Safe Horizon's entry way after Elaine Griffith's makeover.

Photo credit: Laura Moss

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During a lightning-fast three weeks on the project—with much of that time spent talking with residents and staff about their routines and needs—she came up with a decorating scheme that's equal parts warmth, comfort, and empowerment. She papered the hallway in red-and-green color blocks and free-form stripes and lined both walls with beautiful black-and-white photographs of local children. (Not shown here.)

Elaine made the foyer welcoming with a Liz Claiborne settee and Butter and Eggs pillows. Liz Claiborne also donated the rug and the étagère. The vases are actually wineglasses from Bed Bath & Beyond, and the abstract paintings hanging against the wallpaper are from Blonder Home Accents.