The Annual Lenox Hill Neighborhood Gala
written by Board Member, Su Hilty
posing with the root cellar designs' duo at their table
Young Huh; Alix LermanIt was a glitzy, glamorous night last Tuesday on April 18, 2017 as the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Gala hosted their annual black-tie fete. The event is hosted each year at the historic, former bank in Grand Central Station, now Cipriani 42. The space sets the tone with its gorgeous architecture and soaring ceilings. Renowned interior designers and artists from all over the United States are invited to decorate a table and using the annual theme as their guide. This year, 40 tables were turned out in the "All That Glitters" theme showing extravagant and creative designs.
While I did not meet John Manice, long-time Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Board Member; I did have the opportunity to chat with renowned interior designer and Design Committee leader Geoffrey Bradfield, one of the two people honored during the evening.
Take a look at my recap of the fabulously designed tablescapes, each uniquely different, but truly inspired by this year's theme. While my focus was on the tables, I did manage to highlight a few designers and supporters.
Let the magic continue...please enjoy the overview. I do hope you'll plan to attend the gala in 2018, and not only to support this wonderful neighborhood house, but in support of the talented design community, our dear designer friends and associates! For more inspiration, please follow hashtags #LHNHgala on social media.
About Lenox Hill Neighborhood House:
Since 1894, the Neighborhood House has served those in need who live, work or attend school on the Upper East Side. It provides an extensive array of effective and integrated human services—social, educational, legal, health,housing, mental health, nutritional and fitness—which significantly improve the lives of 15,000 people in need each year.
Selina van der Veest
Byron C. James
Sedgewick & Brattle
New York School of Interior Design
Janus et Cie
Grace RosensteinAbout IFDA
The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), founded in New York City in 1947 and now with 14
chapters worldwide, provides a professional forum for communication and interaction among its high-profile members.
The IFDA, a nonprofit volunteer-run association, also promotes career advancement and educational opportunities and is structured to increase public awareness of the furnishings and design industry through specialized programming, networking and service to the community.