ART RULES: My Room of the Week
When I choose my room of the week, I choose one where art makes the space.
This colorful room is located in Long Island's Ronald McDonald House and is part of phase 2 of Project Design--known as the "permanent" show house. The Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families with critically ill children being treated in nearby hospitals. Project Design is a marvelous initiative where designers have renovated each space in the house, providing a wonderful and cheerful refuge for families in crisis.
The room, named "Rabbits' Run", was designed by Danielle Colding, Young Huh and Drew McGukin and debuts new wallpaper drawn from the work of famed artist Hunt Slonem, part of Lee Jofa's latest line of fabric and wallpaper based on his works of art.
Hunt Slonem's artwork is in the collections of over 200 museums. About ten years ago, Slonem began painting rabbits as his daily creative "warm-up." He would quickly paint a bunny in a different pose. A confirmed collector, it wasn't long before each bunny found a home in an antique frame sourced by Slonem and then hung on a wall in his Chelsea studio. Those bunnies ultimately became Slonem's infamous "wall of bunnies" which obviously inspired Lee Jofa's charming wallpaper, and led to the enchanting room in Project Design.
Photo credits: Unless noted, all photos by Lynn Byrne
Come back next week for more of Project Design.