Designing with a cause | Drapery Connection

The mantra "design on a dime" is something that many people are trying to achieve these days when it comes to home decorating. First-time homeowner Kelly Coleman, with the help of interior designer Angela Ostroff, has perfected it.

Coleman took ownership of her Habitat for Humanity home in North Hills in December, and although she was ecstatic to move in, she was also worried about how she would decorate and make it a home for herself and her 4-year-old son, Israel.
"I didn't have a whole lot of knowledge of what I wanted or what I liked because I've never had to do this before," she said.
That's where Ostroff came in. In early December, Ostroff contacted Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County because she wanted to use her skills as a designer to help some new homeowners. The staff there told her to come out to Coleman's home dedication on Dec. 13, where the two women met for the first time.

They began decorating Coleman's three-bedroom, 1.5 bath home on Jan. 5 and had everything completed by the beginning of March - with the help of generous vendors and contractors who discounted their products to get the job done.

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