What’s Hot This Month: May

Hello Fabulistas! New York has been braving some otherworldly rain showers, but I haven’t let them get me down. There are so many exciting events and happenings this month! Won’t you please join me at some of them?

Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse 2014

Every year some of the New York area’s most fabulous designers lend their talent to decorate a Manhattan home, all for the benefit of the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. I didn’t decorate any of the rooms, however, it’s a must-see for design enthusiasts! Get design details and gorgeous views (like below) from this wonderful story from The New York Times. I’ll have to fit in into my schedule some time this month. It’s open to the public May 1 – 29.

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from The New York Times

IFDA Take a Seat Auction

This is going to be one of the biggest design events of the spring! IFDA NY is hosting their second annual chair auction. I’m designing a chair and can’t wait to reveal it! Stay tuned to the blog to see lots of details and purchase your tickets now to get in on this hot event.

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Charles James: Beyond Fashion

The Met’s new Costume Institute exhibit is its inaugural one for the newly renovated institute. I’m excited to see all the detailed frocks in Charles James: Beyond Fashion. Fashion and interior design are intertwined, so I have a lot of respect for this legendary couturier’s work. It runs from May 8 – August 10 so I have plenty of time to fit in a trip to the Met!

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from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Alpha Awards

The giving doesn’t stop at Housing Works’ Design on a Dime! There are many more ways the design world is helping others. Alpha Workshops is the nation’s only non-profit organization providing creative HIV-positive individuals with industry-specific training and employment in the decorative arts. Needless to say, the non-profit does amazing work and has many supporters in the design industry. Alpha honors design industry leaders and companies whom champion their work during the Alpha Awards on May 13.

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from The Alpha Workshops portfolio

Aren’t you excited for these New York-based events this month? It’s an exciting time to be in the design world and I’m grateful you’re joining me in this fabulous journey!