I don’t think a homeowner would be pleased to hear this quote from Bob, but it is a reality. Let me back this up with another two “All men (or people) make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.” - Winston Churchill. “Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.” - Oscar Wilde“ I think Bob, Winston, and Oscar all had it right. We ALL make mistakes! “Don’t beat yourself up if you make a mistake, recognize it, accept it, own up to it and apologize, don’t hide it, (someone will likely discover it), develop a plan to fix it, and prevent it from happening again” - Wes Harding.
Good design and planning provides clear expectations and leads to a successful project. We were tasked with installing a new door where one was previously taken out for this Man Cave / She Shed. A new door is a relatively easy task but also easy to mess up if not well thought out. Sure, we could have just slammed a door in place and said “oh well, it’s just a garage” but that’s not how we choose to operate. To make it right we installed a missing header and centered the door on a walkway that was on the other side. I also determined the size of the door that would be least disruptive to the existing framing and stucco and work best for the homeowner’s needs. The owner and I couldn’t meet at the same time so I used tape and a marker to show the door size options that would work and look best (zoom in). Creating a tape layout and waiting for the owners approval took extra time but in the end we had a happy client and quality install. Do it once, do it right.
I loved the process of this project. I pulled color inspo from the countertop in the adjacent bathroom. A mix of Velvety & linen bedding called for the faux chinchilla custom bench. Classy meets frisky!
A favorite angle from this gorgeous Long Beach Bay Harbor living room. Let me help you make your billion decisions! When you are up against pulling a room together, we can create a floor plan and walk you through the process. Home upgrades just got a lot more enjoyable with @amyrexdesigns Custom sofa and pillows: @chartreusehomefurnishings Window coverings: @hunterdouglass
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Cutting corners are always a bad idea when quality is sacrificed, especially with potential fire hazards. We were asked to simply change out an exterior light fixture as part of a larger project and we found this surprise from the last “contractor”. He added the wood trim and then had to center the light not knowing or not caring that an exposed electrical connection could short and create a fire. We were able to slide in a flat plate between the wood trim and stucco and squeeze a pancake fixture box in the trim before installing the new fixture.
Ready for a change of space? We’re partnering with @chartreusehomefurnishings for this special! Now until September 17th. They’re also offering 17% off all floor items, and free delivery on purchases over $1,700. Can you find a better way to get that space you’ve always wanted with these deals??
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