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NYC Decor and Design Spring Events for 2023

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It is almost spring in New York City. Get ready to reset and refresh this season with the hottest new design trends. Check out these decor and design spring events hitting New York in 2023.

Affordable Art Fair

The Affordable Art Fair is in its 33rd year this spring. This event allows savvy shoppers to peruse thousands of art pieces in all kinds of mediums. Attendees can find original photographs, paintings, sculptures, and prints from a wide range of artists at the Affordable Art Fair.

Over 400 artists, from the well known to the soon-to-be-discovered, will have pieces available for purchase. Prices range from as low as $100 up to $12,000, so there is sure to be a unique work of art that suits your design aesthetic and budget.

Affordable Art Fair History

The Affordable Art Fair was originally established in 1999 in London’s Battersea Park. Since then, this event has grown substantially to include 10 major cities throughout the world, including right here in New York.

These days, the Affordable Art Fair in New York City is a bi-annual event, with showings in both Spring and Fall. If you cannot make it to the Spring event, running March 22-26, be sure to check out the fall event running Sept. 20-24.

Things to Do at the Affordable Art Fair

Obviously, you can hunt for great deals on original artworks at the Affordable Art Fair, but the fun does not stop there. In keeping with the Affordable Art Fair’s ethos of creative expression, there are a variety of artist performances throughout the day that attendees can enjoy. Additionally, the fair offers tours, workshops, children’s activities, live music, food, and drinks.

There is a reason that the Affordable Art Fair is enjoyed by over 185,000 guests internationally every year. The event has something to offer the whole family, not just bargain shoppers. Plan your trip to the Affordable Art Fair today.

Plan Your Trip to the Affordable Art Fair

Here are all of the details you need to know to plan your trip to the Affordable Art Fair.

  • Dates: March 22-26
  • Location: The Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street.
  • Ticketing: Apply online at the Art Money website and use code AAFAM15 for 15% general admission. Tickets start at $22.
  • Travel: Nearest subway lines include the 1,2,3, L, F, and M lines. Convenient buses include the M5, M7, and M20.


NYCxDESIGN is a non-profit organization dedicated to growing New York City’s design sector. Every year during Design Week, they host a festival where creators from around the world gather to share ideas and collaborate. Even if you are not a designer, you can still attend the festival to take in all it has to offer and gain inspiration for your 2023 spring aesthetic.

NYCxDESIGN Festival History

Founded in 2013, the NYCxDESIGN Festival brings together an international community of designers in New York City during Design Week. It has grown to include over 200 events throughout the city, with the participation of over 1,000 designers.

What to Do at NYCxDESIGN Festival

You can choose to either attend the NYCxDESIGN Festival in-person or virtually, since they offer plenty of online events. Either way, you will have access to a variety of events during the festival, including:

  • Trade Fairs including Wanted Design, and ICFF
  • Public Installations like Design Pavillion
  • Major Exhibitions
  • Open Studios
  • Panel Discussions
  • Virtual experiences
  • And more dynamic programming

Plan Your Trip to NYCxDESIGN Festival

The NYCxDESIGN festival is not a single event and is not located at a central hub, so attendees will have different itineraries depending on their interests. To plan your own itinerary, or to get a curated itinerary created by design leaders, check the NYCxDESIGN Festival’s 2023 events webpage. Once the 2023 events are finalized, you can get a better idea of exactly how to plan your trip. In the meantime, here is what we know.

  • Dates: May 18-25
  • Location: Various throughout NYC
  • Ticketing: Variable depending on specific event
  • Transportation: Variable depending on specific event

International Contemporary Furniture Fair

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) is a great opportunity to find high quality, beautiful furniture pieces on the cutting edge of design. ICFF is a trade fair that takes place during Design Week’s NYCxDESIGN Festival. Every year, it welcomes 10,000 attendees from around the world, showcasing furniture from over 400 brands. It is also held during the same time and place as other major design fairs like WantedDesign.

What to Do at ICFF

At ICFF, you can catch a glimpse of the hottest new design trends. You can take in special exhibitions or pursue the main show floor. There, you will find everything from furniture to carpets, wall coverings, and fixtures. This year, ICFF is teaming up with LightFair to feature the newest technology and designs in the lighting world. Visitors can also enjoy ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan Talks, a series of panels and presentations featuring some of design’s brightest stars.
Plan Your Trip to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair

You can register for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair on the ICFF’s website. Before you go, check out the list of exhibitors here to get a better idea of how to spend your time.

  • Dates: May 21-23. First two days for trade professionals only. May 23, tickets are available to the public.
  • Location: The Javits Center, 429 11th Avenue
  • Ticketing: Register here. If you buy tickets before May 7, you can get a discounted rate of $75. After May 7, prices go up to $200. Discounts available for students and faculty.
  • Transportation: Near Penn Station and the 34th Street Hudson Yards 7 stop.

The New York Tabletop Show

Created by the Tabletop Association, the New York Tabletop Show is a biannual event that brings together the best chefs, restaurateurs, interior designers, and retailers to display the newest the tabletop industry has to offer. This includes everything from plates and bowls, to silverware and glass.

What to Do at the New York Tabletop Show

You can take in exhibitions from a variety of brands, including those listed here. There will be 37 companies and over 100 brands represented at the show, so you are sure to find a variety of tableware to inspire you. To make the most of your time at the New York Tabletop Show, check out their lookbook to get a better idea of what design trends most interest you.

Plan Your Trip to the New York Tabletop Show

The New York Tabletop Show will be held this spring, April 18-21. Held twice a year, the Tabletop show will also have another event available in the fall on October 10-13.

  • Dates: April 18-21
  • Location: 41 Madison Avenue
  • Ticketing: Pre-register here. Tickets are free.
  • Transportation: Near the N, Q, R, W, and 6 trains.

For more information on how to plan your visit, check out the Tabletop Show’s helpful planning page.

Design on a Dime

In 2023, Design on a Dime is celebrating its 18th year. This event is a bargain hunter’s dream. Run by and benefiting Housing Works, Design on a Dime features up to 70 curated vignettes, created by some of the US’s best interior designers. The furniture displayed in these vignettes is for sale at deep discounts–sometimes up to 80% retail prices.

What to Do at Design on a Dime

Visitors can explore the curated vignettes and shop for discounts on in-demand brands. In addition to shopping on the main floor, there is also a special, ticketed event offered on Thursday, April 20th. Held on Opening Night, the VIP Cocktail and Preview Hour allows guests to socialize and take in the designs before shopping opens. Then beginning at 6:30, guests with tickets can begin shopping before Design on a Dime opens to the general public the next day.

Going on opening night can be a bit pricey–tickets begin at $200. But, if you want to avoid the crowds while ensuring that you have the best selection of furniture from which to choose, it can absolutely be worth it. Not to mention the fact that the proceeds from the event go to support Housing Works’ mission to end AIDS and homelessness.

Plan Your Trip to Design on a Dime

  • Date: April 19-22. The 19th is an awards dinner not open to the public.
  • Location: The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street
  • Ticketing: Tickets for opening night, April 20, begin at $200. Admission on April 21-22 is free and open to the public.
  • Transportation: Nearby subways include the 1,2,3, L, F, and M lines. Buses include the M5, M7, and M20.

Catch Up on 2023’s Hottest Interior Design Trends

Stay in touch with New York’s hottest interior design trends this spring and beyond. Check out NewDevRev’s interior design coverage to learn more about decor and design events throughout 2023, and to stay up to date on the styles sweeping the city.