I am happy to finally share the business office Traci Zeller
and I designed
The project sponsored by Kravet under the leadership of design chair Suzanne
Costa, and honorary design chairs Anthony Baratta and Bunny Williams,
Project Design Phase Two renovated 24 bedrooms, four kitchens, five
common areas, a couple of laundry rooms, a new fitness center and meditation
room which serve as a reprieve for families with seriously-ill children who
are receiving treatment in neighboring hospitals.
and I were so grateful to be part of such a worthwhile project.
How did we decide to work on a project in Long Island you ask?
You may remember that Traci and designed our first room together
We had so much fun working together, we decided to share studio
space. Although we continue to keep our interior design practices
separate, we made a commitment to design one pro-bono project
a year together. The Ronald McDonald project was perfect for this
year’s project. Traci and I have children and both understand the
stress of sick kids. Ronald McDonald felt like a good fit. I think we
made the right decision.
We met so many nice families while working in the house. An added
benefit was getting to know other designers we had only known on
to name a few. We also had the chance to reconnect with old friends
the Ronald McDonald staff were so supportive and amazing!
Now, let’s talk about our room…..
We nicknamed our little room the “Cocoon” because the purpose of the room
is to serve as a safe place for parents to conduct personal business while guests
in the house. Our friend and artist, Kerry Steele
did an amazing job with the art for
the room. Her painting also named” Cocoon” was the piece that tied our room together.
We were really proud of how things came together. Need I need to remind you
of where we started?