The Perfect Gift For Your Valentine

When loves comes knocking on your door, do you answer it? When Valentine’s Day arrives each year I welcome this special day with open arms and a bit of enchantment. It’s a day we say thank you for loving me. Loving me for who I am and for the deep rooted admiration and adoration I feel ...

All Systems Go – The Ikea model starts!

We finally received the call to start the install of the first Ikea model. It’s all systems go! If you’ve read my blogs on this Ikea adventure, you’ll remember that the install date for the Ikea models for Lennar Homes was December 9. As is all too common in homebuilding and construction in general, that date was ...

Eco-Friendly Home Decor

You recycle, you buy from the farmer’s market, and you don’t use soaps or shampoos with harsh detergents—but when it comes to your home decor, you’re at a loss. You’re not the only one. But there are lots of ways to incorporate those same eco-conscious principles into your home’s design, without sacrificing beauty. Salvaged Wood You know ...

IKEA PART IV- THE ORDERING

Normally the flow of the model home goes like this: Client sets the budget, we present, they love it, we order the furnishing and 3 months later, Voila! The amazing model home is installed and ready for new house hunters to walk through in delight. After the initial budget is set, costs are not mentioned again ...

IKEA – Part III – THE PRESENTATION

Arriving at the Lennar district office we are so excited!  Sam and I can’t wait to present the furnishings and colors for the two IKEA models to Lennar and get the reaction from the division president Brock Nicholas and his team. Sam is cautious because, after all, design is subjective. I think Lennar is going ...

“Our Favorite Things”- A Holiday Gift Guide For 2015!

Yes, it’s the holiday season and I’m in a state of euphoria. The aroma of pine and bittersweet chocolate cookies fill my home. This time of year I can feel the infectious holiday cheer that bounces around our home. I can taste candy canes and pecan pie. This wondrous season oozes magic, and it’s always ...