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Designer Susan Calabria's children's bedroom with zebra influences (Credit: Audrey C. Tiernan)

Designer Susan Calabria's children's bedroom with zebra influences at Home for the Holidays, a designer showcase at Orchard Hill. (Oct. 31, 2011)

Old Westbury design house

Don't let the name of this year's Old Westbury Gardens designer show house fool you. Christmas trees and festive garland are the most subtle elements in the "Home for the Holidays" event, which opens this weekend. If anything, the past is the muse. And reinventing something old is the guide.

The French-inspired kitchen was decorated by Kim E.
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The French-inspired kitchen was decorated by Kim E. Courtney Interiors & Design at the Home for the Holidays designer showcase at Orchard Hill. (Oct. 31, 2011)

The French-inspired kitchen was decorated by Kim E.
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The French-inspired kitchen was decorated by Kim E. Courtney Interiors & Design at the Home for the Holidays designer showcase at Orchard Hill. (Oct. 31, 2011)

A vignette of a baguette, cheese and champagne
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A vignette of a baguette, cheese and champagne are part of this French-inspired kitchen which was decorated by Kim E. Courtney Interiors & Design at the Home for the Holidays designer showcase at Orchard Hill in Old Westbury. (Oct. 31, 2011)

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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011---The espresso
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011---The espresso station in this French inspired kitchen was decorated by Kim E. Courtney Interiors & Design at the Home for the Holidays designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011---The French
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011---The French inspired kitchen was decorated by Kim E. Courtney Interiors & Design at the Home for the Holidays designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011---The French
(Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan)

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011---The French inspired kitchen was decorated by Kim E. Courtney Interiors & Design at the Home for the Holidays designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011---The French
(Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan)

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011---The French inspired kitchen was decorated by Kim E. Courtney Interiors & Design at the Home for the Holidays designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Designer Susan Calabria's children's bedroom with zebra influences
(Credit: Audrey C. Tiernan)

Designer Susan Calabria's children's bedroom with zebra influences at Home for the Holidays, a designer showcase at Orchard Hill. (Oct. 31, 2011)

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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Susan Calabria's children's bedroom with zebra influences at Home for the Holidays, designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Evelyn Miller's Sugar Plum Dreams bedroom at the Home for the Holidays designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Susan Calabria's children's bedroom with zebra influences at Home for the Holidays, designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Susan Calabria's children's bedroom with zebra influences at Home for the Holidays, designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Susan Calabria's children's bedroom with zebra influences at Home for the Holidays, designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Susan Calabria's children's bedroom with zebra influences at Home for the Holidays, designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Evelyn Miller's Sugar Plum Dreams bedroom at the Home for the Holidays designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- A
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- A vignette of a marble topped vanity in designer Evelyn Miller's Sugar Plum Dreams bedroom at the Home for the Holidays designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Mary Beth Donohue's master bedroom at Home for the Holidays, designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- A
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- A detail of a marble topped bureau in designer Evelyn Miller's Sugar Plum Dreams bedroom at the Home for the Holidays designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Mercedes Courland's bedroom at the Home for the Holidays designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- A
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- A detail of silver candlesticks and a silver framed mirror in Designer Mary Beth Donohue's master bedroom at Home for the Holidays, designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Mary Beth Donohue's master bedroom at Home for the Holidays, designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Mary Beth Donohue's master bedroom at Home for the Holidays, designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Mercedes Courland's bedroom at the Home for the Holidays designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Mary Beth Donohue's master bedroom at Home for the Holidays, designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- A
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- A rhinestone detail on pillows in designer Mercedes Courland's bedroom at the Home for the Holidays designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Lee Najman's living room with an art television over the fireplace. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Mercedes Courland's bedroom at the Home for the Holidays designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Mercedes Courland's bedroom at the Home for the Holidays designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Mercedes Courland's bedroom at the Home for the Holidays designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Lee Najman's living room with an art television over the fireplace. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Mercedes Courland's bedroom at the Home for the Holidays designer showcase at Orchard Hill. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011---An exterior
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011---An exterior view of Orchard Hill which is hosting designer showcase Home for the Holidays. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Lee Najman's living room with an art television reflected in a floor to ceiling mirror. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Lee Najman's living room with an art television over the fireplace. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Lee Najman's living room with an art television over the fireplace. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Lee Najman's living room with an art television over the fireplace. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Albert Leon Sultan's Winter Solstice room with throne chairs. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Albert Leon Sultan's Winter Solstice room with throne chairs. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Albert Leon Sultan's Winter Solstice room with throne chairs. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Designer Albert Leon Sultan's Winter Solstice room with throne chairs. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Chinoiserie
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Chinoiserie wallpaer in the the hallway with Asian details. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Chinoiserie
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Chinoiserie wallpaer in the the hallway with Asian details. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Chinoiserie
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Old Westbury, NY: Monday, October 31, 2011--- Chinoiserie wallpaer in the the hallway with Asian details. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

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