My sister’s home was finally completed and photographed. This project has really been a pleasure to work on for so many reasons. Let me start by saying that designing your sisters home can easily be the easiest project as well as the most nerve wracking. The easiest because it’s my sister – so we have a way of speaking to each other where we are well understood and can say whatever we want. The most nerve wracking because it’s my sister – so my entire family and a lot of my friends will be walking through this home, judging my work. Not to mention that I wanted to make my sister and brother in law over-the-moon happy; so the pressure was definitely on.I’ve been fortunate enough to design several different kind of projects over the years; new constructions, full kitchen renovations from demo to details, furnishing full homes, even just decorating one room. But this is the first time that I’ve been fully in charge of a complete gut to a 4000 sq. ft. home. AND where I was given carte blanche to do whatever I wanted to do, right down to choosing the perfect coasters. I’m not kidding – my sister wasn’t allowed to buy a single picture frame without getting it approved by me first. Needless to say, this was definitely a learning experience for me. I’ve learned that a project of this scale can easily take a full year to complete, from demo day to hanging the last piece of art. I’ve learned never to put all of your trust into a contractor – no matter how many times you’ve successfully worked with him before. I’ve learned that pleasing your client is really all about communication. And I’ve learned that I really, really, really love what I do (even more, if that’s possible) when I’m given full control.I’m very grateful to have an amazing sister that trusts me fully and respects my opinion and I’m even more grateful to have a brother-in-law who will question everything I say and still let me have the last word. I can confidentally say that I’ve exceded their expectations and that I’ve achieved the over-the-moon happiness rating that I was seeking. Mission accomplished!
Check out their BEFORE pictures to really see the transformation.
Okay, I may have fibbed a little, we aren’t 100% complete. Still missing decorative pillows for the master bedroom.