This year again, I will participate in the fabulous fund raising event "Design On A Dime".
This April, Housing Works will celebrate the 10th anniversary of New York City most popular interior design benefit.
The event will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. The event last for 3 days and features 50 of the wold's top interior designers. Each designer will create a room vignette and all merchandise will be offered at 50 to 70 percent off retail. Rosario Dawson, actress and AIDS advocate is the honorary chair, Michael Boodro, editor in chief of Elle Decor will be one of the co-chair.
The highlight of this event is the opening Night Reception on April 24th, with hundreds of VIPs and celebrities who mingles with us, designers and shop, shop and shop some more...
All profits of Design on a Dime go to Housing Works whose goal is to provide New Yorkers living with aids, housing and services.
Last year, our booth was designed for an imaginary dandy. I was in Africa while my team was putting the booth together. I did most of the creative, donating pieces from my Showroom INTERIEURS as well as relying on our vendors 'generous donations. I had a fond thought for my associates on the night of the party, while sipping wine under the African sky…
This time, for a 10th anniversary, I am going bold, making a statement…. It has been quite a process. Furniture showrooms were not as generous and I had to rely on our chore vendors. Romo fabrics with whom we have a wonderful relationship provided us with their brand new collection off fabrics…simply amazing! powerful black and white statement. Mario Valle upholstered the sectional whose frames were made by…myself and my dear husband. We learned carpentry in a week-end as we could not find anyone willing to make the frames… the result between Mario's incredible skills and Romo fabulous textiles is beyond my expectations. Innergaze who is behind our most challenging projects, designed and built a console, while rugs, accessories and accent furniture and lighting came from the Interieurs Showroom. Even my son was involved as he designed a fish tank for the occasion.
The artist, whose name I will reveal after the opening, is working on 2 huge canvas which will be graffiti art. I am really into graffiti… see my Buenos Aires post here.
If you are in New York or planning to visit, please do come to the event and visit our Interieurs booth.
Design on A Dime 2013 inspiration
Interieurs Design Studio by Francine Gardner booth 2013
Below are the inspirations for the upcoming Design on A Dime 2014
Final rendering for our booth:
Would love to hear your thoughts!!! too crazy ?
Looking to design your house? would love to be of help…no worries, my designs can be more tame...