Holiday HouseTen Years of Decorating for a Cure
By Iris Dankner
252 Pages / Over 200 Illustrations
Published in conjunction with the tenth year of the New York-based showhouse Holiday House, the book highlights the best and brightest rooms by over 75 of the world’s top interior designers. Holiday House: Ten Years of Decorating for a Cure is a celebration of the union of design and philanthropy. The Holiday House showhouse was founded by Iris Dankner to raise breast cancer awareness in the design industry. Dankner is a 20-year breast cancer survivor, and has made it her mission to raise funds for breast cancer research and to support women who need help fighting this disease. In 2008, combining her two passions—her love of design and her efforts to help women in need, Dankner created Holiday House, the first designer showhouse held in New York to benefit a breast cancer organization. In this lavish book, the magic and skill of interior designers comes to life as empty rooms are transformed into a variety of interpretations. The showhouse was held at the Academy Mansion, a historic house on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and was a resounding success, with all the proceeds donated to help end the scourge of breast cancer. Since its inception, Holiday House has received critical acclaim, been endorsed by some of the most celebrated global luxury brands, and has expanded to showhouses in the Hamptons on Long Island, SoHo in downtown Manhattan, and in the Fall of 2017 in London, England.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®
About the Author
Iris graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (BFA). She soon joined Federated Department Stores where she worked in the advertising department at Lord & Taylor’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. She rose to the position as an Art Director and remained there for thirteen years. She then founded her own interior design firm Iris Designs which has since evolved into ID Creations by Iris Dankner.
Iris resides in Manhattan and Southampton, New York and currently divides her time between her residential interior design work and various activities on behalf of breast cancer, her largest endeavor being her own interior design showhouse, Holiday House.