Designed “To Italy with Love” dining table for charity event benefitting Heading Home—Boston’s leading provider of emergency, transitional, and permanent housing for low-income residents. Raised $177K in 2019. Find out more about the Heading Home to Dinner fundraiser, which I co-founded.


  • The setting celebrates the fine craftsmanship of modern Italian design
  • Tablescape centers around elongated, colorful vintage vases by modern designer of Murano glass, Carlo Moretti; stemware is also Moretti
  • Partnered with Boston-area ceramicist and fellow Italian Elena Boiardi, who custom designed the hand-painted, shagreen-pattern dishes and decorative eggs to complement the Moretti vases
  • Glamorous Kravet Murano glass chandelier echoes the table’s modern scheme
  • Vintage flatware with a brushed gold finish repeats the gold of the bamboo chairs
  • A Valentino dress inspired the tablecloth: an iridescent sheer overlay on caramel-color fabric, both layers trimmed in fur, generously donated by Kravet
  • Fur also used for chair covers