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San Francisco, CA, United States, 2012/01/18 - San Francisco interior designer Tinsley Huston-Wiley is competing as a finalist in Grange Furniture Inc.'s design contest Colorful Exceptions. Winning piece to be auctioned off with proceeds donated to designers’ charity of choice - Grangeny.com.
The entries for the Grange Furniture Inc. design contest Colorful Exceptions have been narrowed down to 7 competitors and Ross, CA interior designer Tinsley Huston-Wiley is a finalist with her red, white and blue inspired design. Online voting from January 18 – February 3 will determine the grand-prize winner. Ms. Huston-Wiley’s winning design will be auctioned off at the Grange New York showroom auction event and 75% of the proceeds will be donated to her charity of choice, San Francisco’s Raphael House.
The Colorful Exceptions contest provided 24 designers with the opportunity to create their own unique design on a piece of Grange furniture. After the voting period this summer, seven winners were chosen from regional markets and were moved on to the global phase of voting. Online voting for the grand prizewinner selection begins on January 18th, 2012 coinciding with the My Grange finish selection program launch - Grange’s new line of eco-friendly, water-based finishes. The winner, chosen by the most online votes, will receive a fabulous French prize, will be featured in Traditional Home Magazine and in various other Grange 2012 Spring Promotional Materials.
All seven of the final pieces will be auctioned off, with 75% of the proceeds benefiting a local or national charity of the designer’s choosing. Tinsley Hutson-Wiley emerges from San Francisco with ‘Stars and Stripes’, a unique finish displaying an intermeshing of the French and U.S. flags. Hutson-Wiley was inspired by the two countries relationships, flags, as well as their Independence and Bastille Day celebrations. Her contemporary graphic design uses red, white and blue stripes offset by an oversized silver star. The juxtaposition of the traditional lines of the piece with a modern graphic design creates an updated traditional feel reflecting Ms. Hutson-Wiley approach to interiors.
About Tinsley Huston-Wiley
Tinsley Hutson-Wiley is a San Francisco Bay Area-based interior designer, but she credits her Southern background and a plethora of artists in her family as a major influence on her design style and appreciation for art. She admires the way that Southerners incorporate family heirlooms and modern accent pieces into their homes to create the unexpected. Her passions for travel, art, and architecture have contributed to her unique style that respects tradition and embraces the new. She also incorporates sustainable living into each of her design projects and is recognized as a certified green building professional. Tinsley opened her home furnishings store, Tinsley Home, in Ross in 2010.
Handcrafted in France since 1904 (grange.fr) and now distributed in nearly 50 countries worldwide, Grange offers timeless, classically designed home furnishings. Grange's master artisans use 19th century methods and 21st century green techniques to create heirloom furniture. Embracing history, culture and a strong sense of family celebrated by the French lifestyle, Grange allows its clients around the globe to bring a piece of France into their homes for generations to enjoy.
For on-going information regarding the Colorful Exceptions Design Contest and more, visit Grange Furniture, Inc. at Grangeny.com/.
About Raphael House
For nearly forty years, Raphael House has been a leader in family services in San Francisco. Through a “homeowners” approach to social service, Raphael House works with parents and families to lay the foundations for a lifetime of healthy development, achievement and stability. Long after a family departs to stable housing, the staff, volunteers and Board of Directors remain committed to the lifetime success of each family through a spectrum of AfterCare services. Their residential shelter program has a proven history of providing the foundation for healthy growth and development of children and families.