Thursday, February 23, 2012

project awesome

Yesterday I was doing another installment at client awesome's pad!


It's not quite there yet, but it is coming along lovely. 

Here are a couple of sneaky views of whats happening down at the beach.

I would show you the whole shebang.....but,  

I am holding out for some fancy pants magazine to swoop on in and call first dibs on this project.

seriously,

House Beautiful, Elle Decor.....you listening?

Have your people call my people and we will do lunch.

If you need me I will be waiting patiently by the phone.....










There is still some key elements missing from the house...

None of the final artwork is in place yet...just some fillers.

Not all the fancy rugs are in

and

New drapes are down the road...

Awesome money don't grow on trees and shit!

Stay Tuned for those changes
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In personal news, the Duck was off to Australia last night and I am so sad :(

I am in no way prepared to be Solo Momma for the next two weeks.

Actually to be honest, this two weeks is not what I am freaking out about...

you see, the Duck and I are going to the UK in March for 3 weeks when he gets back from OZ which will be fun and awesome to see the fam.

but 

After our little rendezvous with the Ducks fan in Britain is up, I am flying back home to L.A. SOLO with G (she is 2) to be home alone again for 7 weeks while the Duck stays on tour in Europe!

um. 

What the FUCK am I going to do for 7 weeks by myself with G and no Duck to cook for us and do manly things like build a raised garden box for spring vegetables OR fix up the bathrooms??

7 weeks is a long ass time.

there will be tears and emotional rants..for sure

Hopefully I can count on you lovers for some moral support.....
or some xanax in the mail


Hey, I have a new client meeting tonight...

what am I,
 Stupid?

#iwillneversleepagain






46 comments:

  1. So brilliant! I want to live in this house. I love everything.

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  2. <3 you!! I wanna be just like you when I grow up!;)

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  3. never commented before but been a stalker for many months. the house is gorgeous and looking forward to seeing the final photos. really really beautiful, amber!! oh and uh good luck with all that 7 weeks and no duck business. i feel for you girl.

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  4. This house is amazing! I love everything about it! The striped umbrella on the patio and the grass cloth wallpaper in the dining room are my favorites! Elle Decor would be missing out if they don't pick this project up! :)

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  5. Seriously gorgeous! I just love your fun, eclectic style. Those patio chairs are amazing!!!

    www.idesignlove.com

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  6. love it alllllllll, so pretty! so refreshing and calm, too.

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  7. Client Awesome's home is absolutely beautiful! I love all the live plants throughout the home- especially the succulents!

    Hope your two weeks of flying solo go well!

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  8. I love it Amber! What a beautiful home!!! So jealous that you get to do that for a living. Good luck flying solo and surviving the 7 weeks.

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  9. Seriously good (not the missing your hubs part), but the pad is nuts! If you build it, they will call. Just sending it out there for you.
    xo
    D

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  10. I love it! I love the beachy cottage feel it has and the colors are beautiful! Looks like it could be in House Beautiful!

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  11. Girl, this is so gorg! Love it! I think Newell would love it too for HB. Newell!! Call a girl :)
    7 weeks is a long time...a hubby/baby daddy via Skype just not the same. You deserve lots of pampering before & after!

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  12. GORGEOUS! I adore the fan chairs outside and the black/white umbrella...also quite obsessed with all the fabric you used and the wallpaper on the kid's room ceiling- I always wanted that exact paper on my son's ceiling- love! Sorry about the 7 weeks- that is a long ass time....will be sending solo mama well wishes your way:)

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  13. Surely a lovelier beach house has never existed. HB better get on this!

    But my goodness: 7 weeks. That's rough. I'll be sending you positive vibes and prayers!

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  14. You have done a wonderful job on that house! It's beautiful.

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  15. I love to read your posts and really feel for you without the duck for 7 weeks! Every time I see your work I think to myself how incredibly talented you are and cant wait to see more of your work!
    Natasha
    http://www.lovedesignbarbados.blogspot.com

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  16. love the house. looks fresh and serene.
    although my husband never left for 7 weeks, he used to work at night so he was never home during our waking hours when we had 2 small children. i assure you, by week 2 you will have your routine down. and when he comes back you will be annoyed as your routine will be broken. good luck
    Kelley

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  17. I was curious if you could give more info about the art piece by the air control. Love the space... So serene!

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  18. Seriously, this house is gorgeous. You should definitely be getting a call to have the house published. You did an amazing job!!! Good luck with all that you have coming up.

