Light at the End of the Tunnel

From Janelle:

The cabinets were scheduled to be dropped off today so it wasn’t unexpected but the sheer quantity and magnitude of the stacks crowding the front entry way and great room were overwhelming.  The darkness softened the full visual effect but the large blocks casting shadows against the walls were impressive.  I walked slowly amongst them and thought, “Wow, this is really happening”.

We have been ensconced in this process for so long that we hardly remember what it was like to live in our house without the construction war zone and we have both agreed that it will be an adjustment having access to more than two rooms.

The fireplace tiles go in tomorrow, the cabinets will be installed next week, the appropriate shades of white for both the cabinets and walls will be chosen and hardware selected.  “Nothing pedestrian” is decorator speak and sounds silly but the sheer joy of designing a space that no one else has created is dizzying and immensely satisfying.  Tom, the “Metal Artist” will be here tomorrow as well to present a mock up of the design that I created.  The hours of watching decorating shows really have paid off.  It’s not a crazy wild design and it has been done before (I saw something similar on my favorite, Open House) but I’ve never seen a design like it on a stair railing.  I’m hopeful that it is as fabulous in reality as it is in my imagination.

From Lewis:

Have I already said enough design shows?  There are too many inspirations and ideas to draw from. Does every cable channel have one of these shows? I guess on the bright side you don’t need as many design magazines around but we still have a stack of them in Janelle’s mail pile and under the bed and in her briefcase and in her car and on her Kindle……

What major changes are happening in your life?


4 Responses to Light at the End of the Tunnel

  1. Debbey Gaskins says:

    Wow, it really is happening!! Looking forward to all the creative ideas coming together!!! We’re so excited for you guys!

  2. Dee Wood says:

    Look at all those beautiful cabinets! Ca-ching!!
    Gotta see this sculpture!
    Lewis is so lucky to have you creating this masterpiece (although bet his influence will come brightly shining through too!).
    Gotta see all this in person!

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