Last week, I was invited by the good friends at Benjamin Moore paints to attend the Hall of Fame Awards hosted by Interior Design magazine. The awards are the Oscars of interior design/architecture of sorts, and it honored some incredible designers for their many years of innovative work. It was held at the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, so of course I had to take some snapshots to share with all of you.
Up above, is the entrance to the hotel. As you know, I am obsessed with LED holiday string lights. With the technology improving on them, it's so hard to tell if the yellow, sparkly lights are regular ones or LED ones today. No way in telling from this photo, but here's to hoping they are.
In the grand ballroom (where the awards took place), the balconies also had tables where guest could peer over the edge. It's quite a dramatic space and I can only imagine the many important events that have taken place in this legendary room.
Even though our table was quite close to the stage, I still found myself watching the program from the giant projection screen. I was impressed that sustainable design was a running theme throughout the evening. It seems green design isn't just a fad, but a reality of where we all need to go.
Speaking of...the grand, totally impressive crystal chandelier above us. My friend Danica, who covers fashion for the NY Post, asked me "how on Earth do they clean it?" Good question. Maybe they can use these new LED chandelier bulbs I've been seeing at stores like ABC Carpet and Home?