(Spring 2014 Dwell with Dignity vignette by Designer
and DWD board member Jan Showers)
So many of us take our homes and our lifestyles for granted. But for many people, having a lovely place to live that will support their physical and mental well-being is the least thing on their mind. They are just trying to survive.
Thankfully, there is an amazing organization based in Dallas, Texas called Dwell with Dignity. It’s a non-profit that creates beautiful environments for families to not just survive but thrive. Their motto is to “Help families escape homelessness and poverty through design, one household at a time.” And I am thrilled that I have been asked to be the Honorary Chair of Dwell with Dignity’s signature fundraiser Thrift Studio.
But before we talk about that, I want you to know that Dwell with Dignity is starting to open chapters in other cities with their first expansion being Atlanta. The photos below are from their launch project there a few months ago with design help from Celebrity names like Brian Patrick Flynn and Kerry Howard.
(Design by Brian Patrick Flynn)
(Design by Kerry Howard)
The exciting news is that Dwell with Dignity hopes to open more chapters across the country soon with help from supporters like you and me.
(Denise McGaha in her Thrift Studio Vignette for Fall 2014)
So how can we support this worthy cause? Well this is Dwell with Dignity’s Fifth Anniversary so it’s a BIG year for them. And I couldn’t be more honored to help bring awareness to the amazing cause by chairing their signature fundraising event, Thrift Studio. The event is this Thursday. And if you don’t know what Thrift Studio is, it’s a Design-Lovers Dream with vignettes (mock rooms) created by several talented Dallas-area Designers like my friend Denise McGaha. Designers partner with local showrooms and vendors including some of my favorites like David Sutherland, ID Collection and Peacock Alley for gorgeous and dramatic results. Plus all the fabulous interior furnishings and decorations in the vignettes are for sale at CRAZY good prices with proceeds supporting Dwell with Dignity Projects.
So I hope you will join me this Thursday night in Dallas at Thrift Studio. You can buy tickets here. Be sure to get there early because it’s literally a shopping frenzy and you won’t want to miss out on many gorgeous finds for your home!
See you there! xo,