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Houzz Summer Party

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Thanks to the healing properties of hot water and lemons today I made it through Friday... after the generosity and fabulous hosting* from the Houzz team last night at their annual Summer Party... (*well stocked bar and attentive staff)Such a fun evening held at their London head office; a fab space designed really well... as you'd imagine... complete with Parisian sitting room, library and sports room to bounce those great ideas about... either on the ping-pong table or through the basketball hoop... (p.s. even the toilet paper is on-message: green, to match their branding).We enjoyed mouth watering canapes, sipped fizz on their beautiful roof terrace oasis and watched the sun set over the London skyline with the Shard and St. Paul's Cathedral in our view. Luckily the rain which splattered down over our studio that same morning decided to pass... just as well, as my summer outfit was planned and new wedges itching to get out of their box.Dressed to impress, Deborah and I were…

The one with the Funky Tiles...

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...8am site meeting today- I'm not one for a 6.15am alarm (when you've been up till midnight addicted to all things interiors on Instagram and your phone says '6hrs 15mins' until your alarm goes off.... 😣), so coffee and breakfast in the car en-route it is...Meeting with clients and builders before the work starts on their new bathroom. Wait till the builders see our tile choice... eeek! Thick tile, complex pattern... pattern matching up the wall. Plus, how do we get the bath up two flights of stairs...?
It's going to look fabulous though!To be fair, our team is great... nothing is a problem, it's always 'Yehhhs' ... there might be a slight pause before they reply... but they make everything happen. I think they secretly like our quirky ideas...Back at the studio it's an afternoon of drawing our funky tiles to scale, calculating and counting (and re-counting!) the amount to order... plus a bit of last minute sourcing for a client presentation tomo…

Where it all began...

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My interior design life began a few years ago by being thrown headfirst into it and studying at the fabulous KLC School of Design.I decided to change my career and took the plunge and enrolled to do the full time post-graduate diploma at KLC. Yes, full time back to college... back to student discounts... new stationery for the new term... new school bag... the lot! 
What an intense year that was... late nights before project deadlines, lectures, inspirational talks, new computer packages to master- I had a renewed empathy for the kids at school these days, I'd forgotten how full on learning can be... but I loved it! It was the most fabulous year, I felt inspired by the lecturers, lovely friends I met and the prospect of a career in the industry.On the day of my graduate exhibition, 2 years ago this month, I happened by chance (some say by fate) to bump into someone I knew... someone I had known 8 years previously. She is an established interior designer and I had sold an apartment…

A new beginning...

Tuesday 11th July 2017
...Slightly Quirky's blog begins...