Spring Events: A full calendar!

This spring is full of fun events in San Francisco – so many wonderful things to anticipate in the world of art and interiors!

Yesterday I attended the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Ronald McDonald House Stanford! I am so proud to have designed and furnished three rooms for the RMHS expansion, “Where Hope Has A Home”. RMHS provides housing and a community for families of critically-ill children at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

Celebrating: Where Hope Has A Home Ribbon Cutting

At the ribbon cutting, we celebrated that after 22 months of construction, the new 52,000 square foot building is officially open, and families are moving in! Donors, staff, board members, press, the builders, and fellow interior designers gathered to commemorate the hard work resulting in such a beautiful building. The building is called the Arrillaga Family Center, after John Arrillaga.  Along with being one of the most significant supporters, he obtained the donation of the land from Stanford.

Annette Eros, RMHS CEO, said that this building will make “such a difference, for so many people, for so long!” I couldn’t agree more.

The three rooms I designed will embrace and nurture families for years to come – giving them a safe place and glimpses of joy in the midst of their health trials. If you believe in the power of design, we still need your support, so please contribute to the cause!

Other spring events in San Francisco on my calendar are:

The grand opening party for the Cambria San Francisco Gallery, where many old and new friends are gathering.

San Francisco Decorator Showcase, where I am eagerly anticipating Evars + Anderson’s sitting room! Open April 30th through May 30th, showcase is a must see this year!

Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective. Everyone is raving about this exhibit at the de Young museum, and I will absolutely go before it closes on May 30th.

The newly expanded SFMOMA will be unveiled on May 14th, and I can’t wait to see what fabulous art they have in store for us!

What events are you looking forward to this spring?

Melinda Mandell Interior Design: Signature