|sweetest e-design pillow project|
I was thinking about work and why I continue to do interior design for clients, because there are a lot of days I think it would be a lot easier on myself, my family, and my body if I took a break. And then I think of the fulfillment I get from being creative, but more than that, I LOVE working with the people I do.
|cosmetic upgrade for the nicest client|
|a collaboration that made me proud|
I have learned graciousness and timeless style. I have seen what it really means to be sweet and kind deep down. I have been inspired by a client/collaborator who is kind and gets things done in a professional, efficient and creative way - a balance I thought was impossible. I am inspired by the humility of a client who could be anything but humble. I have found I have so much in common with a client that we even share the same birthday! I have seen how you parent your children and I leave wanting to be better. I have seen the sacrifice it takes to save the money to make your home your favorite space and the gratitude you have for all you have. I have laughed with so many of you at the comical way everything can go wrong in the remodeling/designing process. I have been a guest in your home and not wanted to leave because you made me feel so welcome (and every time I eat Skinny Girl lime popcorn I can't help but think of you :) I have seen how the various times of life creates for different needs in the home and I am fascinated by how we all live and constantly change and adjust. I have seen how redesigning a home helps some move on, and how it helps others not forget the past. We have spent many hours getting caught up on lost time since we last saw each other, talked about our families, our friends, and the people we know. You have made me laugh so hard I've almost cried. You brought me soup when I was sick and pregnant and made my week with that simple gesture when I wanted to give up. You reminded me how grateful I should be for what I have when I hear the trials you have gone through in your life. You inspire me with your personal style and great clothes. You take me to concerts and introduce me to Celine Dion (I couldn't resist that little brag) but really I am more starstruck by you and impressed by your talents and the way you live such a down-to-earth life. You are my topic of many conversations with my husband because I am so excited to tell him how funny you are, how cool I think your job is, how much I love your home, how smart you are, how beautiful your children are, and how you just "get it" and I so appreciate that.
|a classic kitchen for a classy client|
|a new living room for a new client turned friend|
Oh my clients, how I love thee...