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MONDAY MAKEOVER – HOLLYWOOD AND THE CEILINGS

…..TRUTH be told, I would far more enjoy reporting to you about some amazing chandelier I got in Los Angeles…like these from my FAVE place…well I HAd many FAVES…but this one

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MADE ME WEAK AT THE KNEES….

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all available at HOLLYHOCK IN LOS ANGELES

or I would loved to have stashed in my luggage a few things at

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HD BUTTERCUP IN LOS ANGELES… I could get lost in there for days…months…maybe even years…

WHERE I met some of my Design Idols…..

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Me and Jeffery Marks and Ross Cassidy, a couple of Million dollar decorators and all around great guys. We mostly talked dogs and kids…

I would rather sit and read my new signed John Robshaw Book JRT_Prints_coverfrom HOLLYWOOD AT HOME

WHERE I am sure they had to haul out the mop to clean up the tears and drool I left behind…honestly the Textiles…basically everything there… Works of ART!!!

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..but alas, I am home, in my own little “Greenwood at Home” , I have left HOLLYWOOD and even my new amazingly talented and beautiful new Designer friend  “HOLLY” of The English Room- Musings of a Design Afficianado” behind…I am back to real life and while not all makeovers are very pretty…they ARE important and in the end will make room for much beauty to be REVEALED down the line….SIGH

THE UPSTAIRS CEILING MAKEOVER

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(left) one year ago …(right) today!

A little over a year ago, after years of lining the upstairs hall with buckets and before replacing the roof…our old plastered ceiling gave way….and came crashing down…chunks at a time…loud and dusty and messy….! Forces beyond our control contributed to the time lag and finally NOW, this week…the blizzard behind us…Our upstairs ceilings are being replaced.

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Unloading the drywall

They will do the Hall, the master bedroom and bath first…and then do the kids rooms in April.

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Hall last Fall…………………Hall last week…………………Hall this morning
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Upstairs Hallway….9 years ago……5 years ago……last year

 

Relocating the Hallway and the Master Furnishings was what I did the day before I left for Los Angeles…the hardest hit have been my closet and Phoebe’s bedroom…no photo shoots today please~IMG_8551 IMG_8550

 

…SO…THERE YOU HAVE IT..I am home and the beat goes on. Last week was just what the Doctor ordered. It was an amazingly Validating week…It was good to get away…I made wonderful new friends, invaluable connections, and met so many of my Design Idols. I promise to post about them this week. I was inspired to just continue on the path I have carved out….in fact, perhaps the sentiment which resonated throughout the week, repeated in a multitude of ways by nearly every speaker was…

“BE YOURSELF!!!

FIND YOUR NICHE AND JUST GET VERY GOOD AT THAT THING THAT MAKES YOU SPECIAL!!!!”

more on my new friends…here is a sneak peek….

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3 thoughts on “MONDAY MAKEOVER – HOLLYWOOD AND THE CEILINGS

  1. just found your blog via the cottage nest. love your style but would love to see bigger pictures. 😉 everything looks beautiful but it’s just kinda hard to see the small pics. 🙂

    1. Thanks for the feedback. I think if you scroll through my blog you will find that this particular post, with smaller photos, is the exception, rather than the rule. But I appreciate your stoping by and hope you come back!

  2. I’ve just spent as long as I could before my chicken cordon bleu was going to burn in the oven scouring your blog. I’m totally in love…smitten…envious of your undeniable talents!

    I can’t wait to see how your ceilings turn out and what’s up next. I’ll be checking you out with coffee in hand hoping your talents rub off…even just a little:).

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