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Destruction of wizards: designers turned the shelter into a New Year's fairy tale

How often do New Year wishes come true? What needs to be done to make the dream come true? Who can become such a magician in our lives? We will tell about a real miracle, which became a reality thanks to like-minded designers. We realized: miracles come true! Just where they are most needed. And this makes many people happy. After all, design is also a miracle of transformation, which professionals can create with their own hands. Look how magical! So now the living room in the orphanage "MaminHouse ", where the graduates of orphanages live, who are expecting a child or already have a baby. Here, future mothers found themselves without help and without a roof over their heads. They have nowhere else to go, no one to turn to for support. And "Mom's house" is their salvation. The shelter is located in the empty building of the village school, 100 kilometers from Moscow, not far from the town of Kirzhach. The volunteer Arina Seravkin became the creator and the present kind angel of this house. Initially, the whole project was carried out for donations, but Arina did everything possible so that her wards could start learning independently, earn money and keep themselves and their children in Mama's house. Arina Seravkina, mistress of Mom's house: - In this "Lodge" we do not work - we live here. And our girls, and we are with three mentors. When they came to us, I said: we are a host family, these girls have been very difficult in life, we accept them and live with them, with their problems, their dreams. It's not work - it's life. And to the girls, I say: you are at home here! All the bad we leave behind the threshold. We go in and start a new life. And for a new life you need to learn a lot. And we give them the opportunity to study, get professions, we invite teachers. Girls live here for a long time, their questions and problems are not immediately solved, and during this period they can learn several professions, come to life with a specialty, and not just one. They receive diplomas, for example, a hairdresser, a cook. We opened a chocolate workshop, we hope with it to get out on self-sufficiency, not to live with an outstretched hand! What chocolate wonders you can get! What is the secret of our success? It's simple: we want to be the best, and this teaches the girls, we help them find themselves. This house is for me a native, and they are like children to us, like our own. This is the business of my life, I did it and will do it until I have enough strength. Young and expectant mothers sew soft toys,Which are then sold at charity fairs of handicrafts, and the proceeds go to buy the necessary things. And also in "Mom's house" they learn hairdressing skills, culinary and confectionery art. By the way, handmade candies, which are made here and packed in a very original way, have already become a favorite treat for those who have tried them at least once. Here all help each other. While the girls are working in the workshop, two or three moms monitor all the children. And for this orphanage, where any help and participation is so appreciated, the Moscow designers decided to create a real Christmas miracle. Famous designer and decorator Zhenya Zhdanova learned about this project a couple of years ago, and he was so impressed by her that she immediately began to help her inhabitants. And by the New Year, Zhenya wanted to do something special for Mama's house. The conditions here, to put it mildly, are far from the ideal of beauty and comfort, and who else but a designer can fix this situation? Zhenya wrote in social networks that she was going to go there, and immediately received a lot of feedback from those who want to take part in the charity assault in "Mom's House." Someone was ready to go with her and do the alteration of the rooms, someone volunteered to help with money, others - the necessary things and products. Zhenya Zhdanova, designer and interior decorator: - As soon as I learned about the existence of this "Lodge", I began to follow his life. First of all I was struck by the approach of Arina, his mistress and real mom for all girls and kids - she teaches them how to live, work, cope with problems. This includes girls who find themselves in very difficult and sometimes desperate situations. Help them no one. And Arina does for them the most important thing: she gives them the right vector, so that their independent life then develops normally. In their lives there was little participation, little beauty and warmth. Ordinary, human heat and care. Yes, they wipe tears here, listen, advise, help to get a profession, teach to raise children. Here, everyone is trying to somehow adjust their everyday life, equip the rooms, put them in order. But it is difficult. And we had an idea to help them in this. Zhenya was pleasantly surprised how many designers and decorators wanted to take part in the good deed. Taking up the purchase of furniture, carpets and accessories, she went to IKEY and felt as if she were in the center of the combat operation. The New Year's boom was aggravated by the rise in prices for what was planned to be purchased and the lack of the necessary models. But, as Zhenya said, there is no thin without good - despite the fact that she planned to buy quite different sofas, one had to choose from what was available. Therefore, as a result, corner and direct sofas, finished with eco-leather, were convenient to take care of, which is important for creating interiors where there are small children. Due to the huge number of customers, Zhenya spent more than six hours in IKEA. The delivery was a little embarrassing: it almost fell through, and only the persistence of Zhenya, who explained to