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Friday, April 26, 2013

Design and Charity: Design on a Dime 2013

Rio Hamilton for Niedermaier

In one word, Epic!....describes the ninth annual Design on a Dime charity fundraiser supporting Housing Work's programs for the homeless living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.  Last night was the opening reception and I was able to peruse each designer's vignette at the press preview before the big reception.  I have to say they were all designer vignette after another showcased bold, classic and daring designs. Around 64 designers participated creating rooms with donated furniture and accessories that sold 50-70% off retail. Amazing right? There are definite steals! This show runs thru the weekend so get your shoes on and dart down to the Metropolitan Pavilion on West 18th street! Sale open to the public: for info click here. This years proceeds goes toward their newest housing development, The Hull Street Residence in Brooklyn, N.Y.. 

Check out some of my FAVES.....and my Design On a Dime Pinterest board where you can see more amazing rooms!!

The intricate wallcovering sets the stage against pops of furnishing color.  Incredibly striking.... reminded me of Versailles by Designer Antonino Buzzetta.

 See the VINE: 

Love Tyler Wisler and his edgy man-cave which is rich in texture, 
deep colors and painterly eye candy by artist Duane Hosein

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Shanghai dreamy and dramatic nod to Alexander McQueen 
by Designer Willey Design.

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Very graphic space by Designer Danielle Colding, 
emphasizing the powerful woman. 

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This artists space by Designer De la Torre Studio is my dream art studio! Paintbrushes as art - how cool!

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Strong colors and patterns dominate this vignette 

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For the modern bride and groom, this edgy yet romantic suite designed 
by Designer Yetta Banks wows! 

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Layers and layers of history by Designer Larry Ruhl for High Falls Mercantile.... maps, text, information sprawled all over the floor and office never looked better!

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Which room is your fave?


  1. OMG Michele!!! THIS IS AMAZING and BY FAR the BEST use of VINE I have yet to see!!!! Thank you thank you for letting all of us that couldn't be there physically, be there through your post!!! LOVE!!!


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