This past weekend I had the opportunity to see a recently completed charitable design project at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. As you may know, the Ronald McDonald House is a place where families of seriously ill children can find a warm and comforting environment to stay, while maintaining close proximity to the hospital and their children -- so important. Since it first opened, the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island has grown from an 18-bedroom home to an expanded 42-bedroom home with numerous common living spaces, kitchens and laundry facilities. Recently, an incredible initiative called Project Design 2013 focused on decorating and beautifying many of the bedrooms and common areas for the families. The Project was primarily led by (amazing company) Kravet Fabrics as well as designer Anthony Baratta. Joining them were some of the industry's most charitable, talented and well-known designers, and their generous vendors and contractors (NARI). The House was open to the public for a brief 3 days this past weekend to view these beautiful spaces. As you will see, the end result was absolutely spectacular and for SUCH A GOOD CAUSE!!! I can't think of a better place for a "showhouse" to have taken place. The installations are permanent! The following images are only some of the spaces in the house (regrets that I could not capture and show all), and will give you an idea of how special these spaces are and how hard the designers worked to enhance and give beauty and comfort to the lives of families in need. I applaud all involved in this project for their hard work and generosity. Inspiring.
Three photos of the Great Room by Anthony Baratta
Four photos of the Kitchen by Margreet Cevasco
Three photos of Family Guest Room 216 by Michael Tavano -- WOW
Two photos of Family Guest Room 101 by Jennifer Mehditash
One Photo of Family Guest Room 215 by Meg Braff
One Photo of Family Guest Room 213 by Amanda Nisbet
Three photos of the Mets Room by Matthew Patrick Smyth
Three photos of Family Guest Room 210 by Anne and Gail Tarasoff
Three photos of Family Guest Room 222 by Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler
And my companions...
My Kids! Happy and Thankfully Healthy.
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I hope you enjoyed this look at Project Design 2013 at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. As always, feel free to leave a comment below, share this post with your friends or contact me via the contact tab above if you need design assistance. Have a colorful day! Nanette