Old shutters and doors look fabulous to me…whether you just lean them somewhere or nail them to the wall – like i did in my bedroom! (I’m all for easy installation). These are just “leanin” in the shop right now!
They are such a great color…very shabby chic and rustic (actually the more beat up they are the better i like them) These could work in a formal setting too. Just love their ambience and style.
These would be swell in the Paris Boudoir or the Paris Apartment in our new “Little Paris”….but sigh…we wont be open til September…and they are here now.
I think the left side of my brain must look like this inside right now…it’s neatly organized into compartments – Everything looks lovely! But inside the right side…all my plans, ideas, the logistics of the actions required, the supplies etc are all stuffed to overflowing inside those neat little compartments…it must be a mess of chaos!
I am bursting at the seams with excitement about all the things that have to happen to get this new store open – the trick is to keep things on a neat schedule….i cant get ahead of myself. Chaos is good right?
Every design project starts with some kind of a floorplan. It’s like GPS – a guide to your final destination. I find drawing floorplans and elevations to be a relaxing and rewarding pastime and always enjoy the beginning of each new project.
You can draw your own with a few simple tools…a good tape measure (so you can measure your room and draw to scale), a couple of soft-leaded pencils, an eraser and some quarter inch block paper (each block equals 1 foot). Voila! You are ready to have some fun.
Yesterday I spent the afternoon drawing floorplans for the new shop. The one below is a combination floor/elevation plan. Convenient for seeing everything all in one place…sort of informal but succinct and to scale with a laundry list of items needed to complete the project.
If you like to paint its fun to paint these in the colors you will be using. Off to work now! The sun is out so it will be a busy day! Have fun.