Miami's Kristi House Offices Receive A Design For A Difference™ Makeover

Local Businesses Join Celebrity Designer Mark Brunetz; Group Gearing Up For November Reveal

MIAMI – The Carpet Boutique announced that the local non-profit Kristi House has been named as the official recipient of a Design For A Difference™ Miami makeover. The interior design project is currently underway, with unveiling slated for November 6th.

Just in time for the holidays, the Miami-based nonprofit is getting a design renovation for its 3300 square foot space. The Carpet Boutique is spearheading the project which includes the pro bono work of top interior designers including Maggie Cruz of Maggie Cruz Home + Design and Sabrina MacLean of Hinojosa Design Studio both based in Miami. Other local businesses such as Vellum Design, Turen Closet + Cabinets, Arravanti, David Sutherland, CH Construction, The Lighting Studio, Kannoa, Holly Hunt, Nini & Loli and Twill & texture have also contributed to the transformation of the reception area, library, registration, kitchen, play area, patio, and dining room. play area, patio, and dining room.

“We are honored to be part of the Design for a Difference movement. As a business, it’s vital to us to give back to the community where we live and work,” said Manny Gonzalez, owner of The Carpet Boutique. “Kristi House is so important for its role in working to end child sex trafficking. As experts in creating interior spaces, we can really give the staff and their clients an environment that helps them feel safe and comfortable during difficult times.”

The Design For A Difference™ makeovers are part of the International Design Guild (IDG), an alliance of the world’s finest showrooms specializing in the world’s best floor coverings. As a member of IDG, The Carpet Boutique serves as the local sponsor of Design For A Difference™. Celebrity designer and National Spokesperson for Design For A Difference™, Mark Brunetz, will be on-hand to film the reveal along with a professional production crew.

Design For A Difference™ is the only community-based, design-driven movement that spans both the U.S. and Canada.  Now in its 8th year, the initiative partners its socially conscious members with other businesses and interior designers to make over much needed spaces at local charities. Design For A Difference has transformed over 250 spaces at non-profits across the US in the last eight years.

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About Kristi House

Kristi House is responsible for coordinating child-victims’ legal, medical, and social services needs. Founded in 1995 as a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, Kristi House provides an integrated solution for families navigating the complex services involved in the healing process. The Center is nationally recognized for its evidence-based, therapeutic expertise in treating child trauma. For more information, please visit


About The Carpet Boutique

The Carpet Boutique is a family owned flooring business that has been serving the South Florida community since 1979. The Carpet Boutique is the source for designers and consumers looking for quality, sophisticated flooring. The Carpet Boutique has two showrooms with exclusive carpet, hardwood, sisal, & area rugs to meet all your decorating needs. For more information, please visit


About the International Design Guild
Our members are an elite group who are driven by inspiration and the desire to bring it home. Luxury market customers expect a personalized journey. We focus on making interior design ideas come to life through art, beauty and creativity. Through our affiliation with the nation's largest floor covering buying group, our showrooms have become a premier resource for homeowners, interior designers and architects who bring inspiration to life. For more information, please visit

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