The Academy Mansion was the ideal setting for HSN’s holiday preview back in the summer. What an apt venue since it would take a mansion to showcase everything that HSN has to offer this holiday season. The spectacular four-story mansion was used to its full effect with thematic, fully decorated rooms with curated products from HSN, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road, Improvements, and TravelSmith, just to name a few. With so many items around the $100 mark (and many for a lot less), you’d be hard-pressed not to find something for your loved ones.
HSN opened up its doors to a main floor that was meant for entertaining. First was the perfect dining room area, with a larger-than-life Nutcracker Soldier, flanked by two sentry, who oversaw a festive table filled with the perfect entertainment accoutrements. Next came the recreation room, the perfect setting for an après-dinner soiree with a pool table, arcade games, tech accessories and of course the requisite drink bar.
Upstairs led to the HSN powder room – a must for every beauty junkie. Well-known makeup and fragrance brands such as Lorac,Too Faced, Deborah Lippman, Benefit, Trish McEvoy, Korres and Lancome. Most of the brands had limited edition collection specially made for gift-giving.
The best part of the HSN holiday preview was their “closet” – and what a closet it was. From luxurious stoles, faux fur throws, chic evening dresses, contempary sportwear to finishing touches such as luxe bags and shoewear. Sigh, if only my closet looked like this.
Enjoy pictures from the show!