Don’t Miss the 2021 Design On A Dime Benefit!

Design on a Dime benefit Vignette by Claudia Giselle Design LLC hearth cabinet

The highly anticipated Design on a Dime annual fundraiser and premier interior design benefit is coming up May 20 – 22, 2021 and you won’t want to miss this three-day shopping event to support Housing Works!

Design on a Dime is the premier interior design benefit! It 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. All proceeds go to benefit Housing Works‘ direct services and advocacy work to end the AIDS epidemic, and this year proceeds will also support frontline efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Since its inception in 2004, Design on a Dime has raised over $20 million dollars in support of Housing Works mission!

For the 2021 event, the founding chair of Design on a Dime, interior designer James Huniford, assembled an all-star lineup of design experts. A group of creative forces who have styled the homes of the likes of Madonna, Leonardo Dicaprio, and Michael Bloomberg, to name a few. And who will be bringing innovative design and highly sought-after products to the showcase. If you love beautiful design and are in the market for home decor, this event is a must for you!

Vignette from Design on a Dime 2018 interior design benefit fundraiser 2021
Vignette from Design on a Dime 2018

The 2021 Design On A Dime Fundraiser

Traditionally Design on a Dime has been in-person, however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 three-day shopping event will take place both online and in-store. The in-store events will be held at three of Housing Works’ retail locations–the Bookstore, Soho Thrift Shop, and Gramercy Thrift Shop.

Design on a Dime kicks off on May 20th with VIP ticketed in-store shopping. Then on May 21st, online shopping will open at the Housing Works eShop along with general admission tickets at all three locations. Finally, to finish in style, it’s time for the Public Sale on May 22nd.

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.

James Huniford, Design on a Dime Founding Chair

The 2021 Design on a Dime Lineup

James Huniford selected the roster of participants who will create the 2021 vignettes and contribute to the online collection. Joining James for the 2021 event is actor and activist Patricia Arquette as Honorary Chair, and Co-Chairs Jamie Drake, Joy Moyler, and Young Huh.

The 2021 lineup of acclaimed talent includes: 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, as well as Young Huh for Benjamin Moore.

In addition to the in-store vignettes styled with products donated by hundreds of brands, the 2021 Design on a Dime also features a partnership with online retailer Chairish. The collaboration commemorates Housing Works’ 30th Anniversary with 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. 

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By Mariana Silva
Feature Image: Design on a Dime Vignette by Claudia Giselle Design LLC featuring a Hearth Cabinet