I love old houses. I love the wavy images beyond panes of old cold-flow glass. I love squeaky wood floors and clever built-ins. I love the thought that someone occupied this same space decades before. At least that is what I am telling myself as we sign the papers to go into contract on a nearly eighty year-old house. So begins our adventure restoring and renovating this space for our family.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
One of the responsibilities of a small business is to reach out to the community. One of the ways CG Interior Design has chosen to do this is by educating our clients and web followers about all things design. The entries you will be reading will feature a number of different design and construction topics as well as a real-time day-to-day, project-by-project storyline (along with extensive photos) of how a 1933/1936 home is being designed, renovated and expanded. The following is a sampling of a few topics that you will be reading about:
Understanding the design aesthetic and how to learn (or sharpen) your own design skills.
Project planning: What it takes to put together a plan from concept to creation. How to work with a designer, architect and contractor whether you do the work yourself or not.
Vintage gold: Furnishing your space with character. How to thoughtfully select (and edit) period pieces so your home does not end up looking like a hurricane hit the antique mall.
Oops: Tips, secrets and lessons learned from our mishaps plus ideas to streamline your project and avoid a trip to the emergency room.
HGTV and managing the "Redbull" effect of home improvement TV. Watching these shows gives you plenty of good ideas and inspiration; just be prepared for the energy crash when your project is not complete in seven days. Quality versus speed and the "Monet" effect will be discussed.
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