Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Our Ronald McDonald House Long Island Room Before & After!


I am happy to finally share the business office Traci Zeller and I designed
The project sponsored by Kravet under the leadership of design chair Suzanne
Costa, and honorary design chairs Anthony Baratta and Bunny Williams, 
Project Design Phase Two renovated 24 bedrooms, four kitchens, five 
common areas, a couple of laundry rooms, a new fitness center and meditation
room which serve as a reprieve for families with seriously-ill children who
 are receiving treatment in neighboring hospitals. 

 Traci and I were so grateful to be part of such a worthwhile project. 
How did we decide to work on a project in Long Island you ask? 
You may remember that Traci and designed our first room together
 last year in the Traditional Home Adamsleigh show house in Greensboro. 
We had so much fun working together, we decided to share studio
 space.  Although we continue to keep our interior design practices
 separate, we made a commitment to design one pro-bono project 
a year together.  The Ronald McDonald project was perfect for this
year's project.  Traci and I have children and both understand the 
stress of sick kids.  Ronald McDonald felt like a good fit.  I think we
made the right decision.  

 We met so many nice families while working in the house.  An added
 benefit was getting to know other designers we had only known on
 social media like Brian Patrick FlynnDayka Robinson
 to name a few. We also had the chance to reconnect with old friends
like Robin Baron and Danielle Colding.  The Kravet team as well as
 the Ronald McDonald staff were so supportive and amazing!   

Now, let's talk about our room.....

  We nicknamed our little room the "Cocoon" because the purpose of the room
 is to serve as a safe place for parents to conduct personal business while guests
 in the house. Our friend and artist,   Kerry Steele did an amazing job with the art for
 the room.  Her painting also named" Cocoon" was the piece that tied our room together.  
We were really proud of how things came together.  Need I need to remind you
 of where we started?


One phrase comes to mind...

"You've come a long way baby to get to where you got to today"!  

Our Fabulous Sponsors:

Kate Ottoman in brass : Taylor Burke Home

Original Painting "Cocoon"  by Kerry Steele

Fabric on Brass Stools: Thibaut "Maximillian" 

Lighting : Currey & Co "Forum" Chandelier & "Drayton" Desk Lamp

Special Thanks to Trelliage Ltd. NY for making that happen

Drapery workroom: Traditional Drapery and Upholstery

Contractor: Laurence Carolan of House of Carolan

Photography by Marco Ricca Photography

Special thanks:
To the Team at Kravet
Jennifer Nicholson and  Jeana Lewis of Ronald McDonald Long Island

To see the feature in New York Cottage and Garden Click Here

What do you think?  
Do you like how our room turned out?  

I'm guest blogging today at House of Turquoise!  Pop over and check out my
 post about Robin Baron's room in the Ronald McDonald House Phase Two Project!
  You will love seeing Robin's beautiful room!!!  Make sure to Click over to House of Turquoise 
and see this amazing bedroom and bath!  It's a don't miss for sure!!!

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  1. Looks great Lisa! Great cause...and isn't BPF a riot?

    1. TYSM Sherry! Yes he is so much freaking fun!

  2. Uh, wow! So much style in a little bitty space. Happy Thanksgiving to you both!!

    1. Thank you Emily! It was a great experience. Happy Thanksgiving to your sweet little family too! oox

  3. Lisa...what a transformation..you girls did a fantastic job and contributed to a great cause!

    1. Thank you for your sweet comments! oxox Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

  4. Stunning!! OMG was a transformation, and I love that you left us with the before image, haha! So awesome! xo Maria

    1. Thank You Maria! haha! Quite a difference isn't it?

  5. Wow - so impressive! What a great, feel good space for those families! You and Traci rocked it!!

    1. Thanks Joann! You are so nice to pop by and comment. Happy Thanksgiving!


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