Thursday April 21st 2016. 68 degrees 5:45pm

Design on a Dime blasted off this year’s 3-day event with a VIP Opening Night Reception at the Metropolitan Pavilion. After twelve years , Housing Works has established “DOAD” as being a one-of-a-kind charity event that brings together today’s premier interior designers, celebrities, powerhouse companies and trendsetters in support of individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
Sensational Interiors from Top Designers!
Nearly 70 interior designers created exclusive vignettes full of donated merchandise from over 425 charitable home décor brands. The results combined sophistication & elegance with whimsy & colorful.  This year’s favorites came from Ford Huniford, Drake Anderson, Ralph Lauren, Ron Marvin, Cathy Hobbs, Yetta Banks, Tyler Wisler, Susan Jameison and Alessandra Branca.
Mix & Procure!
Guests are invited to wander around the Pavilion to admire each of the designer’s rooms, while having the option to shop the merchandise. The furniture, decoratives, art, lighting, books, pillows, throws and all other accents are sold at  50-70 percent off retail pricing. Honestly, it is the best party and shopping experience of the season.
Tunes & Cocktails!
The Pavilion was filled with décor and beautiful people.  The energy continued to rise as fresh cocktails were poured and DJ tunes blasted as if you were clubbing. This is no amateur production (shakin’ my head and finger).  Housing Works has carefully orchestrated a memorable evening for all who attend. You leave exhausted yet revived – visually saturated yet simulated.  There is no other event which gives you so many options for enjoyment.  Those of you with dirty minds – just keep it to yourselves or send me the option via email.

Giving to those in need!
Most importantly, Housing Works hosts the Design on a Dime benefit to support people living and affected by HIV/AIDS. They have dedicated their efforts end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services and entrepreneurial businesses.

Thank you Ford Huniford, Andrew Greene, Mel Alvarez, Katherine Oates, Housing Works Team, Elle Decor Team, Benjamin Moore Team,  2016 DOAD Designers and all the others who worked so hard to make this event a success.  Your efforts contributed to an SENSATIONAL EXPERIENCE.



    #DOADNYC QUEUE @ 5:45pm
      Handsome Guest + Mary Fisher + Barbara Bush + Douglas Friedman + Ford Huniford
        Jonathan Kutzin + Jim Druckman + distinguished guest + Kate Kelly Smith + Ken Fulk
          Ford Huniford for #doadnyc
            Alessandra Branca for #doadnyc
              Ron Marvin for #doadnyc #thenewovaloffice
                Nicole Gibbons for Lowes for #doadnyc
                  Ralph Lauren for #doadnyc
                    Benjamin Moore for #doadnyc
                      Susan Jameison for #doadnyc
                        Ellie Mroz for #doadnyc
                          Laura Bohn for #doadnyc
                            Drake Anderson for #doadnyc


                                Nicole Gibbons + guest @ #doadnyc
                                  Asby Day + Kelly Sinatra = Benjamin Moore
                                    Photographer Peter Kubilus
                                      Jonathan Legate for #doadnyc
                                        Decor Aid for #doadnyc Design on a Dime 2016
                                          Julie Schuster for #doadnyc
                                            Asler Valero for #doadnyc
                                              Patrick Hamilton for #doadnyc
                                                Robin Baron for #doadnyc
                                                  Tyler Wisler for #doadnyc
                                                    Halcyon Design for #doadnyc
                                                      Carl Barnett for #doadnyc
                                                          David Duncan + Barbara Friedman + Michael McGraw
                                                            Josh Hadar + Chloe Ziff + Robin Baron
                                                              Justin Shaulis + Melissa Mittag + Peti Lau
                                                                Mary Jane + Nora + Eric
                                                                  YETTA BANKS and her chic clique !
                                                                    Yetta Banks for #doadnyc
                                                                      #doadnyc DESIGN ON A DIME 2016
                                                                        Zoe Oliphant for #doadnyc
                                                                          Anthony Giancakos for #doadnyc

                                                                            Rio Hamilton

                                                                            Rio Hamilton is a business development professional with vast marketing and sales experience.He specializes in brand promotion for the luxury interior design and lifestyle industries. Rio works with companies, individuals and groups on concentrated brand identity and elevation. He has a popular website that chronicles "the who's who" at design and fashion events throughout greater New York.

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