More Than Two Dozen Of The Country's Most Prominent Interior Designers Descend On Long Island's Ronald McDonald House To Unveil Unique Project


Oct 09, 2013, 08:00 ET from Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 26 of the country's top interior designers create first permanent designer show house for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island (RMH-LI), a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children.

What: Unveiling of Newly Designed Rooms that Celebrate a Unique Collaboration
The country's most talented designers will take part in Project Design 2013, an innovative fundraising show house project spearheaded by Kravet Inc. The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island will receive a head-to-toe makeover as the 18 bedrooms, kitchen, breakfast room, five common areas, first floor restrooms, and three laundry rooms are completely revamped by some of the most prominent tastemakers in the industry.

The finished product will be celebrated with a Designer Showcase Gala on October 10th, during which the newly designed areas of the house will be unveiled. RMH-LI will then host an open house that will run from Friday, Oct. 11 through Monday Oct. 14 when community members will be invited to tour the new rooms for a donation fee.

Project Design 2013 is a groundbreaking initiative in the design community because it is the first time that such a large scale show house project will stay open and serve the needs of the community in an ongoing way. The project will not only provide RMH-LI with the repairs and renovations it needs, but it will also showcase the powerful and positive impact the design world can make when working together for a common cause. The designers found a house full of care, compassion and love and helped to reflect those feelings into a redecorated physical environment so that parents can focus solely on the healing of their child. RMH-LI is a home-away-from-home of over 1,000 families each year.

Who: Kravet Inc. & interior designers provide hope, comfort and healing for children and families staying at RMH-LI.  

Amanda Nisbet Design Inc. 

Drake Design Associates 

Mabley Handler Interior Design 

Michael Tavano Design  

Anne Tarasoff Interiors 

Drew McGukin Interiors 

Margreet Cevasco Design 

Mr Call Designs

Anthony Baratta LLC 

Dwell Studio 

Matthew Patrick Smyth Inc. 

Nick Olsen Inc.

Bunny Williams Inc. 

Eric Cohler Design 

Meg Braff Designs 

Pappas Miron Designs

Danielle Colding Design 

Kate Singer Home 

Mehditash Design, LLC 

Suzanne Costa

Delrose Design Group 

Kim E. Courtney Interiors & Design 

Michael Herold Design 

Tilton Fenwick LLC

Vasi Ypsilantis

Young Huh Interior Design

Special Guest: DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor host, Stephen Fanuka
Cary Kravet, President, Kravet Inc.
Andrew Laufer, Chairman of the Board, Ronald McDonald House of Long Island
Matthew Campo, Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House of Long Island
Resident Family, Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

Where:   Ronald McDonald House of Long Island / 276-07 76th Avenue / New Hyde Park, NY 11040          
Thursday, October 10th / 6:00 PM10:00 PM
Media Contact:
Deepika Thadhani / PR & Marketing / (516) 775-5683 x138 & (516) 467-7927 /
Ann Feldstein / PR & Marketing / (516) 293-2000 x2725 & (516) 532-3632 /

About Ronald McDonald House of Long Island
The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is the 100th House of over 300 Ronald McDonald House programs worldwide. Located in New Hyde Park on the campus of the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, the House accommodates families in a warm and supportive environment. For 27 years, RMH-LI has been a home-away-from-home for over 18,000 families in the United States and more than 80 countries around the world who are dealing with the pain of having a child undergoing medical treatment at nearby hospitals. For more information about RMH-LI, log on to, and

SOURCE Ronald McDonald House of Long Island