Dwell with Dignity Atlanta Family Reveal Our sister chapter in Atlanta has partnered with ADAC for their first family reveal of 2017! Newly announced Atlanta Managing Director, Amanda Macy Hall, led the talented team of
At Dwell with Dignity (DWD), we dedicate ourselves to building beautiful spaces for families. Our hearts are especially affected by the victims of domestic violence, who often have to leave their homes on a moment’s notice to find safety. Today I am honored to be able to describe one of the most special projects Dwell with Dignity has ever had the privilege to work on: the redesign and refurbishment of two core rooms at The Family Place Safe Campus. The Family Place is a non-profit organization that provides shelter for victims of domestic violence. In 2013 alone, it sheltered 1,100 women, men and children at its Safe Campus in Dallas.
At Dwell with Dignity, we are truly honored to create inviting, comfortable and safe homes for families. When we heard about Ebby House, part of the Juliette Fowler community that will assist women ages 18-24 to transition out of foster care, we knew we wanted to help them in their effort to break the cycle of tragic outcomes for these young women. We are pleased to share with you the freshly unveiled shared living space and dining area for their new residential home. We were pleased to be in the company of the legendary Ebby Halliday at the ribbon-cutting for this new home, and we would like to thank our signature sponsor, Comerica Bank, without whose generous underwriting and commitment to the community this project would not have been possible.
May was a busy month! We had a total of 3 installations that month, 1 family home project and 2 community projects! That’s when it’s great to have friends like the Interior Design Society (IDS). They designed and installed an incredible family home for a mom and her 2 year old daughter. This mom came to Interfaith Housing Coalition after being involved in the wrong crowd left her homeless with nowhere to go. While at Interfaith she was a leader among her peers, model resident and made a commitment to be self-sufficient and do what is needed to provide for her and her daughter. She currently works full-time, goes to school for her Bachelor’s Degree to teach and continues with financial literacy work at Interfaith. She has reconnected with her family as well! Their future looks bright! As always IDS knocked it out of the park! The apartment received a new paint job on everything, new carpet in the bedrooms and new family portraits. It was a completely fresh and welcoming space and then IDS worked their magic. The apartment complex management were so inspired that they gave her a new microwave and dishwasher. Led by Kim Bailey and Stephanie Kratz the IDS team pulled out all the stops and the result was nothing short of amazing! Here we go! Living Room – It’s calm, cool and collected, wouldn’t you say? All of this beauty was created with donated furniture, fabrics, some paint and lots of hands.
The end of February had us heading east to Atlanta to do a satellite project. This project came about due to extreme interest and commitment from the Atlanta design community, showrooms, DIYers, bloggers and the community. And they came out in droves to help give a family a fresh start. Leading the design team we had well-known interior designers, Kerry Howard and Brian Patrick Flynn, take on the apartment with amazing and beautiful results. This earthy, calming and cozy space is now home to this family! Designer: Brian Patrick Flynn
Our 2014 kicked off with helping a wonderful family that includes a mom and two sons, ages 7 and 2. This family made their way to Dallas from Kenya seeking a better life. After staying with a friend for a while mom realized it was not a safe environment for her children. Equipped with an Associates Degree in Graphic Design from Kenya she set out to get a job. The job search proved difficult and the family applied to Interfaith Housing Coalition to get the support they needed to make a life here in Dallas. They graduated from the program and are starting fresh with a joyful new home. Come on in….. Comfy, cozy and oh so pretty!
Our last home installation for 2013 was for a family of 4, a mom and 3 children. They had graduated from the program at Interfaith Housing Coalition and are starting new with a fresh focus and determination to attain self-sufficiency. This home was lovingly designed and installed by our friends at bauhaus! Bauhaus is a full-service furniture management company that supplies the business community with an unprecedented union of quality furniture, unsurpassed project services and superior after sales support. Their team worked tirelessly to provide a light, bright, comfortable space for the family. No detail was missed and the love shows in the design. We so enjoyed our partnership with bauhaus and we are grateful to them for their consistent dedication and attention to detail. It was amazing! Come on in….. The living room is welcoming, light and bright!
September brought us the opportunity to work with two outstanding organizations, The Family Place & The Junior League of Dallas! Together we took on the waiting area at The Family Place Counseling Center. It was a room that had lost its luster and its ability to serve all who came through. While Dwell with Dignity designed the space, the Junior League Provisional Group took on the hard work of making it all happen. They gave over 20 hours of support to this project and did all of the refurbishing and created all of the art that went into the space. Lots of additional seating!
The children’s room at New Friends New Life is the perfect space for children exposed to difficult situations to have the chance to play and grow in a positive and fun environment.