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Project Design 2014

Phase II

Ronald McDonald House of Long Island (RMH-LI) has started Phase II of Project Design, a renovation initiative that has brought together more than 45 of Americaís leading interior designers.

Last summer, Phase I transformed a portion of the house, which is located in New Hyde Park, NY, adjacent to the Cohenís Childrenís Medical Center, and Phase II will continue with the addition of 24 bedrooms, four kitchens, five common areas, laundry rooms and the creation of a brand new fitness center and meditation room. RMH-LI is a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children.

Project Design is the largest redesign RMH-LI has seen in its 28-year history. The interior design industry-led initiative began through a partnership with global fabric provider Kravet Inc. and NYC&G magazine. In an effort to provide a calm and restful healing environment for families experiencing the pain of having a child in area hospitals, industry leaders completed a redesign and renovation of RMH-LIís original 18 bedrooms, four kitchens, breakfast room, five common areas, first floor restrooms and three laundry rooms. More than $2 million in design, labor and materials were donated to this first-of-its-kind initiative.

Phase II, Project Design 2014, will focus on updating RMH-LIís remaining spaces under the leadership of design chair Suzanne Costa and honorary design chairs Anthony Baratta and Bunny Williams.

The culmination of the renovation will be celebrated with a Designer Showcase Gala on Thursday, October 9th. The evening will feature exclusive viewings of the newly designed areas of RMH-LI, light entertainment, unique silent auction bidding opportunities, fine dining and cocktails. The proceeds of this fundraiser will ensure that RMH-LIís programs and services continue to assist families in need, regardless of any financial constraints they may have. An Open House, open to the public, will follow the Gala from Friday, October 10th through Sunday, October 19th, with proceeds benefitting RMH-LI.

Participating Designers:
Michael Adams, ADAMS ID
Gail Tarasoff-Sutton and Karyn Tarasoff, Anne Tarasoff Interiors
Christine Gentile, Ashbourne
Keith Baltimore, Baltimore Design Group
Jackie Higgins,Beach Glass Designs
Bella Mancini, Bella Mancini Design
Billy Ceglia, Billy Ceglia Designs
Bonnie Steves, BJS - Assoc. Interior Design
Gayle Moss, Leslie Padron and Susan Taubman, Contents for the Home
Danielle Colding, Danielle Colding Design
Darrin Varden, Darrin Varden Design
Carol DeBear, DeBear Designs Inc
Drew McGukin, Drew McGukin Interiors
Eddie Lee, Eddie Lee Inc.
Elaine Griffin, Elaine Griffin Interior Design
Brian Patrick Flynn, Flynnside Out Productions
Stephanie Woodmansee and Elle Clymer, Henry & Co Design
James Huniford, Huniford Design Studio
Isabelle L. Ferranti, Isabelle L. Ferranti Interiors, Inc.
Jennifer Cohler Mason, J. Cohler Mason Design
Jack Levy, Jack Levy Design
Jennifer Flanders, Jennifer Flanders Inc.
Katharine Posillico McGowan, Katharine Jessica Interior LLC
Kelly Dall, Kelly Dall Interior Design, Inc.
Kim Hendrickson-Radovich, Kim E. Courtney Interiors & Design Inc.
Leslie Segrete, Leslie Segrete Designs, LLC
Libby Langdon, Libby Interiors, Inc.
Lindsey Coral Harper,Lindsey Coral Harper Interior Design
Lisa Mende, Lisa Mende Design
Margreet Cevasco, Margreet Cevasco Design
Melissa Marcogliese, Melissa Marcogliese Interiors
Michael Tavano, Michael Tavano Design
Students and Alumni Brooke Lichtenstein and Yiannos Vrousgos, New York School of Interior Design
Charles Pavarini III and J. Randall Tarasuk, Pavarini Design
Philip Gorrivan, Philip Gorrivan Design
Robin Baron, Robin Baron Design Inc.
Donald Schermerhorn, Schermerhorn Interior Design
Suzanne Costa, Suzanne Costa Interiors
Tamara Eaton, Tamara Eaton Design, LLC
Traci Zeller, Traci Zeller Designs
Vasi Ypsilantis, Vasi Ypsilantis Design Associates
Rachel Florez, Vintage Interiors Design Inc.
Gail Eyl and Steve Gallotti, Willis Paint & Design Center
Young Huh, Young Huh, LLC