News Release: Sixth Annual Georgetown Jingle Announces Participating Designers
Top area interior designers donate creative talents to Holiday Event Benefiting Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center’s pediatric programs
Twelve Washington-area interior design teams will participate in the sixth-annual Georgetown Jingle at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, on Sunday, December 11, 2011. The family-friendly holiday event, hosted each year by Four Seasons Hotel, JDS Designs, and The Washington Design Center, benefits Georgetown University Hospital’s pediatric oncology programs.
The participating designers adorn and bejewel Four Seasons Hotel Washington with original, festively themed tree and vignette creations. Arlington-based designer Michael Roberson is this year’s design chair and selected, with her committee, the 2011 designers and themes. Annapolis-based furniture and accessories manufacturer Niermann Weeks will create the majestic center tree in the Hotel lobby.
With to-the-trade showrooms around the country, Niermann Weeks is known for its luxurious finishes that reinterpret patinas from the past into fresh looks for today. The other 2011 Georgetown Jingle participating designers, with their themes, are:
1. Camille Beers Design Studio (Camille Beers) Bling in the New Year
2. Camille Saum Interior Design (Camille Saum) Razzle Dazzle
3. Corcoran College of Art + Design (Molly Kunselman & Caryn Cramer) “Green” Wine Bottle Tree
4. Cultivated Gardens, LLC (Rosie Sauser) Nature and the Holidays
5. Danziger Design (Wendy Danziger) The Poetry Tree
6. Gary Lovejoy Associates (Gary Lovejoy) The Gift Tree
7. Gloria Blalock Interiors (Gloria Blalock with Pottery Barn) Hope
8. Houseworks Interiors (Dee Thornton) A Caribbean Christmas
9. J.D. Ireland Interior Architecture & Design (Joe Ireland & Edith Gregson) Far East Holiday
10. Patrick J. Baglino Jr. ASID Interior Design (Patrick J. Baglino, Jr.) Christmas Candy Tree- Dylan’s Candy Bar
11. SCW Interiors (Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey) Peace on Earth
The designers donate their time, talents and all materials for the displays. ““Each year the creativity and generosity of the Jingle designers grows exponentially,” says Georgetown Jingle Design Chair Michael Roberson of Michael Roberson Interior Design. “The imaginative trees and vignettes capture the beauty and spirit of giving that the holidays are all about. The courageous Georgetown pediatric patients and their loving families are the inspiration for the event and each designer creation.”
The trees and vignettes will be on display at the Four Seasons Hotel on December 1, 2011. Each festive creation will be available for purchase for a stated “buy it now” price on December 1. Georgetown Jingle attendees can bid on the remaining inspired holiday décor during the event’s silent auction, which also will include getaway packages, spa treatments, sports tickets, children’s gifts, among other sought-after items.
The event, co-chaired by Cynthia Bruno and Tammy Darvish, also features culinary samplings from top area restaurants, holiday music, live entertainment, the DC Magazine Sports Lounge and a CVS/pharmacy Children’s Workshop where young guests decorate cookies, create festive cards, enjoy kid-friendly food and meet Santa.
Over the past five years, the Georgetown Jingle has raised $1.7 million for pediatric oncology programs. The event benefits the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Georgetown University Hospital. With Georgetown Jingle funds, the unit, in collaboration with Duke University and the National Institutes of Health, will be fully operational in 2011.
The Georgetown Jingle will continue to support the Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program and, this year, will expand its support to include the development of a palliative care program, devoted to relieving pain and providing physical, psychological, and spiritual comfort to patients. The programs are directed by Dr. Aziza Shad, one of the region’s most respected oncologists.
The Georgetown Jingle will be held at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, on Sunday, December 11, from 4 to 8 pm. Tickets are $150 per person, $350 for families of four, $50 for kids 3-18, and free for children under 2. For more information about the event, visit www.georgetownjingle.com.