Showhouses are a wonderful way for designers to showcase their talent, and in many cases they create
spaces with off-the-charts dramatic power, since they are not under the
watchful eye of their client. A newer showhouse hybrid, creating
permanent residences for those in need, is a way for design to truly affect the
lives of others, providing well-designed functional spaces that enhance the
experience of design for wellness. In its second year, The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island has tapped
a stellar group of design talent to transform over 40 living spaces of the home
away from home for families and patients going through treatments at the
hospital next door.
Lindsey Coral Harper, a colorist of the most joyous order, created a bedroom with pops of orange, horizontal blue and white striped wallpaper, colorful photographs shot in India and a bit of pattern.
Harper's forte is to create unexpected but wonderful color combinations, and she always dreams up interesting headboards, as this chartreuse and navy combo proves to be as exciting as anything she has created before. The nightstand? A splatter painted customized Ikea dresser done by her close friend and frequent collaborator, Jay Lohman.
Another view of the full size beds
This chair had me swooning. Curvy and comfortable with a scroll arm, the fully-blue chambray upholstered piece was freshened up with the addition of a yellow contrast trim.
The wall facing the beds features another custom Ikea piece, and a neo-traditional grey mirror from Oomph.
One's to watch, the rising design duo Henry and Co. created an ethnic-tinged upbeat bedroom with clean lined four poster beds and just the right amount of pattern and texture.
Mixing a playful Uzbeki throw pillow and Kravet geo print, the beds were made in Serena and Lily linens.