Yeah guys, no mantel post tonight. I will though--I have to remember how busy I am and perhaps I need to say "maybe" to some things instead of "I will." I also need someone to come over and give me a Mac lesson. I love my Mac, but I have files everywhere and no organization. I can't post the mantel pics because I didn't properly label or file anything and I have to email some people to see if what I think is their mantel is, in fact, theirs.
Anyway, did you see Rue?
If you didn't, please do check it out. I think it is so good (okay, not my part--that's not
what I'm saying)--but I think it is fun and interesting and good design and free!
What did you think?
I just had to write a post because I (and Chris) really can't believe that I have written for Rue
and that...okay, I'll tell ya...a national magazine is taking scouting shots here next Friday. I feel
like I'm in a dream world. I am tickled and nervous and excited. I have to share it with someone, why
I just want to look back at about two years or so. I dug up some old pictures. The first, above, is one of the pictures (Cottage Living) that inspired our renovation. I really had the cabinet guy model his work
on this picture. I taped it up for him so he wouldn't forget. I loved the simple beauty of it. I do think big industrial vent hoods have their place, for sure, but in this home the attention needed to be elsewhere.
Here is the second picture that spawned the see-through in our kitchen. The contractor kept trying to talk me into having that lip on the counter--more like a diner. "No!", I kept demanding. I wanted it flat, just like this. I also wanted that extra storage in the supports, but it wasn't happening.
Here are some images that inspired us (read "me" and I encouraged Chris) to renovate instead of buying a house move-in ready. I am so glad we did (and, boy, I had my heart set on a home that would have pushed us financially. We tried to get it, but it sold before we could make an offer. I am so glad, too. Thank God this life isn't all up to me.
(the majority of my inspiration came from Cottage Living, Country Home, and Swedish blogs as you know by now)
(side question: Do you think these are just the PB thonet chairs painted white? The barstools I got at the mart are on some ship from Brazil or something crazy and won't be here by next Friday. I like these--do you? I am getting that basement done!)
I just can't believe I wrote for Rue...really. It is weird because my best friend since middle school always told me I should be writing for a magazine. (I have been design/fashion obsessed since birth)
I was bursting with the design bug in our former home...I went pattern crazy. It was fun, though. You only live once (and just a day's work to repaint for staging)
Anyway, I just wanted to share my excitement with y'all. It was just I had this desire for design so strong that I had to do something with it. Haven't you felt that before? I can only equate it to the desire to have a child. What have you desired for?
And to the regular readers--thanks for your kindness and support. You kick ass. Julie