the staff of IKEA all the importance of this event, and the story of the shelter and its inhabitants became the decisive argument when all the employees of the delivery department tried to help. And here the delegation of designers, decorators, builders arrived in the "Mom's house". And immediately began a pleasant vanity of unloading, unpacking boxes and transforming the interiors. Zhenya Zhdanova, designer and interior decorator: - We were preparing for the trip carefully, we tried to think ahead. It was necessary to do a lot of things in a short time. If I had a magic wand, we would have done even more, but it was partly replaced by my friends and like-minded people. I asked them to think about what ideas we can translate into place, we prepared in advance some of the blanks that later turned into decorating items, creating a festive mood. The interiors of the house changed before our eyes. It is enough to look at the pictures of what was before - and it becomes clear that a real miracle has happened. That's what the rooms looked like before the descent of designers and decorators. And here it is - after! A tremendous transformation! Separate attention was paid to one of the bedrooms - inThis day at one of the women of the "House", Natasha, the girl Marina was born, and everyone wanted to make something special for them. The room was prepared for the return of my mother and daughter from the hospital. Do not forget about the Christmas tree. She was helped to decorate everything, and the kids, too, were happy to hang toys on it. By evening, the house had changed so much that the hostess even had tears in her eyes: she said that she could hardly believe that it was their former space - now everything looked like in magazine pictures. And then they all drank tea with sweets,Made in the workshop of "Mother's House". While space has changed, no one has lost time. In the confectionery the girls performed a corporate order - a dozen boxes of sweets, where each candy is packed in a separate small box, and the symbol of the next year is attached on top - a sheep. Inga Azhirey, interior designer: - I already knew the group "Mother's House" on Facebook. I was very touched by what Arina does. I learned that her girls are preparing sweets for the charity fair "The Soul Bazaar." I really wanted to try them. They had one of the best stands and the most delicious sweets. When I saw that Zhenya had written about the trip to the "Lodge", I decided to join the rhinestone. Zhenya, as the ideological inspirer, wrote what was needed, and each brought or bought what he could. Those who could not go passed everything to Zhenya beforehand. The girls in the Lodge now have a festive mood. It was clear how happy they were! While we were in the "Lodge", we managed to make friends with the kids. They walked to the pens, smiled and called to play. The eldest of the children, Yana, got used to us very quickly, and we fed her mashed potatoes, dressed the tree together, and showed us how to take pictures. One mom had a daughter on this day, so she would return to the renovated room, to the beauty and comfort. All mothers also helped us with pleasure, so I want to note that this was a common work. Sophie Mu, interior designer: - When we were finished and gathered in the living room, children played around and everyone smiled. And as in the most soulful Christmas movie around there was a lot of happiness and love. The warm light of the floor lamps, the radiance of the Christmas lights on the Christmas tree and the delicious smell of sweets that are made in the "Lodge". Still, coziness is not just a word, it's such an important thing that warms the heart. I hope that the girls living in the "Lodge", their children and people who work in this wonderful place, will be a little warmer at heart with the results of our efforts. I wish them happiness! Zhenya Zhdanova, designer and interior decorator: - This trip showed us all the sore spots of the "House" in terms of construction and design. Therefore, we have already outlined a plan of action for the next trip. There is a lot of work here, the building is old, the wiring is in a terrible state, and the paint in many places just peeled off. This time we made a beautiful living room with a Christmas tree, where moms and toddlers meet the New Year. And how happy moms and children were to the festive renovation! All our ideas were useful, everything turned out! I hope this will help young mothers believe that everything will work out in life and that there is happiness. We will come here in the spring and are already preparing for this trip. Even made a list of what we plan to bring and do next time. We had an amazing team, which together and organized could make the impossible possible. And we realized that in fact it is not difficult - just want to. Arina Seravkina, mistress of Mama's house: - When the best designers of our country came to us, brought comfort, updated the interiors - for us it was a great event! And the result was just amazing! The girls then said - it's good to be designers! I told them: you have to be the best in everything, and that's it. Then you can create beauty and help others. It's good that designers and decorators have time and soul to come to us and help! They showed us that it is not so difficult to perform a miracle, only desire is needed. We then sat for a long time in a new interior, could not come to, talked about the fact that people with great hearts and great souls, real professionals do miracles. And yet everyone understood a very important point. Such centers for helping young girls in distress are needed throughout the country - Arina will not be able to shelter everyone in Mama's house, although she tries not to refuse anyone. Facebook.com

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