On a peaceful morning, my son & I ran to the grocery store to grab ingredients for the picturesque dinner in my mind. I started a load of wash before we left…
When we returned, there were 2 inches of water covering the main living area. Thankfully the scene was dried quickly by a recovery team. However, to consolidate, the kitchen was completely “washed away” by this wash machine incident.
This comes at a strange time, for we almost began remodeling in July. So although the destruction is causing undue stress, we will emerge (eventually) in a much improved space.
To be perfectly honest, in the last 6 years of Color Zen, I’ve never faced a client job that really stressed me out. Even when the project is complicated. It has always flowed from my brain (thankfully) to the point that work feels like a retreat.
I’ve worked for designers, artists, creatives, etc. Some of which live in homes far beyond my own vision. And I’ve thought on occasion- perhaps I should hire you? But everyone insists I provide the right answers.
I never really believed them? Until I found myself staring at an entire room of tile, wood, paint, and carpet samples. I sat there, on the now bare plywood, with a completely blank expression. For days. Finally calling my design guru Mom in to bail me out. We still need our Mothers at 40 ;)
Should I be admitting this? Well I’ve never been one to hide anything…
Diagnosis- I can help everyone but myself. Life is a lesson and this process will make me even better for you. I will share the journey!
Cheers readers :)
(Cindy Crawford’s kitchen is my “look” inspiration)