ELLE DECOR X BAKER FURNITURE AT ART BASEL

ELLE DECOR and Baker Furniture partnered to host an exclusive cocktail party at a private luxury residence in Miami designed by Architect and Interior Designer Jean-Louis Deniot. Editor in Chief Michael Boodro, Baker President Russell Towner, Baker Chief Design Officer Tristan Butterfield, and Jean-Louis were joined by 100+ of Miami's top interior designers and influential industry friends to celebrate the launch of Jean-Louis' new collection for Baker. Guests enjoyed signature cocktails and seasonal hors d'oeuvres by premier catering company Shiraz Events. 

ELLE DECOR CO-HOSTS DESIGN ON A DIME MIAMI KICK-OFF PARTY

ELLE DECOR partnered with Housing Works, Design Within Reach, and Movado to host the Design On A Dime Miami Kick-Off Party at the Design Within Reach showroom in Wynwood. The event featured DJ Mia Moretti, and more than 200 guests turned out to take part in the celebration. One lucky guest won a luxury prize consisting of one Design Within Reach Sayl Task Chair and two Movado Edge watches that benefited Housing Works.

AG JEANS AND ELLE DECOR CELEBRATE THE OCTOBER FASHION ISSUE

On September 20, ELLE DECOR partnered with AG Jeans to host a private dinner in celebration of the October Fashion Issue. ELLE DECOR Editor in Chief Michael Boodro hosted an exclusive dinner at IL Buco in New York City. Guests included many leading designers featured in the October and November issues, including Veronica Swanson Beard, Aerin Lauder, Douglas Friedman, Brittany Bromley, Richard McGeehan, DD Allen, Emma Jane Pilkington, Carlos Otero, and Reinaldo Leandro, among others.

Kate Kelly Smith, David Hamilton, and Cynthia Frank

Kate Kelly Smith, David Hamilton, and Cynthia Frank

Michael Boodro, Cynthia Frank, Claiborn Swanson Frank, Veronica Swanson Beard, Johnathan Crocker, and Aerin Lauder

Michael Boodro, Cynthia Frank, Claiborn Swanson Frank, Veronica Swanson Beard, Johnathan Crocker, and Aerin Lauder

DD Allen, Brittany Bromley, and Emma Jane Pilkington

DD Allen, Brittany Bromley, and Emma Jane Pilkington

Sam Amoia and Mieke ten Have

Sam Amoia and Mieke ten Have

Douglas Friedman and Brittany Bromley

Douglas Friedman and Brittany Bromley

HINKLEY LIGHTING

Hinkley Lighting, in partnership with ELLE DECOR and VERANDA, celebrated the debut of the company’s newest collections at Lightovation in Dallas. Guests enjoyed a night of cocktails and dancing followed by a re-energizing morning at Hinkley’s famous “Morning After” Jazz Brunch.

Jess Wiedemer, Sergio Orozco, and Rick Wiedemer of Hinkley Lighting

Jess Wiedemer, Sergio Orozco, and Rick Wiedemer of Hinkley Lighting

Room & Board Boston

On April 7th, ELLE DECOR partnered with Room & Board Boston to host an exclusive event during Boston Design week. ELLE DECOR Editor in Chief Michael Boodro hosted the evening and gave an engaging presentation on American craftsmanship. The local design community was able to connect with both Room & Board and ELLE DECOR in a dialogue about American-made products, natural materials, and quality and value of craftsmanship.

Dave Nash, Room & Board; Michael Boodro, Donna Schultz, David Hamilton of Elle Decor. 

Dave Nash, Room & Board; Michael Boodro, Donna Schultz, David Hamilton of Elle Decor. 

Room & Board Sales Associates

Room & Board Sales Associates

DESIGN ON A DIME NEW YORK

From April 21-23 2016, ELLE DECOR joined with Housing Works as the national media sponsor of the organization’s annual Design on a Dime fundraiser. Featuring over
68 vignettes by notable interior designers, the three day event raised over $1.2MM for Housing Works—an organization committed to ending HIV/AIDS by 2020. 

ELLE DECOR created a sculpture garden vignette, comprised of select products from Calligaris, Fermob, Global Views, and Loloi Rugs. Partners Natuzzi and Littman Brands also participated in the event with their own designated vignettes, displaying beautiful product and design.

