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“A lifetime investment in happiness”

Last year I had the pleasure of partnering with the brilliant cabinetmaker, Owain Harris of O.H.Harris Cabinetmaker on a very unique project.  Owain’s clients had a 1966 Caravel 17′ Airstream trailer that they wanted to renovate.  The goal was to create a cozy space for reading, writing, and guest sleeping quarters for their summer home.  My contribution to the project involved space planning, material selections, and lighting research, all while keeping an eye on the desired Mid-Century vibe. 

The Airstream trailer was hip when it first hit the road decades ago, and it is still “as sturdy and modern as ever.”  What a pleasure it has been!

Snippets, II

Here are a few snippets of all my “things in progress.”

Project 1:  Front entry/laundry room renovation.  This has been in design development for a while now, but it looks like construction is right around the corner!

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Project 2: Kitchen reno.  This active family can’t wait to tear down the wall currently separating their kitchen from the dining and living room areas.

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Project 3: New office space.  I recently helped a business get settled into their new office.  These chairs worked perfectly with our palette.

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Project 4:  Another mudroom/laundry renovation.  I have to admit, the storage solution for this mudroom is spectacular!

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Project 5:  Commercial restoration.  The Endicott Hotel has been under major construction since their groundbreaking ceremony. Today will actually be the first time the ladies and I have been able to enter the building for almost a year. Can’t wait to see the progress!

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In other news…  I’m working out.  Excercise has always been one of those things that I’ve struggled to prioritize.  With the wedding on the way, I have been following through pretty well on a morning exercise regime.

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I’ve been practicing up-do’s.  With a DIY wedding, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to at least entertain the thought of doing my own hair.  While I am not 100% which direction to take, it has been fun learning how to style my hair differently.  You’ve got to check out thesmallthingsblog.com.  She’s fantastic!

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I have a super productive day on tap so it’s time for me to go.  See you soon!

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Snippets

Things are good (and busy!)  Here are a few snippets of my world lately…

My first Home Show :)

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Finishing touches on a colorful living room redesign.

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Design development and space planning for a great cause.

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So excited about this script fabric.  I think my client will be too.

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In progress

One project that has kept me pretty busy for the past few months (I hinted of it here), is with Building on Hope.  This organization of volunteer design professionals has chosen Girls, Inc. for their latest and greatest non-profit renovation.  While the whole building is receiving some major TLC, I am responsible for the storage closet – soon to be director’s personal office.  Here is an image of how the plans are lookin’ so far.

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This project is fast approaching with the ground breaking ceremony taking place today!  Stay tuned for details on this major transformation.

The Benefits of an Organized Space

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Here we are approaching the last few months of 2010.  This is a time when many business professionals are looking back to reevaluate the year.  Where did we succeed?  Where did we fall short?  What can we learn and apply for 2011?

Recently I read an article named “Clutter that Blocks Money”.  This article  discussed how an unorganized workspace can lead to inefficiency and chaos, which ultimately will get in the way of accomplishing our goals.  A cluttered office will also buzz with negative energy.  Clear the air (and your desk) to help your business blossom.  Change doesn’t have to be drastic to bring remarkable results.

For help paving the way to your professional success in 2011, consider the help of a design professional.

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