Friday, January 15, 2010
Others Just Like Me…
I was lucky enough to make a wonderful friend through design – another serial renovator. Like me, she also loves reclaimed materials so we are on the same page there too. It’s great to have a friend on stand-by for renovation venting and idea bouncing. And lucky for me she’s right down the street.
When I’m not renovating, she is, so we both continue to return the favor. I was there most days during her last one, checking in and putting in my 2 cents where I could. Now I’m lucky enough to enjoy the finished product which is clean and calm – the exact opposite of mine at the moment.
The other night we sat on her floor drawing some new cabinet design details I’m considering until midnight. We had huge pieces of parchment paper all over her living room floor – comparing each subtle variation to the next. As an artist she draws beautifully, which really works wonders in making decisions. Nobody else would enjoy or even have the patience for that – except a friend like this.
I am sending out this thank you on my blog to Gabrielle and my other friends in design – absolutely priceless. I’ve met so many great new friends this way. Honestly I think the best way to get though a renovation is to have one, or many if you're so lucky.
BTW, I am about to return the favor as she just sold her beautiful apartment and is looking for her next one. Until then she’s keeping busy working on her boyfriend’s beach house and a winter residence – more cool stuff. Looks like just as my dust settles there’s more fun on the horizon. And another plus, she also has a great way with my contractor. Sometimes you need that too…