Life is good. I'm heading to Las Vegas Furniture Market 2018 tomorrow! I'm so excited to see what's up and coming, what's fresh and new, what's bright, bold, and beautiful! There's an abundance of "candy" for my eyes and the best part of the trip is that my husband is going with me to be the best eye candy for me. OK, too cheesy? Truth be told, he could really care less about everything going on at market but we enjoy being together and he makes a wonderful and willing pack mule to haul all the catalogs and information I will be gathering.
Recently I had a large window treatment job. It included Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades, custom board mounted valances, custom cornice boards, custom draperies, custom sheers, all sorts of drapery rods and plenty of hardware.If you know anything about window treatments you know there is a LOT of figuring and a lot of headaches involved in planning for them. Custom work adds to the headaches tenfold. We'll go into that another time. For this particular job, It took about 7 1/2 hours on the day of install for my installer to put everything up. I was there helping as much as I could.
People tell me I need a blog. I'm also told it's time to overhaul my website. Over and over I hear how important it is to post on social media. And don't forget to have a profile on Houzz.com. And the IDS (Interior Design Society) website. And on it goes.
I'm not cut out for this kind of "work". It's definitely not decorating a home or designing a pretty new kitchen! That I can do. Writing a blog and doing those other things doesn't feel "real" to me so perhaps that's why I struggle with getting them done.
1. As a client, here’s how you can help the design process move quickly and with ease.
A combination of hourly fees and margin on product sales make up my income.
I will save you time by conveniently bringing choices and sampling to your home.
1. Initial Consultation
Each designer works a little differently from one another but here is what I
We all need storage ideas.
1. In a pinch a big round end table with legs can have a skirt added and then things can be hidden underneath the skirt. A pretty piece of cloth that goesall the way to the floor can work well for this.
2. Use pretty trays to hold items rather than have things spread out all over. This works on table tops, ottomans, counters, etc... You'll be amazed how organized things feel with this trick.
3. Fill the empty space below a console or sofa-back table with small ottomans or a large chest that can hold blankets.
How are you feeling about your bedroom? Hopefully you've taken one of my ideas from the last couple blog posts and perked up one of your main living areas. Here are a few ideas for the bedroom.
1. Wallpaper the inside of your closet for a fresh way to start and end the day. Cllick here to see more about the above photo.
2. Add a long colorful bench to the end of your bed and put a tray full of old love letters and or old meaningful photos in it.