Benjamin Moore showroom, D&D building
FOR THE LOVE OF COLOR!
Benjamin Moore CEO Michael Searles, Trina Turk, Martyn Lawrence Bullard; photo courtesy Amy Sussmam/Invision
Mario Buatta & Simon Doonan holding court
photo courtesy Diane Bondareff/Invisionphotograph courtesy Deborah Martin
Recap of the stunning
Benjamin Moore 2014 HUE® Awards
To me, color is one of the most important elements of interior design. I continue to be awe struck by the power a can of paint can wield over a design, plus how a wise color choice can single handedly transform a room! On that note, when I received an invitation to Benjamin Moore's annual HUE dinner and award ceremony where the paint company generously honors talents in the industry for their usage of color, I was over the moon. Set in the gorgeous Highline Ballroom in New York City, and with the very eloquent and funny Simon Doonan (Barneys Creative Ambassador-at-Large) on stage leading the charge, the evening was a perfect way to kick-off the busy Fall line-up of design industry events. Six designers were awarded with live music performances by Nate Campany & The Serenade
. This year Benjamin Moore partnered with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA, non-profit trade association of America’s fashion) to introduce a new category to the HUE Awards, the CFDA Trailblazer Award. Fashion designer Trina Turk was recognized for her exceptional use of color in her designs that extend from fashion to home collections. Others honored include Jeff Andrews Design, EverGreene Architectural Arts, Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design, Bergmeyer Associates, Mario Buatta. Read here for more details or search #HUEAwards on social media as well.
When you put dynamic talents together in a room it becomes quite a party! To name a few noted in the audience whom I shared some laughs with check out my fuzzy snapshots below--John Douglas Eason, Patrick Hamilton, Jamie Drake, Claudia Giselle, Andgrea Algaze, Deborah Martin, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Mario Buatta (the prince of chintz), Darrin Varden, Damon Crain!