The Phoenix Dream Center acts as a safe haven for girls and women who have been rescued from a life of sexually based exploitation through human trafficking. In the spring, Arizona Foothills Magazine, Jerry and Carol Meek of Desert Star Construction, local authors Mark and Chrissy Donnelly and 10 of the Valley’s finest interior designers partnered to make the world a little brighter for the Dream Center’s residents via The Rescue Project. The good-hearted designers and their sponsors donated time, talent and materials to transform rooms in the center into beautiful retreats full comfort and creativity—and you were invited to vote for your fave bathroom, closet, theme and more on AZFoothills.com. Here are the stunning spaces that captured the top number of tallies.
Amelia Kizerian Interiors: “The Victoria”
Named after one of Amelia Kizerian of Amelia Kizerian Interiors’ most charitable clients, “The Victoria” makes a statement—thanks to its knock-out furniture—while still remaining homey for its three residents. “Our goal was to keep the space as light and as simple as possible, but more than just a place to sleep.” Still, one of the most important aspects of the room to Kizerian is the sleeping quarters. “I feel that sleep is an important part of recovery,” she says. Utah-based Craftsman Upholstery created ornate beds, each fit for a princess, while artwork by Kyle Cody and sparkly Hinkley’s Lighting chandeliers add interest. www.akinteriors.com.