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EXCLUSIVE: Go Behind The Scenes At The Exclusive Shopping Event, Design On A Dime!

Thu, May 6, 2010 7:36pm EDT by Add first Comment
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Join me as I get a private glance at the event that’s definitely every shopper’s dream come true!

I have to admit, I didn’t know much about Housing Works Design on a Dime before I went behind the scenes yesterday with lifestyle guru Derek Warburton, but wow, was I in for a big surprise. The event at Metropolitan Pavilion, which could easily be NYC’s best kept secret, draws hundreds of serious shoppers on the opening night, (May 6), at the promise of scooping up gorgeous interior goods (some are even one-of-a-kind!) at an unbelievable 70% off from the likes of Ty Pennington, Nathan Thomas, Jaclyn Smith, Dean & Deluca, and Calypso, to name a few! Walking around, I couldn’t get over the gorgeous “rooms” each designer had crafted for the big day– I wanted to take everything home with me! The best part is, all of the proceeds go to build housing for formerly homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS. The housing, which is located in Brooklyn, is also eco-friendly.

On my behind the scenes sneak peek, Derek showed me around his room and then we popped over to Ty Pennington’s before ending our tour with Nathan Thomas from Top Design. If you can’t make it to opening night, be sure to check in on Friday and Saturday, although judging by the high-end pieces at unheard of prices, I recommend getting there ASAP!

-Katrina Mitzeliotis

If you were wondering what was in Derek’s room:

Candles by Diptyque
Custom wallpaper by Edge
Black provincial console by Grange
1950’s couture table skirt by Henri Rivas & Mood Fabrics
Art by Hilary White Art
Chandelier by James Murray Jewelry
Area rug by Kashtall USA
Table accessories and glassware by Kim Seybert
Velvet chair with canopy and dining room chairs by Modini
Venetian mirrors by Peach Frog
Candles and accessories from Showroom on 6
Candles by Soydelicious
Custom silk flower and feather arrangements by WIlliam Safkow