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Thursday Apr 21, 2011
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NEW YORK - On May 5, 2011, the largest-ever roster of designers and celebrities will come together for Housing Works’ spectacular interior design shopping benefit, Design on a Dime, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea.

All five of this year’s co-chairs, Iman, Nate Berkus, James Huniford, Charlotte Moss, and Lara Spencer, will attend to raise funds for Housing Works, the non-profit organization with a mission to end AIDS and homelessness.

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Their mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain their efforts.

Design on a Dime features 54 of the world’s top interior designers. Each designer will create a room vignette using new, donated merchandise, which is then sold for 50 to 70 percent off retail pricing. Event sponsors include HomeGoods, Valspar Paint and returning media sponsor Traditional Home. HSBC Private Bank will present an Open House preview hour on opening night from 6 PM to 7 PM (Tickets start at $500).

"It was an easy decision to get involved with an event like Design on a Dime. The idea that decorating your house can build a home for someone else is just fantastic," said Iman, who is collaborating with Robert Verdi to create her dream boudoir featuring original artwork from David Bowie. "The idea that decorating your house can build a home for someone else is just fantastic."

Nate Berkus echoed Iman’s comments: "Many New Yorkers know Housing Works as a great thrift store. But, their mission is a serious one, providing care and community for those suffering with HIV/AIDS. I am honored to join them for Design on a Dime, to raise funds and awareness for the good work they do."


Design on a Dime 2011 benefits Housing Works’ Jefferson Avenue Residence Project, a new housing development consisting of 12 permanent units of supportive housing for single, formerly homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS.

Other 2011 notable design highlights include the design duo Tilton Fenwick partnering with event sponsor Traditional Home to create a fictional design bloggers’ home office complete with a new white iPad 2. MTV Networks’ Yetta Banks will build her ultimate fantasy walk-in closet.

For more information, visit www.housingworks.org

DETAILS:

WHAT: Housing Works’ 7th-annual Design on a Dime Benefit

WHO: Iman, Nate Berkus, Lara Spencer and Charlotte Moss join founding chair James Huniford, and dozens of other top designers and celebrities.

WHEN: Ticketed opening night reception and shopping, Thursday, May 5 (Starts at $150 advance/$200 at the door). Free public sale, May 6 and 7 (10 AM to 6 PM)

WHERE: Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St., New York City

BENEFITS: Housing Works’ Jefferson Avenue Residence Project, a new housing development in Brooklyn for homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS

TICKETS/INFO: http://www.housingworks.org/dime


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