We love interiors. We love to shop. We love a great deal. And, to boot, we love to support our friends. So, it should come as no surprise that we're super excited about the upcoming fundraiser event, Design on a Dime, from Housing Works. Never heard of it? It's an opportunity for a hand-selected crew of the most amazing designers to outfit rooms with new merchandise which is sold at 50-70 percent off retail. All those proceeds then go on to support one of Housing Works' upcoming projects. Sound good to you? Sounds good to us!
Worried about who might be picking out all that merchandise? Don't be. The list of Design on a Dime designers is impressive. Go check it out. We'll wait. ... Now if that roster isn't enough to get you excited, look no farther than one of our favorite sites, Pinterest, for a sneak preview of Design on a Dime items.
And should you be lucky enough to come away with a great steal, all that dough is going to a great cause. The upcoming Jefferson Avenue Residence, opening later this year, will provide supportive housing for single, formerly homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS. The three-story brick building consisting of 12 units will incorporate many elements of sustainable design and construction. No-VOC paints? Check. Furnishings made of recycled materials? Check. (Hmm, we wonder if their tile is Green Squared certified?...)
So just how do you get to participate in this much-adored annual event? Just. Show. Up. The event is free to the public on April 27th & 28th at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Should you prefer to be treated like a VIP and get first dibs, you'll want to purchase a ticket to the opening night reception on April 26th.
So as opening night draws near, we want to take a minute and say good luck and best wishes to some familiar faces to this blog who will be designing rooms for this year's event: Tyler Wisler, the ladies of Tilton Fenwick, Patrick James Hamilton, and Larry Ruhl of High Falls Mercantile.
We can't wait to see all the great vignettes. Hope you'll able to join us there!