Design for Good

The 2016 Charlottesville Design House

Once a year, a group of Virginia interior designers come together to design with purpose—raising awareness and funds for the Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE). The shelter’s mission is to end domestic violence in the community, and for over 30 years, they have been providing a safe, confidential, and respectful environment for women and children who are victims of violence.

In 2009, the concept for the Charlottesville Design House was developed. The annual fundraiser is an opportunity for respected interior designers to showcase their creative talents, highlighting current trends and products, while offering endless design ideas and inspiration to visitors.

For the 2016 Design House, 16 interior designers were each given a room to decorate. The mixture of styles and colors throughout was a veritable feast for the eyes. Three rooms in particular spoke to our design hearts: the foyer, library, and master bedroom.

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We instantly fell in love with the foyer, designed by Heidi Brooks and Penny Crandall of Heidi Brooks Interior Design. Their signature black and white palette feels striking and bold.

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Painting the underside of the stairs in a deep black hue was a stroke of genius, turning an ordinary space into an unexpected bold and lively nook.

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Just off the foyer is the library, designed by Nicole Fagerli, ASID and Kori Messinger, ASID of Stedman House. The space offers a vibrant layering of textures and colors.

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In the master bedroom, Moyanne Harding, I.D.S. of Interiors by Moyanne produced an opulent and tranquil space.

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The tonal textiles and linens create a cocoon of warmth, while the subtle gold and brass accents up the luxury factor.

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To learn more about the Charlottesville Design House, and view 2017 dates, visit

We shared this story with you in our Fall/Winter 2016 Issue of NEST Magazine. To view the full issue, click here!

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