Charming Vignettes From Project Design 2014 at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island
Rarely do I indulge myself with a post where there is a dearth of words, but every once in a while the pictures simply speak for themselves. Project Design at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is one such example.
It is such a special show house, because the rooms will remain as a refuge for families with critically ill children, unlike the typical show house model where all of the gorgeous spaces are ripped out. And since the designers know their work will make a difference in the lives of people in great need, their efforts are truly filled with love, which screams out loud and clear.
I have already covered the enchanting lounge created by designers Young Huh, Danielle Colding and Drew McGukin. So without further ado, here are some more of my favorite vignettes at the show house.
Love me a tented room.
Many of the designers were very inventive with the walls. In her third floor family lounge and hallway, designer Elaine Griffin created a life-size underwater mural.
Bonnie Steves devoted one wall to famous scenes from New York City that can be colored in by dry erase markers, explaining to me that many of the families that visit the Ronald McDonald House are from all over the country. She thought it would be a nice diversion for them to get to "see" the sights.
The wall in the room designed by the New York School of Interior Design and Input Creative Studio can be manipulated to tell a famous Japanese fable. You can see it in action on my Instagram.
Pavarini Design created a lighting effect where the color of the walls and surrounding bed could be programmed to match your mood. I filmed it in action on Instagram. You feel like you are sleeping in a rainbow.
Michael Tavano did a wall mural of swedish fish, sure to please the child in all of us.
And how cute is his secret niche?
Some rooms were just plain pretty.
I am always obsessed with Fromental wallpaper and Robin Baron had a pattern custom colored to great effect.
Gail Tarasoff has a parade of embroidered elephants in her room.
Gail Eyl and Steve Gallotti have a wonderfully colorful nook.
And, no surprise here, I am besotted with this Jackson Pollock inspired furniture.
Project Design 2014 is on view until October 19, after which it will be turned over to the families that need it, hopefully providing a bright spot in their challenged lives.