DIFFA Dining by Design Kati Curtis

We all have a masculine and feminine side. For this year’s DIFFA Dining by Design, Kati Curtis expressed the interplay between boy and girl in all of us, via her sensational table design with the New York Design Center.

DIFFA Dining by Design Kati Curtis

Playing with the gender stereotypes that we-all-too-easily fall prey to, Kati created a half masculine, half feminine fantasy world utilizing the New York Design Center’s crafted materials and playful patterns. She did a fantastic job, with help from DCM Fabrication, who created the structure, and The Work Room, who fabricated the upholstery and drapery.

The Feminine Side

DIFFA Dining by Design Kati Curtis

The photograph “Sister & Brother Genetic Portrait,” is by Quebec City-based artist Ulric Collette.

DIFFA Dining by Design Kati Curtis

The porcelain chandelier is by Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Co.

DIFFA Dining by Design Kati Curtis

The dinnerware and glassware are through Richard Cohen Collection.

DIFFA Dining by Design Kati Curtis

The gileded Louis XVI style dining chairs are from Elizabeth Pash Antiques and Decoration.

DIFFA Dining by Design Kati Curtis

The “Butterfly Blurr in Pink” fabric is by Timorous Beasties through Ted Boerner.

DIFFA Dining by Design Kati Curtis

The gold ribbon vases and fluted ball hurricanes are Global Views.

DIFFA Dining by Design Kati Curtis

Kati in the space she designed. And… a picture of us from the first time we met, last Spring, here.

The Masculine Side

DIFFA Dining by Design Kati Curtis

The “Eufaula” chandelier is by Currey & Company.

DIFFA Dining by Design Kati Curtis

The dinnerware, glassware, and barware are by MATCH, through Richard Cohen Collection.

DIFFA Dining by Design Kati Curtis

This cast iron “Gareth” antelope sculptures are by Arteriors.

DIFFA Dining by Design Kati Curtis

The “Robineau Road Round Mirror” is from the Thom Filicia Collection for Vanguard by Sedgwick & Brattle.

DIFFA Dining by Design Kati Curtis

The quatrefoil rug, shown in dusty teal and golds is by Stephanie Odegard Collection. The “Gastaad Plaid Dusk” fabric is Eric Cohler for Lee Jofa.

DIFFA Dining by Design

Congratulations to the NYDC, Kati, and everyone who contributed to this great exhibit for a wonderful cause.

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Photo Credit(s): Darren Ornitz Photography

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Author: Sarah Sarna

Interior Designer and Editor helping intelligent women unlock their style and own it, à la: decorating, fashion, beauty, and beyond.

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