8 interior designers joined forces under one roof to decorate The Teen Project P.A.D. Drop in Center located in Venice Beach. The space will be transformed into a resource center for homeless teens. The Teen Project’s goal is to get these teens back to safe homes or transitional housing and get them back on our their feet. Venice Beach is home to hundreds of throw away and runaway youth and The Teen Project is driven to make a difference. While many social services organizations keep homeless kids in Venice by providing food and services for them there, The Teen Project will take it one step further and finishing the job by restoring their lives.

The project was a month long process and will open to the teens February 13. 2012.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Press: Houzz Post

We want to thank Natalie Myer from Houzz for posting this wonderful piece about our design team who decorated The Teen Project for founder Lauri Burns in Venice. If you would like to read the entire post please click here. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Thank You Design Milk

Thank you Jamie at Design Milk for featuring our latest design charity project for The Teen Project in Venice. To read more about the post, click here. And to view more about The Teen Project blog and our list of designers and vendors, click here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Submit your favorite Shelter!


Submit your favorite homeless shelter or charity center for us to redesign!

Vanessa Squared Productions is on the hunt for our NEXT project and we are listening to you. Please (comment here) the name of a homeless shelter in the Los Angeles area as well as a contact name, an email address, and a website (if there is one) and your submission will be carefully reviewed. The selected shelter will be announced soon!

Feel free to repost and spread the word!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came by on Friday to our opening of The Teen Project we had a great event packed with people and tons of press! The news vans were camped out for quite a while on Market St!

Thank you to all of our donations and to everyone who participated in helping out and giving your time. We all appreciate it and so will the teens!

A huge thanks goes out to the designers who created a beautiful P.A.D. for these kids. I cannot thank you enough for putting all your time and energy into this project. Thank you so much for your talent, it shows.

Above are some pics from the opening event, enjoy! (Pic with Mollie of Dmar Interiors.)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

CBS News last night!

You can view our segment from the CBS news last night here for the opening of The Teen Project! A huge thanks goes out to our fantastic designers and Lauri for giving us the space to create for these deserving teens!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Teen Project New Press!

The Teen Project is getting lots of press! Here is a listing of the few blogs and sites we where featured on.

And today is a great article from The Argonaut Newspaper a local newspaper in Santa Monica.

Many thanks to Christine Peak at PeakPRGroup for listing The Teen Project. We will be posting more press links as they come through!

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Teen Project Invite

Please spread the word our Teen Project opening event is February 10th from 12-3pm. Come by and see all the hard work and fun design our designers have decorated for the space! We ask that you bring your unused hotel toiletries to our event. We look forward to seeing you! Please RSVP.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Save the date The Teen Project Opening Event / February 10th, 2012 from 12pm-3pm

Please save the date, The Teen Project Opening Event is February 10th (next Friday) from 12noon-3pm. Please email me or comment if you would like an invite sent to you.

We cannot wait to show you all the hard work our designers have brought to this project.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Typhanie's Reception Area

Above are images of Typhanie's inspiration for her reception area. How cute are those red Eames Chairs, we cannot wait to see this area transformed!

Thank You Editor At Large

Thank you Julia, at Editor at Large for posting our The Teen Project on your site! We super appreciate it! If you would like to read the article click here.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mollie's Therapy Office

Here's a sneak peek to Mollie's sketch from Dmar Interiors for her therapy office at The Teen Project. We cannot wait to see this room be transformed into an office!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Charmean's Kitchen

Here are some sneak peeks to Charmean's kitchen area. The cabinets are going today and the back splash and counter top are going to look beautiful. We cant wait to see it all done!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Winston's Mezzanine Area

Winston Carney and I sat down the other day and went over her design for the mezzanine area. Greyish blue walls, stones wallpaper from Hygge and West and hot pink cushions (*not shown just yet). We are super excited and cant wait to see the outcome when its all done. The kids will absolutely love it!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Allan's Sketch

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Allan Dellatore who was just sketching away at our meeting on Saturday while we were going over the bathroom design at The Teen Project. Above is a little sneak peek to his bathroom design.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012


Would you like to donate and don't know what we need? Take a look at this list and email us if you have pieces to donate. We can make arrangements to pick up and deliver.

We are looking for donations of MODERN furniture pieces:
Colorful pieces from Ikea, CB2 etc.

Pieces we need:
Reception chairs
Lamps (floor and table)
colorful modern side tables
Large modern art pieces
square ottomans
Vinyl fabric

*Please email me pictures of the pieces and measurements to turquoise.la@gmail.com

FEB 7th, 2012 is our move in date so please email me immediately with pictures or if you want to donate your time with our install on that weekend respond by putting "Volunteer" in the subject line.

If you would like to donate directly to The Teen Project click here.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hello, and welcome!

I am very excited to announce I will be working as the lead designer on a new Teen Project located in Venice. The owner Lauri Burns (who is such an amazing woman and her story is incredible *check out the website for her journey in life) is venturing into her second Teen Project facility in Venice Beach.

The facility will be a drop in center for teens to find a meal, get some shelter for a few hours, meet with a therapist or find a place to sleep for the night. There are no bedrooms or sleep areas in the space. Only lounge areas, a kitchen, computer stations, reception and a therapy room.

The space is incredible and its one big empty white box right now that we will transform into an amazing new teen center for these kids to enjoy. Please contact Lauri at The Teen Project for press and media questions, pictures and more information on her organization.

Thank you for your time and please feel free to post this on your blog, tweet or Facebook the info.