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Housing Works Design on a Dime 2010

by habituallychic

05 . 07 . 10

Housing Works is very popular among the design crowd in New York and it seemed like every designer in New York came out to support this wonderful charity at their annual Design on a Dime event last night! The place was packed with people ready to shop for a good cause and I even saw two people fighting over a chair so you know the items up for sale were top notch! I honestly think it was better than last year! I want to give a big shout out and thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered, donated or shopped! I know it took a lot of work to put this event together and the amount of creativity that went into each room was amazing! I especially loved Charlotte Moss’s room above! I hope you enjoy the photos and will stop by on Friday and Saturday so you too can shop till you drop! I want to point out that some of the pieces shown in these photos were probably sold last night but they will be replenishing all the rooms over the next two days with more items. Happy Shopping!

Charlotte Moss

Charlotte Moss

de la Torre Design Studio

The cute little French sofa I bought from de la Torre for $300! It just needs some legs now!

de la Torre Design Studio

Designer Ernest de la Torre of de la Torre Design Studio sitting on my new sofa! He is so sweet!



Daniel M. Pafford

Daniel M. Pafford

Daniel M. Pafford

Luis Caicedo

Luis Caicedo

Steven Sclaroff

Jarret Yoshida


Mark Stephen

Designer Michael Bagley in his room vignette

Giovanni Nasso

Thomas Cooper Design

Thomas Cooper Design

Dean & Deluca

Laura Kirar for Traditional Home

Laura Kirar for Traditional Home

Ty Pennington for Sears

Peter Som for Sferra

Fashion designer Peter Som and my friend Jessica Gold who bought one of his framed fashion sketches for $100!

Miles Redd fantastic room vignette was one of my favorites!

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

I am so copying this lampshade idea from Miles Redd room!

Interior designer Jamie Drake in his fashionable room!

Jamie Drake
Kristin McGinnis

Kristin McGinnis

Kristin McGinnis

Huniford (I wish I had bought that H!)


Juniper Tedhams

I loved the stripes on the wall of Buzz Kelly Interiors room.

Also loved this cute orange chair in Buzz Kelly Interiors room!

Buzz Kelly Interiors

Steven Gambrel

Steven Gambrel

Alan Tanksley

Alan Tanksley

Brett Design Inc.

Laura Bohn Design Assoc.

Jaclyn Smith for Kmart

Art for Sale

Art for Sale



Gabriel de la Porta

Lori Weatherly of Suzan Piovaty & Lori Weatherly

Suzan Piovaty & Lori Weatherly

Asler Vaero

Yetta Banks for MTV Networks
Oskar Torres

Frank Hodelin

Frank Hodelin

Kim Hull

Bob Richter

Eldon Wong in his room vignette

Coffee set by Robert Loughlin in Eldon Wong’s room.

Nathan Egan Interiors

Todd Romano (with Christopher Spitzmiller lamps for sale!)

Sears/Kmart for Outdoor Living

Sears/Kmart for Outdoor Living

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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  1. Erik Perez May 7, 2010 | 1:35 pm

    it was great seeing you last night… What a great event – Housing Works really outdid themselves…

    My two favorite rooms were James Huniford and Steven Gambrel… might go back this weekend to buy some stuff!!

  2. Style Chronicle May 7, 2010 | 2:20 pm

    Great coverage! I love the Miles Redd room as well. All of his lampshades are fabulous. I love the greek key lamp with red trimmed shade!

  3. La Maison Fou May 7, 2010 | 2:20 pm

    Heather;Thanks so much for sharing that with us. I so appreciate the visual tour! Like being there, only better.
    Alas, I spent the evening on the ball field with sand, grit & dirt in the eyes!
    One of these times I want to take advantage of the invite and go to this event. It looks like a wonderful evening and a wonderful cause!

    Until then; I love to shop online and scoop up bargains …… or not.
    Great things from Housing Works!

    Thank you so much for sharing with us!


  4. SPLENDEROSA May 7, 2010 | 2:33 pm

    You must have had a blast! Great pics, so much to look at. And wouldn’t that sofa of yours look great with bun feet? xx’s

  5. Tabitha May 7, 2010 | 2:47 pm

    Great eye candy, thank you so much for the pics.

  6. jones May 7, 2010 | 2:52 pm

    So much creativity and effort went into this event. Love seeing the designers’ work in a toned-down setting.
    Thanks–the sofa was a great buy. Mary

  7. Karena May 7, 2010 | 4:12 pm

    Heather, great images!! Let me know what kind of legs you put on your new sofa!!

    Art by Karena

  8. TheIconicBlog.com May 7, 2010 | 5:55 pm

    How wonderful! So much talent in one place!x

  9. splendidmarket.com May 7, 2010 | 6:07 pm

    I love the calypso room, the cushions look beautiful. The blue wall is stunning!

  10. Shauna May 7, 2010 | 6:22 pm

    beautiful. some designers really brought it. the wall treatments really help.

    i’m shocked i didn’t hate the ty pennington vignette.

  11. Shorely Chic May 7, 2010 | 6:38 pm

    SUCH a great recap – I loved seeing Asler’s room, I used to work with him, such a sweetie pie!

  12. chichunters May 8, 2010 | 2:03 am

    Great post, Heather.

  13. The Zhush May 8, 2010 | 2:39 pm

    Heather, your coverage of this event is amazing!!! I was so disappointed that I could not make it in to the city for this event, but after this post, I almost feel like I was there! So much to absorb and be inspired by…thanks!!!

  14. Sketch42 May 10, 2010 | 9:33 pm

    I went the next day, and the whole place looked so picked over… My photos were not even worth putting up.

    Obviously I missed out on the good stuff the night before!

  15. laura May 11, 2010 | 4:38 pm

    Such fabulous coverage of this event!! Thank you for each detail and picture. Can’t wait to design my own space.

  16. oskar May 23, 2010 | 3:02 am

    Housing works did it again! BRAVO