60+ designers prove their superior taste at the annual Design on a Dime NYC 2017 event. Andy Cohen was there, naturally.
The annual Housing Works Design On A Dime NYC kicked off this past Wednesday with a fun-filled dinner that honored Tamron Hall and John Demsey of Esteé Lauder Companies and was hosted by Alan Cumming. But Thursday signaled the kick-off of the actual shopping event- a uniquely creative benefit that invites guests to shop chic goods at deep discounts- arranged and decorated by some of the best in the business- to benefit ending AIDs and homelessness. Guests included many designers, artists, photographers, as well as DJ and advocate Mia Moretti, TV personality Andy Cohen, and others.
Some of our favorite “vignettes” (that is, spaces designed by the designers) included Billy Cotton’s Costco-inspired space (which we most definitely picked up some of his charming tableware), Ralph Lauren‘s dark and woody treasure trove of American elegance, replete with enormous vases and some of Lauren’s signature cut crystal. Naula with a gorgeous, ever-so-slightly curved custom bench sofa that would look amazing in a rotunda of a great townhouse. Nickelodeon’s neon-fueled space featured a kooky sketches of characters as well as some slime-infused styles. Robin Baron Design featured comforts of home as well as some remarkable chairs at the dining table- done in wood and painted metal. Sogol Décor had the most avant-garde space, featuring a bedazzled Buddha as well as fabulous art on pillows, as well as on the wall. ELLE Décor’s space was completed by the relaxing model, enjoying a stocked desk as well as a newspaper on a chaise lounge, not far from the Clinique Photo Booth.
Guests at the VIP preview had first dibs on all the items for sale (so basically, the whole room), and lined up along the ropes until the clock struck “go time”. It was a mad house with things getting snatched up at an obsessive pace- we were able to grab a few hand-painted skulls along the way.
Mark your calendar for future events! This is not to be missed!