Today I could very well write about the stressful week I've had.
It's been really rough, with my stomach in knots and my heart pounding all night. So much work on my plate right now - it's wonderful, although a little overwhelming.
But I'm choosing to not go there. Instead, I'd rather appreciate the clients I have right now who I really and truly love. Clients like:
- My super nice bachelor client who is learning about design and furnishing his dream home for retirement.
- My overseas client who is building her dream home here in Texas. It's going to be amazing!
- My former clients who are back again for a kitchen remodel and honored me with this statement while we were on the jobsite: "It's amazing what you can get done when you have a professional in the room." (Sigh / Smile ;-)
- My quick and fast remodel client who is so incredibly appreciative and trusting that every single text or email she sends me will be jumped on asap!
And then there are the new, potential clients I had the pleasure of meeting with this week and forming -- what I believe to be -- instant connections with.
Each of them had "design" as a priority. They truly wanted that vision and unique take on their project that only a designer can bring. All of them were tired of trying to figure things out themselves. They were ready to get it right and be done with it so they could enjoy their home. They all had a distinct sense of style and knew what they liked and wanted - all very different, actually.
They were all open to suggestions. They all acknowledged they were totally ready to hear solutions. Get input. Hear real ideas along with the reasons behind them. (I LOVE discussing the REASONS behind the ideas!)
So, despite running through this past week on empty and feeling like I'm imploding a bit, I've found so much excitement and stimulation from these newfound friends. These are the people I live for: the ones who are truly interested in design.
Much like all of you ;-)
I’ve done a post in the past about hanging art on a window. Today I'm going to reflect on another way to dress your pretty panes: Mirrors!
About this time last year, I published a design plan for this same client. It was for her game room. That project has been...
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