Designing Hope – Making a Home in Harlem


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The community room at the Jericho Project residencies in Harlem is furnished with Krrb finds like these pillows and chairs.

The community room at the Jericho Project residencies in Harlem is furnished with Krrb finds like these pillows and chairs.

The Jericho Project is a 30-year old non-profit dedicated to helping homeless families, children and veterans transform their lives. With homelessness at a record high in New York City, The Jericho Project offers assistance in housing, employment and other services aiding thousands of families when they need it most.

Interior designer, Susanna Salk, who appears regularly on NBC’s The Today Show and helped start Elle Decor magazine, jumped in and decorated the newly remodeled community center at the Harlem Residence Unit, with the unveil and accompanying launch party tomorrow night, March 27th.

A sneak peek of the renovated room in process.

A sneak peek of the renovated room in process.

The physical environment plays a crucial role in giving people real stability. A space has the ability to relax, inspire, comfort and heal. For a vulnerable part of our society such as the homeless, or about to be homeless, the way a space is furnished and decorated can help, even in a small way, foster a positive environment and create comfort. Enter Susanna.

Using Krrb and other amazing design sources who donated resources, Susanna curated a collection of home decor and furniture from Krrb members all over the greater New York City metroplex. Among the finds that came together are a pair of mid century lamps from Home and Apartment by Marc, colorful graphic pillows from decorator Megan Meany and a sleek Cassina coffee table from James in Brooklyn.


Designing Hope Partners

SoHo Project
The SoHo Project (Sisters Offering Hope to Others), founded in New York City, is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for nonprofits through creative and artistic projects, drawing inspiration from the iconic New York City artists’ neighborhood.

Karkula is an antique furniture restorer in Boerum Hill that celebrates and presents the work of local artisans and designers living in the borough.

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Premiere home furnishings offers upholstery, tables & storage, rugs, lighting, accessories and photography/wall art from modern to traditional styles.


Ercole Home
Based out of New York City, Ercole Home designs unique and contemporary custom mosaic furniture, mirrored furniture and art work.


41 Winks
A bedding company based out of New York City, 41 Winks will be launching collections in Spring 2013.

For a tax deductible donation of $30.00 you too can enjoy the finished space at the opening tomorrow night! Buy your ticket here.

And if you can’t make it, be sure to check back with us later this week as we post pics and videos from the happening. More soon!


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