In 2019, Io had the opportunity to donate our design services to two deserving families on HGTV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Series. Episode 2 Told the story of the Barobi family who lost everything, including their parents and baby sister to ethnic cleansing in the Congo. The children ages 12 and younger managed to escape, and along with their aunt, were able to come to Ogden Utah as part of a refugee resettlment program. It was inspiring to see the community come together to support this family, by building them a tropical-inspired home and garden. We hope the landscape that we helped to create for them gives them a place of respite and a place for many happy family gatherings for years to come.
In episode 7, Kelly Mayo’s Washington Terrace home was almost uninhabitable after a tornado caused extensive damage. The community came together to give back to someon who was always giving to others, to re-build Kelly’s house as a beautiful farmstyle home. The wrap around porch is complimented by roses, colorful perennials, and hydrangeas. The backyard is complete with large family dining and multi-purpose game table.
Episode 2: The Barobi Familiy
Episode 7: The Mayo Family