The International Design Guild is an alliance of the world’s finest upscale flooring showrooms located throughout the U.S. and Canada. As part of the Guild’s Designer Program, Design For A Difference is sponsored locally by our individually owned and operated showrooms who share a passion for making great design available to people from all walks of life.Find an IDG Showroom
International Design Guild member Bob Tobe and his team made history with the largest Design For A Difference™ makeover to date. Led by Floor 360, thirty-eight interior designers joined with over one-hundred businesses to complete a 12,000 sq. ft. design makeover of Centro Hispano, a cultural center for the Hispanic community of Madison with a mission of empowering youth, strengthening families and engaging the community.
Bob Tobe, owner at Floor360 and a team of 12 designers gave back to their community in a BIG way. As a kick-off to 2015's Design for a Difference movement Bob and his group transformed this bland, unembellished hodgepodge commercial space into an exciting, bright, stimulating area for the children & families that rely on the respite center at local Madison, WI charity, Rise (Center for Families).
The Design for a Difference Minneapolis project rallied a group of designers including Lucy Interior Design, Intersource INC, InUnison Design, Insite Interiors LLC & more to create room vignettes to benefit Bridging MN. Watch the final #DFAD project reveal!
Mountain View Makeover
IDG showroom owner, Fred Wee of Interiors & Textiles brought together a group of student designers and corporate sponsors to transform the dreary lobby at Community Services Agency into a vibrant and inviting 'Welcome Center'.
Outside the Box
In 2015, Allen Gindt the Retail Manager of Blakely's Flooring brought Design for a Difference to Indy in a major way! Blakely's selected the Indianapolis charity Outside the Box to receive their local makeover, which blossomed into a makeover valued at over $115,000 thanks to the astonishing support of the Indianapolis community.
Kansas City Makeover
2014 National Design for a Difference winner Stephanie Stroud along with IDG showroom Madden-McFarland gave Kansas City charity Operation Breakthrough, a charity that aids underprivileged families in the Kansas City area, a makeover to remember. Team Stephanie and four regional winners created a beautiful space and delivered happiness.
In 2013, IDG showroom owner Gina Cook of Gina’s Design Center in Spokane, WA won the debut of the Design For A Difference contest to help make over Transitions, a Spokane charity offering transitional housing for woman and children. Talented designers renovated the common area and transformed the space from bland to beautiful for the families living at Transitions.
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With contributions made by International Design Guild showrooms, local businesses, and national sponsors, Design For A Difference continues to shine hope on local communities by bringing likeminded people together and harnessing the uplifting power of design. Sponsorship inquiries: