2018 You Were Fun

Personal favorite moments from 2018 via my   instagram

Personal favorite moments from 2018 via my instagram

I’ll just say it. 2018 was fun- we got our hands on some really great projects with clients that were adventurous and open-minded. If you look back at my posts on instagram we’ve been busy with big kitchen and bath renovations, room redesigns and even some e-design.

But 2018 wasn’t without it’s personal and professional ups and downs either. Like many of you, I struggle with owning and running my own business while juggling being a wife, a mom and a friend. At any point of my day, I am usually failing at one of these things. Interior design is the opposite of effortless and running a business is not for the faint of heart. It is a constant challenge to be to be creative and put yourself out there all while staying on top of the day to day.

As we are ending the first month of 2019 I have been thinking a lot how I want to plan out my year. What do I want this year to look like? Lately, I’ve been reflecting on past mistakes and making the choice to do better and be better. I am evaluating my current systems (or lack thereof) and looking for ways to improve upon them. I am listening to podcasts that are sharing the stories of smart entrepreneurs and reminding myself to fear less and to be more open. There is a huge lane of opportunity when allow yourself to be both strong and vulnerable at the same time.

I’ve also decided that blogging should not be dead. I’ve even dusted off the old SLR for you….

Stay tuned. Or don’t but we have some exciting stuff happening including a few project reveals. We also recently demo-ed a previously hideous three bedroom oceanfront condo where we are using porcelain wood tile in a herringbone pattern for the first time (a little anxious about this…) that I’ll start sharing progress on.

xx

An Updated Bedroom For My Kids

I have been scratching my head on how to decorate the kids' room for months now because the design needs to be gender-neutral while still being whimsy and fun for both. Since we are planning to putting the house on the market at the end of the summer, it's either do or die at this point to come up with something simple and sweet that the littles can enjoy without investing a ton of effort or money.

To save money, I am going to work around their existing beds from the land of nod. I need to address the importance of providing some much needed storage and want to introduce some new layers of lighting. This preliminary mood board is a starting point but you'll have to wait to see how I pull it all together. I'm obviously going for a safari theme with the paper mache animal heads but I want to add a touch of bohemian flare...

Maybe when this is all said and done, the littles will love their new room so much, that they'll want to sleep in their beds (instead of ours) the entire night? 

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