Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Turning One…

Celebrating... My blog turns one today!

I started with a simple goal – create a website. That’s it.

But in writing the Design Tips section I had a hard time narrowing it down. Helen, my graphic designer, insisted I consider something else - a design blog. What - isn’t a website enough? Honestly before that day, I had no idea what a blog even was... She set it up, sent me links to ones she liked, and gave me a lesson on how to post 101.

I thought about it for a while, and did nothing… She kept reminding me about getting started. I was frozen.

If I start I have to keep it up, and I’m really busy. Will I have enough to say, and will anyone read it? For the first several months I posted twice a week on random days, then on New Years I made a resolution to step it up to three times a week. After all, the blogs I now like, I look at regularly, so twice just didn’t seem like enough.

Fast forward… In the last year I’ve learned a lot and found so many wonderful bloggers to be inspired by. Between the blogs, my favorite magazines, books, shops, and restaurants there is so much out there. Even walking down the street can generate new ideas. I wish I had more time to take it all in. And one of the best parts - I’ve heard from so many wonderful people.

I hope you enjoy the thoughts and ideas I put out there. Keep reading and comments please…

I love the process of design and the creativity it takes to make a room memorable. I also enjoy creating spaces people love being in. One of the best parts for me is going into a client’s home, especially when I’ve finished and not been there in a while, and feeling excited by what I see, like I’m seeing it for the first time. Absolutely no doubt - style matters…

It’s been a crazy year – sold a home, bought another, moved and in typical fashion ripped everything out and started all over again… Now if that doesn’t give me something to talk about, nothing will…

6 comments:

MaryBeth said...

I can't tell you how happy I am that you started your blog. I remember stumbling upon it one day and staring dumbfounded at the beautiful images of your work. Keep up the good work and know there are people out there that appreciate all the hard work that goes in to each and every post. xo, MB

Kelly Giesen said...

Thanks for reading - so glad you found it. I have had a lot of fun learning and putting it all together...Glad you enjoy it. Cheers..

Dreams of Perfection said...

I found your blog via

http://thelennoxx.zymichost.com/2010/01/11/wonderful-white/

And immediately fell in love with your design esthetic. I love how you pay attention to Every.LITTLE.Detail. Right down to the little sparkles on a curtain panel. So happy you have a blog. I have learned so much from you so far.

Lake0z said...

Happy Anniversary Kelly. I truly enjoy your blog and love your style. I look forward to many more years of reading your thoughts, seeing the beautiful pictures you post, and hopefully a few more renovations!

Helen Guzman said...

HOORAY!!! The Blog is a year old - woohoo. I am so happy you got adjusted to the blog world. Sending you tons of love your way. I am hoping we can catch up real soon : )

Darlene Grisso, Editor at Large said...

Hi Kelly,

Congratulations on your one-year birthday! I love your blog. It is one of my favorites. I am usually too impatient to read blogs - I mostly look at the design pictures, but I actually read yours. You have quite a talent for writing. Maybe you will write a design book one day?

Darlene Griss
letter2mom.com