Friday, May 14, 2010

A New Look!!

Well the new Pure Style Home look is finally here!! wahoooo  Thanks so much to Jessica Nell Graves of the Front Porch Studio for creating the new site!!  There are still a few things to be changed, (have you noticed my blogroll is gone??  As Jessica told me it would, when you switch sites it disappears so I'll be typing it back by hand over the next couple of weeks or as long as it takes me.  oh joy ;) and we'll be getting to these things but this is pretty much it!!  I'll write more about it as soon as I can, but am off to get ready for a big day:

A couple of months ago, a group of interior designers headed by Jill Sorensen- local designer & founder of Knock-Out Abuse- got together to redecorate a local shelter for women who've suffered domestic violence.  The women move to the shelter- usually with their children- to get back on their feet.  They stay for a for as long as they need to stay and it's often a stay of 4-8 months.  Jennifer Sergent of DC by Design alerted us all of the need for designers & a few of us came together to get the job done:

{The Group!}

We got to shop the local thrift store for items to use (Heaven!!)  and we're using a bunch of donated items & of course got a little crafty.  A couple of weeks ago we painted the house and tomorrow is installation day!  I can't wait for the moms to see their new house!!  I met a couple of them on painting day & they're just so excited about it!!  One of the main reasons I love designing is because it makes people happy.  Being in a space that feels good is good for the soul & I really hope that we can help in some small measure. 

{A room before...  fyi the curtains had to stay!}

If you're interested in helping out, check out Knock-Out Abuse & to find out how.  There are at least 4 more shelters in need of help with this particular organization & I can imagine there are many more than that in the area.  Wish us luck!! 


ps-  Today I'm guest blogging for Camila over at High-Heeled Foot In the Door about 5 Deals Under $25 to Spruce up Your Home.    Check it out & have an awesome weekend!!!! xoxo

*Also, I found out that if you don't have cable, you can still watch 9 By Design online at Bravo!! YAY!!! 


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