A Day in the Life- JHD

I did my best to document what I did along the day, missing large chunks and even leaving my phone at the studio at one point. D'oh! This is my studio day. I take one day a week to not schedule appointments so I can have large chunks of time to really get into projects. It's a struggle, but man everyone benefits from my studio days.

So first of all I broke my cardinal rule and met a contractor at a jobsite on my studio day. The day before was super rainy and I just did not want to jobsite in the rain. I mean look at this mud! Interior Design is glamorous and chic.

This meeting was reviewing cabinetry and millwork drawings that I designed onsite to be sure everyone understands my concept and details. DETAILS. They're so important. I prefer to design all of the millwork if possible as well. It's much more fun to dream up ideas than to search catalogs.

This is so embarrassing. But it was requested that I actually BE in my posts sometimes ;) It was SO COLD. 

I got to see how my wood floor inlay design turned out and I LOVE it. BUT I don't love the mud and power tools all over it... Really this site is so muddy with all of the rain they've done a good job trying to keep it clean.

I'm back at the studio to have coffee and emails. I usually run out the door quick in the morning and bring coffee along but since I knew the meeting would be quick I'd rather have my coffee in my fav mug cozy in front of the laptop. My desk is really a table, not the final but great for now. This is usually the state of things around here during the day. This randomness is actually organized chaos I promise!

So working working working is going on. A quick Skype call with my business coach, so paint color selections I should have photographed. These apples taste JUST like candy. Almost too sweet. Almost.

My assistant insists that we sit in the same chair. It's really cozy. & I love it. Perks of having a home studio!

So still in the office working through projects. I can't live without my notebooks. I write everything down. I just can't go full digital, I think with my hands. I've always sketched out plans and drawings before putting them into AutoCAD. I still have to write out ideas and to do lists before adding them to my calendar or emails. Are you fully digital?? I am more than I was a few years ago but I love to draw things out, it's like meditation to me.

Here's where I left my phone (my life!!!) at the studio. There is a great reclaimed wood dealer in my neighborhood so I popped over to meet a contractor there to look at some reclaimed beams that were brought in from Roundtop for a fun project I'm doing. This picture is from a few days earlier but you get the idea. This place is full of treasures.

So I ended the day meeting up with some good friends for a double date and we popped by a client's place to see how everything's going since we were close. Also since my client doubles as my friend's mom ;) Her place is really livable and cute. Maybe one day I'll share some about the people behind the rooms I design. This space is a complete reflection of her. And look she even lit candles! The sweetest. This room was wood paneled and just blah before. My most favorite part of interior design is creating spaces that reflect my client's tastes and lifestyles. I have the best job. 

So I ended the day meeting up with some good friends for a double date and we popped by a client's place to see how everything's going since we were close. Also since my client doubles as my friend's mom ;) Her place is really livable and cute. Maybe one day I'll share some about the people behind the rooms I design. This space is a complete reflection of her. And look she even lit candles! The sweetest. This room was wood paneled and just blah before. My most favorite part of interior design is creating spaces that reflect my client's tastes and lifestyles. I have the best job. 

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Designer Brain.

I found these great images on Houzz by Coffee with an Architect. It may help explain to you why your designer is so weird. We just come by it naturally, or our Latteintakeus Caffiene Ventricals (that's E on the second diagram down y'all) are depleted and need to be refilled to the optimum 3/4 again. ;)

I love clever people.

This weekend was really great. I've been testing out a new schedule to prevent burn out and it's been working out great. Part of that schedule is taking Sunday off completely. No work at all on Sunday. So far I haven't made it the entire day, but even most of the day has been incredibly helpful to me, and my husband appreciates it too ;). 

I did something huge y'all! I can't wait to share. Probably in my next Day In A Life I'll share. 

Have a great week!

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A Day in the Life- JHD

I'm excited to start this ongoing series about what goes on in my daily life as well as start adding in other designers and creatives into the mix. I think it's fun to see how the design goes down. It's not usually as pretty or glamorous as the finished images we're used to seeing. 

On January 14th I took pictures of what I was doing throughout the day. It happens that I spent that day completely out of the office, which is far more interesting for you than my office days. But I'll share some of that too sometime. 

Let me know what you think of this series! 

I started off the day meeting at a jobsite to discuss the paint of a little bungalow I'm working on with P&G Homes. We were working out the accent details, notice the porch columns. 

