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Once Upon a Time

Therese Interior Design - Once Upon a Time


There was a house.  It had great bones.  Strong architectural detail.  But it was tired.  Old. Outdated.  It yearned to be so much more.  It wanted to be a Home. 

Once Upon A Time...

There were Children.  Teenagers who needed direction, love, guidance and understanding.

They had bones.  Now they needed Wings.   They searched for purpose.  They searched for a Home.

They found Nassau Haven.

Nassau Haven is a 12 bed co-ed emergency shelter providing short-term housing, case management, respite services to runaway and homeless youth in Nassau County.  Since 1982, Nassau Haven has served young people ages 10 to 20.  Last year alone, Nassau Haven gave shelter to over 450 runaway children.

I had the distinct pleasure championing the Design Cartel in the transformation of a house to a Home.

...and we had some AMAZING talent join us for the ride.  Take a look at the before/afters.

We REPURPOSED living, dining and lounge areas at Nassau Haven.  We did it with private donations and sheer determination...and Joyce Mullen oxoxox

Shout out to:

The Teens

The Staff - particularly, Joyce, Erin, Bill, Charles, Trinisha and Albert

Jean Fuoco, Window Designs by Jean, LLC

Norma Sienkiewica/Ellen Kravet - Kravet Fabrics

Gary Heffers, Pratt & Lambert Paints

Adrienne Kessel, Designer

Barbara Rose Seppala, Designer

Maria DiMonti, LI Best Artist, DiMonti Decorative Finishes

Victoria Collette, Decorator/Owner the Clearinghouse Exchange/Resale Revolution

Tom Mangelsen, Nature Photographer

Paula Tam, Ikebana Artist

Mike Tittel AC Electric

Jackie Mastropolo, Professional Organizer

Gail Gottlieb, Designer

...and private donations from Long Islanders near and far

Therese Interior Design - Once Upon a Time
Therese Interior Design - Once Upon a Time
Therese Interior Design - Once Upon a Time
Therese Interior Design - Once Upon a Time