|Furnishing Hope Open House in late September, which was before the BiG Habitat for Humanity opening. The designers were standing on each side of the stage with the families that were getting these homes. Beth Phillips of Furnishing Hope talked about the project as a whole and what went into the designing of each interior. Each lead designer was given an appreciation gift by Furnishing Hope, as well as, Living Spaces - who donated $50,000 worth of furniture for these homes. Usually when they do a home project such as this, there are only about 5 homes that they do at a time. This was a huge undertaking for 17 homes.
After the dedications to designers and donors, the designers took the each family to see their new home...group by group. Can you imagine the emotions of seeing your new house for the first time? And then we were allowed to see the homes later. Each home was unique to each family and designer - amazingly beautiful, well decorated, painted walls, artwork and special touches with family photographs. The kids rooms were a work of art, utilizing bright and fun colors. Several had hand painting on the walls. The Orange Grove Quilt Guild coordinated the making of beautiful lap quilts with the Flying Geese and Beach Cities Quilt Guilds. They all had generic labels - made by and the name of the guild. They were made for every child and couple - 60 quilts in all.
The house quilts could be found in all areas of the houses and some were framed and hung. Above are just a sampling of how they were displayed in each home. Everyone of them were beautiful in the places that the designers chose to hang them. All in all - it was a great project and the designers were thrilled.