Reveal Day with Dwell with Dignity
It was reveal day recently! After months of planning and hard work, members of the Dallas-Fort Worth Interior Design Society were able to present the apartment we completely furnished and designed for one very deserving family through the Dwell with Dignity organization. We were also able to personally meet the family of five and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house.
If you’re not familiar with Dwell with Dignity, it’s a non-profit group of interior designers and volunteers that create beautiful interiors for families struggling with homelessness and poverty. Their mission is to help families escape difficult circumstances by transforming their environments and hopefully, their outlook on life.
The Dallas-based foundation was created by Lisa Robison in 2009, and has since helped scores of families and spurred the creation of similar organizations throughout the country. I love the work they do and always jump at the chance to be involved with any of their projects.
For the past two years, the Interior Design Society (IDS) has been charged with the complete design and installation of an apartment for a family through the Dwell with Dignity program. And as a member and current President of IDS, I’ve been blessed to be involved.
At the request of Dwell with Dignity, all of the artwork was handmade by IDS members and we were able to completely furnish the apartment. We were also able to secure new carpet and counter tops thanks to generosity of our vendors and trade partners. The apartment was truly transformed. Take a look!
A vibrant and cheerful color scheme was chosen to create an uplifting home.
The artwork in the living room was created by IDS members with the home’s family in mind. The two large, orange butterflies represent the parents, while the three smaller, turquoise butterflies represent the children.
The apartment’s open floor plan and vibrant colors create a welcoming space. I love the orange and white chevron chair, which was upholstered and donated by Paloma Creations. I’m also captivated by the grasscloth-lined shelves. The natural element adds great texture to the dining room.
I’m sure this fabulous paper mache hound dog will be a favorite of the home’s children. It certainly puts a smile on my face. I also love the intricate picture frame behind the dog, which was created using toilet paper rolls and Mod Podge!
A cheerful, but soothing master bedroom was created with an unexpected color palette of turquoise, eggplant and olive green.
The children’s room continues the home’s fun and cheerul theme, and includes room for three with storage.
Source of Images: Dorsch Interiors