Room to Dream Foundation

>> Friday, July 25, 2014

A month or so ago I had the wonderful opportunity to design a couple of rooms for the Room to Dream Foundation. The way it all came about was kind of interesting (to me, anyway). Linds and I were at a cocktail party last fall in Newport and met Gail Ravgiala with Design New England. Gail is one of those people who really talks to you when she talks to you, like not looking over your should to see what other important people are there. I always appreciate that at big, mingly-type events. During this conversation I went off on some monologue about how sometimes our profession feels kind of shallow. Which was one of those moments, after it came out of my mouth, I was internally like "seriously, Stephanie, wrong crowd". But Gail then suggested I look in to the Room to Dream Foundation, an organization that designs rooms for children suffering with various types of illness. That very next day my friend and very talented designer Rachel Reider posted photos on instagram of a room she was installing that weekend for the organization. I commented that I really wanted to get involved, she passed my name along to the founder, Stefan and a couple of months later I met Gavin. You can read more about Gavin's project specifics HERE.

Here are some before images of both spaces (3 boys, two rooms)

 And then big brother's room

 And the after photos by Michael J. Lee

 And big brother's room

 We had so many wonderful volunteers which you can also check out HERE at the bottom of the page. I highly recommend them all and work with most of them on all of my other projects.

It was a great experience and I am so thankful for the opportunity!


Amy Ogles July 25, 2014 at 3:04 PM  

Stephanie, the rooms look Amazing!I'm sure those boys (as well as their mom) were in love with the rooms. You did an amazing job, and what a great cause.

Laura - Essaie Blog July 26, 2014 at 12:53 PM  

Long-time lurker, first-time commenter :)

Great cause, AMAZING rooms! I love them SO much. Had to come out of creep-mode to say so. Ha!

paula July 28, 2014 at 12:18 PM  

so got teary eyed looking at this. You are fabulous!!!!

laura Madalene August 7, 2014 at 10:50 AM  

Great post! Thanks for sharing this information. I gained quite a lot of knowledge after reading your blog thank you.
Childrens Bedroom

Jen @ RamblingRenovators August 13, 2014 at 9:49 AM  

Gorgeous rooms Stephanie! What a great cause - the boys look so appreciative.

Niki August 18, 2014 at 12:25 PM  

What a beautiful gift to allow someone to walk into a room designed with such love and care. Its a gorgeous space and they must feel so proud to call it their own.

pve design September 25, 2014 at 7:50 AM  

You are mcDreamy! Love the faces when they see those rooms. Wow. How special.

Patrick Tan October 1, 2014 at 2:04 AM  

Awesome transformation!The reaction on the boys' face is priceless!
- Patrick Tan

Cindy Dy June 6, 2015 at 1:13 AM  

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