Opening a third Miami showroom, is a dream come true for the Gonzalez family. When Manuel Gonzalez openedÂ The Carpet Boutique in 1979, he envisioned bringing to Miami quality flooring products with a commitment to personalized service that would help his clients reach their feign goals, from the concept through to execution. After the sudden loss of their father to cancer in 20013, the Gonzalez siblings put their own careers on hold and took over the operation of the business alongside their mother, Clara. They now run stores in Coral Gables, Miami Midtown, and now Aventura.
Mark Brunetz, the EmmyÂ®Award-winning co-host of â€œClean Houseâ€ and author of â€œTake the U Out of Clutter,â€ will host the Grand Opening of The Carpet Boutiqueâ€™s 3rd Miami showroom. Brunetz will share his experience with the International Design Guildâ€™s Design for a Difference contest that awards the winning designer $25,000 in goods and services from IDG and collaborates with them to revitalize their nominated charity’s space.
â€œOpening a third store is a dream come true,â€ said Clara Gonzalez. â€œWe are thankful for the many years that our clients have supported us and hope the Aventura location will help serve them better. And, to affiliate ourselves with the importance of philanthropic design supports our mission to give back to the community. We hope that we can help Mark encourage more South Florida designers to participate.â€
â€œDesign for a Difference is more than a name; itâ€™s a mission to unite a community of designers and leverage their ability to change lives, one space at a time. And when itâ€™s a space at a charity, it becomes the gift that keeps on giving, â€ said Mark Brunetz. â€œItâ€™s so important to give back, and this contest makes it so much easier for philanthropic designers to do so.â€
Designers, architects, and design students who would like to enter the Design for a Difference contest and nominate a favorite charitable organization, can visit www.idgcontest.com for more information. The deadline is June 1, 2014 and the winners will be announced on August 1, 2014.
PicturesÂ by: Inamara Bellina