Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
My parents retired to Santa Fe, New Mexico five years ago. I have to tell you that I was initially devastated that they were moving across the country! I had bought a house about a mile and a half from them and assumed that they were going to stay in their home of thirty years forever. Well, surprises never cease to amaze and my father bought a spectacular house in Santa Fe. He is a native New Mexican and my mom is from Long Island. (I know, unlikely combo; they met at GWU.)
Monday, August 8, 2011
So the house is both of the white facades. The entrance is the green door tucked back. We are doing the entry, living, dining, family room, breakfast room on the first floor. Two bedrooms, master and master sitting room on the second floor. A total of eight rooms! Check out the floor plan!
We are working with a really great company that specializes in leasing furniture to designers and stagers located 10 minutes from our office. We went to their warehouse a couple of weeks ago (NO airconditioning on THE hottest day in DC!). It was easily over 105 degrees in there while we were poking around. We spent quite a bit of time making our selections and taking pictures of everything we wanted to use.
Our office is a wreck! I'll keep you posted on our progress. We install the end of August.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I took this picture in the market in Zihuatanejo. There were two main markets in town. One for the tourists and one for the locals. The touristy one was full of color, excitement and people. Here is a picture of the baskets that I bought. See the lime green one?
I think the textures would really work super well together in a breakfast room, dining room or even a casual California living room. How cool would this be for my fantasy ceiling? Each one of these handmade tin stars is pierced so that at night the entire looks like little twinkling stars. It was so magical!
That's it for today. See you on Friday!
Monday, August 1, 2011
It gave me a lot of time to reflect on my design business, the changing times in our industry and who I want to be as a designer in the future. One of the changes I love in the world of design is the blogging. Shelter magazines arrive once a month; blogs arrive daily. It keeps me fresh and inspired. I hope everyone finds my blog to be inspiring too. It's new for me. Hope it's new for you.
|Villa entrace at our resort, The Tides at Zihuatanejo|
|A big dinner splurge at Tentaciones!|
|Amazing lobby floor at the resort!|