It's me again, Margaret. So this week I've been running around like a crazy person, pulling together my vignette for this year's Housing Works: Design on a Dime event. It's one of my favorite organizations (and my weekly -- okay daily -- thrift store shopping haunt) and I'll admit I'm loving the results:
It stays at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan through Sunday and despite the opening night frenzy (Marisa practically whupped out the brass knuckles) there are still lots of goodies remaining! MAJOR thanks to the following folks/vendors whose generous donations made it all possible:
Metropolitan Carpet Gallery
Christopher Spitzmiller, Inc.
CQ Home Decor
Fine Arts Furniture
Luther Quintana Upholstery
Samuel & Sons Passementerie
And my pals Sally King Benedict, Keehnan Konyha, Melissa Mittag and Rebecca Gabin.
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention my fave vignette of the night which of course belonged to the whirling decorating dervish known as Mugatu (Miles Redd to his family and the uninitiated). Ever the contrarian, Mr. Bold Color served total black and white realness with a side of Yves Klein blue torso:
I wanted the curvy black John Rosselli chair but have to admit that Restoration Hardware floor lamp and Venetian mirror look pretty dang good outside of their usual butch n' Belgian context. Bravo, Muugs, and Vive le Housing Works!