DESIGN ON A DIME NYC 2018: CHARITY AND STYLE BEGINS AT HOME
New York’s laudable interior designers,
The easy joke is that Anthony Gianacakos hasn’t met a pattern he didn’t like, flippantly describing his aesthetic as “crazy town”. Yet clearly there is virtuosity in the kaleidoscopic Anthony
The brawny, confident masculinity of Justin Charette‘s rigorously considered selections for his vignette was apparent in subtext – from the broad strokes on the art and the grounding presence of the dark chocolate colored couch to the firm shapes of the vases and accents – as well as in plain text – a photograph of the designer’s “gun a-blazing” arm by Greg Salvatori. Miles Redd spun a circular motif for his space as revealed by the mirror, the chair backs, column pedestals, even
Nick Voulgaris III (and his Kerber’s Farm concern) once again stuck close to his natural waterfront habitat. Though this time, he didn’t just design a deck but an entire charming seaside shack. And if Mr. Voulgaris knew anything it would be the joys of living on ocean front properties. He wrote an entire book on the subject. Peter Sandel, meanwhile, chose a landlocked Southwestern destination for his vignette replete with dessert plants, leather club chairs, wood plank rafters, and other rustic touches. And just before it became too on-the-nose, the narrative is prudently broken by a cool aqua colored couch with blue accent pillows.
Design on a Dime was conceived in 2004 by James Huniford who rallied his interior design peers to support Housing Works’ healthcare, housing and grassroots activism programs, which are even more critical in this socio-political climate. This 25th edition, sponsored by Hearst Design Group, Benjamin Moore, Gilead Sciences, The Points Guy, New York Design Center, A+E Networks, Sotheby’s Home, and Home Polish, also spotlighted Houston-
Images courtesy of John Carter Photo