Interior design and build specialist APD Interiors complete pro bono renovation project for The Albert Kennedy Trust
We’re thrilled to announce that we’re working with interior design and build specialist (and blogging extraordinaires) APD Interiors to launch an exciting new project they have been working on. They’ve just completed a pro-bono renovation and decoration project of the UK’s first emergency refuge for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people. Operated by the charity The Albert Kennedy Trust, the safe house is the location of the Purple Door Project; a secure environment for LGBT 16-24 year olds who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment due to their sexuality.
APD Interiors worked on the project to make it a welcoming and friendly home. As a gay couple, Andrew Dunning and Andrew Hyett, the co-directors of APD Interiors, relate closely to the project, understanding the pain of coming out and the negative reactions some young people might experience even from their closest friends and family.
The powers of social media helped furnish the house; as a regular on the interiors blogging circuit, Andrew Dunning reached out to his vast Twitter following to help secure donated products for the house. Brands such as Mini Moderns, Design Conscious, Hopper & Space and Oliver Cushions to name a few, who all generously donated a selection of gorgeous products that helped give the house the homely feel that APD Interiors were so keen to achieve.