Designer Diaries: Designer Problems


I could use so many more hours in the day. Renovating our home while also designing for a living definitely brings on a lot of decision fatigue. My days are wonderfully full with contractor meetings, client consults, site visits and installs. Adding in the renovation this fall and winter has filled in the space in the evenings and weekends. This all has happened so fast and managing construction decisions hasn’t left me a lot of time to really figure out how I want to “finish” each room.

Wallpaper, rugs, furniture and decor feel so hard to land on for my house. Even something as foundational as selecting the right neutral paint colors is challenging me. My clients come first and I want to give my creativity to them which also means that at the end of the day the decisions on my house get put on hold. I’m used to being decisive—figuring out what will be best for a space and sticking with it so this feels like a first for me. Designing for clients and designing for myself hasn’t been as paralleled as you’d think. Life feels full (in a great way) but I know that when the time comes, this home will be full of beautiful pieces with a cohesive design. I just wish I knew what those pieces were right now!

Happy Weekend!

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