February 27, 2010

"Creative Cents" Project

This past summer, one of my interior design professors contacted me to ask if I would like to be involved with an interior design competition through the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition. I jumped at the chance for 2 reasons:

1. This was my first chance to fully execute my own design from conception to implementation
2. This project allowed me to play a part in the revitalization of the Baker-Donora neighborhood

I had 30 days and $300 to create a design conducive to "a single mother with 3 children that have very busy and scheduled lives"

Below is a short documentary on the project created by Three Rogues Productions (Eric Eding and Melody Teodoro-Kurtis)


In the end, my room received the most online votes and I took away the award for "most creative accent piece" for this table that I created (with the help of Joe Barros, owner of Progressive Remodeling). It has a reversible inset; 1 side painted with chalkboard paint to keep kids occupied, and 1 side painted white for when the mom has guests over.

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2 comments:

StunningAnnaK said...

This project is so neat!

One of my coworkers just walked by and saw the chalkboard table and commented on how her grandkids would just LOVE that table! :D

Juxtaposition Design said...

yes! Goal achieved! There were a couple kids who came and toured the house and they absolutely LOVED it! It was so great to watch them actually use the table...and the parents loved that the chalkboard could be easily hidden away.