Holiday House 2017, NYC | Designer Showcase
Benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
2017 marks the now iconic Holiday House NYC Designer Show House 10th Anniversary. Holiday House has also held summer season show in the Hamptons, as well as, for the first time in 2017, a show in London. The entire effort is the brainchild of Iris Danker, an interior designer and breast cancer survivor herself.
We were thrilled to be part of this effort, with all proceeds benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The show also works throughout the year to raise awareness to the issues surrounding breast cancer, current research and support for survivors of the disease.
The incredibly tiny windowless room featuring an odd ceiling down arch construction, was our given foundation which could not be changed permanently. With great imagination and effort, and entire evocative experiential room scape was created. A cross between art, functional interior design and a fully designed immersive experience, we called the room a Reflection Room–a place to sit and regain one's equanimity and perspective on life.
Being that this is Holiday House and each designer worked their room around a holiday theme, the underlying design concept here centered on the idea of being inside a delightfully decorated sugar Easter egg. The fabulous hand painted glass occulus, commissioned for the space from artist Ani Brieger presents a vista into a re-newed fresh spring world.
The entire space was a fully designed custom built out with upholstered wall set off by an array of LED lighting.
Su Casa Residential Addiction Recovery Center & Pregnant Women & Infants Program
An award winning pro-bono design project.
The Su Casa residential rehab facility at 7 Gouveneur Slip East on Manhattan's Lower Eastside, which also houses a very special program for pregnant women and their newborns (PWIP), is now enjoying over 4,500 square feet of redesigned space.
This design project was a group pro bono project initiated by members of the NY Metro Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. The design team was spearheaded by designers Jacqueline Hosford (ASID, Chapter President 2012-2013), Theresa Seabaugh (Allied ASID), and Alma Nugent (ASID, CID, Chapter Past President), Vincent Taylor (ASID, CID) and Gretchen Reinheimer (Allied ASID) with additional leadership from Pamela Durante (ASID) and Barbara Bell (Allied ASID) Read more...
LIBRARY | EAST 72ND ST. MANHATTAN
Designer Showhouse, Scardale, NY
Benefiting Cerebral Palsy of Westchester, this 2013 designer show house was a stunning design re-do for an iconic 1915 Scarsdale mansion. The spaces done by Jacqueline Hosford were the original Dressing & Sitting Room and gentleman's bathroom, both part of the larger Master Suite. The color scheme was drawn – amusingly – from the very obvious 1930's era robin's egg blue bathroom fixtures. Because none of the bathroom tile or fixtures could be augmented, they had to be embraced. The exquisite existing boiserie woodwork got a modern update with an application of a very matte mineral based paint in a soft warm grey.
Luxe velvet, silk and lace fabrics mixed with Venetian glass, mirror, gilding, steel, chrome, antique brass were skillfully blended to create a deeply calm and inviting harmonic interplay of matte and shine, golden and silvery, modern and antique.
High in the Manhattan Sky
Lenox Hill Hospital's 2014 inaugural designer show house, benefitted the hospital corporation's NYC West Village Healthplex facility. This stunning designer show house high in the Manhattan sky featured 22 top New York designers and encompassed the 55th and 56th floors of the W Residence (atop the W Hotel), overlooking New York's Financial District. The existing architectural details and room sizes posed intriguing design conundrums for each designer.
The bedroom on the 56th floor chosen by Jacqueline Hosford was shaped like a silo – with 13-foot ceilings, it was taller than its cramped footprint. The volume of the space cried out for a three-dimensional treatment. Three calm but contrasting paint colors were used to visually carve the height with broad sweeps passing from wall to wall, suggesting the movement of swirling wind. (Outside, at the 56th floor, the real wind off the Upper New York Bay never quiets). The 3-D effect was further enhanced with a drapery "sail" slung kitty-corner across the ceiling and down the adjacent wall, entirely enhancing a wall full of closets (whose doors had been removed) with a functional draw drape. An 11-foot-tall custom poster bed played rectilinear counterpoint to these surrounding swoops and swirls.
And so, the room found its title: "I Wanna Kiss You On A Windy Day.' The "Flying Ties" sculptural installation by artist Lynx Alexander added to the sense of swirling wind and was a whimsical touch suggesting the day-to-day business of this Financial District location.
With all of the inventive theatrical touches, the room was entirely inviting, comfortable and entirely functional. Whether by daylight or in the evening glow of Manhattan city lights, the drama of the room beckoned one to stay.