The DFAD Miami design team spearheaded by IDG Showroom, The Carpet Boutique and comprised of Maggie Cruz Design, Hinojosa Design, Shaw Floors, David Sutherland, Velum Diesn, and many more, is very excited to have The Kristi House as their DFAD recipient this year and transform their space to better serve the community.
The Kristi House, originally founded in 1995, is an organization that focuses on eliminating child abuse and child sex trafficking both locally and nationally and helps to heal child-victims. Among a wide range of other services that the Kristi House offers, this organization provides therapy services including group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, and play theory for child-victims, regardless of a families’ ability to pay. The wonderful work they do in their community makes them truly deserving of a makeover such as this that will impact the lives of many.
The design team is hard at work at the Kristi House designing, updating, and moving forward on a variety of projects. Updates are currently being made to the overall design to help create a functional space that will work well for a variety of uses, including therapy sessions, education sessions, and more services that are available to children in need. Once the DFAD project is complete, the Kristi House will be a safe place where employees and children can focus on healing in a space that is thoughtfully designed and practical. We are excited to partner with the Kristi House on this project and while we’re not quite ready to share the full scope of the project just yet, this renovation is one that we know will impress you with its beauty and ingenuity.
“We are honored to be part of the Design for a Difference movement. As a business, it’s vital to us to give back to the community where we live and work,” said Manny Gonzalez, owner of The Carpet Boutique. “Kristi House is so important for its role in working to end child sex trafficking. As experts in creating interior spaces, we can really give the staff and their clients an environment that helps them feel safe and comfortable during difficult times.”
How can you help? Help the design team reach their goal of $80K for this makeover by donating at www.Kristihouse.org/Donate.
Another Kristi House project update is sure to come your way soon, so stay tuned to the blog to see more about the project and the updates we’re currently making that will be revealed soon! We promise it will be worth the wait!