Friday, May 6, 2011

Housing Works Design on a Dime 2011

There are so many wonderful events every year in New York but one of my favorites is Housing Works Design on a Dime.  I had the pleasure of attending the Opening Night and was yet again blow away but all the great booths.  For those of you who don't know, each year designers beg, borrow, and steal items for their booth that will be sold to benefit Housing Works "Get a Room" for homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. This year's co-chairs include James Huniford, Charlotte Moss, Nate Berkus, Iman, and Lara Spencer who hosted the wonderful evening.

While I had time this morning to upload my photos, I did not have time to label them all before heading out to a client meeting.  If you click on the photos, they will enlarge and you should be able to read the signs.  As soon as I get back, I will label them all so each designer gets the credit that they so richly deserve for participating in this great event! 

Housing Works Design on a Dime
Friday, May 6, 2011 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
(bet. 6th & 7th Avenues)
Admission : Free

Miles Redd

Huniford Design Studio

Shawn Henderson
Foley & Cox Interiors

Ralph Lauren Home

Flair Home Collection


Gabriel de la Portilla

Asler Valero

Joshua Ingraham Design

de la Torre Design Studio

Charlotte Moss

Jonathan Rosen

Tricia Foley + Roy Hardin for the New General Store

Larry Ruhl for High Falls Merchantile

This was one of my favorite booths and I bought a Blue Willow plate from it.

Franck Hodelin & Company

Publisher Beth Brenner measuring a rug in Lilian August

Jack Bergamino for Paul Smith

Loved this creative tenament apartment booth by Bradley Stephens Interior Design

Valspar was giving out paint samples and brushes.

Brett Design Inc.

Katie Lydon Interiors

Carrier & Co. booth featured screens from their room in the Hamptons Designer Show House!

Access to Design Shop

Loved this ode to Elizabeth Taylor room by Daniel M. Pafford

Yetta Banks for MTV Networks

Arlene Angard Designs

Bradley Thiergartner

S. Russell Groves

Form Architecture + Interiors

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic


Luciane at said...


Very interesting post. Good job.

Have a blessed weekend!


Luciane at

jones said...

Amazing show--I'm moving back to NYC. You guys really get it. Mary

meenal bishnoi said...

what a wonderful event and such a noble those black and white chevron boxes.. thanks for sharing, heather.. i would like you to check out my daughter's room on my blog when you have a moment! happy friday xx meenal

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Todd says the party was a mob scene -I'm so jealous -it sounded fun!

Kristy said...

Looks like very wonderful show. I would have loved to gone to this, there were some amazing things!

ChickyHip said...

I love the ode to Liz Taylor room... Gorgeous!

diana said...

what a amazing event and the reason for this event is the red sofa,boxes and vase in TV launch interior.

KMI HousePlans said...

Amazing house plan designs, i like the Shawn Henderson..
thanks for sharing.

Todd said...

Sorry I only got to talk to you for 4 seconds. Your photos great!!! What an amazing event.

laughingsalmon said...

What a marvelous project...Your pics show that exciting design is more a function of creativity and enthusiasm than just money...Love this blog...

stacystyle said...

We're so sorry we didn't run into you at the party, but so happy you included Joshua Ingraham who included our Dunes and Duchess lamps in his vignette!

Larry Ruhl said...

Thank You so much for your coverage of this amazing event and for including my room. It was a fantastic experience and a privelege to have been included.

H.G. The Countess said...

I went on Sunday around noon and it was pretty much all taken down, even though it was advertised to go until 6pm. Next year I'll go the first day, I suppose!

Just Commonly said...

It was definitely a great event,and I believe it was much more crowded than last year's. Thank you for the pics, I didn't get to take a lot of pics. So thank you for sharing! Love most of your choices of faves!

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