Working with Special Spaces Buffalo, professional designer and Villa Maria College alumnae Reagan Hardie, Interior Design program students Emily Bolles ’15, Tara Clack ’15 and Kayla Alba ’16 remade a young girl’s bedroom.
Over the course of several weeks, the Villa team designed and coordinated a dream bedroom for Talon, who is afflicted with a life-changing illness. Special Spaces Buffalo facilitates these projects to provide children a place to find peace and comfort in the room that they spend the most time during their treatment.
“Throughout the entire process they have been fantastic to work with; professional, responsive, prompt, able to communicate, and creative. It’s few and far between I’ve come across students with such well-developed skill sets that are crucial in the workforce. It was great to see so many current students already possessing such important skills,” Hardie said about the Villa students who worked on the project with her.
The team of Villa students included Kayla Alba ’16, Emily Bolles ’16, Tara Clack ’15, Kellie Gallagher-Christensen ‘16, Angela Girdlestone ’15, Jenifer Mack ’18 and Kristine Perry ’15. The project fulfilled the service learning requirements through the Interior Design program and the IN club, Villa’s Interior Design student club.
See Talon’s reaction to her new bedroom in this video from the Special Spaces Buffalo Facebook page below.