I want to say upfront that I am a "retired" Realtor. "Retired" in quotes because there is no retirement package that goes with this retirement! You just stop working!
My only responsibilities at this point in my life, are setting up social activities for our small neighborhood. I do great at MAKING RESERVATIONS and making LISTS!!! I don't play golf, tennis, pickle ball....(have you ever heard of that one?) or card games! BUT..I LOVE WHAT I DO---DO!
My passion for Interior Design is simply what makes me .....ME. I have always had this passion. The more I read other bloggers describing themselves, the more I am learning that they, too, have had the passion their whole lives.
What I am saying is that I do not have Clients, A Business, A Workshop or for that matter I have nothing more than our Bucket List House for me to create.
My days are filled with all my own ideas on how to "play" with the Bucket List House. I play with all the rooms. Create different purposes, different colors, different furniture arrangements and uses......etc.
I don't have deadlines or do I have to please anyone......well ....maybe...MC!
BUT, WHAT I DO NOT HAVE IS .......A BUDGET!
I just have to use what we have. Every now and then, I can squeeze a new item into the mix, but that is rare!
I am amazed at all the ways our furniture and accessories can recreate themselves. Things move and then they become totally "new"!
Yesterday MC had meetings all day. That left me to my "client".
I really stirred up the mix, a lot. Decided that the new Master Bedroom "look" I had been working on wasn't really coming together. Didn't really think the Flokati rug was being used to it's best, so out it went and that started the day!
You all know that when you get into this state of mind......one idea leads to another and the circle begins to spin and spin! .......and BOY.....did it spin yesterday.
I can't believe the ideas that come out of my little silly head! But, I have to try them. Most work, some don't!
This morning I wasn't that "happy" with the placement I had put Sexy Sadie. Decided I would work on it later in the day. A friend and I had were going out for a few hours, snooping the model complex. (They changed all the decor!) When we came back, I mentioned to Elaine that Sadie wasn't working. She gave me an idea.....and BAM!!! HER IDEA WAS IT!
All it involved was moving Sexy Sadie to serve a new purpose, and moving just a foot or two the large chair. Thanks Elaine....Love your input! That Sadie is a GEM. She has been used in this form before, but not in this space! This simple change made the entire room come together!
I know I am a little "weird". My mind never stops! It is constantly seeing objects in different places. I can't stop it. It is constant!!!!! I am sure that in the next day or so, I will want something moved...and trust me, I will move it...
GREEN IS IN
Apparently the newest, latest color to "hit" the Design World is Green.
This is really different
The mirrored desk
YOU ARE A GENIUS
YOU ARE A GENIUS
.... MOVE THE LARGE CHAIR OVER
LEAVING ROOM FOR PASSAGE BETWEEN IT AND SADIE
This has created a wonderful "Conversation" area.
HAVE YOU NOTICED?
FLOKATI UNDER COFFEE TABLE
no big changes...
Notice...MC's CHAIR ....HE WILL BE USING HIS WHITE ONE IN HIS NEW LIBRARY
NOW ALL EPIPHANY SUITE GUESTS WILL HAVE A COMFORTABLE READING CHAIR
MC IS BUSY, BUSY. BUSY... BUILDING HIS WALL UNIT!!!!!!!