My trusty contractors, Paul and Carlo Tiralongo (from now on affectionately referred to as The Sicilians), arrived this week to start the demo. I forgot how messy the mess would be.
Messy at home means a thorough clean of my office — can’t have both work and home being disasters. I unearthed an old file brimming with ideas for the basement reno which I collected probably 5 years ago. I guess I wasn’t as firmly set against this redo as I believed. Also went through my computer folders and looked more closely at designer websites and photographers’ images I had saved just for inspiration. I decided to take the advice we give to readers all the time: collect shots of what you like and you will see a pattern.
What I like: seagrass floors coverings, white walls, some natural wood, an oversized light fixture (can I fit something big like that into a room with only 7-foot ceilings?), white slipcovered tuxedo-style sofa, a fireplace full of logs.
This shot best sums up my likes, and now <a href="http://www.southofmarket.biz/">Kay Douglass</a> is a new favourite designer of mine.
1. <a href="http://www.houseandhome.com/blogs/author/26">Meg Crossley</a>
2. </em><em><a href="http://www.simonupton.com/main.html">Simon Upton</a> from </em><em><a target="_blank" href="http://habituallychic.blogspot.com/search?q=kay+douglass">Habitually Chic</a></em>