This has just been the craziest week over at the Van R house. Rushing around to prep the house, watch after a 3 year old (on the days she doesn’t have preschool), deal with client projects and general household upkeep has really taken it out of me! I so admire those other design bloggers who have three kids, a thriving business AND a successful blog that is updated regularly. Um, can someone please share with me how they do it? But all the chaos the last few days paid off for me, when this morning I opened up my email and saw our house photos from our real estate agent.
Of course the interior wasn’t completely finished. I had a long list of to dos and to buys that I had wanted….
…upholstered head chairs for the dining room, new tables for the living room, a bench or sofa for the end of the bed in the master, window seat cushions for two of the bedrooms, rip out carpet and travertine and lay wood floors…. Oh yes, there was a LIST! But we are on to bigger projects my friends! Cause let’s face it, this home really is really pretty all ready. And man oh man, have I found some beater homes just looking for some TLC! Yikes! I’ll admit though, it thrills me and terrifies me all at the same time. I’m a perfectionist and a clean freak, so those two personal characteristics are always a struggle for me. I need to just CHILL…or may end up the female version of Jeff Lewis!! haha!
So, much to my husbands’ disapproval I have been staying up late at night planning scheming on ideas for our new house. That we haven’t even bought or found yet of course! There are a few bloggers that have really inspired me to realize I CAN transform an ugly house for myself. I usually only do this for clients…but why? (cause I’m a germ-a-phobe, clean freak is probably why!) There is SUCH opportunity to put your own stamp on things. As a designer I should totally know this right!?
Julie Holloway’s home via Milk and Honey Home
Lauren Liess’ home via Pure Style Home
Janell’s home via Isabella and Max blog
So although we will be leaving a home that looks beautiful in photos, I am eager to really dig my heels in on a whole home redo that says…”Hello everyone! Welcome to the Van Rozeboom home!”. I can see the silver lining!