, the benefit started by Housing Works 14 years ago, is an unofficial holiday in the design world. The brainchild of designer James Huniford, the event tasks high-end designers and brands with creating room vignettes using pieces of donated merchandise, which are then sold at steeply discounted rates to attendees. The fundraiser works to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS by 2020 and has raised over $12 million since its inception in 2004.
If you didn’t grab a ticket for tonight’s private opening reception, you can shop the rooms for free during Design on the Public Sale Days on April 27-28. Click through to see vignettes by Miles Redd, ELLE DECOR, and other famous designers and brands. Plus, start plotting on what you plan to take home.