Last Thursday Lenox Hill Neighborhood House hosted their annual Spring Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. While some Gala’s have great entertainment or food, the standout of this soiree was the decor. Celebrated designers came together to create nearly 40 unique tables with the theme THE FUTURE STARTS NOW! as their inspiration. Different chairs, table cloths, plates, stemware at each setting.
The black-tie event honored the neighborhood where the social service organization was founded in 1894 and the many friends and supporters who have contributed throughout the years. Diana Quasha was the Spring Gala Chair; Thompson Dean, the Anniversary Sponsor; Sana Sabbagh the International Chair and Christopher Spitzmiller the Honorary Design Chair. The Design Chairs were Lindsey Coral Harper and Alberto Villalobos. Cocktails and dinner were followed by a live auction conducted with Rachel Orkin-Ramey of Christie’s and the evening ended with dancing. Close to $900,000 was raised for Lenox Hill Neighborhood House programs and those in need on the East Side of Manhattan.
The full list of designers includes Alexander M. Reid; Aamir Khandwala Interior Design & Studio Greytak; Andrea Stark for Stark Carpet; Barba-Hill Home; B + B Interior Space by Paige Boller; BKSK Architects l Interiors; Byron C. James-Ariza; Catherine M. Austin Interior Design; Cathy Kincaid Interiors; Chauncey Boothby Interiors; Connie Plaissay-Plaza Florist; Dean Yoder Interiors LLC; Fete Home; Grace Kaynor Designs; Harry Heissmann Inc.; Ibo Interiors-Achuziam Maha; Katherine Nedelkoff Design; Laila’s Florist; Leta Austin Foster; Mally Skok Design; McCory Interiors-Kristen McCory; McMillen Inc.; Melanie Roy Design; New York School of Interior Design; Ngala Trading; Perry Sayles Studio; Roric Tobin; Rudy Saunders of Dorothy Draper & Company; Sam Allen Interiors; Shayla Copas; Swoop; Tamara Stephenson & Susan Young for root cellar design; The Warehouse 1924.
Since 1894, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House has served those in need who live, work or attend school on the East Side of Manhattan. 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.
Images courtesy of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House by Annie Watt, Marco Ricca, and Roberto Ricci D’Andonno