Happy New Year!
It is already day number two of 2019 and I am finally back in the studio ready to take the new year by the horns. I have a lot scribbled down on paper as goals for this year, but for me, I love to take a look back around this time every year to see just we have accomplished, and what we could have done better.
There were so great highs for sure in 2018, but some great losses as well. But the beauty about life is that we still get to express gratitude for God's goodness in the good times, and the lessons He is trying to teach us in the not so good times.
I lost my dear friend and mentee, Nichole Gabriel this year. That was not only a shock to me, but filled me with extreme sadness, and even caused me to re-evaluate my life and my goals. Nichole taught me so much during the short time we became close, but I also learned so much after her passing.
Here are just a few of the highlights of 2018
In January, I attended my very first Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Orlando. I discovered so many top trends in kitchen and bath design. One vignette (not the one shown), inspired my own kitchen remodel. Check out my roundup HERE
In February, I announced plans for my own kitchen renovation project. This kitchen went on to be featured by NBC and Apartment Therapy. Check out the details HERE
In March we completed this beautiful office space for a dear client. Take the tour HERE
In April, I took on the One Room Challenge for the 5th time. I did my guest bathroom, inspired by my powder room shown above. I have since gone on to be named by Better Homes and Gardens as one of the featured designers for the Spring 2019 edition. Learn about the project HERE
I attended Spring High Point Market
May was the big reveal of our guest bathroom for the One Room Challenge. Take the tour HERE
We also finished two major remodeling projects. The first is the living room for a repeat client in an 8954sf home in Magnolia, TX where we designed every room
The second is a Harvey flood home in Katy for a repeat client, where we designed most of the lower level. More HERE
June brought the completion of my own kitchen and several opportunities followed. Learn more HERE
Featured in NBC and Apartment Therapy. Head to our Press page for more details HERE
In August we received the prestigious HGTV Faces of Design Awards nomination for our romantic master bedroom. Thanks for all who voted. Learn more HERE
We finished a foyer project in my builder basic home, amongst a lot of smaller projects
In September I was chosen as one of the Design Influencers for the High Point Market Fall Design Bloggers Tour. Check out the announcement HERE
I also complete a few more projects; some of which were in my own home. One shown below
In October I participated for the 6th time in the One Room Challenge. This time I did my powder bathroom, shown above. See the reveal HERE
I attended Fall High Point Market as a Design Influencer
I also completed several more projects.
I was chosen as one of the Design Hounds for Modenus KBIS 2019 tour in Las Vegas. Check out the details HERE
Completed a 5 room project for a dear client. Professional photography coming soon
I was invited by Diane Cowen of Houston Chronicle to be one of the Expert Designers for Access Design in collaboration with The Houston Design Center
We announced that we are jetting off to Maison and Objet in Paris in January
Several features in local and national publications including HGTV, Bliss Victoria, WF-Vision, Community Impact Katy, Houston Chronicle among others.
Several podcast interviews, brand partnerships and collaborations. Talks with a TV network for potential design show (hopefully more on that soon)
And of course a lot of activity and ventures in my online mentoring community for interior designers
We also launched our new website, blog, and online community that we would love for you to join
We have had quite the year, and no sign of slowing down.
Wishing you all a very prosperous new year. Regardless of all that we have going on, our clients will always be number one. I look forward to serving you in 2019!
Happy New Year!