April 25, 2014

Hamster vs. Wheel

So much going on around here, some days it's hard to keep up!  I'm so blessed to be busy and even more blessed to have such great clients.  This week I took one of those clients (who happens to be my niece) to the fabric store to help select fabrics for her new room.  My sister and her family are moving to Arkansas this summer and yes, I'm super sad!  To help ease my sorrow, I've jumped in feet first helping them with their new house.  It's beautiful on the outside, but the inside definitely needs work.  We have a long list, but first is paint and new light fixtures.  Oh, and getting rid of that awful Bama red in the bonus room!

The house on Bird Dog Pointe is finishing up, just in time for the parade of homes in a few weeks.  I've been working hard on putting together the design plan for the furnishings and I can't wait to present them next week.  Here's a sneak peak at a few fabrics in my design plan for the family room and the kid-friendly keeping room off the kitchen.

Finally, in addition to my client load, I'm redesigning my website, blog and business cards.  It should all be ready to go "live" next week or at least in time for the parade of homes.  Now, back to my lists!

April 18, 2014

Can I Have This Dance?

This week I did one of my favorite things...installed a bedroom for a little girl!  Little spaces are the best.  Clients tend to be more open to color and pattern and we usually have a young one chiming in on what they want  This was the last untouched room in the house since my clients built it a few years ago.  Their youngest daughter was finally ready for a room of her own and requested "ballerinas" as her theme.  As you can see we were working with a pretty clean slate...

My first step in a room design is to always a create a furniture plan.  What can we fit in here?  The client needed a larger bed so the room could function as a guest room, clothing storage, a place for books and a cushion for the window seat - on a tight budget no less!  So, we agreed to invest in the bed, dresser and window seat cushion, but then stretch the budget on all the details.

So, to Target and Home Goods I went and presented this design plan to the clients.  Everything was quickly approved and off I went to finalize the details and get the orders going.

And here is the final result...

My clients weren't home when I was there and just a few minutes after I left, I received this text...

Reason number 9,446 that I LOVE MY JOB!

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