interior design

design on a dime 2009

by Grace Bonney

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last week, after my mom-hair cut (which was later fixed), i stopped by housingworks’ design on a dime event. i have a bit of a phobia about large spaces tightly packed with people, so i thought it would be fun to stop by and meet everyone as they set up and hear a bit about each space. i’m a few days late, but i wanted to share some of my favorite pictures from the event- which asks designers to create rooms, from which people buy items. 100% of the profits go to housingworks, which provides lifesaving services to homeless and low-income new yorkers living with HIV and AIDS. the rooms i loved the most were created by the visual display teams from housingworks (below), who decorated using items that had been donated to housingworks shops across the city. i hope you’ll enjoy this little tour through this year’s design on a dime, be sure to click “read more” below to see additional, full-sized images after the jump!

*unfortunately my map of the show has escaped me- i’ll add designer names to all of these as soon as i can find it. hunting now…

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[images above: booths designed by the housingworks team]

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[hable construction]

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CLICK HERE to see additional, full-sized images after the jump!

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL FLICKR SET OF IMAGES, SHOWN FULL-SIZED WITH ADDITIONAL SHOTS NOT FEATURED HERE.

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[hable construction]

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[vintage photo hangers at the country living magazine booth]

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[i loved this chair and the wallpaper behind the couch]

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[these white chairs were fantastic]

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[money tree and entryway florals]

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[all about obama]

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[spongebob square pants room]

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[loved this red fireplace against the dark navy walls]

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[the textiles in this booth were fantastic]

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