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The Reveal of the Mike Modano Cottage at Jonathan’s Place!

The day has almost arrived! 
Our charity project through the Interior Design Society will be revealed and celebrated tomorrow!
As the President of the DFW IDS Chapter, I am so proud of my members and grateful to the vendors who have contributed to our charity project.  We have chosen to renovate the Mike Modano cottage at Jonathan’s Place in Garland, which is “home-style” emergency shelter for abused, abandoned and neglected children who have been removed from their homes by Child Protective Services. The emergency shelter provides specialized services and 24-hour residential care to children age newborn to 17 years, and is the only emergency shelter in Dallas County that provides residential services for children in crisis who are under the age of 10.
Here are some sneak peeks:
Main Living Room Before
Main Living Room After!
The interior designers of IDS solicited donations from our generous trade resources and sold ads on our website to raise funds. Then we created and implemented a design plan to renovate and refresh the cottage which was showing some wear and tear. As a result, our group was able to install new hardwood floors, custom bedding and window treatments, hand painted murals, and new furniture. We feel honored to be able to brighten the lives of the children who pass through this shelter on their journey toward new and loving homes.
Nursery Before
Nursery After
Bedroom Before
Bedroom After
After a long workday…  but so happy with the results:)
Creating the “Tree of Life” for the playroom
Some of our chapter members with the Founder and CEO of JP… Lisa Matthews (next to me)
Here are the details for our Vendor Celebration tomorrow:
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2010
Time: 3:30-4:00 Press Reception
4:00 – 8:00 pm Thank You Showcase
Place: 6065 Duck Creek
Garland, Texas 75043
Our project would not have been possible without the generous donations from our industry partners, IDS advertisers and friends.  Special thanks goes to: Ashlynn Bourque with Sherwin Williams, Craig Favors with Inside Expressions, Kasmir Fabrics, ProSource Flooring, Leann Baker Photography, Missy Thornton, Damion Brooker, and muralist Heather Jennings.
Take a look at our IDS DFW chapter website for more info:
We hope that the newly-improved Mike Modano Cottage will cheerfully house many children who are hoping for a brighter future. We are very proud and honored to have participated in such a worthy effort.
More pics to come but until next time,
Images via: Moi and Leann Baker photography


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