45 of America's Leading Interior Designers Rally to Complete Makeover at RMH-LI
April 16, 2014 (NEW HYDE PARK, NY) – The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island (RMH-LI) is entering Phase II of Project Design, a renovation initiative that will bring together more than 45 of America’s leading interior designers. Last summer, Phase I transformed a portion of the house, which is located in New Hyde Park, NY, adjacent to the Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center, and Phase II will continue with the addition of 24 bedrooms, four kitchens, five common areas, laundry rooms and the creation of a brand new fitness center and meditation room. RMH-LI is a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children.
Project Design is the largest redesign RMH-LI has seen in its 28-year history. The interior design industry-led initiative began through a partnership with global fabric provider Kravet Inc. and NYC&G magazine. In an effort to provide a calm and restful healing environment for families experiencing the pain of having a child in area hospitals, industry leaders completed a redesign and renovation of RMH-LI’s original 18 bedrooms, four kitchens, breakfast room, five common areas, first floor restrooms and three laundry rooms. More than $2 million in design, labor and materials were donated to this first-of-its-kind initiative.
Phase II, Project Design 2014, will focus on updating RMH-LI’s remaining spaces under the leadership of design chair Suzanne Costa and honorary design chairs Anthony Baratta and Bunny Williams. Participating designers include HGTV contributor and TBS Movie & a Makeover superstar Brian Patrick Flynn, NBC’s American Dream Builders contestant, Elaine Griffin, Libby Langdon of NBC’s Daykeover, TLC’s While You Were Out and Trading Spaces Leslie Segrete, a team of Phase I veterans, and students from the New York School of Interior Design, to name a few.
The culmination of the renovation will be celebrated with a Designer Showcase Gala on Thursday, October 9th. The evening will feature exclusive viewings of the newly designed areas of RMH-LI, light entertainment, unique silent auction bidding opportunities, fine dining and cocktails. The proceeds of this fundraiser will ensure that RMH-LI’s programs and services continue to assist families in need, regardless of any financial constraints they may have. An Open House, open to the public, will follow the Gala from Friday, October 10th through Sunday, October 19th, with proceeds benefitting RMH-LI.
Michael Adams, ADAMS ID
Anne Tarasoff and Gail Tarasoff-Sutton, Anne Tarasoff Interiors
Christine Gentile, Ashbourne
Keith Baltimore, Baltimore Design Group
Jackie Higgins, Beach Glass Designs
Bella Mancini, Bella Mancini Design
Billy Ceglia, Billy Ceglia Designs
Bonnie Steves, BJS - Assoc. Interior Design
Charles Pavarini III and J. Randall Tarasuk, Charles Pavarini III Design Associates, Inc.
Gayle Moss, Leslie Padron and Susan Taubman, Contents for the Home
Danielle Colding, Danielle Colding Design
Darrin Varden, Darrin Varden Design
Carol DeBear, DeBear Designs Inc.
Drew McGukin, Drew McGukin Interiors
Eddie Lee, Eddie Lee Inc.
Elaine Griffin, Elaine Griffin Interior Design
Brian Patrick Flynn, Flynnside Out Productions
Stephanie Woodmansee and Elle Clymer, Henry & Co Design
James Huniford, Huniford Design Studio
Kelly Dall, Kelly Dall Interior Design, Inc.
Isabelle L. Ferranti, Isabelle L. Ferranti Interiors, Inc.
Jennifer Cohler Mason, J. Cohler Mason Design
Jack Levy, Jack Levy Design
Jennifer Flanders, Jennifer Flanders Inc.
Katharine Posillico McGowan, Katharine Jessica Interior LLC
Kim Radovich, Kim E. Courtney Interiors & Design
Leslie Segrete , Leslie Segrete Designs, LLC
Libby Langdon, Libby Interiors, Inc.
Lindsey Coral Harper, Lindsey Coral Harper Interior Design
Lisa Mende, Lisa Mende Design
Margreet Cevasco, Margreet Cevasco Design
Melissa Marcogliese, Melissa Marcogliese Interiors
Michael Tavano, Michael Tavano Design
Students and Alumni Brooke Lichtenstein and Yiannos Vrousgos, New York School of Interior Design
Philip Gorrivan, Philip Gorrivan Design
Robin Baron, Robin Baron Design Inc.
Donald Schermerhorn, Schermerhorn Interior Design
Suzanne Costa, Suzanne Costa Interiors
Tamara Eaton, Tamara Eaton Design, LLC
Traci Zeller, Traci Zeller Designs
Vasi Ypsilantis, Vasi Ypsilantis Design Associates
Rachel Florez, Vintage Interior Design Inc.
Gail Eyl and Steve Gallotti, Willis Paint & Design Center
Young Huh, Young Huh, LLC
About the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island
The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is the 100th House of over 300 Ronald McDonald House programs worldwide. Located in New Hyde Park on the campus of the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, the House accommodates families in a warm and supportive environment. For 28 years, RMH-LI has been a home-away-from-home for over 19,000 families in the United States and more than 80 countries around the world who are dealing with the pain of having a child undergoing medical treatment at nearby hospitals. For more information about RMH-LI, log on to www.rmhlongisland.org, www.facebook.com/rmhli or www.twitter.com/rmh_li.
About Kravet Inc.
Kravet Inc., established in 1918, is the industry leader in the to-the-trade home furnishings industry. This fifth generation family business distributes fabrics, furniture, wall coverings, trimmings, carpets and accessories. The family’s commitment to innovation has helped the company transform from a small fabric house to a global leader, representing brands and designers from all over the world. Kravet Inc. owns Kravet Fabrics, Lee Jofa, Brunschwig & Fils, Groundworks and GP & J Baker, all high end fabric houses that specialize in style, luxury and exceptional design. With locations in North America and worldwide, Kravet Inc. offers the highest level of customer service, quality products and web technology for today’s design professional.
NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens) delivers the finest luxury design editorial to residents of one of America’s most affluent communities. The magazine informs and inspires readers with beautifully photographed features on architecture, interior and landscape design, plus insider views of real estate, entertaining and art. The magazines are oversized and well designed to emphasize superior journalism and photography, inspired by a local “sense of place.” Visit cottagesgardens.com/NYCandG. Like us/follow us: Facebook (NewYorkCandG); Twitter (@NYCandG), Instagram (NYCandG) and Pinterest (@cottagesgardens).