Interiors & Textiles of Palo Alto Recognized With Multiple Design Awards For Charity Makeover Project

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Design for a Difference project awarded Design Excellence Gold Award by American Society of Interior Designers, and Hometown Heroes Recognition by Community Services Agency of Mountain View

The income disparity in Silicon Valley continues to increase, and CSA continues to do a remarkable job of assisting those who are, in many ways, casualties of the Bay Area Boom. We are so proud to have taken part in a project that benefits CSA.

Interiors & Textiles is proud to announce that it has been recognized by two leading organizations for its recent participation in the Design For A Difference project – a national movement who’s mission is to reimagine and revive an interior space of deserving non-profit organizations across the nation, giving back an intangible benefit of space, design and dignity to organizations that are working hard to benefit our communities.

Design for a Difference originated as a design contest whereby interior designers, partnered with a local floor covering showroom to makeover an interior space of a local charity. In three short years the contest has transformed into a national movement that benefits local community non-profits. Teams of interior designers, in this case many of the students from local design schools, participate in projects to make-over the interior spaces of charitable organizations who would otherwise be unable to fund these activities, yet the outcome delivers a tremendous sense of warmth and a welcoming environment to those sidelined by our commercial society.

Interiors and Textiles, a local Flooring and Window treatments retailer, undertook the recent remodel of the lobby of Mountain View’s Community Service Agency – a non-profit organization providing a social safety net for disadvantaged residents of this central Silicon Valley city. Supported by major funding from Linked In and in-kind product and service donations from national and local suppliers and contractors, the team transformed the CSA lobby into a “Welcome Center. The project incorporated a new space layout, furniture, lighting, flooring, paint and motorized window coverings in order to provide a better welcoming environment and experience, and to enable a more private and dignified space for those seeking counsel and support.

Having seen the results of this project, the American Association of Interior Designers awarded Interiors & Textiles with a Gold Award in the category of Community Service Commercial Project. In addition, the Community Service Agency recognized Fred Wee of Interiors & Textiles as a 2016 “Hometown Hero” – an award that “recognizes individuals and businesses in our community that have had an impact for the better on our community”.

“We are humbled and honored to have been recognized for this project”, said Fred Wee, Owner of Interiors & Textiles. “The income disparity in Silicon Valley continues to increase, and CSA continues to do a remarkable job of assisting those who are, in many ways, casualties of the Bay Area Boom. We are so proud to have taken part in a project that benefits CSA and its clients, and also the local design community, particularly student designers that participated in this project”.

Nationally known interior designer, and TV personality Mark Brunetz spearheaded the design project, and interior design students were selected from West Valley Interior Design program and Canada College Interior Design program along with several local contractors who contributed their time and services to the project.

For more details about the CSA Design For a Difference Project, please visit: http://www.interiorstextiles.com/design-difference/

About Interiors & Textiles: Interiors & Textiles has offered a prestigious array of carpeting, hardwood and other floor coverings and window treatments in the Bay Area for over 50 years. At Interiors & Textiles you will find premium brands in every product category including Karastan, Hunter-Douglas and dozens more. Our in-house designers provide highly personalized service to guide you through all the details of function, color and style — from creating the look you want to final installation. Come see for yourself!

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