Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New Project, New Updates and Breaking News...

The foyer in our latest project, will have this insanely fabulous wallpaper. I have not been able to stop staring at this beauty, and it aint even installed yet!
Whew, my Monday was a doozy. Car broke down at 7:45 a.m., while on my way to a potentially very tempestuous meeting with two of my contractors. Funny how life works eh? My car was perfectly fine and then boom, no juice. Guess what? I never made it to that meeting and they ironed out their issues all on their own. Sometimes God works in mysterious ways.
Anyway, let's get up to speed on this renovation and design project.
Plans for the kitchen and eat-in area includes some Chippendale chairs.
If you follow me on Instagram you know the deets about this project. We signed the contract last month for some pretty dream clients, as in clients who have some amazing tastes, handed me the keys and said, get it done in 6 weeks! Yikes. The pressure. But who am I to shy away from a challenge? Let's just say things have been a whirlwind ever since.
So, we initially planned to sand and stain the floors on the main floor. Psst..these are the pictures of the home with the previous owners items so no, this is NOT what we are working with people.  

But sometimes a good sanding can reveal some pretty bad things and we discovered flooring that wasn't in the best of shape. In addition, once we started to shop for carpeting for the bedrooms, and saw the insane price tags for said carpeting (I rarely install carpet in my design projects so this was an eye opener) we soon realized that it made sense to bite the bullet and go for the gusto: install amazing dark bamboo floors everywhere.
Here's a preview:

Our newest NWD team member Tamisha, getting down and dirty on demolition day! She learned quickly that this aint all glitz and glam or just keeping track of the budgets, her main gig. Hehe, sorry mama.

We completed the floors this weekend, and also all our lighting selections.
Here's a peek:

We are designing for two little girls here as well and will share some of those design decisions next week.
In other news, we sorta celebrated our one year blogging anniversary back in February. I know, you missed it right? Of course you did because there was like zero fanfare. So, to make up for that little indiscretion we'll announce the mother of all giveaways tomorrow. It's major people, as in so major that Debbie and I'll probably create fake name/email accounts so we can enter to win the items our damn selves. Brace yourselves. It's gonna be bananas.


  1. The floors are gorgeous! I can't wait to see the finished result...you guys always do amazing work :)

  2. Love the plans and those floors look amazing! Belated happy blogiversary! Will be back tomorrow for sure to check on that give-away.

  3. Great idea on the flooring, and the chandeliers are fab!
    Looking forward to tomorrow.

  4. Loving the sounds of this giveaway. The floors look fantastic! I can't wait to see this one all completely, you will nail it!

  5. Gorgeous light fixtures and so sorry to hear about your car:-(. Sign me up,for the giveaway tomorrow!

  6. Oh that wall paper is delicious

  7. great! would you like to follow each other in gfc and bloglovin? let me know!

  8. great post! I'm following you. I really hope you to the same!

  9. Lovely blog!!! would you like to follow each other?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  10. My fear is something like that en route to an interview etc


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