
 Robin Baron's two side-by-side rooms 
"Spring Equinox" Show Vibrant Color and Design


 Young Huh pairs with 
Domino Magazine and Bosch Kitchen as sponsor 
"Holiday Magic Happens Here"
 the first ever Nursery at Holiday House, Jamie Walter's
"Throwback Thursday"
 James Rixner keeps it dapper in his Salon 
"Power of 10"
 "Spring Awakening" with Jacqueline Hosford posing for us on her gorgeous rug with a live lute player serenading
Bonnie J. Steeves
Grand Foyer sets a festive tone in her
"Winter Solstice" 
 Vanessa Deleon's fashion sensibility 
shows in her Powder Room