Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Stanfield is completed and will go to the new owners tomorrow. I hope they enjoy it as much as I enjoyed designing it. I created a little rendering of the family room and placed it on the fireplace mantle with a thank you card.
I am busy finding my next house to design and already researching the latest trends in finishes and colors. My creative juices are flowing and it is exciting to be excited!
Monday, November 16, 2009
I wallpapered two of the walls in the entry on Friday. It had mean about five years since I had wallpapered and now I remembered that it is fun, but a lot of work. Climbing up and down the ladder is literally a pain. Wallpaper adds a lot to a space. It gives it texture, color and a visual pattern. I choose a pattern that is a modern baroque with a gray background and silver print. I choose this fancy pattern to offset the stainless steel and marble finishes in the kitchen which have a smooth tactile appearance and although the wallpaper is smooth, the pattern adds just the right amount of texture. The silver color contrasts nicely with the wood floor.
Thank goodness Brian helped me. I would still be wallpapering if it weren't for him! Afterwards we were both pleased with our work and we had fun.
Landscaping should be completed this afternoon. Arrived at 7AM and placed all the plants around for Victor to plant. Gotta love that Stockton dirt! After about 20 minutes I had a inch of dirt stuck to my shoes and they weighed a ton!! Several yards of bark and decomposed granite were delivered and should be spread around and finished by this evening. I love the smell of fresh bark and the granite in place of gravel looks so nice. I am putting decomposed granite in the walkways in the backyard and on the utility sides of the house. It is softer and cheaper than concrete, but is just a durable for these purposes, plus it is an unexpected, but special touch.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Tile is going in today and is looking very nice. The guest bathroom is going Italianate with silver, cooper and black tones. The hall bath is simple in shades of cream. The tiles I choose are 20x20in. We cut them in half to create the pattern. The master bath is a vanilla color and I opted for the simplest pattern. Scouted out wrought iron again today – whoa – it is expensive. I might consider refurbishing the old stair rails – reuse is the buzz word these days – right?
School started today – my first class today was Business Management and we learned about the various types of business formations – gee I think I will do ok in that class, he he!!! Also signed the paperwork to get my painting and decorating contractor’s license.