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Team Shenaigans, Symmetry Closets' to join in Great Strides Walk 2018Bonnie Reich, President of Symmetry Closets will be joining Team Shenanigans in the 2018 Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk May 20th, 2018 at Jones Beach State Park. Registration starts at 9am and the walk starts at 10am.

Bonnie and her closet design team met John “J.J.” Byrne and his family while on the set of George to the Rescue (NBC) in the fall of 2017. Interior designer Rose Ott and her team invited Bonnie of Symmetry Closets to help her deliver a very special surprise for a deserving family in need of a “rescue”. The Byrne’s had part of their Island Park home renovated by George Oliphant and his team of amazing helpers in honor of John “JJ’ Byrne, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was 7 years old. “JJ” is extremely active as assistant to the mayor of Island Park, and also with his church’s community initiatives. “JJ” may have CF but that hasn’t stopped him from making a lasting impact in his very own hometown. While the construction and design teams renovated the office and kitchen, “JJ”‘s mother, Tara Byrne participated in some local promotional efforts with Bonnie, closet designer Sheree Jeans, and interior designer Rose Ott. Over the time of the filming and renovation they each got to know each other better and the invite to walk with Team Shenanigans came naturally. Bonnie and Sheree will both be participating in the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk on May 20th, 2018. They are so proud to be walking in this upcoming local event, and they can’t wait to be there to support Team Shenanigans Great Strides Walk 2018!! Great Strides logo Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

As seen on NBC’s George To The Rescue

Rose Ott Design invites Symmetry Closets to collaborate on a George To The Rescue (NBC) project in Island Park, NY.

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Symmetry Closets as seen on NBC’s George to the Rescue

This episode of George to the Rescue featured the Byrne family of Island Park, NY.

John “J.J.” Byrne, the oldest of two sons, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was seven years old, but that didn’t stop him from taking an active role in his community of Island Park, NY. JJ Byrne is civic-minded, he is assistant to the mayor of Island Park, an active member of the church, and he also works hard to fundraise and raise awareness for cystic fibrosis. J.J. fundraises for his team, “Team Shenanigans”, every year for the “Great Strides” walk by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tara Byrne, J.J.’s mother, is also active in the community, where she served as past president of the PTA, and now acts as a member on the Island Park school board. The Byrne family agreed they wanted a nautical theme to come through in the new interior design of each space dedicated to the rescue. The ocean colors and textures would match the family’s love for the tight-knit beach community. Rose Ott Design, George to the Rescue, NBC,Symmetry Closets This was Rose Ott’s fourth time working with George To The Rescue, and for this specific project, Rose asked Bonnie to help with the family’s laundry room in desperate need of organization. They both agreed custom cabinet built-ins for the laundry room would be just the right touch for optimal organization. The laundry room was cramped with hanging clothes and other miscellaneous household items, and there was a lack of storage space to begin with.
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Photo courtesy of Rose Ott Design

Custom Kitchen Storage, Grey Cabinets, Sunflowers, Bar Stool, Dishwasher, Kitchen

Photo courtesy of Rose Ott Design

Bonnie and her custom closet team got to work to create storage with style. They installed a wall hanging iron board and a storage unit with baskets for that extra, personalized home organization touch. To pair with the nautical theme, Bonnie knew brushed brass was the best hardware choice to match the overall design theme. White shaker style cabinets and crown moldings completed the look.

A Space Tailored to Keep Out Dust and Toxins, But Still Have Room For Enjoyment

Rose and her team, which includes her husband and builder, Frank Ott, wanted to create a specialized area for all of J.J.’s extracurricular activities. They wanted a clean and organized space, but also a place where J.J. can relax and enjoy his environment. The George to the Rescue team took out the carpeting in the front room that would soon become J.J.’s home office, to eliminate any amount of excess dust or toxins that might irritate J.J.’s medical condition. J.J. mentioned that some of the kitchen appliances were in disrepair, and the space just wasn’t up to par for any type of entertaining – be it holding meetings involving fundraising, PTA or school board meetings. In the kitchen they ripped out and replaced the ceiling due to mold, again to limit toxins possibly in J.J.’s breathing environment. With home entertainment in mind Rose’s team got to work in the kitchen. Ripping out a wall in the kitchen opened the space for more room to entertain guests, and for the family to enjoy more time in one of the most intergral parts of the Byrne Family home. Now, the Byrne Family is set up for many years of joy in their newly revitalized home. The Symmetry Closets team thanks Rose Ott, and the George to the Rescue team for the opportunity to be a part of this project!
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides Link to Team Shenanigans

Team Shenanigans Fundraising page