Robin Baron To Design Double Vignette for Housing Works’ 11th Annual Design on A Dime Charity Event

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Opening Night to Feature Star of “Million Dollar Listing New York” Ryan Serhant

Interior designer and lifestyle expert Robin Baron will once again showcase her design talent and philanthropic spirit as she participates for the third time in this year’s Housing Works’ 11th Annual Design on A Dime charity event. Robin is thrilled to partner with friend and client Ryan Serhant, actor, NYC real estate broker and star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York, who was most recently featured in Noah Baumbach’s critically acclaimed film While We’re Young, starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts.

“I’m delighted to be back at Design on Dime this year to support an organization that means so much to me,” said Baron. “Being asked to create a double vignette is truly humbling and I couldn’t have done it without the fabulous donations from Ryan Serhant and his fiancé Emilia Bechrakis, as well as those from a long list of generous companies like Cliff Young, LTD, who donated and sponsored the other major pieces in our double vignette. This year is proving to be the most rewarding one yet!”

Ryan has graciously contributed some of his personal furniture to be sold in Robin’s space, which will also include over $100,000 worth of merchandise donated from top luxury brands such as Cliff Young, JAB Anstoetz, A. Rudin, Baker Furniture, Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman and Frette, among many others. Ryan and Emilia will also support the cause by appearing in Robin’s booth at the Opening Night VIP reception on April 23.

“Robin’s passion and commitment to giving back through charitable design events like Design on a Dime has been inspiring,” said Serhant. “Emilia and I are honored to be able to contribute to her vignette and play a part in raising awareness and money for such an incredible organization like Housing Works.”

Opening on April 23 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, the three-day Design on A Dime event features over 60 of the world’s top interior designers, who create unforgettable room vignettes with new merchandise, which is donated and then sold for 50 to 70 percent off retail pricing. Proceeds will benefit Housing Works’ Hull Street Residence, a housing development project that will transform a vacant 6,000 sq ft. lot into a beautiful and safe home for 28 single, formerly homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS.

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About Robin Baron
Robin Baron, interior designer and lifestyle expert, brings a striking sense of style to everything she does. With an enthusiastic personality and expertise in all things décor and lifestyle, Robin thrives on creating homes that are eclectic, unique and fabulous, while maintaining a warm and inviting atmosphere. Reflecting her own motto that “Confidence Begins at Home,” she prides herself on her ability to capture her clients’ individual personalities in their homes.

Robin is a frequent guest on TV, video and radio segments. She has been featured on HGTV’s Celebrity Holiday Homes decorating Tiki Barber’s house for the holidays as well as LXTV’s Open House, Better Connecticut TV, Working Mother online and Editor-at-Large TV. In addition, Robin has been featured in House Beautiful, New York Magazine, Newsday, New York Cottages & Gardens, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens and Westchester Magazine, as well as blogs such as Viyet and Go Design Go among many others. She was recently named 2014-15 President Elect of the ASID New York Metro Chapter. Robin tours the country speaking to audiences at events like NeoCon and High Point Furniture Market as well as to students at Fashion Institute of Technology and brand events such as Benjamin Moore. Robin also enjoys providing lifestyle and design tips through her award-winning blog Simplifying Fabulous!

About Ryan Serhant
Ryan Serhant can be seen in Noah Baumbach’s critical darling, While We’re Young in which Scott Rudin cast him in a supporting role opposite Ben Stiller, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried and Naomi Watts.

The Huffington Post declared that Serhant is "the breakout star of the film," while British political and cultural magazine, New Statesman praised "Baumbach has found comic gold in Serhant, he stills Stiller, and drives Driver off the screen."

Serhant is an incredibly gifted actor. He began training as a child at the acclaimed Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School, and was later accepted to attend the highly selective, and prestigious, Pingree School, a private liberal arts secondary school in Boston. Serhant continued his theater education at the distinguished Liberal Arts College, Hamilton, graduating with a Dual Bachelorette in English Literature, and Theater.

Serhant's life of training has contributed to his depth, and intelligence as actor. His quintessential “leading man” good looks and charismatic screen presence, combine to make him one of the most promising talents of our generation.

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