Holiday House Soho | A Stylish Farewell to the Holidays

The holidays aren’t over yet! Holiday House Soho has had a fantastic run in it’s ninth year, but there is still one more week to celebrate and close out the holidays for a great cause. In December the doors opened to their highly anticipated Soho location with incredible works from design heavy hitters. The new Soho location brought much anticipation and expectation for elevated creativity in this state-of-the-art townhouse. This showhouse is the perfect way to say goodbye to the holidays in style! All proceeds from the event founded by Iris Dankner will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

Staircase in Holiday House NY | Photography by Alan Barry

This year two designs set our season on fire; a bedroom designed by New York- based interior designer Harry Heissmann and a men’s dressing room created by Patrick McGrath, a New York interior designer with expertise in fashion and design.  These two  inspired vignettes had us ready to create similar spaces of our own. Take a look at two of our favorite designs from Holiday House Soho and how we shopped the room on

Harry Heissmann
Harry Heissmann Bedroom | Photography by Alan Barry

Wild Sophistication. This design could have been so wrong but Harry Heissmann did it so right. We’ve scene animalistic themes from him before but this room grabs and pulls you in. You can see how texture and pattern take center stage with the wise choice of a black-and-white color scheme to blend it all together. The wall to ceiling wallpaper has this room wrapped up to perfection.

So how do we begin to replicate this room in our own home or take inspiration from Heissmann? Step 1: Go Bold, don’t be afraid of mixing patterns and large prints. Step 2: Be Intentional, all of Harry’s choices may seem all over the place but after taking a closer look you’ll find the prints all share stripes and reoccurring patterns. Step 3: Minimal Accessories, if you are planning to use wild prints and patterns don’t overdo the space with too many accessories pick 2 or 3 “wild” pieces you love and mix them with a few organic, earthy pieces such as a side table, sculpture or lamp. We put together a Heissmann Bedroom LUXList to get you started: French Brass Palm Lamp, Tiger Rug, Harp Chair by Jorgen Hovelskov, and Zebra Cube.

Patrick McGrath
Men’s Dressing Room by Patrick McGrath | Photography by Alan Barry

A well-dressed room for a sartorial gentlemen. Interior Designer Patrick McGrath designed this men’s dressing room with the intent to mix contemporary and 18th-century pieces together.  This is how to combine the beauty of the past & the present! This vignette seamlessly incorporates wood, gold, silver, and marble to create a serene space that is all together masculine and polished. Who says a “man cave” has to be a leather sofa, TV, pool table, and memorabilia. Why not an antique valet, an 18th-century daybed, and modern art. Take pointers from him on blending period pieces with modern designs for a sleek place of your own. Here is our LUXList inspired by Patrick McGrath’s dressing room: Bronze Sculpture, Louis XVI Chest of Drawers, Louis Phillipe Gilt Wood Mirror, Glass Sconce Wall Light.



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