We are in full design mode over here on quite a few ridiculously awesome projects. I say design mode because a little known fact is that this job of interior design, is 1 part creative and designing and 10 trillion parts billing, paperwork, project management, phone calls, scheduling, being a stressed out basket case, and just general boringness. It’s only the beginning of a project and the installation of said project that I look forward to, if I am keeping it real. The rest of it I just kind of handle because I love my job, but I secretly wanna keep my new project list really unmanageably full so that I can always just be in design mode and delegate the rest of the boring part. This is clearly never going to happen, but ya know…maybe if I say it out loud and secret that shit, miracles will occur!
Anyways, Here are some snippets of whats going on during design mode as we start a bunch of new projects, and almost wrap up some older ones!
Client : SANTA MONICA CANYON :
the scope: we are furnishing the entire house, remodeling the master suite and bathroom, making a gorgeous home office library, vaulting a nursery ceiling and adding a loft.
vibe: neutral tones, vintage furniture, amazing finishes and tiles, eclectic furniture, and kick ass rugs/textiles.
: Client : SIERRA BONITA :
The scope: We are furnishing and shushing the entire house, and building some built-ins.
The vibe: neutral, with lots of vintage furniture, amazing rugs, custom upholstery and an army green stonewashed canvas sofa thats to die for!
: client : YOU’LL NEVER SEE THE END RESULT :
So the saddest thing to ever happen is when a client won’t let you show off her killer house!!! Its like winning the lottery and not telling anyone, or having your best friend be Beyonce and you can’t say a word. It’s pure torture but I respect my lovely clients wishes and will not show any before or afters of her actual home, but I will fill you in on the design ideas and process. This house is one of the RADDEST houses I have seen with my own 2 eyes and hopefully you can use your imagination. (BTW I am determined to have her let me break the rules a little, so I’ll keep you posted on that..wink wink)
The scope: Furnish entire house including outdoor
The vibe: hollywood glam, mid-century, eclectic….trust me, it can all happen in the same house.
also because its funny…our client lives in a far away land and flies us to and from her place. The flight is easy, but it’s what is waiting for us at the other end that really is worth all the travel.. This car is how we get from point A to point B, and we laugh/ feel like general 1994 ballers. Who would have thought that my job would land me traveling through countryside in a white stretch limo with a top hat wearing female chauffeur named Irene. At least I can check this off the bucket list.
: client : LOMBARDI HOUSE
we are coming to the grand finale of this little/huge project!! We are now on the final lap, which is completing the “Barn”. It’s a fact that this will be the prettiest and sweetest event space I have ever seen. Who wouldn’t want to get married in an all white barn in the middle of Historic Hollywood??
: client : NONA COTTAGE :
The scope: Update my Mom’s backyard. I am working with Lowe’s Home Improvement on this one and its gonna be rad!
The Vibe: Build a giant fence, add a pea gravel BBQ and entertaining area, and build a wrap around deck.
and here are the “before’s”
we are also signing on to work on two other gorgeous homes this week, joined up with a builder to help him speck out the homes he flips AND i have some big news to share. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already kinda gathered what my big news is… so stay tuned for those updates as well!!
Hope you enjoyed your little peek behind the scenes at AID.
Happy Hump Day Lovers!