Renowned fundraising benefit raised over $300,000 for Housing Works' national AIDS-FREE U.S. 2025 campaign and honored Grammy Award winning artist Lenny Kravitz along with designer Ken Faulk
The benefit kicked off with a red-carpet Chairman’s Preview on Friday evening, hosted by “The Insider” anchor Louis Aguirre. Aguirre welcomed the crowd by saying, “God wants everyone to take out their credit cards and do some serious shopping! This is shopping without guilt.”
Event Social Chair photographer Douglas Friedman then presented designer and honoree Ken Fulk with the “Giving by Design” award, celebrating his innovative designs and commitment to the LGBTQ community. After accepting his award, Fulk said, “25 years ago I saw a really handsome man, and I learned that handsome man, who became my boyfriend, had HIV. We’ve had an extraordinary life together, but not all are fortunate. I live the life of my dreams and anything I can do to give back, I gladly will.”
Guests enjoyed custom cocktails by Hendrick’s Gin and Milagro Tequila and rose by Chateau D’Esclans/ Whispering Angel, as they were given a ‘first look’ at the designer room vignettes before the opening sale the next day. Notable guests included: Elsa Benitez, Christina Getty, Jennifer Valoppi, Sam Champion, Criselda Breene, Sam Robin, and Rubem Robierb
Rubem Robierb & Sam Champion
Christina Getty
Elsa Benitez
Saturday evening featured the VIP opening night cocktail reception and designer sale. Upon receiving his award recognizing his work on behalf of the HIV/AIDS community, Grammy Award winning artist Lenny Kravitz stated, “A cure is around the corner,” in his signature distressed denim and leather jacket.
Participating designers included: A. Keith Powell Interior and Saladino Design; Anne Rue; B&G Design, Inc.; Brown Davis Interiors, Inc.; Christopher Coleman Interior Design; Contour Interior Design; Cultured Reading Room Conceived by Jonathan Gonzalez; Décor Aid; Deft Union; Doreen Chambers Interiors, Inc.; Fava Design Group; Hallock Design Group; Hinojosa Design; Insignia Design Group; Juan Carlos Arcila Duque; Maggie Cruz Interior Design; Mendez Vela Design, Miguel Lewis; Mike Stake Studio; MS2 Design Studio; Oskar Torres; and Taylor & Taylor, Inc.
Giselle Loor is one half of the dynamite design duo, b+g design. She and her husband, Brett Sugerman, are behind an award-winning and cutting-edge firm located in Hollywood, Fl. Their work on the DCOTA Design House, located in Dania Beach, Florida, is featured in HGTV's showcase - make sure to see this absolutely gorgeous house.
A go-to designer for the press and industry tastemaker, Christopher Coleman has appeared in more than 80 publications world-wide and cited by New York Spaces Magazine as one of the region’s 50 designers you need to know in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 and House Beautiful in its list of 100 top designers every year since 1999
Christopher Coleman
Oskar Torres has decorated homes and designed commercial spaces in Manhattan, the Hamptons and Long Island in New York, Greenwich, CT, Los Angeles, CA and Palm Beach, FL including model apartments for the real estate conglomerate NestSeekers International.
Okar Torres and Ken Faulk
Jimmy Lam & Oskar Torres
With natural gift and ease in connecting, understanding and interpreting her client’s desires, wants and needs, Insignia Design Group Vice President, Michelle Castagna, does more than transform her client’s living spaces – she helps them create a sense of home.
Paul Courchene & Michelle Castagna
Contour Interior Design is an international, multi-award winning, full-service interior design firm with offices in Houston, Texas and Miami, Florida, specializing in high-end residential, commercial, restaurant and boutique hospitality design. Established in 2007 by Principal Designer, Nina Magon, Contour Interior Design has since earned a reputation for exceptional high-level design worldwide.
Nina Magon
Andres Vanegas
Deft Union is lead by its three principals with a collective 40 years in architecture, design, brand experience, art, and fabrication. They strive to bring every project full circle in an effort to help our clients take their products to the next level.
Taylor Kienholz, Craig Hamlin, Michael Dolatowski
Miguel Lewis knew from a very young age that he would grow up to be an architect. Whether it was buildings built of Legos, or houses built from Popsicle sticks, Miguel was always using his hands to create beautiful objects.
Christopher Lewis & Miguel Lewis
As the visionary behind Fava Design Group, LLC, Joe Fava finds inspiration around every corner. From the first meeting, it’s apparent that his personal style extends to his design vision for residential and commercial projects as well as yachts. Inspired by color, art, travel, and of course fashion, Joe has built a business, and a reputation, that is exemplary
Joe Fava
Hinojosa Design is a Miami-based interior design firm led by acclaimed designer Carola Hinojosa. “Hinojosa Design brings to every project an effortless dialogue between light, space, color and texture. Function and aesthetic are perfectly balanced, with natural surroundings drawn seamlessly into the design.”
Representing Hinojosa Design Stephanie Marroquin & Sabrina MacLean
Mike Stake Studio LLC is an award-winning interior design firm with its studio on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Florida. The firm’s principal, Mike Stake, brings a creative approach to each of the firm’s projects, combined with a sophisticated design sensibility gained from a life-long interest in architecture, fashion and travel.
Mike Stake
Wade Hallock, Monica Madotto & Mike Stake
Maggie Cruz is a Cuban-American designer, and South Florida native, who was named one of the Top 10 “New Trad Designers” by Traditional Home Magazine in 2014. Maggie runs her design firm, Maggie Cruz Interior Design, and her custom furniture line, Maggie Cruz Home, located in Miami’s burgeoning Bird Road Art District.
Alex Macias & Maggie Cruz
Anne Rue, President of Anne Rue Interiors, is recognized as one of the savviest interior designers today. Her decades-long passion is rooted in the idea that pattern, color and texture can transform a space and invigorate the senses. For over 18 years, Anne has captured an atmosphere of openness and timelessness in her interiors.
Anne Rue
A. Keith Powell Interior continues to maintain its presence and deliver completely unique custom design to clients from Newport Beach, California to Montego Bay, Jamaica where he is presently working on a twenty two thousand plus square foot project for a heavyweight-boxing champion.
Keith Powell
Karla Duran & Sean Saladino


Design on a Dime Miami was presented in partnership with Josh Wood Productions and Mark Stephen Experiential Agency. Sponsors include Miami Design District, ELLE DECOR, Cultured Magazine, Shore Club, Benjamin Moore & Co., Chateau D’Esclans/Whispering Angel, Hendrick’s Gin, Milagro Tequila, AirSea Packing, Gilead, The Point’s Guy, EMD Serono, Halcyon Design, LLC and Orsman Design Inc.

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