As many of you already know, seven Ottawa designers were recently involved in a project called Extreme Makeover Kindness Edition in February, during Kindess Week in Ottawa. We were challenged with the task of transforming the foyer, reception area and a small store relocation at The Good Companions seniors center in downtown Ottawa. Our design team leader, Sonya Kinkade of Sonya Kinkade Design, had been approached by the Yummy Mummy Club in conjunction with The Unted Way Ottawa to undertake this project. The project, however, was to be accomplished entirely with donations and we were responsible for attracting the donors.

In a matter of weeks many donors stepped up to the challenge and provided us with construction, furniture, atrwork, fabric,  etc.  These donors are individually highlighted in seperate blog posts written by some of the designers. Please follow the Donor Spotlight list posted to the right of this post.  You will be amazed.

I have the pleasure of introducing you to my Donor Spotlight....Rockland Textiles

Rockland Textiles has been a fixture in the Ottawa area for almost 40 years. They are a local, family owned business which had it's origins in Rockland Ontario, hence the name. The original store had 2000 sq now boosts 19000sq ft of retail space showcasing fabrics.  That is a huge accomplishment for the small business it once was. 

"We specialize in all products related to home decor, with all the familiar lines of fabrics and blinds."  Rockland Textiles carry an extensive line of fabrics such as Waverly, Maxwell, Kravat and Robert Allen and also have a large notions department.  In addition, they offer workroom services for window treatments, slipcovers, upholstery and all bedding treatments. They also extend their services to include Free Shop at Home Decorating.

As you can see below, the foyer at The Good Companions had dated and uncomfortable seating. Our task was to make this area more attractive, comfortable and user friendly. Rockland Textiles answered our call for help and very generously donated custom cut, 4" medium density foam to fit the new custom made bench in the foyer.

Foyer Before 

Rockland Textiles custom cut foam ...covered

  after...the new and improved bench with finished pads

Danielle Lynn Photography

The seniors who frequent the center and the staff who work there were amazed at the transformation of the  reception area, the new store and the foyer.  Please click the following link to get more information about Rockland Textiles on their beautiful website.

The Design group, the seniors and staff at The Good Companions would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Rockland Textiles for their help in transforming the foyer of the seniors center.