Girl Scout troop members try their hands at interior design in our Whippany, New Jersey, Design Center.
Go-getters. Innovators. Risk-takers. Leaders. In other words, the power of G.I.R.L. On December 3, the Whippany Ethan Allen team had the privilege to offer nearly 40 Girl Scouts a behind-the-scenes peek into the wonderful world of interior design.
Scouts from grades three to eight came prepared with design ideas; the older participants even brought their own handmade pillows and artwork to coordinate with Ethan Allen furniture and accessories. The scouts toured the Design Center and took copious notes on their favorite styles. Ethan Allen | Disney was a big hit, especially when the designers-in-training saw that they could mix elements of this whimsical line with other styles they liked.
The young designers sketched layouts for the bedrooms of their dreams, choosing the lighting, seating, and bed that best fit their vision. All the participants were thoughtful and engaged in each aspect of the process as they carefully considered elements like color, texture, scale, and proportion.
The scouts earned a Room Makeover Badge for their participation. They also received custom-made Ethan Allen Design Badges in recognition of their excellent work. Ethan Allen designers Linda Tann and Lydia Marmisch-Morano, along with Design Center manager Susan Vena, served as their guides.
To all the future designers who attended, we look forward to seeing your portfolios and resumes in a few years! Many thanks to Girl Scouts, Heart of New Jersey for giving us the chance to inspire the next generation of creative design pros.