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"

HGTV Dream Home

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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THE ICONIC HOME

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.

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE

 

WEEK 2

INTRODUCTION TO MY CLIENT

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...   

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE

 

WEEK 1

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!

Dominique Sharpton's New York City Apartment is a Dream

Traders Haven Design had the opportunity to create a new living space for powerhouse, Dominique Sharpton. After the project was finished, we sat down with Dominique to discuss what the design process was like for her: Q: What were your goals for this space? A: I wanted to be able to create, invent, and entertain, but also be comfortable. Q: Was there anything that you knew you wanted in the new space (i.e. color, type of furniture, etc.)? A: I knew I wanted light walls and more storage space and that I had a few great pieces purchased that I wanted to keep. But, I was really ready to be transformed and knew I needed to make strong decisions, like parting with some things that may not fit in

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE

 

WEEK 3

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! 

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