So I did what I always do on a first meeting, I asked a lot of questions (what is your favorite color?) and took measurements and photos and told them I would get back to them when I had a plan. They told me they liked blues and greens and one said she loved owls.
And as I was leaving, of the little girls asked me if I would have it done tomorrow! Don't you love that? It was an evening appointment and it had already been a long day but I was right by HomeGoods and thought I would just stop in to see what they had. If you shop at HomeGoods you know it is pretty hit or miss. Sometimes they have a lot and sometimes nothing. Last night - they had A LOT!
I hope they like what I found - I think it is a great start to both of their rooms. And speaking of rooms ...
Kirsten from 6th Street Design School is featuring my home today on her blog. She was so sweet to contact me last week saying she had recently come across my blog and liked my style - and wanted to know if she could feature my home in her Feature Friday series where she posts different blogger's home tours. I should have been flattered ... but honestly, the first thing I thought was - "she has no idea what my house looks like ... I THINK SHE THINKS ONE OF MY CLIENT'S HOMES IS MINE!" (I mean seriously, does she know that I have a 23-year-old kitchen with the worst granite EVER?) I wrote her back telling her just that and she agreed that she had just skimmed through quickly and she wasn't really sure if she had seen my work or my home. I sent her some photos and I guess I passed the test (or she felt bad saying never mind!) so if you want to see a bit more of my house than I have been brave enough to share before (well, not my entire home, but you can see my really old kitchen), click here.
I always want to disclose to future clients that what you see in my home is not what I would do for them, and while years ago I would bring clients to my home to show them examples of certain design ideas, now I think I should have them over to show them what not to do (no, we do not use a million 6" recessed can lights in the ceilings any more).
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