MOORESVILLE – A trio of designers took home awards Tuesday night in Our Towns Habitat for Humanity’s second annual ReStore Restyle design challenge at the Mooresville ReStore. The fundraiser required designers to decorate a 10×10 themed room using items from the Mooresville and Cornelius Habitat ReStores.
Tina Goins, of Stix and Stones Interiors, won the Judges’ Award for best room, with her white-and-grey office that included a wooden table painted white, a pair of lamps, a straight-backed chair and other items snagged from the ReStores.
The Judges Award for Most Creative use of the Mystery Object went to Beth Ybarra and Alison Arthur, of Creative Dimensions. And Kerrie Boys’ Reading and Writing Room won the People’s Choice award for best room, as selected by guests at Tuesday night’s reception at the store.
Judges were Jennifer Marion Mills (Randy Marion Auto Group), Joan Higginbotham (Lowe’s Home Improvement), and Star Miller (Interior Design Society’s National Designer of the Year).
Mary Gibbs, the Mooresville ReStore manager, said more than 150 guests were at the event Tuesday night. “Our guests were so supportive and excited to see the room designs this year,” she said. “And they weren’t disappointed. The designers ranged in professional experience from hobbyist to seasoned professional and they created rooms that were fashionable and creatable in any home.”
People’s Choice votes cost $1 each, and more than 630 were cast Tuesday. You can still vote on the designs (and make a donation) this week on the OurTownsHabitat.org website this week, or at the two ReStores.
Other designers for the evening included: Patti Borrelli, photo stylist and interior designer; Becky Charles, Beckwith; Devon Freud, Upcycle by Jelbel; Sharon Kraus, Complements Home Interiors and Staging; Cindy Lazes, ReStore volunteer.
Our Towns Habitat for Humanity’s Youth United also hosted the first ever “Chair-ity” auction. The youth and volunteers refurbished 19 from the ReStore, then sold them in a silent auction. That helped raise money for a planned Youth United home build next year.
The designer rooms will be on display through Saturday May 5 at the Mooresville ReStore. Items from the rooms will be for sale beginning Saturday, May 5, at 9 a.m., at the Mooresville ReStore, 121 Norman Station Blvd., off I-77 Exit 36, Mooresville. Call 704-896-8957 x206. The store is open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 9 am – 6 p.m.
For more information about the ReStore ReStyle event visit www.ourtownshabitat.org/ReStore.
Find out more about Our Towns Habitat for Humanity on its website, ourtownshabitat.org
June 8, 2011, “Designers rise to ReStore’s ‘ReStyle’ challenge”