Kati Curtis Design

Top NYC Interior Designers Raise $1.1 Million with Design on a Dime

Last Thursday top NYC Interior Designers showcased their vignettes of donated, high-end designer goods all for sale at 50% off retail prices for Housing Works’ Design on a Dime. Together we raised 1.1 million dollars to support the thousands of New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS in New York City.  These record-breaking funds will furnish the completed Jefferson Avenue Residence opening this summer and help break ground on their Hull Street housing in 2014.

We were honored to be part of the fun with our “50 Shades” vignette that became even more “fun” as the night went on and the alcohol flowed! A HUGE shout of gratitude must be extended to our generous donors including The New Traditionalists, Arteriors, our clients MediaMath, ALT for Living, Ochre, Madera Home, Trove, Serena and Lily, ABC Carpet, Dennis Miller Associates, Profiles, Bevara, Posh Pelts, Desgintex, and Soicher Marin. Unbelievable deals were scooped up in hours, all for an amazing cause!

Although it all came together in the end, it wasn’t without a TON of hard work – mostly by our Design Manager, Carolyn. She even brought her gorgeous daughter along to help us set up!

KCD girls looking gorgeous even when working hard!

We had scheduled a wallpaper installer who ended up not being able to install the paper, but our new friend Nick from PNM decorating saved the day, installing our paper at 11pm…

Wallpaper contractor extraordinaire

By 5pm the night before things were as finished as they were going to be. Despite a neon sign (the focal point of the entire vignette) arriving broken, we pieced it together for the evening and it was the first thing to sell!

Ready to sell!


By 7pm Thursday evening the event was packed.  We were excited that our fun swinging chair went to the lovely ladies of 2 Michaels.


Special thanks to my girls from the New York Design Center for stopping by!

Of course it wasn’t all about us, as so many of our dear friends and colleagues had amazing vignettes as well. Head on over to NY Spaces for more great vignettes and highlights from the event.

Even more Design on a Dime coverage at Hampton Hostess.

And more great coverage at Quintessence!

Next year?? Dunno, still recovering.




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