My name is Anthony Dunning and I am an Interior Designer.  I am one of twenty top designers selected to take part in the first-ever all-digital One Room Challenge® High Point Market, which is sponsored by Better Home & Garden Magazine.  Our task was to create breathtaking 3D Virtual Room Designs based on our own ideas and inspirations. 

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 voice as a black man in design 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 was 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...   

"I'm like a girl's girl and I love to support women!"

My main goal in building this room for Megan is to honor who she is as a person.  Often times when it comes to celebrities, there is a public persona and then there's the individual.  What is interesting about Megan is that she lives within her own authenticity on and off the camera.  She is not asking permission to be who she wants to be.  Historically, the identity of black women has been communicated in a very monolithic way with no regard for their individuality.  Megan refuses to allow societal norms to cramp her style.  This doesn't mean the absence of scrutiny; As a public figure, Megan lives life in the limelight, and there are a lot of ideas and opinions about her because of how she decides to express herself.  I'm building her a space where she can unwind, recharge, turn up, celebrate, and see herself reflected in. Her own retreat at home.      

how it started...

How it started...

Inspiration

Themes

RETREAT

RESTORATION

POWER

Resort Style Living

FLOOR PLAN AND VIEWS

I've read somewhere that "essence is what is captured of someone's personality in a good photograph." 

“I’m lookin’ paid and pretty.”

“I just want to be like a good example to somebody in the future.”

“I rock shows by myself. Ain’t no back up. Ain’t no help.”

Turn your phone :-)

This is my dedication to Megan and all of the amazing black women out there holding the world together.  I see you, I support you, and I'm going to continue to do my part to lift you up and celebrate you...

Salute Queen

Presenting your Resort Style Retreat...

Greatroom-Day

Greatroom-Day

Bar-Night

Bar-Day

Greatroom-Day

Terrace-Night

Terrace-Day

Thank you, Megan Thee Stallion for the inspiration!

                                                                              -Anthony Dunning

ANTHONY DUNNING

 

Anthony Dunning, an established interior designer in New York, New York, merges his enduring passion for the arts with a love of creating unique, luxurious spaces. Originally from Columbus, OH, Anthony began his career in a different kind of art, graduating from Capital University with a Bachelor of Arts in both Music and Theater. Post-musical theater, he obtained his real estate license from Hondros College and began selling homes, soon realizing that what brought him joy was not the selling, but the staging, of homes.  Anthony creates distinct, eye-catching spaces. Integrating the modern and the elegant, he provides an eye for quality, a superior sense of style, and a client-centered approach. Anthony continues to enjoy music, theatre, the arts, and all things design. With a propensity to go above and beyond to help his clients achieve their goals, Anthony delivers final products that exceed expectations.

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