Last week saw the arrival - and closure - of Housing Works' fundraising event, Design on a Dime. We were fortunate enough to get a sneak peek at the designers' rooms as the finishing touches were being added. Thank goodness we did because many pieces, big and small, sold almost immediately after the start of the sale.
Almost ready at Housing Works' Design on a Dime.
Without further ado, we present four of our favorites spaces. Be sure to come back Wednesday for the rest of our picks!
TYLER WISLER HOME
Even if we didn't already love Tyler, we'd have to laud his room as one the event's best. Dark masculinity mixed with a bit of whimsy and layers and layers of stories to tell. So many things to love here but in particular we loved the flooring as wall covering flanked by wallpaper from Michele Varian.
NEAL BECKSTEDT STUDIO
Easy, serene, with touches of the exotic. We love the natural materials and light wood finishes. Oh, and let's not forget that Eames credenza we were coveting!
HIGH FALLS MERCANTILE
Already fans of High Falls, we were not suprised in the least to see another great representation of their farmhouse-slash-industrial-design point of view. We hear this room was picked clean within minutes of the sale's start. Wouldn't you have grabbed a thing - or two! or three! - for yourself, too?
Miles Redd does it again with this dramatic room: black and white - reminiscent of those optical illusion games of our youth - shot through with leafy greens and brights.
We'll be back next time with a few more of our favorite rooms. As always, you can see our collection of shots from the event in our ever-growing Design on a Dime gallery.