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Housing Works Announces 2021 Design on a Dime Benefit

The three-day shopping event will be held online and in person May 20-22, 2021.

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The event will showcase a collection of luxury decor and accessories (in-store and online) handpicked by well-known interior designers, priced up to 80% off.

Housing Works will host its annual Design On A Dime fundraiser May 20-22, 2021.  This highly anticipated event brings together shoppable vignettes and collections curated by acclaimed interior designers for an exclusive shopping experience featuring an exceptional assortment of  luxury home decor, furnishings and art.

This year, to respond to the safety needs presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the three-day shopping event will take place both online as well as in-store at three of Housing Works’ retail locations–the Bookstore, Soho Thrift Shop and Gramercy Thrift Shop. Design on a Dime Founder and Chair James Huniford, selected the roster of participants who will create vignettes and contribute to the online collection.

Actor & Activist Patricia Arquette is serving as the event’s Honorary Chair joined by Co-Chairs Jamie Drake, Joy Moyler and Young Huh.  Design on a Dime kicks off on May 20 with VIP ticketed in-store shopping. Online shopping at the Housing Works eShop and general admission ticketed shopping will start at all locations on May 21, ending with the Public Sale on May 22. Tickets can be purchased at https://give.classy.org/DOAD2021.

The 2021 lineup of acclaimed talent representing the industry’s most innovative and highly sought brands and professionals, include: 2 Michaels Design, Apartment 48, Arditi Design, Austin Gray Design Group, Beth Diana Smith, Brad Ford ID, Branca Inc., Butter and Eggs, Charlotte Moss, Curated by Younghye, DCDNY, De La Torre Design, Drake/Anderson, Eleish Van Breems Home, Ferrer Boyer, Zuni Madera for foley&cox, Francis Interiors, Halcyon Design, Huniford Design Group, J Logan Horne, Jason Woods, JDK Interiors, Joy Moyler Interior Design, Josh Minter Design, Joy Moyler Interior Design, KD Reid Interiors, Kakar House of Design, Kammi Reiss, Kellie Franklin, Ken Fulk, Marked, Matt Blacke Inc., Melone Cloughen, Mike Harrison Art, Mili Suleman, Nicole White Interior Design, Nick Olsen Style, Pappas Miron, Paris K Design, Peti Lau, Redd Kaihoi, Ron Marvin Design, Sarah Von Dreele, Suite NY, The Copper Chair, and Young Huh for Benjamin Moore.

This year’s event will showcase in-store vignettes styled by some of the nation’s most sought-after interior designers with new items donated by hundreds of brands, as well as designer-curated online collections for sale on Housing Works eShop. A partnership with Chairish to commemorate Housing Works’ 30th Anniversary will feature a special online sale of 30 chairs presented by 30 designers. All of the event’s offerings will reflect a variety of styles and design sensibilities to suit every taste, priced at 50-80% off. 

All proceeds benefit Housing Works‘ direct services and advocacy work to end the AIDS epidemic including housing, healthcare, and social justice for all, as well as frontline efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic including emergency isolation housing, community testing, and vaccine distribution. Since its inception in 2004, Design On A Dime has raised over $20 million dollars in support of Housing Works.

“This year’s event, while reimagined for COVID safety, is also a sweet return to our beginnings. This now-iconic NYC design event started with a small group of designers at Housing Works Gramercy Shop over 16 years ago! We are looking forward to hosting part of this year’s event at the store where it all began,” said Design on a Dime Founding Chair, James Huniford.

“This year, while on the front lines of COVID-19, Housing Works marked our 30th anniversary of being on the front lines of HIV/AIDS. We are so grateful to our community which has inspired and sustained us during this time, and we are looking forward to the return of our beloved Design on a Dime event. This year, as we experience and shop beautiful home decor, we’ll also be celebrating the resilience of our home, New York City,” said Matthew Bernardo, President of Housing Works.

Benefit Committee members for the event include: Rob Bannon, Neal Beckstedt, Patricia Brilliant, Michael Boodro, James Brodsky, Michael Clarke, Lauren DeNiro, Richard Dudley, Stephen Ferrara, Pam Friedman, Jason Gaul, Kevin Harter, Justin Jones, David Kaihoi, E. O’Brien Kelley, James Kloiber, Denise Mandelbaum, Brendan Mullinix, Richard Mumby, Amy Nederlander, Olivia Nederlander Case, Darren Parslow, Robert Pini, Miles Redd, Jill Russo, Mark Saltzman, Eric Sawyer, Virginia Shubert, and Vincent Vienne.

Design on a Dime is sponsored by Benjamin Moore, Arthur J. Gallagher, Warner Media, Amida Care and Orasure.

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