Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Runway To Room!

On the evening of June 14th we at GRANGE hosted an upscale event bringing together the worlds of fashion and interior design. Runway to Room was an immense success! Three top New York interior designers were chosen for the challenge. The Runway to Room challenge consisted of creating a room vignette (using GRANGE Furniture of course!) inspired completely by a fashion trends. The stunning vignettes can be seen in our showroom through the summer.

Armando Lugo created a hot and sultry vignette inspired by Oscar de la Renta. “Luxe de Caribe” brought the feeling of old Havana Nights into the showroom mixing glamour with a cool Caribbean feel. You can almost feel the tropical breeze graze your skin when you see his designs. And those gorgeous gowns? They are thanks to fashion designer Jose Luis Victoria.

Lisa Frantz and Lydia Marks’ ( room creates a harmonious juxtaposition of rocker chic and demure glamour. Basing the design from the recent designs of the late Alexander McQueen, Lisa and Lydia tastefully created a soothing and soft, yet interesting area of rest. And check out that dress! It is completely made from paper, how chic!

Designer Harry Daniell ( brought together his expertise in fashion AND interior design to create a sophisticated space for work and play. Yes, that is right, Harry is not only an interior designer, but also has a line of clothing (Horse Country) that was featured in NY Fashion Week! He even did a photo shoot for his line on site! Harry created a masculine space featuring rich textures and colors that would make anyone want to kick up their heels and pour an expensive glass of scotch. The space truly melded his country club chic fashion designs into an interior space.

Throughout the evening, our guests, an eclectic mixture of interior designers, fashion designers, clients and friends mingled through the vignettes nibbling on French Cheese and crudite (provided by “The Works” (, red velvet cupcakes provided by “Baked by Melissa” ( and rum for cocktails provided by “Cabana” ( All of guests had the opportunity to wander, network and even shop (“Derek Loves Shopping ( and Julie Jewelry Designs were there to provide a shopping fix). A silent auction was held with the proceeds going to benefit Housing Works – a charity created to help those afflicted with AIDS, and $6000 was raised that night!
A an intern and aspiring interior design student, it was a privileged opportunity to be part of such a high profile event that still went to benefit an altruistic cause. I was fortunate enough to witness the event take shape and to see how each designer put a diverse and unique spin on their vignette. If you want to see these stunning vignettes for yourself, come check it out at the Grange Furniture showroom in the New York Design Center.

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