Unfortunately Spring into Design 2020 has been cancelled due to the on-going COVID-19 situation. 

However, Design for a Difference – Madison, will continue as planned this year.

We appreciate your commitment to Design for a Difference. Please follow our social media channels which you’ll find links to below for more information on how you can support Design for a Difference – Madison this year.

The sixth non-profit to receive an interior makeover since 2015 will be announced with the help of our partners at NBC15 and BRAVA on April 15 in front of a small private audience. We hope to provide a live feed of this event available on NBC and Facebook.

Please follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts or continue to check our website for updates. If you have questions contact Design for a Difference Director Angela Skalitzky

[email protected] 

About Design for a Difference

Design for a Difference is the first-ever community driven movement that brings socially-conscious design-driven flooring showrooms together with interior designers and other businesses to makeover much needed spaces at local charities. The movement was started by the International Design Guild membership including local Madison business FLOOR360. The 2015 Charity recipient was the Respite Center at the Center for Families in Madison, WI. The 2016 Charity recipient was The Rainbow Project in Madison, WI. The 2017 Charity recipient was Centro Hispano. In 2018, the design team and over 200 volunteers executed a 12,800 square foot makeover of East Madison Community Center in Madison, WI. Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center is the most recent recipient of the makeover in 2019. Visit the Past Projects page to see the hundreds of volunteers and donors who have donated over $2 million dollars in time, materials and funds. with videos.

If you are an interior designer join the Design Team and volunteer your time, talent and creativity!

2016 – The Rainbow Project

2017 – Centro Hispano

2018 – East Madison Community Center


…can be involved.  Any person, business or organization that has the passion to make a difference including design professionals such as interior designers, architects and design students who register to volunteer or donate.

…will benefit: The makeover and publicity generated during the makeover process will benefit the people in need served by the Center for Families as well as its staff and volunteers.


Planning – March, April                   Designing – May, June                  

Procuring Elements – July -September

Installation – October


  • To provide an opportunity for local businesses to be recognized in their communities for their charitable contributions.
  • To demonstrate how Design can positively impact living environments.
  • To extend goodwill to local charities who give back to our communities.
  • To impact our communities by making a Difference in people’s lives


There are a couple of ways to share in the joy of giving. Nominate a non-profit facility you think deserves an interior makeover. Help our fundraising efforts by attending an event like Spring into Design or making a donation. Or you can donate your time or your business resources to a makeover.

Design Professionals

Professional Interior Designers are invited to volunteer their time and talents to collaborate with other designers on the Design Team. It’s the most rewarding thing you will ever do. Visit the Donation page to sign up now.