Deck the Aisles Chair-ity Luncheon Benefits Birmingham-Based Humble Design
Neiman Marcus, Bella Piatti, Veuve Clicquot, Gorman’s Home Furnishings & Interior Design, interior designers from across metro Detroit and other community partners will come together on Thursday, Dec. 13 to help raise awareness of the need to provide suitable housing and home furnishings for families transitioning out of homeless shelters.
Deck the Aisles Chair-ity Luncheon will be hosted by Humble Design from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Neiman Marcus store at Troy's Somerset Collection. The strolling luncheon will showcase five vignettes conceptualized by local interior designers to highlight the type of nonprofit work Humble Design conducts within the community.
The Birmingham-based nonprofit, who maintains a warehouse in Troy, assists families coming out of homeless and abuse shelters with the process of rebuilding their home life. Humble Design works to turn four bare walls into a safe, dignified, and welcoming home by repurposing gently used household goods.
For the Deck the Aisles Chair-ity Luncheon vignettes, Gorman’s Home Furnishings and Interior Design contemporary showroom in Southfield donated many of the room-anchoring furnishings.
In addition, Bob Endres, an interior designer at Gorman’s Troy showroom, is one of six designers featured during the afternoon. His showroom will be brought to life with the assistance of Monica Moray and Patti Mitchell, also of Gorman’s.
Other designers from the region featured include: Kristen Armstrong, Stephanie Potts, Stephanie Schwartz, Kristin Suhy and Lauren Winer.
“Having a place to call home is one of the very basic needs in any society. It creates a sense of security and comfort,” said Tom Lias, Gorman’s CEO. “Knowing our skills and craftsmanship are making a better quality of life for families in metropolitan Detroit is extremely rewarding. We feel privileged to have this opportunity to work to benefit Humble Designs.”
In addition to the strolling lunch, Deck the Aisles Chair-ity Luncheon will offer a live jazz entertainment prelude and a presentation and video by Humble Design CEO Treger Strasberg. A two-week Mexican vacation also will be raffled off. Tickets are still available and can be purchased online at HumbleDesign.org for $100. They can also be reserved by phone (248-227-5051) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thanks to Neiman Marcus, one hundred percent of all proceeds benefit Humble Design. Lunch and libations donated by Bella Piatti and Veuve Clicquot.
Anyone wishing to make physical donations of gently used home goods to Humble Design may drop off items Monday through Friday between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1878 Thunderbird Dr. in Troy. A complete needs wish list can be found by visiting www.HumbleDesign.org. Monetary donations can also be made at this web address.
For more than 70 years, Gorman’s has been recognized as the original Michigan style leader in home furnishings. With a reputation built on a commitment to quality – quality merchandise and quality design – the company delivers all of the best brands, not just a few, at the best prices-regardless of price point. Gorman’s nearly 50 designers have a combined 1,000+ years of residential and office design experience using Gorman’s expansive resource area and textiles library. Both designers and clients can rest assured when working with this style leader. Everything is backed by Gorman’s “Must Be Right” service guarantee. Showrooms are conveniently located in Shelby (Lakeside)), Novi, Southfield (Contemporary), Troy and Grand Rapids. For more information, visit www.Gormans.com.