It's was another busy month in the life of this designer. By week five, I felt like I was finally getting a handle on the plumbing fiascos. By week six, I realized the house hadn't yet showed me all of the fun it had in store.
Even designers have dogs, that as puppies, tear apart our doors. Growing up, we had a particularly obstinate beast who broke through screens, climbed bushes, and took the shock of two electric fences to chase squirrels. I'm fairly certain the claw marks above are his handiwork. In the end, you lose track of the number of doors that need to be repaired and learn to live with the damage. They become friendly reminders of the dogs that have come in and out of your home. Beyond the hideousness of the door above is the real problem in that we seem to have misplaced the door knob. After several weeks, I finally had the trash collection and recycling schedule down. But when you have a knob-less door between you and the trash bins, it makes weekly chores a lot more difficult. I knew a guy, and he came to "fix" it. Days later, I stood barefoot and locked out in the rain, wet newspapers dangling off of my arms, because the knob had fallen off again.
To those of you who sit at a desk for the majority of the day, it probably seems a bit unfair that as a designer I get to hang out with life sized stuffed animals. What can I say, it's clearly a huge perk of the job. That's me, with the mascot for Children's National Medical Center, at the opening party for the DC Design House.
That week our room at the DC Design House was featured on the front of the Local Living section in The Washington Post as well. Yahoo! Lack of sleep for weeks on end? Totally worth it.
We discovered Link Outdoor Fabric (and trim!) at John Rosselli in Georgeown, and fell head over heels in love. The gorgeous combo above is for an outdoor terrace project.
Actually, who am I kidding. I don't wear heels. I've knocked my front teeth out three times, so I only wear heels when I know I can get from point A to point B without falling flat on my face. I fell head over Superga, which is my shoe of choice for running around town all day.
Back to the terrace project, you can't go wrong with any of LuLu DK's fabrics. Her outdoor collection is hip, fresh, and stunning.
Despite our disappointment that the Lee Industries Outdoor Pouf didn't come with the dog, we ordered a few as ottomans and additional pull-up seating.
Only in DC could a design center share space with Homeland Security! I have never wanted a badge more! After a long day of sourcing rugs, wallpaper, and fabrics, stumbling upon this entry was the greatest DC design discovery yet.
On to shop for door knobs...