Dwell with Dignity

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to work with designers, volunteers and the amazing founders of Dwell With Dignity, a truly amazing organization dedicated to “bringing good design to those less fortunate, inspiring them to maintain a standard of living they can be proud of and thrive in.” As a designer, I believe everyone benefits from surrounding themselves with beautiful things that make them feel happy, proud and inspired. So it was an honor to be able to work with this group to help a deserving family in Atlanta.

I first learned about Dwell With Dignity when they reached out to us to support their Atlanta home project and to help fund a video about the organization. (You can view the video here.) I was immediately attracted to the project and excited to use design and lessons learned over the years to help others find beauty in their homes, regardless of their circumstance. What a gift it was to have the chance to be part of a life-impacting transformation for a family in need and to partner with the wonderful women of Dwell With Dignity.

We were able to preview the video of this home transformation for a very deserving mom and her two boys. It was inspiring and brought tears to our eyes. It gave me a chance to reflect upon my own blessings – my family and friends, my home, and the joy of being able to do what I love every day through my design business and through demiryan.com.

Looking towards the rest of the year, I’m filling my calendar with conferences, markets and opportunities to work with organizations like this one that allow me to give back in a way that is so meaningful to me and my team.