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  19. I am using the same wallpaper on the ceiling in my project for class, I am obsessed with it!!

    Although I'm using the blue colorway and on the ceiling in the family room- its so hot!

    LOVE what you have done here, so many amazing things to look at!

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  20. That house is fantastic, very fun, and love the colorful accents with the whites...great job.
    You will be fine alone...just lean on US! Which we could all have a glass of wine together.
    Nancy
    http://www.powellbrower.com/

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  21. these sneak peeks are literally insane. the MINUTE i move into my new place i will be sending you an email. your talent is incredible!!!

    ps. 7 weeks IS a long time... i live in LA and will be happy to come entertain you anytime! (ill come prepared with a mimosa!) :)

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  22. You are so very talented! It would be a dream to live in such a beautiful laid back space. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. i love it all, cant wait to see more

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  24. Love the wallpaper on the ceiling- the entire bedroom actually, and that Dining Room is *beautiful*.

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  25. House looks AMAZING!!! All white...my dream!!!

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  26. It looks great! Amber, please, please tell me where you got that teal chandelier. One of kind find or is it sourced from somewhere that I can find one like it? It is exactly what I have been looking for....

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  27. wow its looks awesome Amber! I hope somebody picks it up so we can see every detail! I can't imagine being away from my hubby for that long with alone with a child no less. We are here for your rants!

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  28. I'm in love with this entire place, absolutely in love.

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  29. love every last detail in every last photo!!!! so fantastic!

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  30. Project Awesome is an understatement, no doubt House Beautiful will be calling.
    I have a hubby who travels all the time, Zanax helps. And sleepovers with your girlfriends. I've actually adjusted to him being gone pretty well, now I have a harder time managing when he's home, and in my way. JK, he's lovely.

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  31. stunning Amber, you are my absolutely favourite designer, your work is beautiful, modern but very welcoming, and I lobe the use of colours, textures and patterns, gorgeous!

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  32. You have so much talent it is starting to come out of your little toes. Crikey.

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  33. Oh honey. They're listening. This is just SO GOOD. You have more talent in your left pinkey than I have in my whole body!

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  34. I need sources, especially for the rugs!

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  35. Amber- You rock. I just love it all!

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  36. I'll help you out by slapping half of thse onto Pinterest.

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  37. Looks beautiful. Love the mix.

    7 weeks is a long time! Man. You guys can skype right? Maybe he can walk you through the manual labor. yikes.

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  38. Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor....this is STUNNING!!! LOVE the grasscloth and Peter Dunham in the dining room, that playroom is fantastic and I love that Caroline Wright painting in the foyer!! Can't wait to see the final photos....those mags better jump on this soon or they are CRAZY!

    Congrats on your success!!!

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  39. OMG it looks amazing! Please say you will spill the beans on where you bought all that stuff! What is that bird wallpaper on the ceiling and where did you get that amazing dining table . . . i must know!!! cant wait

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  40. Oh man, I'm feeling your hubs on the road home alone with a 2 yr old pain! Hubs was gone for 10 weeks when my son was 2...it sucked big black donkey d%$&s! But we're here, and you'll get through it. Try to focus on the fun mommy time you and the sweet girl will have!

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  41. You did an amazing job on this house! I love it!!! if you need artwork call me

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  42. Ahhhhh have fun in the UK!! My husband is from England and we do the long haul trip from the west coast with our two boys...it sucked when they were around a year old, but 2 years is perfect to be able to entertain them, drug them, and happily arrive! I've done the trip once with them alone, and it was shockingly pain-free. Hope you have an amazing time. My whole body aches to be in the Cotswolds again, RIGHT NOW. The 7 weeks alone....that just sucks. No good words for that one. I'd be looking at some special fare to go see him, even if for three days, just to break that shit up. Enjoy, and good luck!
    Rebecca

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  43. Do you have sources for the artwork--particularly the piece over the console table you can spy in the background of the living room, and also the white framed piece on the bookshelf (left middle shelf)? Looks beautiful! I especially love those minty green pillows!

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  44. wow, wow and wow!!! i can't get enough of these pictures - there's so much to take in! cannot wait to see the rest. i will be shocked if elle or hb doesn't call!

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  45. Love Love Love!!!

    My boyfriend works away and is only home 12 weeks a year so I feel your pain - although my kids are only of the fur variety.

    The duck wouldn't happen to be in Australia touring the Soundwave festival? If so I was there in Brisbane on Saturday and the weather was total stink!

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  46. Does sanyone know who makes the super cool neon-horizontal-striped artwork!?!

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