Today’s client reveal is probably one of my favourites to date. I’m so proud of this project, not only because it turned out beautifully, but because it tested me in so many ways – errors, delays and one too many broken mirrors! But my clients, the sweetest family, stuck through it all and I think I’m most grateful for that.
Well we made it through the first week of social distancing, sheltering in place and trying to flatten that darn curve. How’d you fare?
I did pretty well. Only because I’ve had practice feeling isolated and uncertain. About 7 months ago, I left my stable job as a community pharmacist (the irony is not lost on me) to pursue interior design full time. I can only describe the tail end of 2019 as the most afraid, insecure, uncertain and isolated I have ever felt in my life. Despite having taken a leave of absence earlier that year, nothing could have prepared me for the disruption of becoming a full time entrepreneur. In particular the lack of regular social interactions. The silly conversations that used to annoy me with my twenty-something assistants, I found myself desperately missing.
I love adding area rugs to spaces I design. Nothing seems to ground a room quiet like an area rug. Aside from the practical considerations, like absorbing sound and making a room more comfortable. Area rugs are a great way to add texture, colour and depth to a space.
But all too often I see people choosing the wrong sized rug. A simple oversight that results in a room feeling off, no matter what else you do. In today’s design tip, I’ve put together a set of simple rules to ensure you’ll always choose the perfect sized rug for your space.