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Design On A Dime

Annual Interior Design Shopping Spree Benefitting Housing Works



There is an upcoming event that is a major fundraiser within the interior design community.  It is one of my favorite industry soirees.  Design on a Dime which benefits the Housing Works Thrift Shops began 9 years ago at the East 23 Street shop with only a handful of interior designers.

With founding Chair James ‘Ford’ Huniford at the helm, the event has grown to an astounding magnitude, and generates such a great spirit of giving.  This year 60 interior designers and retail sponsors will create room vignettes with everything for sale from the moment the doors open. Attendees literally scoff up amazing finds and treasures and begin to dismantle those vignettes which have taken designers countless hours to conceive of, secure donations for, and assemble for presentation.  The vibe is high-spirited and lively.  I can’t recall having a better time as I have had attending 7 of the 8 previously held events and participating in 6.
I thought it would be interesting to chat with a few designers and artist friends who are participating to ask them about their involvement with Design on a Dime and how it impacts them.