Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Fingers Crossed

Today we are loading 2 trucks (26 footers) to drive them to Athens, Georgia for an install. We are not driving them, but you get the picture. Basically, a client called us in May to tell us that she bought a house and would like to renovate and move in by August 15th so the kids could start school. 
Silence. 

 Never underestimate the power of insanity. I think and I mean I THINK we may just pull it off. Let's suffice it to say that I have cried three times today and honestly, while I have a BIG picture in my head -- I have no idea what this house is going to look like. We decorated it from afar. Never set foot in it. Never even seen more than pictures or house plans. 
We wanted to give you a sneak peek of some of the items going on the truck. 
This custom made dining table will seat tons. We are planning on 10. It has a 350lb piece of glass that is moving with us. 
Eight dining chairs are covered in this fabric. 
Wait until you see the score for the head chairs. 
The master is a mix of varying shades of green and gray. This is a lumbar for chairs at the foot of the bed. 
 The living room ottoman has been redone in this fabric and the main pieces are gray and cream. 
We may need a truck for all of the pillows. These are just some of the custom pillow covers awaiting to be filled. 

Oh dear. In most cases, we have more time -- way more. More time to order swatches, put together design boards, measure.... you get the gist. Basically, I went online and ordered a BUNCH of stuff. Some of the time, the client and I shopped together and wine was involved. 
 I so hope my client isn't reading this. If she is...

Dear VERY trusting client:
We totally have a plan. I know exactly what every room will look like right down to the accessories. I know that all of the furniture will look fabulous -- the new and the old -- it will be the perfect mix! I know you are excited for us to arrive and put our organization to work. We aren't winging it. Promise. Thanks for another great job.
Fingers crossed...

Of course, we will keep you posted all week.


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