My plan was to head to ikea today to get storage systems for all the closets that I have cleaned out so far. I have cleaned out 4 closets and 2 kitchen cabinets, for the 8th of January I say that is pretty good!
As I was saying, planning on ikea, but the snow ruined that plan! So I headed out with a dear friend to concord center instead. It was indeed a mommy's day out for shopping. I hit my favorite shop of all, nesting on Main. The owners take a few buying trips to paris each year and they have amazingly beautiful things (watch upcoming posts for the items i aquired there today). I also checked out thoreauly antiques and upstairs antiques. I found three additions to my powder room project which should be compleate and posted soon!
my last stop was in concord lamp and shade where I found the lamp shades I have been dreaming about. Three months ago I found an amazing pair of marble lamps on e-bay for $13.50. They needed a little work, some cleaning and rewiring. I cleaned them up with some 000 steel wool and a solution of white vinegar and warm water. Then i headed down to my local hardware store to buy new wire, plugs, and sockets. About an hour later I had them all rewired and they just needed the perfect shade. i decided they needed oval drum shades about 8in by 5in and about 6in tall, and that has not been the easiest quest. I went into one lamp shop, where I was told that was not the correct type of shade for my lamp and then asked who told me that was what i needed! Then last week, I was checking out places on the internet on how to may my own lampshades, I really almost bought the supplies (that would be another project to my pile). I did refrain and thank goodness because today I found the perfect shades! Now my lamps live happily on the mantle in my bedroom!
I live outside of Boston with my husband, two children, and dog. For the past 8 years I have been working with clients to help them make their home dreams a reality. From helping to build homes from the ground up to helping round out already finished spaces, I listen to my clinets and let their vision guide our process. I have always been a creative person planning spaces and working to make them function better. After completing the Residential Interiors program at Boston Architectural College I learned how to combine my love for funcion and flow with my eye for color, scale, and balance. As a graduate of New York University's Stern School of Business, I understand project planning and budget management. My experience working with clients, contractors, and architects helps to coordinate and streamline the home building and renovation process, helping my clients to have the home they dream of with less of the stress that comes with building and decision making.