Awards Season

February is synonymous with awards season, and we were glued to our TVs to watch all the red carpet glamor and spectacular performances at the 54th Grammy Awards. Some of our favorites were Jennifer Hudson’s tribute to Whitney Houston, and Adele’s breathtaking Rolling in the Deep.

Holiday House 2010 featured a dazzling Grammy celebration room by designer Jolie Korek.

Photographs by Ted Astor.

Jolie’s rock star Grammy room featured a shag rug, electric guitar, and sparkling geometric shapes in the fabric from Romo.

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Wishing you a sweet Valentine’s Day! (plus a giveaway!)

Ok, so I have to admit I’m a mush. Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays since I was a little girl…

Handing out Valentine’s Day cards as a child, making chocolate heart lollipops with my daughters, and now setting the perfect romantic table for my husband and me. Whether it’s the perfect breakfast tray or the ultimate champagne glasses to compliment the romantic table for dinner, every detail should be perfect – and filled with love!

Yes, I am a true romantic at heart…what’s better than chocolate and champagne?! As James Rixner said about his room at Holiday House 2011: “It’s all about chocolate!”

-Iris Dankner, Holiday House Founder
James Rixner photos by Nick Johnson.

James chose Benjamin Moore’s “Dark Chocolate” #CSP-270 to cover his walls, and chocolate brown was everywhere, from the lush silk carpet to the artisanal MarieBelle chocolate squares on the plates!

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