Monday, September 29, 2014

Uptown Comes Downtown....Strivers Row Home Tour Unveiling at Macy's Herald Square

I was so humbled to be included with some of NYC's top interior designers and culinary talent to unveil the fabulous new Furniture Gallery at Macy's. My vignette was an ode to Vertner Woodson Tandy, a longtime Striver's Row resident until his death. Tandy was one of the seven founders of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Cornell University in 1906. He was the first black registered architect in New York State. Tandy's most famous commission was probably Villa Lewaro, the mansion of Harlem millionairess Madam C.J. Walker. Drawing from his life and work I designed a modern salon befitting of Vertner and Harlem. Strivers Row is now a New York City Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.















Thursday, August 28, 2014

Harlem Comes Downtown @Macy's Herald Square




STRIVERS’ ROW STYLE!

Uptown comes Downtown Live @ Macy*s



Hot Designers Bring Harlem Style and Sizzle to Macy*s Herald Square!



Reception Sunday, September 28th from 3pm to 5p, Showcase continues through October 5th

The Showcase:
Celebrate as New York Leading Designers, Harlem Restaurants and the Jazzmobile pay tribute to all that jazz, style and sophistication that make Harlem's Historic Strivers' Row neighborhood world famous!

Join diverse designers as they create stylish and accessible decor for the debut of the newly designed Furniture Showroom @ Macy*s, including:

Mario Buatta*, Henry Mitchell, Michael Henry Adams*, Keita Turner, Stefan Handl, Byron C. James-Rodrigues, Alma Nugent, Michael Anthony Arguello, James Andrew, Harlem Flo

*Book signing by the showcased Interior Designers & Artists

SAVOR AND SMILE!
As Harlem Chefs and restaurateurs as they offer an exciting array of delectable and easy to make menu options for entertaining at home, Strivers' Row Style! 

Norma Darden, Miss Maude’s Spoonbread, Ponty Bistro, Hyacinth’s Haven Harlem, Cheri Harlem, Chez Lucienne, Melba’s, The Cecil, Maison Harlem, Vinateria, Yantenga French Bistro, Carvin’s 

Music by Harlem’s Amazing
JAZZ MOBIL ! 50-YEARS YOUNG !

Monday, August 25, 2014

Striver's Row Home Tour 2014

I am insanely happy to announce that I will be designing a vignette to promote the 2nd Annual Striver's Row Home Tour. The home tour will take place on Sunday, October 5th. The historic homes of the Landmark Strivers' Row in Harlem will be showcased. My vignette will be displayed in the Home Store of Macy's in Herald Square from September 28-October 5, 2014.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Picnic By Design Opening Night Party




Many thanks to Robert Allen Fabrics, Sferra, Kim Seybert, and C Wonder for the fabulous items in my vignette.  Also a super thank you to Cynthia and Glenn Gale for purchasing my picnic and supporting DIFFA.