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The lighting in your home effects everything you do, your health and well being, and most times you don’t even notice. But attention NYC dwellers, we have have your very own secret weapon;  a device so effective it can change your mood and transform your apartment at the flick of a switch; a dimmer switch that is. You don’t want the same ambience for breakfast  or brunch as you need for a successful dinner party; the same emphasis for noisy friends as you do for romantic drinks. And guess what? Combined with an assortment of lamps and subtle shades of color, it’s a lot of fun.
Moves’ 2014 Design Perspective set well known TV names and successful professional designers in residential space in the AVA Highline on the West Side with a brief to create different ‘moods’ for different occasions  at different times of the day… all with the same furnishings and within the same four walls… but with a different design for lighting each time. With all the elements to choose from within a 30 minute time span. our creative talent came up with some innovative, surprising, and sexy solutions on setting their chosen corner scenes.

Team 1

PIX11 News
Dan Mannarino

Design Recipes
Cathy Hobbs

Pix 11 news anchor Dan Mannarino and  celebrity Interior designer
Cathy Hobbs of Design Recipes chose these opposite themes  of partytime and peace and quiet  for their  corner collages below:

scene #1 make a noise: We’re not in NYC to rest up. We go three times the speed of light. We don’t need an excuse to paaaaartay. Dinner. Birthday. The Holidays. Or Just Plain Crazy. Give us a corner where this City never sleeps

scene #2: contemplation: For our own sanity (and those around us) we all need some peace to ease our souls. Reading? Listening? Thinking? Just Quiet? Create a corner to relax where the City can’t get you!

Team 2

cbs2    News
Chris Wragge
lifestyle
Maria Brito

CBS 2 news anchor Chris Wragge,  and Lifestyle celebrity interior designer Maria Brito went for bold choices  and broad strokes on their two corner collaborations below:

scene #2: contemplation: For our own sanity (and those around us) we all need some peace to ease our souls. Reading? Listening? Thinking? Just Quiet? Create a corner to relax where the City can’t get you!

scene #3  just hangin’  Whether it’s music with the guys, gossip with the girls, cross-dressing with fellow Buffaloes or heaven forbid just tv with the family, it all benefits from a little thought on the lighting.

Judges

And finally… the difficult task of choosing the winner all came down  to our esteemed panel of well qualified celebrity judges.:
Stephen Fanuka  of DIY Network’s long running Million Dollar Contractor, George Oliphant  of NBC’s George to the Rescue, and
Brian Balthazar,  the Executive Producer and Head of Programming for AOL.com.
Marks were awarded for originality and interpretation, use of color , form and texture and with this level of broad-based and in-depth expertise, the 2014 New York Moves Design Challenge lived up to expectations.

With thanks to Gracious Home, AVA Highline, Wedgewood Royal Doulton, Ikea, Container Store, Sherwin Williams, and Fairways.