February 25, 2011
February 17, 2011
Recently, I was fortunate enough to be asked to take part in a project called “Extreme Makeover – Kindness Edition”. Just what is “Extreme Makeover – Kindness Edition” you ask? Well, I’ll tell you…
Extreme Makeover – Kindness Edition is part of Winterlude Getaway put together by the Yummy Mummy Club (Toronto) that occurs during Ottawa’s Kindness Week. The YMC partnered with The United Way, to have an Ottawa design dream-team makeover the reception and lobby area of The Good Companions Center, a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of both seniors and adults with physical disabilities.
The design team is led by Sonya Kinkade of Sonya Kinkade Design and we are joined on the project by 5 other local decorators;
- Lisa Goulet from Lisa Goulet Design
- Maureen Coates from MODECOR
- Mary Anne van Gaal from Otta Decorate!
- Nicole Duguay from Solace Interiors
- Kelly James from JAX Decor & Design
Now, this is no ordinary makeover. This is a makeover completed entirely with DONATIONS! That’s right – construction, furniture, paint, carpet, artwork, floral arrangements, woodworking, photography and design savvy – ALL DONATED!
We got together to pick paint colours, we collaborated over fabric swatches and room layout, but the biggest task of all was contacting individuals, companies and organizations to donate their time, services and products to this worthy cause. And they came through in spades!
Stay tuned to our blogs, as over the next week or two, we will be posting DONOR SPOTLIGHT posts to thank all of those who generosity enabled this act of kindness!
We are on the cusp of the big reveal, which is happening this Saturday – February 19th, from 10:30 to 12:00. If you are in Ottawa, please drop by for a visit! The Good Companions Centre – 670 Albert Street, Ottawa. We would love to see you there!
February 11, 2011
I love these chairs from Barbara Barry.
They remind me somewhat of the chairs the Friendly Giant used to place for us before the fire.
(Only fellow Canadians “of a certain age” will relate to this).