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DIFFA Dining by Design 2011

by habituallychic

03 . 20 . 11
Every year DIFFA holds it New York Dining by Design event adjacent to the Architectural Digest Home Show.  I wasn’t able to attend last year and I forgot how much I enjoyed these fabulous over the top tables.   The Cocktails by Design event last Thursday was pretty crowded so it was hard to photograph them but here’s a peek inside the event.  I especially loved the garden table with Kate and William plates designed by David Beahm above and below.  It’s especially perfect for the first day of Spring!  If you miss the last day of viewing, there are still a limited number of seats available for the Gala Dinner honoring Margaret Russell on Monday, March 21st.  Enjoy!

David Beahm

David Stark for Benjamin Moore Paint

Ralph Lauren

New York Design Center by Coffinier KU

Diane von Furstenberg



Eric Corey Freed

2Michaels Design

Ethan Allen


Marc Blackwell New York

New York Times designed by Anki Spets of Area

Moore & Giles designed by Brad Ford

Terra Morehouse for Velvet Antler

Jeffrey Brooks Interior Design

Pratt Institute mentored by Alfredo Parades

New York School of Interior Design mentored by Philip Gorrivan

Fashion Institute of Technology mentored by Preston Bailey

Hayneedle designed by Evette Rios

Scalamandre designed by Todd Moore

Kravet Inc.

Vincent Wolfe

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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  1. meenal bishnoi March 20, 2011 | 5:06 pm

    I love the royal touch and other details in David Beahm’s table…also Vincent Wolf’s table…thanks for sharing this comprehensive round-up, Heather! xx meenal

  2. Fine and Dandy Vintage Living March 20, 2011 | 8:07 pm

    Ralph Lauren wins this one in my book!

  3. Joseph the Butler March 20, 2011 | 10:40 pm

    Interesting. Some tables work for the home environment; some are celebratory; and some are just whimsical. I prefer those that could really be used, like the Todd Moore table–great use of height without obscuring your friends across the table.

    But what do you do with some of the embellishments once the service starts? Like the flowers in a cup on the NYTimes table?

    The RL table is beautifully RL, but I’ve never liked the coffee cup pre-set–feels like a country club dinner, not dinner at home.

    And the unconventional flatware placement in the 2Michaels table surprised me.

  4. Karena March 20, 2011 | 11:58 pm

    Heather so many gorgeous tables I won’t even begin to name faves ….Thank you so much for posting these fabulous images!!

    Such a great cause which started right here in Kansas City!!

    Art by Karena

  5. travelkate March 21, 2011 | 7:12 am

    This is so inspiring! I wish I could be there to see the tables in person, but second best is living vicariously through these pictures! Thanks for sharing…

  6. Thomas P. Fuchs March 21, 2011 | 1:27 pm

    Do you know who produced the chairs in Diane von Furstenberg’s room?