Design + Giving Back = Happiness

Giving back is always a good thing, don’t you agree? Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake contacted me about doing just that – volunteering my time and talent to help them with an event. Design a space and help your cause? Yes and yes!

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake HabiTown Challenege Interior Design Designer Baltimore Maryland

HabiTown: A Habitat challenge to build a community of partnerships was the project I worked on, specifically I designed the judges’ lounge for this outdoor event. I shopped exclusively at local ReStore locations to furnish a 10’x10′ tented space. Yes, you heard me right, it’s 10’x10′ and was to be outfitted to seat six people. 

Debbie Phelps (Olympic legend Michael Phelps' mom!) was one of the judges. Don’t be too jealous.

The good thing about having shopping restrictions is that you automatically know where you are (and aren’t!) going to shop. This eliminates wasted time. On the other hand, ReStore is a second-hand shop and the inventory turns over frequently so you may find something great on Tuesday and then not again for a couple of weeks. This forces you to be very creative and with one month to design the tent, I thought quickly.

 {Habitat’s  Halethorpe ReStore , one of my shopping destinations for the HabiTown Judges’ lounge.}

{Habitat’s Halethorpe ReStore, one of my shopping destinations for the HabiTown Judges’ lounge.}

I’m honored to have been a part of this project and excited to share the finished lounge design with you:

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake HabiTown Challenege Interior Design Designer Baltimore Maryland

 How do you enjoy giving back to your community?  Please share your story with me by leaving a comment. To follow the HabiTown event on Twitter use #HabiTown.

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