Exciting developments over here. I’ll be presenting a workshop at Interior Living on Wednesday, February 17!
This will be a lot of fun and a great way to get together with a few friends and tackle some of your design challenges.
Registration is open now and you can get your tickets here.
- steps to take in creating a tailored home
- how to identify what is missing in your space
- choosing lifestyle-driven accessories
Grab your girlfriends and join me at Interior Living on Wednesday, February 17 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. We’ll have bubbles and bites and lots of discussion on ways to make your home the stylish haven you imagine.
One lucky participant will also win a complimentary 2-hour in home consultation.
I hope to see you there!
The news is out and Form Interiors is excited to have won Best of Houzz 2016 for both the Design and Customer Service categories!
This is the second year in row we’ve received these awards. It is great to know that clients are loving our work and that the response to our portfolio is so strong.
Thank you to the wonderful clients who trust in the process and the design work that results.
Creating spaces you love is so rewarding for us.
It feels good to be recognized for that work, too!
Thanks to the magic of LinkedIn, I have just learned that Form Interiors is celebrating its fourth anniversary. Four years!
I remember in the early days of this business looking ahead at all the work to create and build a design business and feeling a little queasy. You know what? It’s been a blast. There have been some really great days. Like client installs. I think I’ve mentioned before right here how happy these days make me. Winning Best of Houzz for Design and Service was pretty great, too.
There have also been some really low, lows. The day a shipper lost the truck carrying a client’s custom rug and couldn’t tell me for over a day where it was or whether they would find it was one. Seriously, they lost a truck! Did I mention it was carrying a custom rug? So. Stressful. I’ve learned a lot of grace when holding it together and handling those situations.
Mostly, I’m just blow away at how fast the time has gone and how many projects have been completed. I’m excited, too.
There are lots of new things on the horizon. We are kicking off a couple of very fun new projects. There is a new website in development for January. And, it’s looking like there may be some new faces on the team, too.
A million thanks to the great clients who have made it possible and the wonderful roster of suppliers I’ve been able to build. These are the people that make this work so rewarding.
I think I’ll have a cupcake and celebrate. Happy Fourth Anniversary!
Last week I spent over an hour waiting for an installer to show up for a scheduled and (twice) confirmed appointment. It happens. Not often, but it does. I entertained myself taking selfies of my new metallic Kate Spade kicks — as shown above — and hitting refresh on my email looking for an update.
While I waited the next trade arrived to do the work they could only complete after the first trade was finished. Except, when the second trade arrived the work was not even started because the first person was now over an hour late. Among all the waiting the homeowner arrived back to the house.
When the installer did arrive — with apologies for the circumstances beyond her control that lead to the lateness — she got to work. Myself, the second trade, the homeowner and the nanny all watched as technical challenges developed with the install. Awkward. They were eventually resolved, but it made for some tense moments.
The client thanked me for being there to ask the right questions and problem solve. It reminded me that the work we do as designers — holding the client’s vision and creating a design and path to achieve it — is a specialized expertise.
We understand how the industry suppliers work, who is responsible for what elements of a job, what effect and function will be created with our decisions, how to communicate what needs to take place and how to evaluate the quality of the work and project manage it to completion. Oh, yes, we also make it look good.
Occasionally, I question whether I really need to babysit the details so closely.
Last week reminded me, I do.