Tuesday

Focus on Design

Ok. I'm going to let you in on a little secret...I'm a stalker. That's right. I'm a peeping Tom. When I walk the dogs at night or as I drive around in the evenings, I so look in every window with lights on and check out the decor. I know all the cool interiors within a ten mile radius even though the homeowners might be shocked that I know it. I also kinda stalk certain designers and their websites and sit and drool over the spaces they get to create for their clients who seemingly have no budget and have access to every high-end shop and antique store in the world. I know they say that being low on money breeds creativity and often genius...actually, I'm not sure if anyone says that, but it sounds good...but some days, I gotta tell ya, it just breeds frustration and a few hours of wondering why it is that I chose this profession and not, oh, let's say, cleaning up dog poo. I guess when you love something as much as I love the world of design, there are bound to be days that make you so proud of what you created and others that will break your heart. It's a tough business, this, and so spending a bit of time gazing at others work is my form of a warm bubble bath at night while mindlessly reading People Magazine. Let me show you what I mean... you may want to go grab your dribble cloth and call your surgeon, cuz these pics are going to blow your mind. I present to you, my fine friends, the world of Caldwell Flake, a Birmingham designer. Cue music..."Did you ever knoooow that you're my heeeee-ro...?" Oh, and there will be no commentary. These are self-explanatory.
















































Tomorrow's hump day everyone! Hope it's a great one. :)
Now go back and look at these pics again! I bet you missed some stuff!

15 comments:

Dana Larson said...

Aggghhh, sooo amazing!

Jen of All Trades said...

You said it! ;)

Naz said...

There are so many great decorating ideas in these pictures. I just don't care for the fake animal heads on the walls.

Jen of All Trades said...

Naz,
Glad you found some ideas here that you like! I think the kitsch value of the animal heads is fairly humorous, but have yet to incorporate them into any of my designs...and I don't know that I will. But never say never! ;)

Amy Nelson said...

Wow! Wow wow wow! Oh, and OH MY GOSH! I can't tell you how many times I said that as I scrolled through these! Now to look again!

Jen of All Trades said...

Amy! Welcome back! Hope your trip was fabulous...it's great to "see" you! So many of these pics stopped me in my tracks. There's something spectacular in each one. Love. :)

kellyoneill24 said...

Well duh.... this designer totally looks like you and your style!!!

Jen of All Trades said...

Well, that's the best compliment I've gotten all day, Kell! :D

An Eye For Design Interiors said...

OMG!!! Who does this?? They don't teach this in Design school. At least not mine, lol!!

Lisa said...

Hey everyone! It is Lisa Flake... So glad you have enjoyed my work and I have loved reading this blog and all the comments. People like you are what make my job so fabulous! As for the fake animal heads on wall... You are right... Lots of humor behind them! My husband is huge hunter and our rule is no dead animals in the house... This was my way of "meeting him in the middle" . He now says he will just paint his next mounts highgloss white and I wouldn't even notice:)

Lisa said...

Hey everyone! It is Lisa Flake..I have loved reading this awesome blog and all of your comments! People like you are what makes my job so fabulous. And yes, you are right, lots of humor behind the fake animal heads. My husband is a huge hunter and I have a no dead animal rule in the house. So this was my way of "meeting him in the middle". He now says that next time he will just paint his kill highgloss white and I won't notice:) Thanks again and you can follow me on FB or twitter if want.

Jen of All Trades said...

Welcome, Lisa! So wonderful to have you here! It is such a rare but beautiful thing as a designer to come across someone else's work that moves you...inspires you in some way...and reminds you that just when you think you've seen it all, you haven't. You're portfolio does that for me and it is a joy to peruse! Have a wonderful weekend!

A rootdigger said...

I have always been a person who will look in too, I had my favorite homes. I get upset when it was sold and someone would cnange to another scheme.
Your pixs are beautyful here.

Rosanne Palazola said...

Hi Jen,

Love the title! :)
Love the pics!
Love the sentiment about why we are we in this business!

Rosanne Palazola
www.thefocusondesign.blogspot.com

Jen of All Trades said...

Rootdigger, a person after my own heart! Rosanne, you're always so kind in your comments. Thanks...you're a joy to have here. :)

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