room vignette in 2014
Countown Begins For Housingwork's 
Design On A Dime on April 27, 2017!
Susan Young and I are happy to be decorating a room vignette again this year. 
Purchase tickets here 
Stay tuned for sneak peeks leading up to this exciting gala and event.  We have big reveals and plans, and will show them soon.  In the meantime, we are grateful to sponsors for this year, including--
2017 sponsors:
Kirby & Company
The Rope Company
Currey & Company
Lenox USA
Serena & Lily
Root Cellar Designs
Let's take a look back as we plan this year... 

left: 2014 menu card; right: our Elle Decor feature

products in former rooms 2014/2016
preparing for April 27, 2017...
This will be our third year participating in this annual charity design event.  We are in the throes of planning 
for the three-day event beginning on April 26, 2017.  What is Design On A Dime?  Design On A Dime is one of NYC's most festive, well-attended and biggest fundraisers within the design community. 60 designers create room vignettes after procuring all donated wares and these creative spaces are showcased side by side at this expansive Metropolitan Pavilion then all goes on view, then on sale for Housingwork's charity!  

It takes months to plan and only a few hours for all the items to sell at this festive evening; part show house, part charity sale for Housingworks.  In a nutshell, 60 designers are invited then given a 10X12 space with three walls, we have creative license to whip up whatever we desire.  The caveat is we are required reach out to the design community to procure all donated items.  After our hard work the event is open to the press and VIP design community, served champagne and then the velvet ropes comes off and the items start flying off the shelves with proceeds going to this very worthwhile cause. 
2014 French Seaside Dining Room

Maureen Klein painting under the fireplace (left);
custom designed chairs from MT Customs (right)

 Randal installing my chair rail

friends came out to support and celebrate!

 April 2015 
designer's atelier launch, root cellar designs
2015 Designer Atelier we showcased a design duo working and creating beautiful wares in their studio.  We launched our new home collection together, Root Cellar Designs which includes fabric by the yard, tablecloths, tea towels, napkins, pillows and now wallpaper.  We debuted our very first collection inspired by 18th Century fashion illustrations, Fashion Forward. 

grateful for these folks...
husbands hammered, painted, drilled, hung and assembled
and friends 
and community coming out to shop and celebrate!
Lisa McMahon lends her public relations support for the debut 

Grateful for love and support from friends and the community. Special thanks to our husbands (Randal and Larry) for help with painting, installing, building, hard working friends Lisa McMahon & Maureen Klein who toiled away with install!  Friend and fellow interior designer Michael Tavano's workroom MT Customs  for upholstery.   Mr. and Mrs. Mossa for sewing and building our boards and products, Ralph Lauren paintMel Alvarez and Housingwork's volunteers.  

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