For the Love of Family

Italian inspired home

We have been blessed with so many wonderful clients over the years but every once in a while we are presented with a family that will rest in our hearts forever.

This family reached out to us last year when they moved from their home in Northwood.  Their kids are raised and gone and because their grandchildren have enhanced their lives they decided to start a new life in Lambert Ranch.  

Feeling overwhelmed with the new home purchasing experience, they decided to employ me (I was referred to them due to my prior experience in the new home industry).  I was present with them at every design center appointment and I was a part of most of the interior selections during construction.  The details and the love we all put into carefully selecting each layer of textiles and design is what made this home so very special. 

I have to say, this family was really brave and open hearted to this journey and to think that they moved from a home where they had 35 plus years of memories into a brand new home.  I know this sounds dreamy but family is everything to this client and they really risked a lot making such a large move.  I am so thankful that my dear client trusted me and looked to me to guide them through the entire process.  We are sharing some photos of the turn key design of this Old World meets California Styling.

Happy Designing!

xo,

Sérendipité

Photo Credits: Reza Allah-Bakhshi

 

Italian inspired home
Italian inspired home
Italian inspired home
Italian inspired home
Italian inspired home
Italian inspired home
kids bedroom
kids bedroom

Photo Credits: Reza Allah-Bakhshi  

forts for all ages

 
As a kid I was often referred to as “Bekins” (as in Bekins Movers). I know I am dating myself here. I would dream of making forts and playing “house”. The result of this was a tiny little girl rearranging furniture and moving pieces three times larger than her little self from room to room. I guess you can say, even from a young age, I always wanted to create the perfect dream house.
This weekend I went to visit my little nephews Dante (my soon-to-be 3 years old who is also my precious God son) and my baby nephew, Mateo (he is almost 8 months old). I promised Dante that Aunt Valerie would make him a tent and we would have a party and sleep in his big boy tent. We had so much fun shopping for the materials to make this tent; drawing much attention in the store as he was dressed in his Woody costume from Toy Story. 
My first Idea was to buy this tent (below) from The Land of Nod because it is SO cute!
Then I thought to myself, I really should be handy enough to make a simple tent for my little buddy. Well, thanks to Grandma and Grandpa the tent was born! Aunt Valerie was too busy playing with the boys and hanging twinkle lights in order to really set the mood of our outdoor camping adventure in Dante and Mateo’s adorable room.
All you really need for this tent is one flat, twin size sheet, 4 pieces of 1 x 2x8’ planks, 1 PVC pipe with end caps and voila! You have a custom designed tent for less than $20.00.
I highly recommend building your own tent for those sleepy weekends where you can cozy up and really play pretend house.
Happy Designing!
xo,
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images via: The Land of Nod