I’m super excited to reveal the results of the first makeover done for 'Design Havens for Heroes' where a room was designed around my artwork. It was an honour and pleasure to be involved.
Creating a peaceful haven at home for NHS heroes was just a way to say thank you to some of those amazing key workers caring for people and dealing with the challenges of the pandemic.
Over 1000 NHS workers have been nominated. The charity matched the NHS hero with a designer in their area to complete the project.
Amy Pereira from @littlehouseinlondon has designed one of the first makeovers for a NHS surgeon who has been working tirelessly at the front-line during those challenging times.
I was humbled to learn that Dr Claire Fraiser is a fan of my work and she chose my ‘Defend The Sacred’ artwork to be the centrepiece in her living-room.
When I asked Dr Fraiser what attracted her to my art, she said:
“ It’s the energy behind the warrior women and the sisterhood. The feeling that we are in it together...”
Dr Claire Fraiser moved into her new home just a week before the lockdown and the house needed more work than expected. Things were breaking, in need of repair and looking drab.
Working long hours for the NHS has it’s challenges and being able to return home to a relaxing and beautiful place after working tirelessly at the front line has a positive impact on a persons wellbeing.
I absolutely love design by Amy Pereira from @littlehouseinlondon and more importantly - Dr Claire loves it !
Here is the final result in photographs by Tania Ahearne:
More about the project here: Design Havens for Heroes – Helping our NHS Heroes