An interior design showcase

Holiday House was founded in 2008 by interior designer and breast cancer survivor Iris Dankner. It is an interior 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.

Holiday House was the first designer show house in New York City to benefit a breast cancer organization. Each year it attracts talented designers from across the country to transform the historic Academy Mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Following its success in New York, Holiday House created a summer expansion in the Hamptons and even launched its first showhouse in London this past fall in one of the finest addresses in the capital. Iris also released Holiday House: Ten Years of Decorating for a Cure, a beautiful coffee table book documenting Holiday House’s history from Pointed Leaf Press.

Holiday House founder Iris Dankner

Holiday House founder Iris Dankner

In support of breast cancer research

Founder Iris Dankner is a breast cancer survivor and created the Holiday House to raise crucial funds for the prevention and cure of breast cancer.

Iris currently serves as a member on the advisory board of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF). Proceeds from Holiday House events benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF), which was founded by Evelyn Lauder in 1993 and works tirelessly towards achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer by providing critical funding for innovative clinical research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health.

Since partnering with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF), Holiday House has granted over one million dollars to this renowned charity that invests 91 cents of every dollar to support its mission of ending breast cancer by advancing the world’s most groundbreaking research.

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