9:53 – Just a few quick master bedroom story board renders! It is really amazing what a visual can accomplish, I wasn’t crazy about the butterfly rug until I put it in the story board next to all the other colors and textures, then all of a sudden I realized “Wow that really works!”
All images created by Megan Peters for Haven At Home Staging & Interiors
It has been a little quiet around these parts mostly because I’m not sure in what direction to take this blog. It started as a random collection of pretty images and then morphed into a sort of casually growing portfolio for graduate school. I’m distraught to admit this, but grad school might actually not be the next step in my future. Seeing how things are turning out (it seems I am only able to get accepted to the schools furthest away from Cambridge) and considering my extreme hesitation to be apart from Martin after a year long deployment, I might be moving to Boston to work at an architecture firm instead of attending grad school. Of course this isn’t the end of the world, it is Boston after all, not dead beat Killeen. But it is a hard thing to accept when I’ve invested so much time, effort, and daydreams into the grad school option.
I’ve also been thinking a lot about what it is exactly I want from my design career, and so far what I’ve figured out is this. I want to be a residential architect and interior decorator. One day I plan on running my own firm where I/we specialize in home design. If you want me to design your entire house, I can do that. Or maybe you are just looking to renovate, or add a modern designed addition, you could hire me to decorate just one room, or maybe you want me to design your entire home and then decorate all of it!
So in order to this I need to one, become an architect, and in order to do that I need to complete my IDP hours, get my master’s, pass the licensing exams, and then gather my confidence and open my firm. This part will obviously take the most time and require the most investment. Second, I need to become an interior decorator, this is much easier and I plan on becoming a certified interior decorator sometime within the next few months. (If anyone has any advice for me as far as best online programs, etc, please please please do tell all!)
The good thing is I am able to get excited about any of these options, but I just worry about timing, getting older, surprise buns in the oven, that sort of thing. I’m slowly becoming adjusted to the idea that this is life, that life isn’t just about what you are or what you become, its about the process, the decisions, the experiences you collect and enjoy.
Also it has been decided, if I do end up working instead of going to school, I’m so buying myself a white giant (appropriately, a nickname coined by Frank Lloyd Wright) as a consolation prize of sorts! :)
The Moroccan Berber Beni Ourain rug, a “White Giant.”
Photography by: Jean Marc Palisse
More to die for images of this home at French By Design