A year ago, I met the Henard family while drawing their plans for their upcoming Kitchen remodel. I absolutely adored the family, but I especially felt for their 10 year old son, Luke Henard, who has cerebral palsy.

Luke has a kindness that you can sense from a mile away. He and his younger sister, Grace, had just moved into their new home and it didn’t quite feel like “home” just yet.

I got to thinking of a way to help them feel more at ease in their new space so I asked permission from their Mother if I could design rooms on Mood boards to get them excited about the future.

Luke had the staple pieces like his bed and nightstand, but he was missing a few key things: a place to sit and put on his shoes, a motorized blackout shade, a space to do his homework and of course, some baseball themed decor.

We wanted to do Luke’s room makeover first and had a pocket of time to get it done while he was away at Summer camp. I started talking to colleagues and friends about it and with the help of some very generous donors, I was able to raise the funds to buy these pieces for his makeover! Thank you to SketchUp For Interior Designers and Allen Construction.

Months of planning went into the one week timeline that we had for Luke’s install while he was away for the Summer. Thank you to Kevin Hammers for helping with the closet re-framing and texturing – I know that was not easy!

Thank you to MC Etter for donating the paint, and to my Step-Dad and Brother for painting the room and helping me hang artwork!

It truly was a team effort and it was so neat to see Luke’s face as he walked into his brand new room!

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