Wednesday, November 19, 2014

IFDA member Catarine Wright shows her talent for a worthy cause at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

Profile of our very own IFDA NY member 
Catarine Wright, and her stellar work on the recent 
Project Design 2014 
at Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. 
 We like to boast about our members and their accomplishments, so allow us to gush for a moment about this young talent and fairly new member of the IFDA NY chapter.  Catarine Wright is the current Student Liaison of IFDA, and also works as a Principal Designer at James Rixner Inc. Since she moved to NYC from Brazil, she has had myriad experiences--including wedding and event planning, working at the New York Design Center, mentoring under design expert Larry Weinberg, and volunteering at industry shows such as Kips Bay and Holiday House. She even pens her own blog, WrightsDesign which has reached more than 20,000 readers recently.  But, the recent feather in her cap, acting as a student liason with the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, showcases her talent in a lovely frame.

Ronald McDonald's Design Project 2014 was a generous and inspiring transformation by some of the area's most notable designers, and all to help support family's of children traveling from all over the world and treated at the nearby hospital.  Catarine was one of six students enlisted by The New York School of Interior Design to create a one-of-a-kind space for guests of the house. The team created a safe haven for its residents, removing 90 degree angles, softening the room and inviting guests to relax and feel safe. Wood wraps around the room forming built-ins while providing warmth and texture. Custom artwork includes a three dimensional whimsical mural.  The overall design acts as an inviting respite to guests who are dealing with stressful and traumatic issues.  

We encourage you to keep Catarine Wright 
on your radar, and it is certain we shall be seeing more 
of her design talent in the near future! 
 a fabulous photo moment of all the designers from this year's 
Ronald McDonald House Design Project 2014.


  1. I feel so honored with such a beautiful post!!
    Thanks IFDA for recognizing & sharing this AMAZING experience.
    As a Student Liaison for the International Furnishings Design Association and a student at the New York School of Interior Design I couldn't have better Professors, friends & mentors.

    It's been a privilege to be involved with such a project where as they say the Ronald McDonald House is The house that love built. Being part of this was an uplifting experience which opened my eyes as a Designer and as a spirit that seeks evolvement.
    This would not be possible without the two great mentors Alumini Brooke and Yiannos and the rest of the team!
    And of course all collaborators,

    A special thanks to The New York School of Interior Design And International Furnishings Design Association for such a recognition and also James Rixner who was so supportive

  2. Thanks for sharing such beautiful experience of yours dear. I also fond of such fantastic events and never miss NY events like this. The place is also looking magnificent.