PREPARE YOURSELFHOUSING WORKS annual Design on a Dime event is going to be over the top fabulous.  This year’s carefully selected Interior Designers and Artists are “bringing it”.  There is no time for dull and dreary – you can go to the mall for that.  Clever themes like “the new oval office” and “hey sailor” will be celebrated with vibrant colors, new product introductions and collectable art.  This event is well attended by New York’s elite design and decoration community.  The networking opportunities are endless and stylish treasures for sale are countless.
Today, I rode my bike over to the Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th Street and 7th Avenue in Chelsea – designers were carefully arranging rugs, side tables, coffee tables, dining tables lamps, sofas, chairs, barstools, pillows, artwork, decoratives and so much more. Here are a few pics from my sneak peak and a few other tidbits for your enjoyment.
This event is open to the public, tickets are still available.  DON’T MISS IT.
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          Zoe Oliphant and Meaghan Coomber
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              Carl Barnett
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                  Susan M. Jamieson
                    Above all, Housing Works hosts the Design on a Dime benefit to support people living and affected byHIV/AIDS. The entrepreneurial business has focused this year’s benefit to support its newest Hull Street Residence project. Hull Street will soon become the home for 26 single, formerly homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS.
                    ASLER VALERO  – New York based Interior Designer leans over to check the woven wire which will serve as the ceiling for his room.  Asler will have 5 Benjamin Moore colors in his vignette.

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                        Asler Valero leans to check out his ceiling

                            ASLER VALERO ON FACEBOOKPair of stands made out of old utility poles which I have glazed with Benjamin Moore paint color simply white.They will be for sale at my vignette at the Design on a Dime NYC event on Thursday April 21st at the Metropolitan Pavilion NYC. 
                            ‪#‎VivaColor‬‪#‎BenjaminMoorePaints‬ ‪#‎DoItYourself‬ ‪#‎MetropolitanPavilion‬ ‪#‎DOADNYC‬‪#‎Decoración‬ ‪#‎Charity‬ ‪#‎ElleDecor‬ ‪#‎InteriorDesign‬‪#‎BeCreative‬ ‪#‎MyStyle‬ ‪#‎HousingWorks‬

                            Peti Lau New York based Interior Designer – sponsors include – *Lilian August,*Stark Carpet*The New Traditionalist*Plaza Park Interiors*Currey & Company*Vagabond Vintage*Made Goods*Lux Hold UP*Fromental Wallpaper*Remains Lighting*Mallory Page Artist*Andres Giles Artist*Studio Four*Luru Home

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                                        Peti Lau Facebook – This is one event I get particularly excited about. Not only do you see wonderful designs but can buy the pieces right out of each vignette…Many of our friends from Metropolitan Home Hardware & Bath have created vignettes throughout the years. This year MHH&B is proud to assist by providing Julie Schuster and Peti Lau with products for their designs. Buy your tickets…it’s a great cause!!!

                                            Design Campus – check out the poodle


                                            Join Design on a Dime Founding Chair James Huniford, along with Co-Chairs Michael Boodro, editor-in-chief of ELLE DECOR, celebrated decorator Alessandra Branca, interior designer,
                                            television personality and design blogger Nicole Gibbons, and George Oliphant, host of NBC’s George to the Rescue, to celebrate twelve years of Design on a Dime.

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                                                Drake / Anderson – this will be glorious
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                                                     Jonathan Legate Canadian based Interior Designer – sponsors include Bernhardt , Jan Kath Design Kyle and Kath, Ambella Home, Thibaut, Empirical Home, Currey and Co, Interlude Home, Made Goods, Hank Kazlowski (custom Mirrors).

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                                                        Jonathan Legate



                                                                Jonathan Legate on FACEBOOK: So many ‪#‎beautiful‬ things to buy in my @housingworks ‪#‎DOADNYC‬ ‪#‎design‬‪#‎vignette‬ in ‪#‎NYC‬ this Thursday! ‪#‎interiors‬ ‪#‎interiordesign‬ ‪#‎interiordecoration‬#design ‪#‎decor‬
                                                                The 3-day benefit and sale features 70 of the world’s top interior designers, who create unforgettable room vignettes with new merchandise, which is donated and then sold for up to 75% off retail pricing!

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                                                                    Tim Cronenberger for Halcyon Design

                                                                    Patrick Hamilton – New York based Interior Designer – sponsors include CB2 + Serena& Lily + Circa Lighting + Assouline + Bungalow 5 + Currey & Co.


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                                                                            PATRICK J. HAMILTON on FACEBOOK
                                                                            Knot your average bowl. My NEW friends at Brooklyn’s AREAWARE came through for me, with their Rope Coil Bowl, Turtle Box, AND this Knotted Rope Bowl. They’re all PERFECT for the “Hey, Sailor!” vignette, and they’re all ready for nabbing when Design on a Dime, to benefit Housing Works Thrift Shops, opens its doors to well-heeled and super-smart shoppers on April 21st at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Pavilion. Get your tickets NOW! (it ALWAYS sells out!) #HeySailor #DOADNYC #DOADNYC2016

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                                                                                Julie Schuster
                                                                                    This is where I’ll be when its time to buy

                                                                                    Ron Marvin New York based Interior Designer – this is the look of surprise when your walls haven’t been painted. Ron’s theme is “the new oval office”.
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                                                                                        Ron Marvin

                                                                                            Ron Marvin on FaceBook: Every room needs an anchor. And this amazing custom @design_legacy painting by Kelly O’Neal will be holding center court in #thenewovaloffice! This beauty can go home with you on Thursday night. But only if you’ve got your tickets to @housingworks “Design on a Dime” event!!#ronmarvinlightensup #ronmarvinapproved#ronmarvindesign #doadnyc

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                                                                                                NILE JOHNSON Philadelphia based Interior Designer – sponsors include Caracole + Zia-Priven + ArtyZen Studios  + Assouline + Stark Carpet 
                                                                                                      NILE JOHNSON ON FACEBOOK: Another beautiful ‪#‎donation‬ for my ‪#‎DOADNYC‬ vignette thanks to @creativehunt ! Can’t wait to see these beauties hanging in my space! They won’t last long, so get there early and be ready to shop!  #‎NJIDApproved #‎DesignOnADime‬ ‪#‎charity‬ ‪#‎nyc‬  ‪#‎InteriorDesign‬ ‪#‎Design‬ ‪#‎Designer‬ #‎givebeautifully‬ ‪#‎giveback‬‪ #‎InteriorDesigner‬ ‪#‎dc‬ ‪#‎baltimore‬ ‪#‎kennettsquare‬ ‪#‎Philly‬ ‪#‎RehobothBeach‬ #‎ElevateEverything‬


                                                                                                        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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