Tag Archives: Designing by Design

DIFFA…..Designing By design • nyc 2017

DINING DESIGNS presented by DIFFA…….on the pier, NYC.  The design industry raising funds to help victims of AIDS and those who are HIV positive.

Designed by “2 Michaels”……the Beacon Hill Table is based on the textiles in their collection.”Japonisme”.

Table decor by New York Times “T” magazine.

Jamie Drake designed this for Benjamin Moore….to raise awareness about AIDS.

Matisse inspired……Carlos Mota designed this dining room  for Architectural Digest .

Charles Harper’s illustrations for DESIGNTEX.

INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE……Ali Taylor used a “pop art style” inspired by the target paintings of Jasper Johns.

DIFFA………Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

The New York Design Center created a sensational room at DIFFA’s Designing by Design.  “Guess Who”s Coming to Dinner”.   Designer Alexa Stevenson invited several design houses to choose two dinner guests that they would like to dine with…….in a glamourous haunted mansion kind of feel. ONE STIPULATION:   All of the dinner guests must be dead!

 ELVIS, …… MICHAEL JACKSON, ……  MADELEINE CASTELING……..MARILYN MONROE……..ANDY WARHOL……..CHANEL……….EMILIO PUCCI………. GYPSY ROSE LEE……….HIROSHIGE………. FREDDIE MERCURY……….TINTIN……… FARAH FAWCET…….. ELIZABETH TAYLOR………STEVE JOBS……… TONY DUQUETTE……… ALEXANDER MC QUEEN………… CLEOPATRA……….SALVADOR DALI.

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My choice of two guests I would like to dine with [from this group] would be HIROSHIGE {because I own some of his art}……….. and TONY DUQUETTE………..a  costume designer and decorator of fantasy.  I love Tony’s whimsically baroque sets. What a fab and stimulating evening that would be.  And then I would ask Tony to redesign my terrace.