Oct 6, 2013

The Home that Love Built - Ronald McDonald of Long Island Project Design with Kravet

I have mentioned it here before, how thrilled I was to be included in the amazing group of interior designers.
Some of you know how this came about, and some don't but truly its about a lot of wonderful people that I have met through social media opening their hearts and extending their hands to me.

In this case, having had the chance to speak about my journey at last year's Design Bloggers Conference I decided to be as candid as possible about 1 of the items .. lets just say big ticket items ...still on the "Designer Bucket List".
I wanted to take part in a New York Showhouse.

Having heard that this was something that would be truly a dream come true, Beth Greene of Kravet, one of the events sponsors and great pioneer of supporting designers/bloggers in every way, reached out to me after the conference about possibly being involved in this event that they were organizing.

It took me all of 1 millisecond to say YES!

From that moment on, I have been continuously surprised by the dedication of the entire Kravet team in helping all of those at the Ronald McDonald house of Long Island navigate the murky waters of contractors, designers, shippers, and you know, our day to day dramas!

Getting their "HANDS" Dirty! The team hard at work

Cary Kravet at the Ronald McDonald House

Cary Kravet took a simple request for a few yards of fabric for new upholstery at the Ronald McDonald house and turned that into an incredible act of giving and generosity.

He rallied the team at Kravet, to come together and reach out to everyone in the design business to show their support in helping bring the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island a much needed new lease of life.

The original design by Tony Baratta, although still great after nearly 30 years of much use and love simply needed a little freshening up.
But once you give interior designers an empty canvas the end results are infinitely creative.

We have been receiving some fantastic coverage so far, as so many appreciate what a special and unique event this truly is .. some press so far includes, News 12 of Long Island ...

1st dibs introspective magazine...

Press from 1st Dibs - Introspective magazine written by Eric Cohler

Thrilled to have my room Featured on Page 2! What a great way to kick off the event!
Thanks 1st Dibs!
So over the course of the next few weeks I will be showing the "behind the scenes" moments of all the rooms, throughout the past week months, as well as in my own room with special focus on the amazing brands that have made it possible for me to participate:

à BAKER FURNITURE – www.bakerfurniture.com
à BENJAMIN MOORE – www.benjaminmoore.com
à BRIZO – www.brizo.com
à BRUNSCHWIG et FILS – www.brunschwig.com
à CALIFORNIA CLOSETS – www.caliclosets.com Contact: Carolyn Musher 
à CURREY & CO – www.curreycodealers.com
à CUSTOM WINDOWS – (203) 231-3659 Contact: John Hayes
à FILMORE CLARK – http://filmoreclark.com/
à GRACIE – www.graciestudio.com
à KENISE BARNES – http://kbfa.com/
à KRAVET – www.kravet.com
à LEE JOFA -  www.leejofa.com
à OLIVER’S HOUSE PAINTING, LLC – T: 914 954-3742
à STARK - www.starkcarpet.com  Contact: Adam Khan - T: 203-899-1771
à THE FINISHED WALL - Contact: Angela Capan & Nancy Schadt. www.thefinishedwall.com

Please make sure to visit each of their websites, as they are simply amazing!

If you are a fellow blogger, and would like to get a special preview of the rooms before opening to the public, please make sure to reach out to Liza Morton of Blitzer & Co - liza@blitzerandcompany.com
The lunch, with transport from NYC, is scheduled for Oct 9th!

We are less than 5 days away from the official reveal of the newly designed Ronald McDonald House of Long Island! This is an event you do NOT want to miss!
Call 516-775-5683 x129 to reserve your tickets today! Kravet NYC&G

Designers participation:  Amanda Nisbet, Anthony Baratta, The Breakfast Room, Bunny Williams, Core Consulting, Danielle Colding Design, Delrose Design, Drake Design Associates, Drew McGukin Interiors, Dwell Studio, Elaine Griffin Interior Design, Eric Colher, Kate Singer, Kim E Courtney Interiors & Designs, Mabley Handler Interior Design, Margreet Cevasco Design, Matthew Patrick Smyth, Meg Braff Designs, Mehditash Design (thats me!) Michael Herold Design, Michael Tavano Design, Mr Call Design, Nick Olsen, Pappas & Mirron Design, Tilton Fenwick Young Huh Interior Design, 


  1. Jen,
    Put it out there and look what happens! I'm happy to have witnessed your participation in this event from afar and get the vicarious satisfaction of your participation in such a great cause (without the concurrent anxiety!). I can't wait to see the reveal at the Blogger event.

    1. Thank you Laurie! You were there when it all happened.. and you were there when we presented it all completed!! It means the world to me to have your support.. thank you so much! xo J

  2. Wow Jennifer! So excited you get to scratch a bucket list item off the list. I remember talking with you about your space at High Point, and the rendering looks fantastic. Can't wait to see how it turned out!


    1. You are the best Donna.. you and Christy have been great friends, and I remember our dinner in HPMlt talking about the beginning ideas for the room design .. What a great time we had! Hope to see you both very soon.. xox


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