Monday, April 20, 2009

First Look!

After working all day with the most inclement weather, Rita and I made a pretty good dent in the final stages of the designer house. I'm going to tell you, when you really need a helping hand, and one who is an engineering type thinker, practical and down to earth.....Rita is your girl!!



We carried about 18-20 total loads of books, accessories, lamps, platters, and art into my room! The day started out with a terrible downpour! We tribute our combined prayers for the parting of the storm clouds just long enough for us to empty the van with multiple trips before the downpour resumed! Now that's the kind of friend I want on my team! Thanks again, Rita!



(Due to a very bad hair day for both of us, no photos!!)



Obviously, the lack of natural light combined with my accent wall of black (!) did not bode well for photos.....the mantle was in progress, and after viewing this shot, I am certain that my final change was a good move! It's coming along.



Sneelock won't be too impressed with this one either! I guess I should have tried one without a flash, or turned off the chandelier! But take a look at that great chandelier! As you can see, there was a lot of "noise" about the room with other clutter!







This shot is one of the window sills with the exotic fan-tail pussy willows, several nests and one of my favorite vintage dogs....



Tomorrow, I'll try to take a better snapshot when all is fairly well in place. (Can't wait for the drapes.....!)

It is rewarding to see the whole thing coming together. Once again, thanks to my dear friend Rita for putting in another day of hanging crystals, loading, unloading, polishing, handing, climbing, sorting, labeling, and in general, woman of all trades!



Stay tuned for more updates. Tickets are still available at Black-eyed Susan!

7 comments:

linda said...

It is looking great and I would love to have that chandelier in my living room!

Jill said...

It's gorgeous! I love the black wall!

Suzanne said...

Stunning!

michelle said...

Rita is a workhorse for sure! I love the black wall and I love that chandelier! Maybe you should take some video of the finished room so we can get the whole picture...

shannon said...

It was great to finally meet the famous RITA! She's a delight!

And speaking of delight...the black wall rocks!--Who would have ever thought????!!! You amaze me!

Denise said...

Rita is Robin to your Batman--hopefully neither of you had to wear lycra suits, though.

That chandelier is fabulous! I like Michelle's idea of taking video of the room--can't wait to see the finished room!

Claudissima said...

oh my what a delight to see, especially after a day of spills and grills, and crys and mess....having 2 toddlers is a challenge. What delightful images...love love love how it is comming together. You do amazing work. Thanks for sharing your passion with all of us