Ronald McDonald House Long Island: Jennifer Mehditash
By Design Perspective on October 15, 2013
I'm excited showcase one of my blogger/designer friends, Jennifer Mehditash's (Dec-a-porter) room she designed in part of the Ronald McDonald Long Island Show House---Kravet's Project Design 2013! The original 18 bedrooms of the House, kitchen, breakfast room, five common areas, first floor restrooms, and three laundry rooms will be completely revamped with the help of generous leaders in the interior design industry.
Jennifer Mehditash's background, spans 4 continents. She began her career in the design world studying at Christie's in the UK, and working at Sotheby's auction house in Portugal. She then went back to school for interior design, co-founded a design firm and continuing education center,Viterbo Imagination and Viterbo Arte & Design, in Portugal. In 2008, she returned to the states and began Mehditash Design LLC. Jennifer's design firm is a full service design firm that specializes in residential and commercial design.
Jennifer designed room 101, which is a respit room on the first floor. This room will be used by a multitude of families that will only use it for short term periods. So a relaxing, peaceful space for some downtime for the families was the major goal.
Jennifer went with a blue and white color scheme with a splash of raspberry, and her inspiration for the room was the Moorish influence seen so often in the country she began as an interior designer and one of her favorite countries, Portugal. I love that she used inspiration from a part of her life that is so important to her. It makes this room even more personal---her inspiration truly reflects who she is.
Don't you just love this color scheme? The raspberry, really gives the room a pop of excitement and cheerfulness against the soothing blue and white. I also love the mix of patterns Jennifer used in the space. Jennifer shows how you can mix patterns right, so don't be afraid to mix patterns! Kravet graciously donated the fabric in the space.
And don't forget to look up! The ceiling is covered by Gracie's hand-painted Caroline Street wallpaper. Jennifer wanted to add another element to creating a serene and soothing retreat. The gorgeous soft blues and outdoor elements truly give the affect Jennifer was trying to achieve. Isn't this wallpaper beautiful?
Jennifer continues the blue and white color scheme into the bathroom as well as the Moorish design in the tiles, donated by Filmore Clark. The faucets were donated by Brizo. How soothing and clean is this bathroom?? Stunning!! Anyone who sees this bathroom, will covet it!
For more views of Jennifer's room, checkout her video to see the full space. Trust me, you want to watch this quick clip!!
Today is the final day to see this extraordinary show house, so if you are in the area stop by and see the Long Island Ronald McDonald house.
Didn't Jennifer do a fabulous job in her room? I love this room and was not surprised by the talent that shown through in this space! Congrats Jennifer on a job well done on your very first show house!! So proud!
**All photos provided by Jennifer Mehditash.***