This week, Robert and I are gearing up for our subsequent huge undertaking that I’m very excited (and barely nervous) about. It’s such an enormous a part of every thing I all the time wished Bless’er Home to grow to be since this weblog started practically a decade in the past.
Our good friend Amber is the Coordinator at The Cottage, a year-round emergency protected shelter for homeless ladies, situated on the Pathways Group Middle in Rock Hill, South Carolina in partnership with The Life Home Girls’s Shelter.
When Amber requested if we might assist her enhance their small convention room, I couldn’t say, “YES!” quick sufficient.
The Life Home Cottage gives a spot the place as much as 35 ladies in want can sleep 7 nights per week, take showers, do their laundry, and get meals/snacks.
I’ve introduced Olivia to volunteer with me a bit over the previous yr, and it has been a very humbling expertise to sit down down and discuss with these ladies who’re extremely sturdy and courageous.
We will probably be giving their convention room a makeover which they use to supply counseling, case administration companies, employment help, and monetary schooling.
So this workplace assembly room will probably be a key element to serve ladies in want as they work in direction of changing into self-sufficient.
Convention Room Design Plan
We’re so excited to be tasked with offering an area that not solely will serve these wants however may even talk, from the second they stroll into this room, the sensation that they’re liked, they’re protected, they usually can really feel consolation right here.
I can not wait to make this design plan a actuality. I’m so excited to see all of it completed!
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Since this room will typically be used to satisfy with a number of ladies without delay, we want a sturdy, massive desk to seat 6-8 folks at a time.
These Midcentury Mod type eating chairs are compact sufficient for a small house however are nonetheless very snug.
I’d love to melt the small window with a pair of jewel toned curtain panels, roll out a conventional rug so as to add some heat to the commercial painted ground, and hold a plug-in pendant lamp alongside the drop ceiling for some cozy lighting towards the entire florescent bulbs.
There is just one small window and two small doorways on this room, so we plan to make use of artwork to create the sensation of extra home windows on the massive expanse of empty partitions.
I plan to stick mural wallpaper panels to sheet metallic to make two massive purposeful memo boards that the shelter workers can use to hold up paperwork or essential messages with magnets.
On the again wall, I’ll body a number of classic artwork items in a gallery wall flanked with desk lamps so as to add extra cozy lighting.
To cheat the look of 1 massive sideboard, we plan to push collectively three small reeded accent cupboards and arrange a espresso bar on high.
Amber wants a desk, so we’ll use this secretary desk that has nice storage inbuilt for information.
To determine a cushty studying nook, I’ll place an armchair with a ground lamp and possibly a big windowpane mirror to bounce some mild round and assist the house appear greater.
A number of vegetation will herald some a lot wanted life too.
In order that’s the imaginative and prescient! Are you able to see it but? You’ll… no less than I hope.
Praying, hoping, and crossing all appendages that we are able to pull off this convention room / assembly house makeover tremendous quick (and price efficient) to allow them to begin utilizing it ASAP!
I’ll share some behind-the-scenes of the method in my Instagram Tales alongside the best way.