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A Bedroom Makeover for a Special Military Spouse

This past spring, Laurel & Wolf, an online interior design firm from California, teamed up with the National Military Family Association, a nonprofit concentrating on benefits of military families, to host a contest for service members to nominate their deserving spouses for a master bedroom makeover.

‘Spouse Love Master Bedroom Makeover Contest’ was held by the two organizations in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day.  After many submissions, Laurel & Wolf chose Dustin Abbas and his wife, Tanya, of Arizona.  Dustin had served time in the U.S. Army and during his tour in Iraq, he returned home with a traumatic brain injury.

His wife was stunned by the kind and touching words that Dustin wrote about her.  She thought she was doing normal everyday chores, but to her husband, it was so much more.  Laurel & Wolf were so moved by the couple’s story, that instead of offering a re-design plan for the couples’ bedroom, they wanted to provide the re-do for the entire room and surprise the Abbas with a makeover.

CEO of Laurel & Wolf, Leura Spielman, wanted to work within the slogan of the National Military Family Association… “Together we’re stronger”, and rounded up retail establishments to donate fully the goods of a new master bedroom.  “We were honored to make this happen”, says Leura.

When looking for teammates to make this special makeover possible, Leura reached out to, thinking they were the perfect partner to “Spread the Light” in the life of this couple.   “Leura didn’t have to say much to get us on board.  Brightening a home is what we do best, and to hear what a shining star Tanya is in Dustin’s eyes, well, it really struck us to the core,” says CEO, Anthony Balsamo.

Other products from the makeover were donated by Tappan Collective, Parachute Home, and Handybook. donated lighting selected especially for this makeover.  The Pablo Designs Tube Top Table Lamp was the perfect addition.  Other products from the makeover were donated by Tappan Collective, Parachute Home, and Handybook.

About Laurel & Wolf

Laurel & Wolf is the leading online interior design marketplace, providing online interior design services for residential and commercial spaces all over the US.  By using an online platform for users to create a room profile, clients then receive designs from multiple professional designers and walk away with a style board, furniture plan, instructions, and a shopping list!  Laurel & Wolf is making professional interior design accessible and affordable for everyone.  For more information, please visit


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