Friday, January 28, 2011

Contemporary Tubs

In my latest bathroom renovation project, I will be using a very contemporary freestanding tub.  It is absolutely gorgeous and surprisingly very comfortable.  Yesterday I went out to see these tubs in person and actually sit in them and my favorite was this one by Victoria + Albert. 

 This ENGLISHCAST tub is made of a blend of volcanic limestone and high performance resins which takes the visual and tactile appeal of soaker tubs to a new level. Warm to the touch and naturally insulating, the volcanic limestone compound keeps your bathwater at just the right temperature, allowing for longer, more relaxing bathing experiences. This by the way, in my book is a very eco-friendly trait.  Plus, no one likes to sit with their back up against a chilly tub.Victoria & Albert tubs are also naturally scratch resistant and renewable and won’t creak or flex.

Victoria + Albert has some sexy bath tubs, so check out their website. 

There are so many new exciting bathroom products out there right now , like the new Hansgroghe plumbing fixtures, the white finish faucets, WetStyle vessels and vanities.  Oh and then there's all the new Plumbing codes too.   Anyhow, I can't wait to finish my current projects, photograph them and move onto the next projects lined up.  This is going to be a very busy year in Bathroom renovations for us here at EMI Interior Design , and you will see some great innovative design at it's best.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Getting Started this first week in the New Year.

Every Year I set goals for EMI Interior Design and myself, and it's not necessarily on the last day of the year,  but at the beginning of the year when I start to put together a calendar of projects and see what we have in store for the next couple of months.  

It's then when I realize what we will doing the rest of the year and I set forth other goals that will help me and my company grow.  What I like about my goals is that I set a high bar and therefore making it challenging for myself, so that I don't slack or become complacent.  I constantly check (weekly/ monthly) to see what we got accomplished  and what is left to be done , and I push myself toward the goal every time I see the list.  Of course these goals are always realistic and within reach with lot's of hard work and dedication. 

For Example, last year a couple of my personal and business goals that I set out at the beginning of January '10 were to Get a Contractors License, buy a Vacation home in Big Bear, take a big vacation, Help with a charity project , Get new office space, and couple other smaller things.   
Today I am proud to say that we have completed all these goals, including the renovation of Big Bear and are now renting it out to for the 2011 Snow Season !  Not to mention we also got published 4x's in 2010! So this week on Monday/Tuesday, I set out a whole new set of fun & challenging goals: 5 for me , 5 for my business and I hope to get most , if not all, done by the end of this year.

I whole-heartily believe that you can get what you want , but you have to write it down as a goal and look at it everyday, and ask yourself daily what you need to do to make it happen.  I do this every year, and always have great results. I encourage you to do the same, set some goals, believe in yourself, work hard and diligently and you too shall accomplish them.

Happy New Year Everybody ! May your 2011 year be Joyous and Prosperous.