The project incorporated a new space layout, furniture, lighting, flooring, paint and motorized window coverings in order to provide a better welcoming environment and experience, and to enable a more private and dignified space for those seeking counsel and support.Having seen the results of this project, the American Association of Interior Designers awarded Interiors & Textiles with a Gold Award in the category of Community Service Commercial Project.
It made sense for Carlisle, which supplies the high end of the market, to offer a premium, natural soft flooring option alongside their wood product.
So far the response has been great and Carlisle is now working with interior designers to put Just Shorn® carpets into the homes of customers.”Among the first customers are US TV personalities Bill and Giuliana Rancic, who are working with an interior designer to the stars, Lonni Paul, to decorate their LA home, which will include Just Shorn® rugs and carpet.
Growers were then introduced to the three celebrity interior designers, Mark Brunetz, Jennifer Bertrand and Lonni Paul, who are instrumental in developing the new range of designs and are charged with producing new concepts every quarter.
Under CP Wool’s partnership with Carlisle, the Just Shorn® luxury range of carpets and rugs is now being made available through its six strategically-located showrooms across the US.
In addition, the Community Service Agency recognized Fred Wee of Interiors & Textiles as a 2016 “Hometown Hero” – an award that “recognizes individuals and businesses in our community that have had an impact for the better on our community”.“We are humbled and honored to have been recognized for this project”, said Fred Wee, Owner of Interiors & Textiles.
“The income disparity in Silicon Valley continues to increase , and CSA continues to do a remarkable job of assisting those who are, in many ways, casualties of the Bay Area Boom.
There was real emotion in the room as the Carlisle representatives spoke about their wool being the best in the world.” For most of the growers, the event was a unique opportunity to see carpets made from their woolpresented on an international platform to an audience which included media, interior designers and Carlisle sales specialists, Carr said.
“Our growers got to see first-hand that their wool is a truly premium product that is in high demand at the exclusive end of the market in the US.
Each year, the Community Services Agency (CSA) recognizes leaders who have positively contributed above-and-beyond to the local community.
This year, CSA presented Fred Wee with a Hometown Heros award for the Design for a Difference project.
Craig Carr, managing director of Carrfields, said the farmers who attended the event were immensely proud to see the finished carpets and rugs, which are now available from US luxuryflooring specialist Carlisle, presented at the event.