I started off the day meeting at a jobsite to discuss the paint of a little bungalow I'm working on with P&G Homes. We were working out the accent details, notice the porch columns. 

Inside the house we confirmed the moldings and checked on how the cabinets are coming along.

Inside the house we confirmed the moldings and checked on how the cabinets are coming along.

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Next up I headed over to Adkins Architectural Antiques to look at antique door options. This place is the greatest, if you're in Houston you must go here.

Next up I headed over to Adkins Architectural Antiques to look at antique door options. This place is the greatest, if you're in Houston you must go here.

I got distracted by this sink, turns out the back is too high for my client's space. Isn't it fabby though? I'm still brainstorming who needs this sink in their utility room.

I got distracted by this sink, turns out the back is too high for my client's space. Isn't it fabby though? I'm still brainstorming who needs this sink in their utility room.

I found this door, the size is perfect. The faux painted wood showing underneath the weird mauve is great. I love the aqua peaking out from all of that. But mauve. I called my client to meet me over here to check it out. No go on the mauve as I suspected. FYI this door is over 100 years old and a steal at $55!

I found this door, the size is perfect. The faux painted wood showing underneath the weird mauve is great. I love the aqua peaking out from all of that. But mauve. I called my client to meet me over here to check it out. No go on the mauve as I suspected. FYI this door is over 100 years old and a steal at $55!

This is the door! It was always our fav. Subtly & not shown in this pic, chartreuse if peaking out under the grayish finish. This door is a bit small so we'll build a frame around it and have that finished. To make this safe for a home we'll have it wire brushed to remove the flakes then sealed. We'll hang it as a slider in the family room.

This is the door! It was always our fav. Subtly & not shown in this pic, chartreuse if peaking out under the grayish finish. This door is a bit small so we'll build a frame around it and have that finished. To make this safe for a home we'll have it wire brushed to remove the flakes then sealed. We'll hang it as a slider in the family room.

We'll frame our door like these have been framed.

We'll frame our door like these have been framed.

Checking out the slider door in the Adkins warehouse.It's a bit industrial for our look but a great option at a low price point. They got the hardware from Triple-S Steel Supply in Houston.

Checking out the slider door in the Adkins warehouse.It's a bit industrial for our look but a great option at a low price point. They got the hardware from Triple-S Steel Supply in Houston.

We ran by Circa to see the great Jackie and select sconces for the fireplace and look at options for the exterior sconces.

We ran by Circa to see the great Jackie and select sconces for the fireplace and look at options for the exterior sconces.

Distracted by the amazing lamps. I have a thing for lamps. We selected the fireplace sconces, I'm not going to show you till they're installed! Also have some options for the exterior. 

Distracted by the amazing lamps. I have a thing for lamps. We selected the fireplace sconces, I'm not going to show you till they're installed! Also have some options for the exterior. 

Next I run over to the weekly P&G Homes meeting about all of the projects going on. Today's meeting is at a great Heights remodel that P&G is doing for a friend of mine, & theirs. We go through projects, what stage they're at, what's coming up next.

Next I run over to the weekly P&G Homes meeting about all of the projects going on. Today's meeting is at a great Heights remodel that P&G is doing for a friend of mine, & theirs. We go through projects, what stage they're at, what's coming up next.

I poked around to check out the house. Here's the upstairs utility room! So. Cute. 

I poked around to check out the house. Here's the upstairs utility room! So. Cute. 

Now I'm driving by some projects to check on progress, just drive bys though. This little one is already looking much better than this picture. 

Now I'm driving by some projects to check on progress, just drive bys though. This little one is already looking much better than this picture. 

Back by the house I was at this morning to see about the gables. It's not my fav. The neighbors and painters don't love it, not that I usually listen to someone that doesn't know the overall vision. Still, the pale blue seems too sweet. I run back to the office to propose an edit to the paint plan. No more pics though, I'll have to be more diligent about taking pics in my studio.

Back by the house I was at this morning to see about the gables. It's not my fav. The neighbors and painters don't love it, not that I usually listen to someone that doesn't know the overall vision. Still, the pale blue seems too sweet. I run back to the office to propose an edit to the paint plan. No more pics though, I'll have to be more diligent about taking pics in my studio.

There's my day for the most part! 

I'm excited about this series, it's actually fun for me, so I hope it's fun for you. Plus I can't wait to see what other designers are doing. Our days vary so drastically from one day to the next. 

Have a great weekend!

 

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