Gallery: Upward Bound: LA Designers Create Happy Spaces for Homeless Fa...


A crowd that included actor/activist Don Cheadle gathered last week to celebrate the completion of the Upward Bound House Family Shelter in Culver City, Los Angeles, what is undeniably one of the prettiest and most cheerful homeless shelters we’ve ever seen. Once the site of a rundown motel with transient tenants, this 18-unit complex received a complete make over by an all-star cast of Los Angeles interior designers. With no budget at all, designers used their creative muscle to transform dark and dreary motel rooms into bright and uplifting spaces for homeless families in need.

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  1. powerhouse February 18, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    i love your work elizabom

  2. powerhouse February 18, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    will you add us to the waiting list i’m 48 she’s 15 yrs old

  3. powerhouse February 18, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    please contact me when you have an opening i hope soon because something is making me sick where i’m living and it’s an emergency for my sake and my 18 yr old dauhter whose on campus

  4. Megan @ February 7, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Fabulous project – I would love to hear how the families enjoy their beautiful digs!

  5. eTTadesigns February 1, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Great post Haily! It was a wonderful experience and an incredibly supportive collaboration between the designers and vendor donors. I am honored to have been a part of this projec t.

  6. ELIZABOMB February 1, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Hi this is Elizabeth Bomberger from InSight Interiors, one of the designers who worked on the Upward Bound project. You can see my design on the 1st picture of page 2 and the 2nd picture of page three of the article. If you liked my work and need a designer you may contact me at Thanks!

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