Friday, October 10

Playful, Stunning & Creative Designs by Michael Tavano for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island's Project Design 2014

a calm yet happy corner  by interior designer Michael Tavano
in the Jolly Jelly Lounge for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island
photographs by Rick Lew
I admit, I am gushing when I write that everyone loves Michael Tavano!  
Not only is he a talented interior designer, has his own workroom called MT Customs where he produces beautiful wares, but he is an amazingly philanthropic guy.  I love to see his creative designs whether he's whipping up a table or designing an entire home.  This year Michael brings a fun-loving design to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.  This wonderful annual event draws talents from the design community together to refurbish this home, which provides housing for families whose seriously ill children are being treated at a nearby hospital in Long Island.  The designs of these rooms need to be functional as well as beautiful, while thinking about all the particulars of a family traveling away from home.  Tavano does it well, and creates a space for playful relaxation. He designs a respite where guests can feel like "kids in a candy store" and while doing this he utilizes durable fabrics in lively colors with sponsors Kravet, and wall coverings from Carnegie. Congratulations to Michael and all of the designers who put their talents to work for this worthwhile cause!
Happy Nesting
XO Tamara
 from the ceiling lights to the sweet wallpaper and colorful furniture, Michael Tavano creates a calming and inviting space that is also playful, a perfect hamlet. 
my favorite is this cozy nook:
a quiet space to curl up and read a book
 Michael utilized a cornucopia of vibrant colors and textures, giving the room just the right amount of layers.
inspired by our collective love of candy, 
this art shows whimsy!
A little bit about the Ronald McDonald PROJECT DESIGN 2014: 
Project Design 2014 is an innovative fundraising show house spearheaded by Kravet, Inc. The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is receiving a complete makeover of all the rooms and common areas by some of the most talented designers in the country.  The show house will be open to the public from Friday, October 11 through Sunday October 19.  Over 1,000 families each year stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, which is the 100th House of over 300 individual 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 has accommodated families for the past 27 years.