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Design concepts revealed for Southwest Florida Ronald McDonald House at Project Design Pre-Construction Party
RMHCSWFL Staff: Project Manager, Leanna Gonzalez: Executive Director, Laura Ragain; Marketing Director, Jennifer Harner
FORT MYERS, FL -  Project Design 2016 SWFL interior designers, sponsors, and vendors along with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida ® (RMHCSWFL) Board members, staff, and supporters gathered at the new Kravet Inc. Showroom in Naples on November 12th for a Pre-Construction Party to reveal plans for the upcoming makeover of the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Myers.  Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Southwest Florida Ronald McDonald House in 2016, 20 designers will revamp 20 spaces in the House for Project Design 2016 SWFL.
Acclaimed interior designer and television star Thom Filicia will serve as honorary design chair for the project and will appear at the Grand Reveal on March 3rd to showcase the redesigned "home away from home" for families with children receiving treatment at the nearby Golisano Children's Hospital.
Along with Filicia, Design Chair Suzanne Costa of Suzanne Co sta Interiors is leading the project that will help provide even more comforting accommodations to the 135+ families served by RMHCSWFL each year and improve the family-centered care they provide through their programs. Participating designers include Constance A. Trutwin Interiors, Dwayne Bergmann, Elliott Design & Interiors, Ficarra Design Associates, Interiors by Design West, J.A. Willy Gallery, Jeffrey Fisher Home, Jett & Company, Inc., Jett Thompson Antiques and Interiors, Kahn Design Group, KW Development & Design, KVS Interiors, Mercedes Courland Interiors, Pure Design of Naples, Roz Travis Interiors, Schlegel Design Group, Soho Kitchens & Design, Suzanne Costa Interiors, Vanessa DeLeon, Wright Interior Group, and Weglarz Design. 
The design boards will again be on display at The Luxury Home Show presented by Home & Design Magazine at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort in Naples on January 8th and 9th at the RMHCSWFL booth.  
About Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwest Florida
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties. RMHC of SWFL supports the Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, Ronald McDonald Family Room (opening April 2017) as well as Grants and the RMHC U.S. Scholars Programs. For more information, log on to,, and
About Kravet Inc. 
Kravet Inc., established in 1918, is the industry leader in to-the-trade home furnishings. This fifth generation family business distributes fabrics, furniture, wall coverings, trimmings, carpets and accessories. The family's commitment to innovation has helped the company transform from a small fabric house to a global leader, representing brands and designers from all over the world. In 2015, Kravet Inc. introduced, a to-the-trade only e-commerce site offering designers unique furniture and accessories curated from around the globe. Kravet Inc. owns Kravet, Lee Jofa, Groundworks, GP & J Baker and Brunschwig & Fils, all high-end fabric houses that specialize in style, luxury and exceptional design. With locations in North America and worldwide, Kravet Inc. offers the highest level of customer service, quality products and web technology for today's design professional. For further brand information, please refer to
About Thom Filicia 
From his start at renowned design firms, including Parish-Hadley, Robert Metzger and Bilhuber & Associates, Thom Filicia launched his acclaimed enterprise, Thom Filicia Inc. and emerged as one of today's most influential and respected interior designers. His clients range from Tina Fey, Jennifer Lopez, Delta Air Lines, W Hotels, Grace Bay Club, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, and Peter Jennings, to those in the worlds of finance, sports and fashion.  Gaining fame on the Emmy-winning Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Style Network and HGTV, he is a best-selling author and has been praised as a "Top 100 Designer" by House Beautiful and an "A-List" designer by Elle Décor. He is also the driving force behind the Thom Filicia Home Collection, which includes furniture, artwork, rugs, textiles and much more. Filicia has a to-the-trade showroom, called Sedgwick & Brattle, at the New York Design Center in NYC.
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