TerraCotta Properties to Provide “Room Service” for a Good Cause

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TerraCotta Properties joins thirteen Atlanta-based interior designers and architects to participate in Room Service Atlanta, a non-profit group which encourages designers to take on group projects that benefit area homeless shelters.

April 29, 2011 TerraCotta Properties joins thirteen Atlanta-based interior designers and architects to participate in Room Service Atlanta, a non-profit group which encourages designers to take on group projects that benefit area homeless shelters. During the week of April 26th - 29th the designers will be installing their family-friendly concepts in each room of Nicholas House, located in Grant Park. Nicholas House is a non-profit organization promoting the self-sufficiency of families suffering from the pitfalls of homelessness by addressing the causes of the issue. Nicholas House has helped over 1500 families over the past twenty-eight years and currently houses over forty-five people.

Ili Nilsson, co-founder of TerraCotta Properties, says, "I was excited when Courtney brought me the idea.” TerraCotta’s Courtney Davis brought the idea to founders Ili Nilsson and Luly Melarti, after a casual meeting with Dayka Robinson, co-founder of Room Service Atlanta, “I was moved by Dayka’s idea of helping a smaller, local organization that may sometimes be overlooked. Instead of aiding a small part of an organization, we have the opportunity to be part of something that is making a big impact locally,” Davis says.

The entire project includes the redesign of twelve rooms by different Atlanta-based designers. The main focus of the project is the bedrooms and living spaces. Participating designers and area corporations are donating furniture, lighting, paint, bedding, accessories and some storage.

TerraCotta will be specifically redesigning and reconfiguring the common lounge area of the Nicholas House. This area serves as a living room for the families currently residing there. They are providing design, materials and construction services. The construction team at TerraCotta Properties will refurbish the room to maximize utility and living space. They are also donating furniture from their staging warehouse.

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