Comedian Billy Eichner officiated at the VIP opening night with over 3,000 guests who shopped the best in design at “compassionate prices”.

Editor in Chief Michael Boodro served as co-chair, along with influential designers Alessandra Branca, Nicole Gibbons, television host George Oliphant, actress Marisa Tomei and photographer Douglas Friedman, also known as The Facinator.

ELLE DECOR garden vignette furnished by Global Views, Fermob, CalLigaris, and Loloi

ELLE DECOR garden vignette furnished by Global Views, Fermob, CalLigaris, and Loloi

Gathering with the Gardener left to right: David Hamilton andBarbara Friedmann, ELLE DECOR, Josh Jarboe and Cindy Arlinsky, Global Views, with Paul, the ELLE DECOR gardener.

Gathering with the Gardener

left to right: David Hamilton andBarbara Friedmann, ELLE DECOR, Josh Jarboe and Cindy Arlinsky, Global Views, with Paul, the ELLE DECOR gardener.

Natuzzi vignette gives off punk vibe Vignette design and furnishings by Natuzzi.

Natuzzi vignette gives off punk vibe

Vignette design and furnishings by Natuzzi.

Countdown to Design on a Dime 2016 begins   left to right: Design on a Dime Chairmen, Michael Gordon, Housing Works, Michael Boodro, ELLE DECOR, designers Alessandra Branca, James Huniford, and Nicole Gibbons with George Oliphant, NBC’s George to the Rescue.

Countdown to Design on a Dime 2016 begins  

left to right: Design on a Dime Chairmen, Michael Gordon, Housing Works, Michael Boodro, ELLE DECOR, designers Alessandra Branca, James Huniford, and Nicole Gibbons with George Oliphant, NBC’s George to the Rescue.

The Light Fantastic   The Chandelier of Chandeliers created by designer Miguel Lewis for Littman Lighting. 

The Light Fantastic  

The Chandelier of Chandeliers created by designer Miguel Lewis for Littman Lighting. 

Dynamic Duo!   Designers Monica Arellano and Miguel Lewis.

Dynamic Duo!  

Designers Monica Arellano and Miguel Lewis.

Celebrating Design on a Dime Miami

Housing Works celebrated its inaugural Design on a Dime Miami three-day fundraising event from February 5-7, 2016. The benefit featured a chairman’s preview evening hosted by “The Insider” anchor Louis Aguirre, VIP opening night reception and sale, and public designer sale raising nearly $300,000 for the organization’s mission to end AIDS is the US by 2025.

Grammy Award-winning artist Lenny Kravitz and designer Ken Fulk were honored with the “Giving by Design” award for their work on behalf of the HIV/AIDS community. The event was chaired by Design on a Dime founder, James Huniford and co-chairs Brian Kelly, Ken Fulk, Michael Boodro, Sarah Harrelson, Jill Hertzberg and Jill Eber, with honorary chairs Andy Cohen, Christina Saralegui and Sandra Lee. The benefit brought together top interior designers, notable philanthropists, and LGBTQ influencers. Notable attendees included: Elsa Benitez, Christina Getty, Jennifer Valoppi, Sam Champion, Criselda Breene, Sam Robin, and Rubem Robierb.

Participating designers included A. Keith Powell Interior and Saladino Design; Anne Rue; B&G Design, Inc.; Brown Davis Interiors, Inc.; Christopher Coleman Interior Design; Cultured Magazine; Décor Aid; Deft Union; Doreen Chambers Interiors, Inc.; Fava Design Group; Hallock Design Group; Hinojosa Design; Insignia Design Group; Juan Carlos Arcila Duque; Maggie Cruz Interior Design; Michael Wolk Design; Miguel Lewis; Mike Stake Studio; MS2 Design Studio; Oskar Torres; and Taylor & Taylor, Inc. Sponsors included Miami Design District, ELLE DECOR, Cultured Magazine, Shore Club, Benjamin Moore & Co., Chateau D’Esclans/Whispering Angel, Hendrick’s Gin, Milagro Tequila, AirSea Packing, Gilead, The Point’s Guy, EMD Serono, Halcyon Design, LLC and Orsman Design Inc. The event was presented in partnership with Josh Wood Productions and Mark Stephen Experiential Agency.

Next stop: Design on a Dime New York, which opens to the public April 21, 2016.

Photos courtesy of Housing Works.