Hello! My name is Lisa Mende from Lisa Mende Design. Thank you so much Erin for allowing me to guest post for your readers, while you are on holiday with your family.
When you asked me to guest blog, my mind immediately went to the bedroom and bath, Robin Baron designed for Ronald McDonald Long Island Project Design Phase Two. While the room isn’t turquoise from head to toe, it does have turquoise as the exclamation point of the room.
The initial renovation of the Ronald McDonald House Long Island was a ground breaking effort by Kravet and designer, Anthony Baratta with additional support by New York Cottages and Garden Magazine in 2013 and was called Project Design 2013. Phase One included renovations of 18 bedrooms, kitchen, breakfast room, five common areas, first floor restrooms, and three laundry rooms.
This year, Project Design Phase Two was completed. Traci Zeller and I had the honor of being asked to participate along with 43 designers from across the United States. One of the highlights of working on Project Design Phase Two, was meeting families who stay in the house, while their sick children are being treated in area hospitals. It was a reminder how important our environment can be in healing, when dealing with life threatening traumatic illnesses. This project was very meaningful to Traci and I. It was fun to meet new designers working on Phase Two, as well as reconnecting with old friends, like Robin Baron of Robin Baron Design of New York City whose work I’m sharing today.
Robin’s bedroom featured beautiful custom wallpaper by Fromental, custom bonnet beds, and custom fabrics, all designed by Robin. I am including a complete list below for reference. Robin’s vision was to provide a happy, comforting, and healing environment for the families who stay in the room. I think she achieved just that!
Complete Resource List for Robin Baron’s Ronald McDonald Room
Area Rugs – Stark
Closet – TransFORM
Nightstands – Baker
Ceiling lights – Ilomio
Lamps – Aerin Lighting
Side table – Currey & Co
Lamp shades – Blanche P. Field
Desk Chair – Christopher Guy
Desk Chair Fabric – Kravet
Wallpaper by Fromental
Bedding Fabrics – Vanners
Flooring – Lumber Liquidators
Bed Upholstery Vinyls – Robert Allen
Window seat cushion fabric – Kravet
Chair & Ottoman – Martin Albert Interiors
Sheet Sets and Throws – Serena & Lily
Window Treatment Hardware – Kravet
Cabinet Hardware- Simon’s Hardware & Bath
Pillow,chair & Lampshade Trims – Samuel & Sons
Desk Chair Piping, chair & ottoman – Christian Fischbacher
Chair & Ottoman Piping, Window Seat Throw Pillow Fabric,
Headboard & Window Treatment Fabric – JAB Anstoetz
Magnet Fabric & Lampshade Paper – Lori Weitzner Designs,Inc
ABC Mirror and Glass
Magnet Board Framing – Chelsea Frames
Window seat cabinet – Antique Glass Studio
Window Seat Throw Pillow Fabrication – JJ & J Custom Home
Bedding & Window Treatment Fabrication – The Ruffled Window
Desk Chair Reupholstery & window seat fabrication – Avanti Furniture Corp.
General Contractor: Courtland Contracting
Electrical Contractor: AMR Electrical Contracting
Painting: TGC Contracting
Wallpaper Installation: G&J Installations
TV Installation: SHAPE Home Automation
Photography Credits : Phillip Ennis Photography