Tuesday, April 7

Art, Art, Art: finishing touches on our room for the Design On A Dime Gala & Sale Coming On April 23rd

Sneak Peeks:  
Works of Art To Be Featured In 
Our Room Design at Design On A Dime!
Installation is less than two weeks away with the gala during the evening of April 23rd.  We have been busy creating and curating donations for a designer's atelier showing two designers working side-by-side creating fashion-inspired wares for the home! Hanging art in the home during a design project often signifies the finishing touches to the job.  Art brings interest, showing the homeowner's passions, and can be thought or emotion evoking.
Take a look at what we have planned for the art in this space, and please note all these pieces will be offered for sale at the event with proceeds going to Housingworks. Please purchase tickets to the gala here to attend one of the most festive design industry philanthropic events in New York City!
Vincent Rizzo framed illustration
 Italian artist Vincent Rizzo created an oversized charcoal illustration on antique Italian newspaper, some of his works are painted white others are charcoal and pencil.  This series is fashion-inspired and edgy and in an oversized 20" size it looks fabulous framed by online framing company Framebridge in the thin Mandalay giltwood frame.  We are grateful the custom framing was donated by Framebridge.
Root Cellar Designs
pillows & framed wallpaper patterns
For Design On A Dime we are using this opportunity to showcase our new textile and home ware company called Root Cellar Designs.  Together with fashion designer Susan Young, we came up with the idea to create ready-made products for the home (pillows, table lines, napkins, tea towels and more) honoring the past and craftsmanship but with an eye on modern technology and the future.  We digitally create our own fabrics weaving something from the past into each design.  
20 Pillows from our 
Fashion Forward Collection
For Design On A Dime we are making and donating 20 pillows from our first collection Fashion Forward, inspired by antique fashion illustrations from the 18th century and we incorporated them into modern fabrics with unusual color patterns and palettes. Many of the fabrics in the collection Susan originally created from her fashion collections.  We tweaked the materials and colors a bit to be suited for home collections, and we will donate these to the event.  
We feel incredibly grateful to artist and fashion illustrator Brooke Hagel of Fabulous Doodles who donated these two lovely fashion illustrations from her very stylish collection of art.    
artist and master gilder Wayne Reynolds of RWRart donated a textural charcoal 
work of art to our space.  This art was inspired by various railroad materials, and immediately reminds of fabric and textures.  A collection of Wayne's art is currently on exhibition in NYC until April  26th 
is a solo exhibition,
 and the closing night reception is April 24th at 6 pm at Studio 26 Gallery in NYC

Happy Nesting 
XO Tamara