This little dreamy bungalow was designed by Paul Whitney with Whitney Architecture in Ballard, Seattle. He has a way of designing amazing modern homes, yet can always make a timeless design of a perfect little bungalow when asked… It is … Continue reading →
This is my first post for 2013. It’s a big year for me, I am turning 40 and my firstborn is turning 13. She reminded me yesterday how much more of a big deal it is for her to be turning into a teen than for me to be entering into my 40′s.
Naturally I was thinking, “What do you know,kid?” …………but then I realized something I know, but had simply forgotten.
All of us have our own concept of how we see the world, each is equally AS important, intense, valid, real etc. They should never, ever be compared.
In my work , I have learned that true connections happen when you erase yourself completely from the equation when listening to the needs of others. My ego has no place in my projects , and what I hope happens, is that clients homes come out being just right for them.( I should also say here that i am very pushy when it comes to what i think is right for clients homes. I only employ this pushiness when i know the end product will be what the client told me they wanted in the first place, I swear
Connection is the key for me this year. I think I am doing it well at work, now if only I could do this better with my friends and family. Listen better, connect better and take the time to see the world through their eyes. Then truly my world will be more colorful.
This man obviously knows how to make connections- and boy does that family know about color.
One of my favorite things about my job is walking around the stone slab yard with my clients. Sure, the main task while there is to pick out their counter tops, but you can’t help but feel that you’re at mother earths art gallery opening. I get into that trance that happens to me at museums and galleries, do you know that feeling? The kind where you don’t even know your name and you are incredibly hungry all of the sudden? My clients are often seen gasping at the beauty as well. Come see big mama’s art show, it’s always an opening night gala @Pental in Seattle off of 6th ave S.
The exterior colors were partially picked out when I arrived on this job, I just gave a quick ten minutes and re-picked the dark body color. Wish I knew they were going to paint them garage doors white, yikes. In my dream world those doors are made of wood. I think I will put wood garage doors on this house officially in my memory banks. There, I feel better.
Choosing the whites for this kitchen proved challenging because of reflections coming directly off of the lake. After much debate, we settled on Sail Cloth by Benjamin Moore because of it’s neutral properties. The gray in it actually looks muddy on the sample but in this home it keeps the white from being too overpowering in the design. It’s important to not have any yellow in the white in this situation. This white looks warm, not dirty, not blue and not yellow… success!