Design on a Dime - April[masked]
On April 26, 2012 Housing Works will present New York City’s most popular interior design benefit event at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. Design on a Dime features more than 50 of the world’s top interior designers, who create unforgettable room vignettes with new merchandise, which is donated and then sold for 50 to 70 percent off retail pricing!
This year, Design on a Dime’s founding chair, interior designer James Huniford, will be joined by an incredible group of co-chairs, including:
- Evette Rios (craft, design and entertaining expert)
- Lara Spencer (“Good Morning America” Co-Anchor, author of “I Brake for Yard Sales,” and interior designer)
- Charlotte Moss (Acclaimed designer and author)
Attracting a star-studded crowd, the Opening Night Reception is celebrated with hundreds of VIPs, designers, and friends of Housing Works. A-list design enthusiasts mingle with top designers, including event chairs. Guests will get the first public look at the room vignettes and enjoy exclusive preview shopping, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live entertainment.
The VIP Opening Night Reception will take place on Thursday, April 26
The shopping continues with a Free Public Sale, April 27-28
Get A Room
All profits from Design on a Dime help Housing Works “Get A Room” for homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Founded in 1990, Housing Works provides lifesaving services to homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS. Since 2005, Design on a Dime has raised more than $2 million in support of Housing Works.
Proceeds from the event benefitted Housing Works’ 874 Jefferson Avenue Residence Project. A new housing development project consisting of 12 permanent units of supportive housing for single, formerly homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS, the Jefferson Avenue Residence Project will involve the substantial renovation of a three-story brick building in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
874 Jefferson Avenue will incorporate many sustainable design and construction techniques, including no-VOC paints and adhesives, floor tiles made of 85% quartz and other recycled materials, and furniture made with recycled plastics. Like all of our housing facilities, the 874 Jefferson Avenue Residence will be designed to be a place where residents will want to live, not a place of last resort.
Thanks to the success of Design on a Dime the 874 Jefferson Avenue Residences are slated to open in spring of 2012.