Party in the House Design Challenge Spotlight: Dwellings on Madison
Our friends Grace Jones and Jeff Geoberti from Dwellings on Madison are getting moody, mystical and dramatic in their 2019 Party In the House Design Challenge Vignette. Think Interview with a Vampire meets the historic Cincinnati Masonic Center, and you start to get the idea.
The Dwellings designers are transforming gently used furniture hand-picked from the New Life Furniture Bank warehouse to transport event attendees to the romantic, macabre middle ages, and passionately demonstrating the design community’s impact in Cincinnati.
The 2019 Design Challenge Vignette from Dwellings on Madison
Dwellings on Madison approaches each design project with passion, quiet drama, and fierce creativity, producing “livable luxury” brimming with high-end finishes, exotic materials and timeless furnishings. The team takes clients on the seductive journey to discover their own color, textures, and style, bridging the past and the future with discriminating taste from start to finish.
Their “Goth Design Vignette” takes the same approach. Dwellings owner, lead interior designer and 2019 Party in the House Design Challenge Chair Grace Jones and design team member Jeff Geoberti picked out an intriguing antique quartered oak buffet from our warehouse, and is pulling together a combination of items from its showroom to supplement the donated item. The vignette, full of dark furniture, animal prints, and an oversized oil painting of Venus (see image featured above for the inspiration photo) will be on display and available to the highest bidder in the silent auction at the Party in the House event.
“We invite Party in the House attendees to take a walk on the dark side and visit our romantic middle-ages-inspired vignette with softy macabre elements. You might feel as though you are being transported back to an age of mystery without ever really leaving the twenty-first century,” Jones teases.
Dwellings on Madison and New Life Furniture Bank
In its second year as a Design Challenge participant, Dwellings on Madison is dedicated to contributing time and talents to this worthy cause to increase awareness and funding for New Life Furniture Bank.
“I got involved in the very beginning with Party in the House, and brought The Design Challenge to the table at our first meeting,” explains Jones. “It’s all about helping those who have nowhere else to turn. We can have our clients donate their gently used furniture to NLFB. It’s an easy way to purge items before their new furniture and accessories are delivered. It is convenient and it’s a tax write-off, plus it all stays here in Greater Cincinnati, helping our homeless population.”
More Information on Party in the House and the Design Challenge
2019 marks the second annual Party in the House fund- and friend-raiser, and Design Challenge. The Design Challenge invites Cincinnati’s top interior designers to give “new life” to gently used items handpicked from the NLFB Warehouse and reimagined in a Vignette to be revealed at the Party in the House event. This year’s Design Challenge features 12 designers and eight Vignettes. In this first of eight designer spotlights, we profile Bello Design Group.
For information on Party in the House event registration and more details about the Design Challenge and participating designers including Dwellings on Madison, visit our event webpage.