I had the honor and privilege to be asked by Co-Founder of the NGLCC, Mr. Justin Nelson and by the coordinator for the event, Mr. Will Hiley to partake and provide my interior design services to set up three sitting/holding rooms for U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sir Elton John and Sharon Stone.
This Georgetown manse in Washington, D.C. was the venue for the Global Equality Gala hosted by the HRC on the evening of July 23, 2012. I accepted such challenge with great enthusiasm and the desire to help in this great cause. The short notice and time allotted to complete this task was challenging but not impossible to accomplish.
I immediately contacted Mr. Todd Martz , the owner of American Eye Showroom, who graciously accepted to help. His showroom is located at the Washington Design Center, where I normally do my furniture search for my clients. The rooms needed to be quickly assembled and to follow protocol in their lay-out and set up. I was given about 48 hrs from the time I was contacted to the time I had the last piece of furniture placed down. One room was to welcome Sir Elton John and Ms. Clinton, the other was to welcome Ms. Sharon Stone and one was set to hold “open conversations” and to be located on the main level.
I hope you enjoy these quick phone shots I took before security swept the place. I set up these rooms with a lot of care and in hopes that my humble contribution could further help in making this a great event. Always looking forward to better living………..Ricardo A. Ramos