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Sep. 6, 2013 12:11 pm

Local Interior Designer Transforms Home in First-Ever Partnership with Habitat for Humanity

Jennifer Fuller, owner of Fuller Interiors LLC and Willow, became the first interior designer to partner with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, donating 100% of her time and services for a new home for the Coleman family.

Audreyelaine and Eric Coleman with Jennifer Fuller in their new home. 

Jennifer Fuller, owner of Fuller Interiors LLC and Willow, became the first interior designer to partner with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, donating 100% of her time and services for a new home for the Coleman family.

Fuller initially reached out to Habitat for Humanity about working with them because she wanted to give back to the community.

“Jen Fuller actually approached us,” said Corinne O’Connell, Habitat’s associate executive director. “She has a successful interior design business and wanted to give back.”

Before designing the home, Fuller met with each member of the Coleman family individually so that she could tailor to each family member’s personality, interest, and personal requests. Fuller’s two children, Madeleine and Olivia, also got involved and handpicked special items.

“To give an amazing family a beautiful environment that they can call home warms my heart beyond words,” said Fuller in a press release. “I only hope other designers see how much the Coleman family has touched the Fuller Interiors LLC design team, my daughters, and myself, we will never forget this truly life changing experience.”

The new Coleman family living room. 

The family was amazed and stunned when they saw their new home.

“There were a lot of tears,” O’Connell said.

One of the most touching pieces of the home was four pictures of the family’s children hung on the wall in the kitchen, something that wasn’t possible in the Coleman’s previous home.

“She had never been able to hang pictures on the wall because they were so rotted with mold that they’d fall down, so she’d never had her kids pictures up in her house,” said O’Connell.

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In the future, Fuller wants to continue working with Habitat and hopes to get others involved as well, according to O’Connell.

“She and her team did an amazing job,” said O’Connell. “Jen definitely wants to stay involved and engage colleagues in the field to also get involved.”


 

You can learn more about getting involved with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia on their Get Involved page. More about the Coleman family can be found on Philadelphia Habitat for Humanity’s blog.

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