Well I’ve been in my new home about 10 days now but I’m far from settled in. During the excitement last week I un-earthed a few of my favorite books and treasures to make this place feel a bit more like home.
But that’s when real life settled in, I went back to work, and today many boxes remain unpacked and artwork is still bubble-wrapped and leaning precariously against many a wall. And might I add, many a wall with unfortunate paint colors.
Plus I haven’t even mentioned the long list of renovations and improvements I intend to make in the coming months including updating or removing the 1960′s paneling in the living room and a complete kitchen remodel just to name a few.
And then there’s the subject of where and how to place all my furniture and the next question…to reupholster or not to reupholster? Or maybe just sprucing some pieces up with new pillows like these geometric beauties above.
Still the good news is this–I’m going to take my time and truly enjoy the process. Slow and steady is my motto for this house. I want to be very mindful of each and every design decision in a way I haven’t done for my own home before. And I know I will find that some things translate perfectly from my old house to the new, and others just won’t work at all. But what a great excuse to mix things up, right?
And the even better news is that I am going to document the entire process right here on the blog. That’s right! The behind-the-scenes, real world design process of this designer’s own home in real time. I’ll even be asking you to weigh in on some of my design decisions. Will you help me out? Should be fun, right?
So here we go friends–let’s get the creative juices flowing. My new house awaits.