“Design is an art of situations. Designers respond to a need, a problem, a circumstance that arises in the world.
The best work is produced in relation to interesting situations – an open minded client, a good cause, or great content.” -Ellen Lupton
Do you remember what these rooms were like in the before pictures?! This is the completely renovated and remodeled Women’s room we did for the Beit T’Shuvah Designed from the Heart project. What an exciting journey it has been! It was so inspiring to create functional pieces that were beautiful to look at too. New floors, refurbished vintage furniture, custom day beds to double as couches during the day, and new outdoor furniture and lanterns to enjoy time on the balcony.
The bathrooms were completely gutted. New counters made of marble, a handmade green limpet shell from our studio, mirrored pendant light, and vintage glass containers for new towels, candles and my favorite soap and lotions from Antica Farmacista. Even the toilets are new!
The Men’s room was just as fun! Custom nailhead vegan leather day beds, faux bois floors, DL Rhein pillows, and vintage marine framed prints. Matchstick shades to replace the non existent window treatments and a smoky lotus chandelier.
The men’s bathroom is modern and sleek and a far cry from the original pictures. Green glass tile floors, polished chrome accessories, fringed Turkish bath towels and an antiqued mercury glass mirror.
This project was aptly named Designed from the Heart. It is for a wonderful cause and the residents were overwhelmed with their new rooms. While in recovery, to have a clean and comfortable space of your own that is also pleasing to the eye, goes a very long way.
From the bottom of my heart, a huge thank you to all of our vendors and friends who so generously donated to make this project a reality. You helped make this as wonderful as I hoped it could be. And to my partner in this project, Debbie Adelstein. Thank you for your taste, class and companionship! Making a new friend in you was an added bonus.
Designed from the Heart – Before