Hitting a groove in Texas

Hey Peeps,

I’m back with a small progress report on the home I’m currently working on in Texas. It’s slow going. Residential design is that way. HGTV has everyone fooled! It takes a while for things to be delivered so things sort of trudge along at a snail’s pace. I love when I see these big reveals on television or on the internet because I just know that half the world thinks it happened in one weekend. C’EST IMPOSSIBLE!

Paint is done! I wanted to keep the home light, airy, and neutral so we did mainly accent walls with the exception of the media room and dining room which we painted in full. I love how everything turned out.

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The projection and surround sound has been installed in the media room. The walls do not look like this, by the way. They’re more of a rich chocolate. SUPA fresh.

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I chose the same color for the livingroom as I did these niches that will at some point house artwork. Feels… cohesive. I like it.

Last time I was in Texas, I found a few odds and ends that I really love and want to share with you. The first being this mirror:

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RIGHT?! It’s GIANT. I got it for the master bedroom but it’s now found its forever home in the living room above the yet-to-arrive sofa. It’s going to be beautiful. This clock is going to go above the fireplace. It too is GIANT and, oddly, is not a working clock. I don’t really know how I feel about that tiny detail but I still love the look of the clock and I really think it’s going to be beautiful. Edit: the clock was returned. We just couldn’t reconcile the whole non working part. We’ll find something else. SIGH.

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In my absence, quite a few things have arrived as well:

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We got two of these stools for the island. My clients love nailhead detail.

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This baby is the new mirror for over the bed in the Master bedroom. Still big but not as heavy as the one that is going in the livingroom.

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Can you tell I like mirrors? This one, two actually, are going to be hung/mounted in front of a wall mirror in the master bath.

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LOVE. THIS. RUG. Got it for the livingroom at Home Goods. It’s huge and we got it for a really good price. Gotta love Home Goods.

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These are the dining chairs. The leather version are going to be the captain chairs. anybody spy more nail head detail?

Notice how I tried to sneak that back splash past you? It was completed last week. I love how it turned out.

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Upholstery and bar built-in designs have been finalized and submitted for manufacture. These are going to take a few weeks but I am crazy excited to see the install.

I don’t know how designers design remotely. The decisions I’ve made have all turned out great but I want to stand in the space and spin around in circles. I also really want to be present for furniture arrival and such. I can admit that these are all personal preferences though. I am a tad bit controlling- my friends are all laughing that I said “tad”- so I think I may just always want to be physically present. Alas alack, that is not the world I live in, nor is it the business I work in. So I’ll suck it up and get used to living through client iPhone pics. There are worse things.

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