The new office might look a little like this with the white desk + gold wall sculpture.
I found this beauty at a mid-century antique store downtown and fell in love. Unfortunately when I excitedly showed my husband he took one look at it and said it was an absolute NO in our house. He felt like it was too 70's and not enough mid-century cool. I agree with him somewhat, but I think that's why I kind of like it. I also might like it because it's a big gold piece of jewelry for my wall! I think it looks Italian, but now I'm just happy that I might have a place to put my little wall jewel.
I was also inspired by this pic from Pinterest...
We also just bought the domain name www.WHITEANDGOLDDESIGN.com so we can get our website up and running. We are still looking for a web designer - are any of you a web designer or know a good one? The new website also means a new blog layout + new and FINAL logo. It might end up looking something like this.
I also need to commemorate today that White + Gold Design has been in business exactly 1 year! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to us! I feel like White + Gold is all grown-up. Do you know what I mean? It's only been a year, but I have completed 7 projects, added an employee/partner, bought an office space, and learned A LOT.
This was my first start-to-finish project. I think I made something like $20 an hour!! And the budget was TINY (which was great).
first post ever, before I was an official designer. And this was what I said in that post," And FYI: I named this blog WHITE + GOLD because those are my two favorite colors. I had to add "design" because whiteandgold.blogspot.com was taken. Don't worry, I know I'm not a designer, nor do I have unreal expectations of becoming one, but since the blog is about design it made sense.
I laughed out loud when I read this. Yes, it was a very "unreal expectation" to become a designer, but I fell in love with design when we remodeled our home and I knew it was the missing piece in my life. I NEEDED interior design, and I made it happen.
I am not embarrassed to say that I didn't go to school and I pretty much just woke up one day and decided to start an interior design business. To some this philosophy is offensive - "who do you think you are to just say you're a designer?!" And there is some truth to that. But who are any of us to say we are ever anything? I hope everyone can find something they love and are good at and go for it no matter what convention says to do.
I do want to say one thing publicly - that I am very grateful that I had the means and opportunity to start my business. I am grateful to have some talent for design and a supportive husband. I am extremely grateful to Malinda, my nanny, who comes twice a week to watch my two little loves and makes sure they are taken care of and plays with them (sometimes even more than I would if I was home).
There are many days I have an internal struggle with working as a mother, but at the end of the day, and after I've thought it out, I think this is the best thing for me and my family as long as it stays balanced. Thank YOU for all of your support. I am by no means the most popular blog on the web or even in SLC, but I do have some great followers and your comments have influenced me and many of my design decisions. You have been extremely helpful and I appreciate every compliment and piece of advice.
Here's to many more years of interior design and beautiful homes.