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Washington, D.C.-based Huntley & Co. Interior Design pairs (Credit: Charles Eckert)

Washington, D.C.-based Huntley & Co. Interior Design pairs a French Provincial-style dining room table with sleek white chairs in Holiday House's "A Holiday Luncheon and Gift Exchange Hosted by A Modern Day Marie Antoinette" room. (Oct. 23, 2012)

Holiday House 2012

Design inspiration abounds at nearly every turn at the 2012 Holiday House, the annual decorator showcase at a four-level, 20,000-square-foot mansion on the Upper East Side. Benefiting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the house is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Tuesdays and Thursdays until 8 p.m.) through Nov. 18 at 2 East 63rd St. Admission is $30; 212-472-3313, holidayhousenyc.com.

Washington, D.C.-based Huntley & Co. Interior Design pairs
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Washington, D.C.-based Huntley & Co. Interior Design pairs a French Provincial-style dining room table with sleek white chairs in Holiday House's "A Holiday Luncheon and Gift Exchange Hosted by A Modern Day Marie Antoinette" room. (Oct. 23, 2012)

Washington, D.C.-based Huntley & Co. Interior Design pairs
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Washington, D.C.-based Huntley & Co. Interior Design pairs a French Provincial-style dining room table with sleek white chairs in Holiday House's "A Holiday Luncheon and Gift Exchange Hosted by A Modern Day Marie Antoinette" room. (Oct. 23, 2012)

The Holiday House dining room, imagined as
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

The Holiday House dining room, imagined as "A Holiday Luncheon and Gift Exchange Hosted by A Modern Day Marie Antoinette" by Huntley & Co. Interior Design. (Oct. 23, 2012)

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Washington, D.C.-based Huntley & Co. Interior Design's
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Washington, D.C.-based Huntley & Co. Interior Design's "A Holiday Luncheon and Gift Exchange Hosted by A Modern Day Marie Antoinette" room. (Oct. 23, 2012)

The
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

The "Valentine's Day" Holiday House room, by Brett Design Inc., features bronze and brass in furniture legs, a chandelier, bookcases and an end table. (Oct. 23, 2012)

The Holiday House study themed as
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

The Holiday House study themed as "President's Day" by Donald Schermerhorn at Holiday House. (Oct. 23, 2012)

The Holiday House study themed as
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

The Holiday House study themed as "President's Day" by Donald Schermerhorn at Holiday House. (Oct. 23, 2012)

The Swedish-inspired
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

The Swedish-inspired "Winter White" room in the Holiday House, designed by Vicente Wolf for ALB. (Oct. 23, 2012)

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The Swedish-inspired
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The Swedish-inspired "Winter White" room in the Holiday House, designed by Vicente Wolf for ALB. (Oct. 23, 2012)

The Holiday House library, envisioned as a
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

The Holiday House library, envisioned as a "Golden Jubilee" by Javaras Kennally Associates. (Oct. 23, 2012)

The Holiday House library, envisioned as a
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

The Holiday House library, envisioned as a "Golden Jubilee" by Javaras Kennally Associates. (Oct. 23, 2012)

Romance infuses this Holiday House sitting room, designed
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Romance infuses this Holiday House sitting room, designed by Janet Rice Interiors as "An Elegant Affair." (Oct. 23, 2012)

Manhattan designer Geoffrey Bradfield's bold treatment in his
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Manhattan designer Geoffrey Bradfield's bold treatment in his Marcel Proust-inspired "Remembrance of Things Past" room. (Oct. 23, 2012)

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Manhattan designer Geoffrey Bradfield's bold treatment in his
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Manhattan designer Geoffrey Bradfield's bold treatment in his Marcel Proust-inspired "Remembrance of Things Past" room features custom-made yin-and-yang chairs and rugs. (Oct. 23, 2012)

Manhattan designer Geoffrey Bradfield's bold treatment in his
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Manhattan designer Geoffrey Bradfield's bold treatment in his Marcel Proust-inspired "Remembrance of Things Past" room features custom-made yin-and-yang chairs. (Oct. 23, 2012)

The Holiday House “Sweet 16
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The Holiday House “Sweet 16" bedroom, designed by Robyn Karp Design Inc. (Oct. 23, 2012)

The Holiday House “Sweet 16
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The Holiday House “Sweet 16" bedroom, designed by Robyn Karp Design Inc. (Oct. 23, 2012)

A Holiday House stairway transformed into “Earth Day”
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

A Holiday House stairway transformed into “Earth Day” by Archives ID. (Oct. 23, 2012)

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The Holiday House “Earth Day” room by Archives
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The Holiday House “Earth Day” room by Archives ID. (Oct. 23, 2012)

The “Columbus Day” room by Archives ID uses
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The “Columbus Day” room by Archives ID uses lights to accent the wallpaper's texture. (Oct. 23, 2012)

The “Columbus Day” room at Holiday House by
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

The “Columbus Day” room at Holiday House by Archives ID features a handmade Maya Romanoff wall covering made of lokta fiber. (Oct. 23, 2012)

For her “Mother's Day” room, Manhattan's Joan Dineen
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For her “Mother's Day” room, Manhattan's Joan Dineen of Dineen Architecture + Design created a modern-day boudoir. (Oct. 22, 2012)

For her “Mother's Day” room, Manhattan's Joan Dineen
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For her “Mother's Day” room, Manhattan's Joan Dineen of Dineen Architecture + Design created a modern-day boudoir. (Oct. 22, 2012)

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A talking-point light fixture in “Mother's Day,” a
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

A talking-point light fixture in “Mother's Day,” a boudoir designed by Dineen Architecture + Design at the Holiday House. (Oct. 22, 2012)

In the sewing room, “Celebration of a Father,”
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In the sewing room, “Celebration of a Father,” by Dyfari Interiors, the ceiling, moldings and panels are done in a high-gloss lacquered paint. (Oct. 22, 2012)

The Holiday House sewing room “Celebration of a
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The Holiday House sewing room “Celebration of a Father” by Dyfari Interiors. (Oct. 22, 2012)

Port Washington decorator Lee Najman's “Seasons of Joy”
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Port Washington decorator Lee Najman's “Seasons of Joy” Sukkot-inspired dining area uses yarn of different colors, decorative stainless-steel balls and LED lights to decorate custom-made framework. (Oct. 22, 2012)

Port Washington decorator Lee Najman's “Seasons of Joy”
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Port Washington decorator Lee Najman's “Seasons of Joy” Sukkot-inspired dining area uses yarn of different colors, decorative stainless-steel balls and LED lights to decorate custom-made framework. (Oct. 22, 2012)

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In the “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest”
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In the “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” anteroom, diSalvo Interiors, which has offices in Carle Place and Manhattan, included pages from leather-bound antique books, a Hollywood-style console in a high-gloss finish, and porcelain birds with pink ribbons around their necks. (Oct. 23, 2012)

In the “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest”
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

In the “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” anteroom, diSalvo Interiors, which has offices in Carle Place and Manhattan, included pages from leather-bound antique books, a Hollywood-style console in a high-gloss finish, and porcelain birds with pink ribbons around their necks. (Oct. 23, 2012)

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