The Kitchen Designer

I'm back

The days just go! I'm not quite sure where they go, but I know they pass by so fast. I've been wall-to-wall busy, first and foremost with my clients.

I may have said it's the perfect storm, something I could not have predicted. Projects, highly detailed, large, all needing to be ordered at once, all having come on board at different times, nearly all which should have been finished a long time ago, at different times from one another, except for architectural or construction delays. Or both. I swear, every project gets a life of its own! Will my clients be patient with me as I have been with them? I think they will.

I'm in the middle of all the detail right now. But, here's my philosophy. The day before Thanksgiving, I sometimes don't go food shopping till 3 pm or so (now THAT'S professional procrastination, although procrastination is not the issue), AND, I make everything from scratch, and I'm not kidding. When I come home and start preparing the food, I think, I'm not sure HOW a fabulous dinner will be on the table the next day, sometimes for 20+ people...but I know it will be. And, so, these projects will all turn out as they always do - correct.

Not to mention, 2 weeks back, when 5 Danish Vikings came to invade my home for one week in order for us to exhibit Hansen kitchen furniture at the ICFF. Long days, setting up/breaking down the display, rush hour traffic, talking nonstop, oh, let's add a visit to the Danish Consulate General's residence for a gathering of Danish companies exhbiting at ICFF in there too, and you have a bit of chaos! Fortunately, those Vikings invaded with fresh, new, Scandinavian home magazines. Would you like to see the latest interior ideas from Scandinavia?

In between, our garden of somewhere close to 200 roses is just beginning to bloom with a few blooms here and there. The garden has been a source of real excitement in recent weeks..real anticipation. I planned my kitchen mostly around the garden some years back, adding 20' of windows to have a panoramic view of all that happens beyond the house, which changes by the hour. The view from the kitchen window is always, always, an important consideration in the planning stages.

More stuff topics, Scandinavian kitchens, new products, and just the random things that come up. Good to be back with you!

Posted by Susan serra, ckd
over 11 years ago


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