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The process

The Mansion in May project follows a meticulous process to bring together designers, showcase their creativity, and contribute to fundraising efforts for hospital projects. Here's an overview of the process:

Selection of Mansion: Every two years, a mansion is negotiated for the Mansion in May project. This historic home becomes the canvas for designers to transform spaces.

Designer Invitation: Designers are invited to tour the chosen mansion approximately nine months before the event. During this tour, they select a specific space within the mansion that they will transform.

Design Proposal: Designers present their project proposals to a committee using Design Boards. The committee evaluates the proposals and selects the winning designs for each designated space.

Renovation Period: Starting five months before the opening of the show, designers are given access to the mansion to begin their work. This involves significant renovations, including gutting spaces, patching and painting walls, addressing flooring, electrical work, and finally, building and implementing their design projects.

Specific Project (Custom Closet in this case): Each designer works on a specific project within the mansion. In the provided information, Wendy Scott's project focused on creating a custom closet for the lady of the house.

Partnerships: Designers collaborate with various companies and partners to bring their vision to life. These partnerships include those with flooring companies, paint suppliers, construction teams, and more.

Mansion Opening: Throughout the month of May, the mansion is open for paid tours and special events. Visitors have the opportunity to witness the transformed spaces and appreciate the creativity of the designers.

Fundraising: The funds generated from tours and sales during the Mansion in May event contribute to the chosen projects for the hospital, fulfilling the primary fundraising purpose.

Post-Event Possibility: At the end of the project, homeowners have the option to purchase the designed spaces. If not purchased, the room must be emptied back to a blank slate.

This process not only showcases the talents of designers but also serves as a meaningful way to support essential medical projects through community engagement.

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