Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Upward Bound Shelter House

Lynnea Schwieters

After seeing my photos you will understand how hard it was to wait so long to finally make this post! I was bowled over last Friday when I attended the opening and was more impressed with each room I saw. I think you all will agree that the 18 designers who worked on this project deserve a nice round of applause.

Nadia Geller

Jessica Brende

Kelly LaPlante

Erica Islas

Typhanie Peterson

Rachel Winokur

Above is just a sampling. Lead designer Vanessa de Vargas did a spectacular job as well. Her room, below, really stood out and the gallery wall made it feel very homey.

Isn't it inviting? Upward Bound House's mission is to reduce homelessness among families in the Los Angeles area. They provide housing, supportive services and advocacy. More than 1,100 individuals since 1997 have graduated from Upward Bound House and are no longer homeless. That number includes 650 children. I am really proud to have been able to help, even in such a small way.


eTTa designs said...

love your post annie! your donated items looked great in the rooms and it was so nice of you to share this story with your readers. your photos are great too! i remember your name from when i worked at michael smith. hopefully i can stop by your shop soon soon and say hello.

Annie Empiric said...

Rachel your room truly stood out. It is gorgeous. Bravo on a job well done. I look forward to seeing more of your work. And yes, come say hi next time you are in the neighborhood!

Apt. #34 said...

Annie - not related to this post, but to you your comment on mine - where do you get the giant balloons!?