It’s been a whirlwind couple of months! Yesterday my daughter and I got to tour the build site for the new wing of the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford and see the room that I’m designing as part of the Where Hope Has a Home project! It was awesome to see that the room has ample amounts of natural light and an unexpected 13 foot-high lightwell!
There is so much left to do and I am incredibly thankful for the ongoing donations to the room fund and the amazing folks who have donated pieces of furniture off of my wish list. Without the help of the community and my awesome vendors, this room wouldn’t be happening.
Speaking of vendors, I am so excited to share that Colleen Norlander of Wall Covering Designs is sponsoring the installation of my gorgeous Timorous Beasties wallpaper that arrived a couple weeks ago from the UK! It’s critical that it be done right and having professionals donate their talent and time to this effort fills me with joy.
I have long been obsessed with TB wall coverings and textiles and have been waiting forever to use them in one of my designs. For me, the combination of color, artistry and fantasy was just what my room needed to make it special. I’m hoping that the children who spend time in the space will be inspired by the nature motif and will be relaxed by the calming tones. There are all sorts of hidden images in the pattern repeat and that makes it like a tiny treasure hunt!
I’m also thrilled with the carpet that Loloi rugs has donated to the project. It’s so fantastic in person and the pattern reminds me of a forgotten Indian palace. The mostly neutral color-scheme punctuated with bits of blue is perfect for the room’s palette of blues, grays, gold and bronze. The rug fits so well because my overall aesthetic is one that focuses on global patterns and textiles mixed with classic shapes to create a kind of chic bohemian space. This room will be awash in the colors of nature and the sea – things that inform my design process and make my heart happy.
The antique bronze Hinkley ceiling lights that are happening are pretty much the icing on the cake when it comes to what’s overhead! Not only are they energy efficient, they’re beautiful and easy to clean, which is so important in a setting like the RMH. Build.com donated one of these along with so much other lovely lighting but I’m still in need of one more of these bad boys (it’s on my wish list!) and I’m hoping that I can raise enough to cover the cost of purchasing another one or that someone will “sponsor” the light. Pretty please? Anyone? There is much more to share, and I’ll be doing so over the next few weeks so keep checking back to join me on this journey and see what other elements I’m incorporating in to the space. The bottom line is that I am blown away by all the generosity that continues to flow our way and I hope to make all my sponsors and my community proud.
All my best,
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