Crate & Barrel Lends Design Expertise to Businesses In Need

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Crate & Barrel is holding a design contents to help businesses recover from the pandemic.

As businesses in the restaurant and hospitality industries reopen following a challenging year, Crate & Barrel and CB2 are looking to lend a hand to those most impacted by the pandemic.

The retailer’s “Taking Care of Business” contest is offering businesses a chance to win a complete design refresh. Atlanta-based interior designer Michel Smith Boyd will lead the design for Crate & Barrel and Kara Mann and Ross Cassidy are confirmed for CB2.

“After such a tough year, it’s great to see Crate & Barrel and CB2 support the design community and local businesses impacted by the pandemic,” said Mann, a Chicago-based interior designer. 


Smith Boyd added, “A fresh look can breathe new energy into a space. Great design unites, and that’s exactly what we intend to do!”

Whether a restaurant owner with an inspirational story, or a patron who wants to support your local coffee shop, you can nominate a favorite restaurant, bar or cafe for a chance to win a design refresh with the latest Crate & Barrel and CB2 products. Three local businesses will each receive up to $75,000 in product and interior design services.

“The restaurant and hospitality industry has been hit hard by the effects of the pandemic, causing businesses to close their doors, creating a ripple effect,” said Janet Hayes, Crate & Barrel Holdings CEO. “We understand the impact good design has on creating an inviting customer experience, and welcome this opportunity to brighten our local communities and support small businesses.”

Submissions are open through May 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET and the winners will be announced in June. To enter, visit

For more information on the CB Trade Program, and for trade professionals and businesses interested in applying, visit