Savvy Giving by Design was founded in 2014 by Susan Wintersteen, owner and principal designer of Savvy Interiors located in San Diego, California. The idea for Savvy Giving began when a young girl in Susan’s community was diagnosed with cancer. Since her interior design skills were far more impressive than her cooking skills, Susan offered to do a room makeover. Knowing that this young girl was about to endure months of grueling treatments, Susan thought a new bedroom would be a nice retreat for her and a means to a fresh start. In only a few short days, the community pulled together the funds to makeover the space and Susan worked with multiple subcontractors to complete the install.
The Savvy team works together to create a vision for each room. Depending on the needs of the room, this may involve selecting paint, flooring, furniture, bedding and fabric. Revolution Performance Fabrics learned about Savvy Giving after working with Savvy Interiors through their online fabric store, revolutionfabricsbytheyard.com, which provides cut yardage options to the trade. After hearing about the life changing work they were doing, they had to be involved! “At Revolution Fabrics we have always done our charitable giving locally in North Carolina, but we have been interested in teaming up with a national charity that aligns with our company values. Savvy Giving allows us to help people that need environmentally safe and sustainable textiles. What Susan and her affiliates are doing is truly amazing and we are so honored to be a part it,” says Sean Gibbons, CEO of Revolution Performance Fabrics. Revolution is proud to donate PFC chemical free fabrics to all Savvy Giving projects.
In a little over three years, Savvy Giving has transformed 36 spaces and counting. In 2018, six additional Savvy Giving chapters will be established to help children across the country. Each chapter is independent to their region and all donations stay local. Savvy Giving hopes to add more chapters every year by building a coalition of designers and raising awareness of their organization. To learn more about Savvy Giving or to donate, visit www.savvygivingbydesign.com.
Below: Watch the "Savvy Giving by Design: A Room to Heal" video to learn more!
Below: Last week, Revolution was a part of their very first Savvy Giving project! Sarah received a beautiful bedroom makeover that included a headboard upholstered in Revolution pattern, Romero.