Design on a Dime 2013

One of my favorite charity events of the year is the annual Design on a Dime fundraiser for Housing works where more than 50 of the world’s top interior designers come together to create beautiful room vignettes full of donated merchandise which is all sold at  50 to 70 percent off retail pricing to benefit Housing Works’ wonderful programs that support people in NYC living with HIV/AIDS.  I’ve written about Design on a Dime each year since I started this blog 5 years ago and this year is extra special because for the first time I am participating as a designer and will be designing a room vignette!!! I will be joining a group of incredibly talented designers and I couldn’t be more excited! I also can not wait to share all of the details on my room with you! The event is free and open to the public April 26-27 however, the opening night benefit party is on April 25th and that is the absolute best time to come and shop because you’ll get first dibs on all the best pieces! The opening party also makes for great people watching as it attracts a fun, star-studded crowd plus all of the designers will be in attendance as well. It is well worth the ticket price and proceeds for this year’s event will benefit Housing Works’ newest development called the Hull Street Residence which is being built from the ground up as a beautiful and safe housing residence for 30 formerly homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS. Support this wonderful cause by purchasing your opening night ticket here. For the full list of participating designers and additional details on this year’s event, click here. All of the designers recently got together for a fun kick-off party for Design at Decor NYC – a fabulous consignment gallery here in New York. Below are a few snaps from the night! Can’t wait to share more details on Design on a Dime soon!



 Decor NYC founder Bruce Tilley chats with Design on a Dime co-Chair Evette Rios and publicist Carla Nikitaidis


Guests mingling


Design on a Dime 2013 co-chairs Evette Rios and Yetta Banks


Design on a Dime founding chair James Huniford

Design on a Dime 2013
Free Public Sale
April 26-27, 2013
10:00am – 6:00pm
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues
NYC 10011


    • This is my first year participating as a designer but I have attended for the past few years in a row. It is such a wonderful event!

  1. What a wonderful event and cause. I wish I lived near to come and shop.