Designing for the Future


Bethany House was so blessed this past year with the gifts and talent of Lauren Geddes Duff, a New York City interior designer who has worked in the design field for over 20 years. She came to us wanting to help our guests, who were transitioning out of our residence, into their own homes.

Lauren consulted with the guests, and their children, to figure out the pallet for the apartments, and then donated most of the furniture, artwork, decorations and necessities to fully equip their apartment. Once she had all the needed furnishings, she came to the apartment with her trusted handymen--often times her own children or Stephen and Ethan Melbinger.  They built the furniture (if needed), hung the artwork, and set everything up for our guests, transforming their new space into a comfortable, beautiful home.

She also redesigned and decorated two of our Bethany House living rooms and created a library/playroom for the children in one of our homes.

Lauren said, “I am enjoying my partnership with Bethany House, and hope to continue helping women and children in transition, by making their home a reflection of their taste and needs.”

Bethany House could not be more grateful to Lauren and her crew for all that they have done to help our women, and women with children, make a smooth transition into their new homes. We are forever grateful to her.