This week has been madness leading up to two big installs that wrap today.
Install is the best part of design. The moment install is finished is the best part of design.
Install means we start with an empty house, arrive with a semi-truck filled with furniture, accessories and a full install team, and end with every book and picture frame in place. All of the furniture the clients selected and ordered is arranged, their wallpaper is hung, rugs cover the floors, and every shelf and end table is styled with the things they love. There are lamps glowing, candles twinkling, and fresh flowers just waiting for the clients to walk in and have their Nate Berkus-Oprah-OMG-tears moment.
It means crazy exhausting long days (yesterday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. culminating in my sweet sister meeting me for a late-night duvet-cover search and much moral support), about a thousand trips to West Elm-Bungalow-etcetera, and a lot of Kind bars as meals.
Confession: much to my team’s protestations, I love install — the running about, the yoga pants, and that last “client is coming home in 30 minutes” dash. I’ve always been a girl who feeds on deadline.
Depending on the scope of a project, install happens in a single day or in 3-4 days. Come follow along today on Instagram (@jaimeerosestyle) or Facebook for a few sneak peeks. I’ll show more of the finished spaces when they are photographed by someone not using an iPhone while totally hopped up on Coke Zero.
Above: the wallpaper in my client Marci’s master bedroom. It’s insanely beautiful gold map paper by Christian Lacroix for Designer’s Guild, and we got the last few rolls in existence. Also – that nightstand is a new favorite.
And don’t you love this rug and ottoman? Talk about texture! The rug is actually strips of metallic leather woven together.
Alright, I’m off to the flower market. Come follow along!
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P.S. I’ve been posting all week – make sure you didn’t miss anything!
Monday: A secret source for budget tile
Thursday: The best chocolaterie in Paris