Ronald McDonald House Makeover

I always say: If you know you can make a difference, you have to! When I was approached to design a suite at the Showhouse/Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, I knew it needed to be something extra special.

The idea was for top designers to reimagine the Ronald McDonald House in rooms that would remain in the facility permanently. Because The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island provides a home away from home for families of children receiving medical care at nearby hospitals, those who visit are deserving of nothing but the best. I wanted to design a comfortable, happy environment to lift spirits and bring smiles during every stay.

I started with the palette—happy colors would provide a delightful distraction from what the families and young patients were going through. We grounded the space with a rich taupe, perfect for popping the vibrant colors used in the furnishings and accessories.

I’m most proud of the bed concept in this space. The spectacular custom pieces make the room feel like a true retreat. Other considerations were more practical: A space for parents to work remotely, and an out-of-the-way area for kids to play. My team covered every bit of ground in this design to give back and do good through design. This special project was an especially meaningful labor of love.


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