I moved the sofa over to the side and flanked the window with a club chair. Lovin’ it, but then came up with one more change…
I’ve been contacted by 2 reporters for different print media in the last 24 hours. They want a designer’s perspective on light bulbs and color. The word is out–I talk a lot! Did you know that when a reporter calls you and says “do you have a minute?” they don’t mean they want to schedule a time to talk about their subject matter? Oh no. They ask a question, and as you answer you can hear furious typing on the other end! No time to formulate something wise or witty. You are ON.
I’ve had this happen several times now and should be better prepared. Couldn’t I at least ask what the topic is and then say I’ll call them right back? Nope. Not me. So I spout off and then wonder what the heck I’m going to sound like when it’s in the paper. Luckily (I think), they don’t really quote you exactly. So if I said something dumb, I have the comfort of knowing that it’s not exactly what I said. Ok, small help.
If I sound wise in the article, I’ll let you know about it. Otherwise, this will be our last discussion on this topic.
I am determined to have some balance in my life, but it would really help if there were a couple more hours in the day. Or perhaps there are plenty of hours, but if I could stay awake for more of them–maybe that would help? That’s not going to happen.
Lots of interior design work lately. The Design Direction option offered by DeCocco Design works well for many people. Sometimes it morphs into more, so then I’m on a bigger job. Sometimes clients don’t need that much help and it shrinks into an hourly job. All are good by me. I continue to meet the nicest people, who love their homes and families and want their spaces to work well for them. So I’ve been choosing colors, cabinets, tiles, light fixtures, etc. all over town, as well as sourcing online and writing endless reports. Oh! And now DeCocco Design takes credit cards and Paypal. Very handy!
I haven’t done a Find of the Week lately, so here’s one I found weeks ago. It’s in Ecko on Glenwood Ave., here in Raleigh. See those 3D flowers? They’re made of some sort of plasticy material, with a matte finish (looks good). You get all the flowers you see here for $30 and what a FUN idea for so many spots in a house! Kids room, for sure. High on the wall and onto the ceiling in a powder room. Behind a chair with a lamp shining up on them, as you see here, etc. I’ll bet you could embellish them if you wanted to, but I like the simple color. They could look rather sophisticated or they can just be fun. Love them! I also like that lamp, but that’s another topic for another day.
One more little piece of catch-up. A couple of weeks ago, on a cloudy morning, I was sitting in a club chair in our living room, being very quiet, starting my day with some silence as life was feeling stressful and I wanted to let go of useless anxiety. I looked out a front window and saw this: