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Traditional Home “Holiday House”

"Holiday House" sitting room designed by Jennifer Duneier

"Holiday House" sitting room designed by Jennifer Duneier

This house was lived in for one year.

Following the completion of its construction in the mid-1920s, William Ziegler, Jr., owner of the unique mansion on the cusp of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, took up residence in his estate for merely an instant. Over the years, the house – a departure from the neighborhood’s brownstones and larger mansions – then cycled through a series of heir-apparents, until 2005 when it landed in the hands of a Russian-born financier. He purchased the home and infused it with a usual caveat: for five weeks of the year, spanning November to December, the mansion is to be, as its history relays, “reverted back to its former grandeur.”

This annual transformation – under the moniker “Holiday House” – turns a stunning piece of New York architecture into a breathtaking designer showhouse organized by Traditional Home, with ticket proceeds benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Last winter, an exclusive group of 32 decorators and designers was chosen to reimagine the mansion’s interior, with each designer appointed two to three rooms. The catch? Each room had to represent a different holiday theme.

Jennifer Duneier of Duneier Design

Jennifer Duneier of Duneier Design

When Jennifer Duneier, creative tour de force of Duneier Design, asked for Easter, it was a selection made without hesitation.

“Easter is a fun holiday – one of the few happy holidays!” Duneier explained. “It’s about good things: family and kids.”

For a holiday typically associated with sugar-coated marshmallows, plastic eggs and cellophane grass, Duneier discarded any preconceived notions of the occasion, transforming the entire construct of the Easter aesthete into sublime elegance. Tasked with a lady’s sitting room and an ensuite bathroom, Duneier unfurled an elegant lightness into the spaces, flanked by complex explorations of color and pattern.

This focused use of color is no surprise to anyone familiar with Duneier’s work. For the past decade, Jennifer Duneier has seen great success as a highly-recognized member of the international interior design community. A New Yorker by residence, Duneier has lived in the city for more than 20 years, spanning multiple neighborhoods – from Chelsea to the Upper East Side – and always finding new perspectives. Trained at the New York School of Interior Design, and an Allied Member of the ASID, the residential designer works around the world, sporting a true commitment to high quality aesthetics and to fulfilling the visions of her clients.

"Holiday House" ensuite bathroom designed by Jennifer Duneier

"Holiday House" ensuite bathroom designed by Jennifer Duneier

As Duneier prepared to pursue her Holiday House commission, she knew one thing for certain. With a myriad of choices for textures and accessories, there was one uncompromising element for Duneier: her choice of fixtures for the ensuite bathroom. Continue Reading »

Hôtel Plaza Athénée: THG Luxury Featured in Parisian Grand Dame Property

hotel plaza athenee

Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris

In Paris, if you’re looking for a hotel that radiates undisputed comfort and opulence along with old-world elegance, look no further than Hôtel Plaza Athénée. Having won over international clientele with decades of unmatched luxury and service, this is one grand dame hotel that will not disappoint. Notably, the Hôtel Plaza Athénée’s interior features THG luxury bath fittings: the refined Spirit collection. As artisans of ultra-luxury, custom-crafted faucetry and bath fixtures, THG is well suited as the fitting of choice for the Hôtel Plaza Athénée, given that the brand is found in the world’s finest hotels, residences, yachts and other high-end properties.

THG Spirit faucet collection

THG Spirit collection

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Four Seasons Florence: THG Luxury Featured in Italy’s Most Desired Accommodation

The Four Seasons Florence

The Four Seasons Florence

If you take two Renaissance Palaces in the city center of Florence, which were previously under private ownership for centuries; spend seven years converting the grand buildings into a luxury hotel; and offer discerning guests the opportunity to relax in this new sanctuary featuring an art-filled Renaissance palazzo, a private park and airy garden vistas, you can only be referring to one place: Four Seasons Hotel Florence. Continue Reading »

Wentworth Golf Club: THG Luxury Featured at England’s Finest Course

The world of English golf boasts many jewels, but perhaps none that exhibit the level of grandeur on display at Wentworth Golf Club in Virginia Water, Surrey on the southwestern fringes of London.

The Wentworth Club House

The Wentworth Club House

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La Tremoille: THG Luxury Featured in Chic Parisian Boutique Hotel

The Paris luxury hotel scene has been around a long time; in that time, a plethora of hotels have come and gone. La Tremoile, a chic Parisian boutique hotel located in the prestigious Golden Triangle, has been charming guests since 1883. With a more recent renovation by famed architect and interior designer Richard Martinet, the hotel now exudes a decidedly understated and contemporary air.

The La Tremoille Hotel in Paris

The La Tremoille Hotel in Paris

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