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Lucky Non-Profits Can Win Free Design Makeover

January 26, 2012, 2:12 PM HST
* Updated February 1, 5:36 PM
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Jean Wall, left, and Joan Robinson-Whitaker, co-founders of Designer for a Day are looking for non-profits to redesign. Courtesy of Design for a Day.

UPDATE: The deadline for the Designer for a Day’s community project has been extended through February 17.

By Sonia Isotov

The Honolulu-based design firm, Designer for a Day, is reaching out to local non-profits with a community service campaign that offers a chance to win a free design makeover for a chosen space.

“We’ve seen the incredible impact our unique service has made on our residential and business clients,” said Jean Wall, co-owner/interior designer at Designer for a Day, in a written statement.

“We understand how important this could be for our non-profit groups and are proud to introduce the inaugural Designer for a Dream project.”


Because Designer for a Day offers online design service by reviewing photos and providing a detailed consultation, neighbor island non-profits are also encouraged to apply.


Here’s how Designer for a Dream works:

  • Interested non-profit groups should send the following information to Designer for a Day via 1) name, 2) mission, 3) groups served, 4) photos (JPEG format) of desired makeover space and 5) short paragraph (less than 150 words) of how Designer for a Dream would make a difference.
  • The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 3, 2012.
  • Four selected non-profit groups will be contacted by Wednesday, February 29. One group will receive an afternoon design service makeover ($750 value) and three groups (including one neighbor island community group) will receive a detailed consultation ($400 value) via

“If you know a non-profit group that would benefit from Designer for a Dream, please submit a nomination or encourage the organization to contact us,” added Joan Robinson-Whitaker, co-owner/designer, Designer for a Day. “We’re very excited to offer this service to our non-profits that do so much for the community.”

Designer for a Day is a collaboration of award-winning interior designers Jean Wall and Joan Robinson-Whitaker who collectively have more than 50 years of design experience. Together, Wall and Robinson-Whitaker provides a service that redesigns a room/s or an office/s in a matter of hours, at an affordable price.


Using the existing furniture, art, and accessories, Designer for a Day analyzes a client’s needs and vision, and then transforms the interior into living and working spaces that reflect the client’s unique tastes, personalities, lifestyles and work environments.

Learn more at or by calling (808) 486-9191.

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