Real Simple Design On A Dime Housing Works 2008 – Exclusive Photos
The Real Simple Design on a Dime benefit for Housing Works was a success. Raising $650,000 for the New York charity Housing Works that “strives to ensure that homeless and low-income people living with HIV/AIDS and their families have adequate housing, food, social support, drug treatment, health care, and employment.” - from housingworks.org.
Thanks to Natasha (with Real Simple) for the exclusive photos from Real Simple’s Design on a Dime benefit.
Thom Filicia‘s room design incorporates elements of traditional design combined with elements found in modern design – seamlessly integrated using a neutral color palette and universal geometric shapes. The decidedly traditional wingback chairs are given a modern appeal with contemporary upholstery. The room is visually clutter-free and has a warm minimalistic beauty; a few large pieces that signal a soothing and zen-like feeling. This is my personal favorite, but I am biased as a big fan of Thom’s style.
Jamie Drake‘s design vignette is quintessential Drake design -fearless: bold, vibrant color; mixed interior design styles and furnishings pulled from various design periods, all mixed and matched to create a compelling visual design story. For those of you interior design trendsetters: the lavender/lilac color used in Jamie’s room design is a hot decorating color trend – expect to see these lovely purples making their way into mainstream interior decor at at a home store near you!
James Huniford, developed the concept of Design on a Dime to benefit Housing Works. Huniford is best known as half of the acclaimed interior design team behind the design firm Sills Huniford Associates, the design style book Dwellings, and Sills Huniford fabulous, eye candy online furnishings and decor store, dwellingshome.com. Fashionista and Style Divas will automatically recognize Sills Huniford as the creative powerhouse interior designers to Anna Wintour. (Room design above by Sills Huniford)
The Metropolitan Pavilion during Real Simple’s Design on a Dime benefit May 2008.
Charles King, Founder, Housing Works; Steve Sachs, President, Real Simple; Kristin vanOgtrop, Managing Editor, Real Simple; James Huniford, co-chair and designer; Maggie Gyllenhaal, co-chair; Kevin White, Publisher, Real Simple; Thom Filicia, designer.