It was another successful year at the Design on a Dime fundraiser in the Metropolitan Pavillion where 1.1 million dollars was raised to help support those living with HIV/AIDS in NYC. Housing Works (along with all their amazing sponsors and co-chairs) pulled off a fabulous event with a lot of mingling, inspirational design ideas and colors galore thanks to Valspar. I myself swooped up a few purchases of my own and I have to say, the bill doesn’t feel as painful when you know the money is going to a good cause. Let’s run through some of my favorites starting with Genevieve Gorder who created a dual space for Valspar using lots of fabulous color.
Genevieve in her Valspar Vignette where she created two separate spaces. One kids area with a bright yellow wall and one dining area with the navy blue. She really wanted the color to have an impact on the space so she chose colors that had nice contrast and worked her magic from there
As you can see her choice of color really packed a punch! All of the pieces were collected from various Housing Works locations around the city and she had to pull the vignette together with what was available. Never and easy task! Using Valspar paint she was able to transform each piece and re-purpose it in a way that’s unimaginable to the eye until it’s complete
She found an adorable daybed for the kids half of the room and used a fun, bright throw to cover it which allowed her to bring in other colors like the pink side table and green pendants. Valspar makes it easy and fun to use color
One of my favorite finds was this antique side chair with a strong black and white ikat upholstered seat and rich black painted frame. It was snatched up before I could get my hands on it so unfortunately it’s not one of the pieces I went home with..
Not only did Genevieve add bold color but she threw some stripes and matallics in the mix to give the space some variation in pattern and color. Don’t be afraid to take your paint projects to another level
Here we are together in her vignette!
Samantha Knapp designer and creative director of Tiger Lily’s Greenwich stands in her “Wizard of Oz” vignette
Samantha used a mixture of matallics and furnishings both traditional and modern to create this fun space which included an actual yellow brick road.
Nicole Gobbons Studio (aka SoHaute) created this colorful space using bright colors and abstract art which seems to be a BIG trend these days. It’s a great way to spice up a room in a jiffy
Here’s a close up of the abstract painting which was done by blogger and artist Nicole Cohen of Sketch42
Larry Ruhl from High Falls Mercantile used old pages from a collection of books as his rug and various antique maps that he’s been collecting for years as his wallpaper. He’s the king of re-purposing!
Lara Spencer (another chair of the evening) created this blue and neutral room for One King’s Lane
I love the touch of bright orange on the edges of this unique console table
A masculine groomsmen’s suite
Pops of color added to this neutral room gave it just enough oomph
Thanks to Valspar, Housing Works, Elle Decor and all the co-chairs who were responsible for another successful event that will help the homeless and those living with HIV/AIDS. I can’t think of a better way to spend my money and gather design inspiration at the same time.