I’m thrilled to be a tastemaker/ blogger ambassador for the New York Design Center‘s 5th annual What’s New What’s Next event on Thursday September 19th.

And you’re invited. Please join the New York Design Center, Dering Hall, me, and the entire design industry, to celebrate What’s New and What’s Next in ideas, design, materials, and products. Events will include: thousands of new product introductions, designer conversations, book signings, presentations, and panels with the industry’s top editors and manufacturers, all to celebrate what’s “new” and “next” in design. With 13 media sponsors, including: Architectural Digest, Cottages & Gardens, DOMAINE, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Lonny, Luxe Interiors + Design, New York Magazine, New York Spaces, Traditional Home, Veranda, and the Wall Street Journal, and discussions with noted names like Geoffrey Bradfield, Mario Buatta, Thom Filicia, Jennifer Flanders, Victoria Hagan, Amy Lau, Amanda Nisbet, Robert Passal, Sara Ruffin Costello, Bunny Williams, and Vicente Wolf, What’s New and What’s Next is not to be missed. RSVP here

NYDC Whats New Whats Next

Tastemakers/ambassadors have been asked to compose a collage with a handful of our favorite NYDC showroom pieces. If you’ve been following the soft launch of Franklin Eighth, the design firm I’ve c0-founded with Tina Ramchandani of Life in Sketch, you can see from our budding website, pinterest, and instagram accounts, (and from both of our blog designs) that we both love black and white. My roundup of my favorite new NYDC items is naturally titled, “Two-Tone: Black and White.”

NYDC Whats New Whats Next

NYDC Whats New Whats Next

What’s New, What’s Next: As I predict we’ll continue to see on the runways during New York Fashion Week (tomorrow through next Thursday), two-tone black and white investment pieces and accessories are en vogue yet timeless in fashion and for the home. Here are my two-tone black and white picks for a dining table, coffee table, side table, table lamp, floor lamp, and accessories:

My Two-Tone: Black and White Favorites: Antoine Proulx Drop Leaf Dining Table, Dennis Miller. / Bronze Floor Lamp, Cote France. / ML Zebra Table, Profiles.  / Bill Sofield Tea Poy Lamp, Baker. / Powell & Bonnell Beat Round Coffee Table; Dennis Miller. / Celerie Kemble for Maitland-Smith Colossal Tesselated Stone Tusks; Dering Hall. (to see more of Celerie Kemble’s collection of Maitland-Smith, see this post) /

In addition to attending WNWN, check out What’s Pinteresting. What’s Pinteresting is a pinterest board curated by the New York Design Center for WNWN. Click here to take a look! It’s not be missed, as it features all Tastemakers/Blogger Ambassador’s WNWN favorites. Get ideas for your home and the next statement or accent pieces of furniture you’d like to purchase and/or are inspired by. The blogger’s Pinterest image with the most re-pins by September 20th will be featured in an editorial on Dering Hall, featured on the new NYDC.com, and will be treated to dinner for two at Artisanal Fromagerie. Make sure to repin my collage and pieces shown above!

I look forward to seeing you in two weeks!

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Author: Sarah Sarna

Interior Designer and Author at SarahSarna.com, empowering women to decorate and dress with confidence.

  • Karolyn- The Relished Roost

    Hoping to attend. Maybe I will see you there !

  • Hi Karolyn, Oh no so sorry to have missed you, too. Will you be at the DDB’s Fall Market? Hopefully we will meet there! Thanks so much – Tina and I are very excited! xx

  • Karolyn- The Relished Roost

    Oh I am so bummed that I didnt get to meet you at the event, we were running from panel to panel and missed out on some great ones!! Love Dering Hall and I cannot wait to see your new collaborative designer website with Tins Ramchandani!

  • Alyssa DiLello

    Great blog post!

  • Thanks Kimberly!

  • Thanks Christian!

  • coolio!

  • Congrats Sarah! That is wonderful news!