My Special Project with The Ronald McDonald House

I am excited to share with you some exciting news, as I have been involved in a special project that is very close to my heart. I was asked to participate in the “re-launch” of Project Design Southwest Florida for the Ronald McDonald House. Click here to see the article in Home & Design Volume 2, featuring the Project Design 2020.

If you don’t know the Ronald McDonald House, is a comfortable temporary residence for many families that travel far from home and spend an extended period of time to receive treatment for their seriously ill children at little or no cost. The Ronald McDonald House gives those families the ability to focus on the healing of their child while they are staying in a comforting environment.

It became imperative to add additional bedroom suites to the existing house as it was at full capacity. With that being said my room is themed “Messages of Hope”. I wanted this room to be a place where the stressed parents, worried about the health of their child, could come back to rejuvenate, be inspired and bolstered to face whatever challenges come their way.

I added little messages all around the room like, “Inhale, Exhale” and “You’re Stronger than you think.” I also added a jar of coins with words of enouragement for those parents to place in their pocket as a nice reminder to help get them through their day. It’s been a long process but it is finally complete and well worth it!

The Distraction You Didn’t Know You Needed: Spring’s 5 Hottest Home Decor Trends

While being in quarantine is putting a damper on the usual outdoor festivities, you can still appreciate some springtime vibes inside your home. Read the full story and see my quotes regarding trending lighting and serene neutral living rooms. Click on the link from Realtor.com!!

7 Home Decor Trends to Get You Ready for Spring

Individualistic Expression

Interior designer Pamela Durkin suggests that we are also going to see the emergence of personalized spaces that really reflect the people that live in them.

“Creating a home environment that really supports how someone lives is finally gaining in popularity,” she says.

And since this trend encourages finding your decor style through your own personality, Durkin suggests incorporating unique elements that reflect who you are as an individual. For example, she advises book lovers to ditch the dining room (especially if you don’t need one) and bring on the books, instead. Read the whole article in FabFitFun  ◀ Click Here!

7 Weekend DIY Projects to Make Your Living Room Look Instantly More Expensive

Check out the full article by clicking the link on Realtor.com and see where I am quoted as saying “The trend right now is to layer rugs on top of each other,” says Pamela Durkin, owner of Pamela Durkin Designs. “You can have a larger, more neutral rug in the room and then layer a smaller rug with more color and patterns. This is an easy way to bring a fresh look into the space.”

5 Show-Stopping Looks From Instagram That’ll Add Luxury to Your Bedroom

I was recently quoted in Realtor.com as saying “A chandelier in the bedroom is so romantic,” says Pamela Durkin, owner of Pamela Durkin Designs. “It improves the whole space and makes it look very luxurious.” Click the link to read the whole article.

Chic Picture Frame Ideas For Every Decor Aesthetic

Check out some of my quotes in The Zoe Report regarding picture frame ideas. Here is one thing that I had to say: “A less-is-more approach to frames/art,” says Pamela Durkin, interior designer and owner of Pamela Durkin Designs. “I would do larger pieces and have less of them, land et a few pieces make a large statement. Large white mattes, black frames, and graphic/black and white photos or subject matter will support a minimalist look.”

3 Key Home Office Items For Greater Success!

The home office is going to be an increasingly popular area for people. So many are starting new businesses and I am a firm believer that your environment absolutely contributes your performance. If we are not our best, we don’t produce our best work, which could be disastrous, especially if you work for yourself. I think we should do everything in our power to create success and the home office environment is crucial to this. Check out this article I was quoted in on Realtor.com

Some products that I think can help entrepreneurs be their best every day are:

1) Lounge chair with a working tabletop.

It’s been determined that we spend way too much time in one place during the day as evidenced by the popularity of the stand up desk. I think we need to have more places to comfortably work and be inspired. A comfortable lounge chair with a small table top gives another place to work. Sometimes that block we are having will be removed just by changing spots!

2) FLOR Carpet tile.

A great way to add some warmth and even customize the size to your home office space. This company has been making commercial products for many years and now that durability can be used in the home office, too. Not all office chairs roll easily on carpet and the low pile makes that so much more doable. Also, it is super durable so if you drop coffee on it, no problem!

3) Subconsciously feed your mind with your environment.

I have a vision board and some of my favorite sayings directly in my sight. These are all reminders of why I am working so hard and also reminders to stay on track. An office that inspires you can be the single most important factor in staying focused – we spend a million hours a day in this space, it should be feeding our creative spirit!

 

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