I always say that you have to "give your design room to grow."  As we change and evolve as individuals, so should our homes.

New York City based designer Anthony discusses the importance of remaining flexible in our design aesthetics and how that flexibility creates what he calls "legacy in the home"




shaken not stirred

Last week we explored themes with Meg, and this week we are toasting it up with the Queen of the Hotties!  That can only mean that we are going to focus on the bar area.  I don't know about you all, but when I step out for a night on the town, I dig going to establishments with amazing ambiance.  There is nothing like being immersed in an environment that resonates with all of your senses!  The One Room Challenge High Point Market Edition for me is all about creating this fantasy environment at home.  I want it to be endlessly appealing, bold yet curated, and perfect for all of the happenings of life.  This was a huge week for Meg, and it's time to celebrate so let's talk details...


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As the lead designer for his own company, Traders Haven Design, New York-based designer Anthony Dunning is responsible for the creation of beautiful spaces in many homes and businesses. His own home, a two-story apartment in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, is a living portfolio of his design ideas, and a design-lover's dream.

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So excited to announce that we are one of 16 firms from across the country behind The Iconic Home, coming this November. Presented by @archdigest and the @blackinteriordesignersnetwork, this first-of-its-kind designer showhouse is a unique digital experience celebrating the unparalleled talent of the Black design community. Mark your calendar: Doors to the virtual show house are open November 18-24, 2020.




exploring themes with meg

After announcing I would be working with Megan Thee Stallion as my inspiration for the One Room Challenge High Point Market Edition, I shared with you all of my initial thoughts concerning her space.  This week was all about digging deeper into the essence of who Megan is and how she might live her daily life.  A huge source of information for me was her Instagram page.  Megan shares many aspects of her life on the gram, so I knew I could really zero in on her personal and professional life. For week 3 I’m focusing on the themes discussed in week 2 and how these ideas will manifest in the room! 





When I was considering whom I would build my One Room Challenge space for, I wondered how I could make the opportunity count!  How could I use my design voice to show honor and pay homage to someone special?  I wanted to select someone who was inspirational, unapologetically authentic, bold in their ideals, and maybe somewhat misunderstood.  My goal is to dive into their essence and zero in on who they are, how they see themselves, and what kind of environment they might thrive in.  The person that I chose is featured in the TIME MAGAZINE 100 Most Influential People.  She is a Pop Culture Phenomenon and is using her voice to drop some serious knowledge with a powerful message.  


I am very excited to announce that my client for the ORC Highpoint Market Edition is...   




Okay Squad! The wait it over. This is the official first post of the ORC HPMKT Edition! This Fall the ORC is virtual and sponsored by High Point Market.  I am extremely excited to take you through my process of designing a remarkable space with mad appeal.  A little backstory is that a lot of my clients are getting into what I call "resort style living," meaning that they want their homes to feel more like they are on a vacation.  I love the idea of the bringing the destination feeling home.  Over the next six weeks I will give you a behind the scenes look at the magic that goes into creating iconic vibes.  I have a really dope concept that I'm excited to share with you, and the first sneak peek is of the empty room.  The possibilities are endless and I'm so glad you are here!!! 

First LOOK!

Check out this BEFORE shot of one of the angles of the room. I love the natural light, and views of the city.  The other amazing part is the super high ceilings, which is an opportunity to make a huge impact!  This space is the perfect environment for me to share with you all my definition of "resort style."  Next week I will be announcing who my client is, and some of my initial plans.  Stay tuned because there is sooo much more to come! 

Visit the other ORC designers

The other exciting part of the 6 week ORC HPMKT Edition is that there are 19 additional designers and colleagues of mine that are creating amazing spaces as well!  Please be sure to visit/follow their blogs to see what they are up to!  All the links are below for your viewing pleasure.  BOOM!

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Every Space Has Its Own Identity

One of my favorite projects to work on has been LITTLELION Salon of Cairns and Canu, the owners of FOX & JANE Salon Brand. For this project, I developed the complete vision and aesthetic. The space was completely gutted, so I had a blank canvas. I focused on functionality and high-impact design. I needed to maximize the narrow layout and deliver a space so aesthetically pleasing that people would be excited to return. It was important to me that the space allowed for a seamless experience. It’s New York City, and although space is often limited, you don’t want to be elbow-to-elbow with the next client getting a double process or a balayage. To accomplish a sense of openness, I selected a

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ICONIC BY DESIGN is Traders Haven Design’s philosophy. We work with many aesthetics, but our projects are always luxe, lush, and fresh with a bit of edge. Traders Haven Design is a boutique interior design, luxury living and staging firm. We service commercial properties, luxury developments, homes and estates and we produce original artwork. We want to make your home beautiful, but functional as well. Traders Haven Design’s Principal Designer and home staging expert, Anthony Dunning, works to achieve the highest level of quality and efficiency in each of our projects. He understands the importance of serving and being an inspiration to those around him, which he communicates through

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