First Things First

…or, “How to Start in the Middle (If you Must)”

So, years into doing this work and website, this is my first blog post…and it’s apropos, since I am in the beginning of a new project…(sort of).

This is the first time I have started designing a home even before I’ve had a chance to see the place in the light of day.  In fact, my client hasn’t even closed on the property – I’ve technically begun work on a place he doesn’t yet own.

But it’s a good one…a soon-to-be-beautiful house hidden in the trees in Ulster County, NY.  We found it for him more quickly than expected – only went hunting a few times, unlike his first place that took us 3 years to find (long story, but definitely worth the wait on that one – such an awesome NYC apartment!).

My client, “E.”, travels a LOT for work, so we are trying to get everything done super-fast before he hits the road again.  I am making mock-ups of the rooms for him from the seller’s photos, and yesterday we ordered a bunch of stuff for the place.  That he doesn’t own yet.  That I haven’t seen in daylight.

Yup, you get it.

But I have to admit, it’s kind of fun – I’m enjoying the challenge.  Except for last night when we had to special order the sofa…Cayenne?? Gray?? Matching ottoman?? Something more special from Etsy??  Aaugh!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by – can’t wait to have it done and share some pics – but for now, I’m just kind of liking the feeling of being in the beginning and the middle at the same time…playing with physics.