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.

2014-01-14 09.49.07.jpg
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!

 

If you'd like help creating a home you absolutely love contact me to learn more about Jamie House Design interior design services.