Every fall it seems like life becomes out of control crazy - football games, holidays, travel, etc . On top of all of the regular chaos, this year has probably been the busiest Fall on record for my business . In the past few weeks I have wrapped up different phases of three different clients and it has been a whirlwind. Both kids have been my "design assistant" on more than one occasion and they have really been good sports about it most of the time .
It's not easy dragging a 5 and 2 year old to job sites but sometimes there just isn't another option . Hayes is usally content if I bribe her with snacks or stickers and Riley has turned into quite the photographer lately . She loves taking pics with my phone while I am working .
It is actually pretty fun to look through them later to see what caught her eye .
Unfortunately none of my projects are 100% complete at the moment (and may not be for quite a while) but here are a couple of quick pics:
We used Farrow and Ball's Hague Blue on this vanity and the color is so beautiful .
And I am loving this Restoration Hardware chandelier in my client's dining room . I've had my eye on it for a while for my own house and now that I've seen it in person I am sold !
This pic is a blurry Iphone shot I took of an office I have been working on with a client in Richmond .
You can just make out a signed copy of Betty White's book inside the cabinet in the background and although you can't see it, to the right of the book is an autographed photo of Rue McClanahan . The first time I met this client and saw these items I knew we would hit it off . I'm a huge fan of the Golden Girls and never tire of watching the reruns on TV . While I was working last week my client happened to mention that she recently bought a model of the Golden Girls house from Etsy . I pretty much stopped in my tracks and insisted that she bring it out immediately so I could check it out .
We were both sort of disappointed that it didn't include the linai or the bedrooms (remember Blanche's bedroom with the tropical wallpaper????) , but it was still so fun to look at all of the tiny details .
I just appreciate that someone out there loves the Golden Girls enough to spend their time building this replica . It's always fun to meet new clients and get to know them - you just never know what you might have in common !
And since life isn't crazy enough already, I am heading to London tonight for a few days of much-needed vacation . My husband has been there since last Friday so I can't wait to see him and relax for a bit before the holidays hit . I'll be back soon !