Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Palms Springs Inspirational Trip....

Ranch Style houses ...My Favorite and next Future "Dream" House. So what makes these Ranch Style homes so great? Truly they are very simple architecturally speaking, yet that is what I love most about them along with these other typical features: They are Single story, Low pitched gable roof, Deep-set eaves, Horizontal, rambling layout: Long, narrow, and low to the ground, Rectangular, L-shaped, or U-shaped design, Large windows: double-hung, sliding, and picture Sliding glass doors leading out to patio, Simple floor plans, Emphasis on openness (few interior walls) and efficient use of space , Built from natural materials: Oak floors, wood or brick exterior, Lack decorative detailing. Although Ranch Style homes are traditionally one-story, Raised Ranch and Split-Level Ranch homes have several levels of living space.
Driving to Palm Springs this past weekend inspired me to take a detour and drive thru the great neighborhoods and look closely at the architectural details . It is here where these homes can be seen, set perfectly in front of the mountains and nestled in between palm trees. It was a perfect weekend field trip.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Nice Way to End the Week !

What a perfect week ! I think I best not push my luck and end my week here today. We got sooo much done this week: wallpaper installations, final inspections, shopped for Club Chairs, bought the club chairs, shopped for rugs, bought the rugs, placed fabric orders; everything in stock ! Whooo hooo !, Finished details at UBH and got professional photos taken, even had time to go to LongBeach Aquarium with my little girl for a school field trip. What a week. But I'm joking about taking the day off, I even work in my sleep. LOL ! But I love what I do.

H.D. Buttercup, always a great stop. They have an assortment of furnishings and styles and reasonably pricing. I made three purchases here this week !

Big Chair, Little Chair? I feel like Goldilocks!

I NEVER buy a chair for a client without trying them out first. No on line purchases......Unless I can return it. A chair MUST be comfortable, not just look good.

Nature has the most Amazing Colors! Love the Jellies.

Nice to take a morning off to go to Long Beach Aquarium ! Those smiles say it all.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It Never Gets Old

Jobsite visit today to my Santa Monica project.....
I love going there ! This place is so fantastic. The client Amazing. We've been working on this place for over 2 years. It was a complete "gut out". Every surface has been redone. Nothing is as it was. Everything is custom, imported, everything very unique. The best of the best was used everywhere. Anyhow, I love this place.... It never gets old.
Tomorrow more furniture arrives. The rest of it, in March/April....yes, a couple more months. Good things take time.