Rebecca Wilson, owner of RW Interiors, a leading interior design firm based in Needham, Massachusetts, is honored to be a recipient of the International Furnishings and Design Association’s Community Services Award.
Presented at the IFDA 2011 Holiday Party at The Castle at Boston University, awards were bestowed on IFDA New England Chapter members who made special contributions to the chapter throughout the year. As a member of the Community Services Committee with the New England Chapter of the IFDA, Ms. Wilson was recognized for her work on the Ronald McDonald House in Brookline, Massachusetts – a charity long supported by the New England chapter.
The Ronald McDonald House serves as a home away from home for children with cancer and their families. As an essential part of their overall care, the House provides its guests with low-cost and convenient accommodations in a safe and comfortable home-like setting while they undergo medical treatments. Ms. Wilson designed the children’s playroom space at the House which features brightly painted walls surrounding a nook used as an art space that she transformed into a circus tent showcasing a cheerful mural. This theme continues up into the ceiling with colorful tent striping which matches the window treatment fabric, finishing it off with a wall that has been converted into a blackboard and bulletin board for drawing and displaying the children’s artwork. A previously unused fireplace now boasts a dollhouse with furniture and a doll family where kids can play and perhaps act out some of their anxieties.
“Designing and transforming the playroom at the Ronald McDonald House was truly gratifying,” states Ms. Wilson. “The project brought out the goodness in everyone who worked on it, from the artist who painted the mural and the ceiling at no charge to the carpenter who built extra detailing into the dollhouse to make it look more like a home. The main reward is in providing some measure of comfort to the very sick children and their families.”
RW Interiors provides a full range of design services, specializing in residences and small offices. Known for her warm and gracious interiors, Ms. Wilson brings her southern design sensibility to a wide range of projects in the Boston area and beyond.
For more information on RW Interiors, call (781) 449-7407, or visit www.rwinteriors.net.