E-Design Services~

The face of blogging has changed so much in the 7 years that I have been writing this blog.  And I realize that so many of you who read the blog, are new readers and may not actually know much about me or what I do.

From a Parade of Homes House I Designed as an Independent Project a Few Years Ago

I am an interior designer.  By day, I work for a new construction home builder.  I help home buyers pick out every finish that will go into their new homes.  From the carpet, to the faucets, to the paint color and even the exteriors of their new home.  It's fun and gratifying to help these excited home buyers create homes they will love.  As a part of my job, I also get to work on model homes.  I love, love, love this part of my job as well.   Creating a house from the ground up, and then bringing it to life with beautiful furnishings.  It's kind of like playing with a grown-up, life-size doll house.  ;)

The Loft Bedroom in our Previous Home

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Frugal Friday~

Hello Frugalistas! 

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

Now it's time to check out the great posts I'm sharing for this week's Frugal Round-up...

First up, Brepurposed shared a great Pottery Barn Knock-Off Filing Cabinet.  She did an amazing job!  I love it!!

Next, check out this fun raised palette bed that Kammy's Korner created for her son!
So cute!

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One Room Challenge - Room Prep Has Begun~

Welcome to week 5 of the One Room Challenge  hosted by Calling It Home.

We're in the final stretch, and a lot is going on this week so that the room will be ready for install and I can share the BIG REVEAL next week!

It occurred to me that I had never actually shown a photo of the space, so I snapped a quick one with my cell phone last night.  Not the best photo...but let's face it, that will make the reveal look that much better!  Lol!

The  space has a bit of an awkward layout.  I've tried to work out a different spot for the bed, but the location it is in this photo seems to work the best, so we're going with it.  

We're using the bed which I purchased from Home Decorators when we first moved in to our home,  I had a bit of a different vision in mind for this room when I bough it, so the color is sort of a greenish gray.  My daughter has requested that we paint it white...a project which is still on my to-do list.

The hot pink bedding (left over from her previous bedroom), and the nightstand didn't make the cut this time around.

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