When I first “met” Bryn from Bryn Alexandra she was a living in California, working in Advertising and dreaming of one day quitting her 9-5 to start her own interior decorating business. Enter a move across the country to North Carolina for her hubby’s job and Bryn can now call herself a small business owner. It’s been fun to see the transition and I think so hopefully for a lot of people who have dreams of doing something similar. Take a peek into Bryn’s new decorators life!
7 AM – My husband wakes me up and brings me a cup of coffee in bed.. he’s the BEST!! I probably shouldn’t admit this, but Charlotte (my dog) and I stay in bed while I drink my coffee, write my blog post for the day, and catch up on urgent emails and blogs. It’s my little “luxury” I enjoy while working from home and not having any children (yet).
Before my husband leaves for work, he tucks Charlotte in, she LOVES it and often snores while I work.
8:43 AM – Blog post is up, some emails are answered, blogs are read and coffee is gone. Time to get out of bed and get ready for the day. I head down the hallway into my home office and continue answering emails.
10:11 AM – I’m working on a client’s source list and I have to go down to my garage (aka the furniture graveyard) to measure some of the pieces we are reupholstering for her. While I’m down there, I load up my car for the day. Man, those IKEA boxes are super heavy, but I manage to get them all in by myself.
11 AM- Back working up in my office. I’m wondering if the CB2 marble coffee table would work in this room? No, I don’t think so. Too stark, I want it to feel warm and inviting. Moving on…
12 PM – My first of two client meetings today; I’m presenting a master bedroom design. Out with the old red and gold, in with a more calm and soothing plan (but with really great fabrics and patterns). She loved it, I’m so glad!
My client showed me this quote she hung in her closet.. it’s so perfect! And yes, I totally agree 😉
My client is SO sweet! I was admiring her beautiful jewelry on her dresser; she had gotten three really cool cuffs from a flea market in DC and she gave me one! I love it… and decided to wear it the rest of the day.
1 PM – After my meeting I grab some lunch. It’s not unusual for me to pick something up and eat on the run. Jimmy John’s today, one of my favorites!
1:30 PM – I have some time before my next meeting at 2:30, so I head to West Elm to return some items from a recent project. While there, I checked out this headboard for a client:
WAY too short!
I was happy to find this large swatch of fabric, though. We are using it on a living room chair (as seen in the plan above).
It’s a beautiful fabric and only $30/yard!
2:23 PM – My next client meeting today is in the city in a really cool part of town.
I LOVE living in Charlotte! It’s such a great city.. even though it’s overcast today.
During the meeting we measure out some furniture selections with painters tape. I always like to do this to get an sense of scale. Even though I do floorplans, it’s hard to visualize until you actually have something to walk around.
We also put together the beginnings of my client’s desk from IKEA. Uh oh, it starts to storm outside (you can see out the window).
6:20 PM – Heading home and sitting in rainy traffic. Not fun!
7 PM – Home, sweet home! The storm has passed and husband and I eat our leftovers while watching Storage Wars. I also check my emails and play on Pinterest.
8 PM – Ice cream run!! We take Charlotte on a little car ride and get some ice cream from McDonald’s drive-thru.
8:30 PM – Husband and I settle in for the night and watch this week’s episode of Design Star. We both love to hate this show.
9:15 PM – We head upstairs to read our books on our iPad (him) and Kindle (me). We read for about an hour and then it’s lights out. Goodnight!
Thanks so much Camila for letting me share my day with your readers.
Great day. Sounds really similar to a lot of my days. Dog side kick included except I have two little helpers.
*Thank you so much to everyone for all of your responses on my baby registry advice post. There were so many great responses. Going over everything again today and starting to register tonight. Thank you!