As designers, we have a simple goal: to enhance our clients’ lives through great interiors. We believe that good design can help facilitate learning and improve healthcare and overall happiness, and we recognize our peers who thrive in this realm by devoting time to philanthropic efforts.

As a mother of young children and looking through a designer’s eye, I see how the classroom environment can affect a child’s learning. Studies show that bright colors stimulate and increase brain activity, encourage information retention, and inspire creativity. Acclaimed designer and color enthusiast Kelly Wearstler revamped her children’s school in this way, which has inspired my company and I to follow a similar path. If plans for a new Montessori school in Carbondale move forward, we hope to offer our design expertise to enhance the facilities.

Trishia Wilson with Wilson and Associates has funded medical fellowships, helped build clinics and a school, and organized countless health programs to help the impoverished people of Limpopo Province in South Africa since 1997.

“I saw a critical need, and knew that I could share my passion for Africa with others through the Wilson Foundation,” the designer says. “It’s been the most rewarding experience of my life.”

Founded in 2012, Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Foundation promotes healthcare access and emergency aid in developing countries while protecting cultural identities in the face of globalization. Her Haitian Artisan Project develops, markets, and presents the work of Haiti artisans to the western world.

“I am so inspired by what I am seeing and the people with whom I’m working with,” Karan says. “The artistry and skill is breathtaking.”

Robyn Scott Interiors shares a similar philanthropic vision. This year we made a donation to the tree-lighting initiative at the nondenominational Snowmass Chapel and Community Center, which helps those in need through counseling and educational programs. We love being able to support their efforts. Watch the video that Snowmass Marketing created about the Light Up the Night event (tree lighting ceremony). 

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Additionally, I’ve partnered with Bonnie Merritt to create Room Workshop, an online, affordable interior design service. We proudly support Hug It Forward, a grassroots nonprofit organization that facilitates education and awareness by empowering communities in Latin America to build schools made from recycled-bottle “eco-bricks.”


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