Katherine Heigl Designs Furniture to Benefit Compassion Revolution

By taking part in the construction of a high-end home furnishing item, actress Katherine Heigl has helped to build a better tomorrow for dogs in the Los Angeles area.

The A-lister (seen to the right in an archive photo) was among a group of 10 glitterati who joined forces with Los Angeles fine furniture company Jean de Merry to create furnishings for philanthropic efforts. Each celebrity selected the charity which will benefit from their foray into furniture design, with Heigl choosing her spay/neuter program The Compassion Revolution to receive all the net sale proceeds from a limited-edition vanity table.

Reflecting the star’s elegant sense of style, a three-piece mirror is the crowning glory of a French lacquered vanity made of hand-carved walnut and accented with bronze pulls. Ten editions of the A-list abode accessory– which is priced at $25,000– will be created. The vanity will be unveiled at a private party prior to its public premiere at Jean de Merry at 8417 Melrose Place in Los Angeles, where the pieces will stay through September 2, 2011.

Revealing to The Hollywood Reporter that he is a sponsor to a north Los Angeles animal shelter, the furniture line’s proprietor Jean de Merry is no doubt pleased that proceeds for Katherine Heigl’s home decor design will benefit The Compassion Revolution, an initiative which is striving to stop the cycle of pet overpopulation in southern California.

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Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of DogTipper.com and CatTipper.com, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.