Earlier this yr, Pen & Serviette, a non-profit group, reached out to us to inform us in regards to the work they do connecting designers to households transitioning out of homelessness. I’ve all the time believed that good design has the facility to extend the standard of life. Pen and Serviette shared that households who transition into a house that’s furnished via their program, have a 100% success fee with ending homelessness of their lives. The very fact is, an empty home doesn’t make a house. After studying in regards to the vital work they had been doing, we received enthusiastic about pulling our assets collectively to assist a household in want.
A number of weeks later, we met Quanesha Brown and her cute daughters Kamaria and Zuri, and her sister, Roniquea (who had been in foster care) of their nearly empty condominium. We talked colours, inspiration, and what they’d like to see of their residence. Once we received again to the studio, we knew we wanted a complete design plan and a fantastic companion – we had been furnishing a complete residence in any case! So we reached out to our associates at Home Depot figuring out that we might get every little thing from furnishings to ornamental accents and vegetation, to not point out any provides or paint that we’d want multi functional place. We had been thrilled once they generously agreed to supply all of the furnishings, artwork, decor equipment, vegetation – every little thing for Quanesha and her household!
Quanesha informed us that she liked the Safari look. She additionally shared that she liked colour, and that she wished it to really feel cozy, however not too busy. We picked an announcement espresso desk (with no sharp edges retaining in thoughts her littles) and paired it with a extremely stylish sectional was large enough for the entire household to hang around on collectively. We selected aspect tables with in-built storage (the tops come off!) so the household can retailer toys, blankets, or something they don’t all the time need seen in them. Additionally actually digging the artwork in the lounge!
Quanesha additionally wished Kamaria and Zuri to have a spot to do their homework, and there was a fantastic house for simply that adjoining to the lounge. We selected these teal desk chairs to tie within the colours from the lounge to the homework space. And the way cute and retro are these desk lamps?!
The household wished a spot the place they might collect and revel in meals collectively, so we knew we wished to create a heat, inviting eating space.
The deep jewel tones within the eating chairs add a bit spice to the in any other case heat and impartial tones within the eating room. And we switched out the previous gentle fixture with a beaded chandelier that brings within the boho Cali vibes (we couldn’t resist!).
Subsequent, we’re heading into Quanesha’s bed room. Quanesha’s favourite colours are pearl pink, gold and silver, so we wished to offer her a delicate, romantic house with these soothing tones. Quanesha additionally LOVES flowers so we chosen some floral ornamental equipment to go with the bigger items in her bed room.
The 2 youthful ladies, Kamaria and Zuri, share a room with their aunt, Roniquea. The design problem we had within the ladies’ room was becoming three beds in there and creating house for storage. The answer? Beds with built-in drawers!
We additionally wished to usher in as a lot vibrance as we might within the ladies’ room so we went all in on colour, sample, and texture!
Kamaria and Zuri instantly determined that Kamaria (the older of the 2) would get the highest bunk!
We’re so completely satisfied we received the privilege of working with Quanesha and her household to make their home a house. We hope the Brown household enjoys their new residence for years to return!
Right here’s a video exhibiting the method and the massive reveal with Quanesha and her household!
An enormous thanks to House Depot for partnering with us to assist out Quanesha and her household, and because of Pen and Serviette for the great work that they do serving to households transition out of homelessness in addition to the volunteers who helped us on the set up day!