Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Someone an artist?


So last night we had an HVAC company give us an estimate for a new furnace. After coming up from our messy basement the very nice man asked if someone in our household was an artist since our decorating was so unique. I tried to explain that neither my husband nor I are artists, we just have a passion for making our home reflect our personalities. I guess I take it for granted that not everyone has a file box of inspirational tear sheets sorted by room/project or spend five years obsessing over purchasing the perfect sofa. I did not tell the man about either of these facts since I am sure he already thought we were odd. Oh well, I totally take it as a complement that our house is completely different from all the other houses he has been in over the years.

6 comments:

l.alden said...

I'm impressed by your level of organization with the tear sheets. I have so many binders full of pages, but can't seem to keep them organized. Maybe one day I'll get them all scanned in and tag each appropriately. Until then, I'm liking this hanging file option.

Robin said...

What a nice compliment! Like you I have huge digital files full of inspiration ideas for the future. We haven't really done much decorating though since we're still trying to get the house working correctly (mechanical, plumbing, etc.). Plus we plan on doing such extensive renovations in the future it doesn't make sense to invest in that stuff now.

Anyway, what kind of furnace are you looking at getting? We just replaced our HVAC system & that's kind of my specialty...
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Jen said...

But Nick is a designer! :)

Jen said...

But Nick is a designer! ;)

compulsively compiled said...

Oh, yours are labeled! Nice. I can't bring myself to do more categorizing than Favorites and Outside. I'm sure it would make finding a single photo among a hundreds of tear sheets so much easier.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I have one , just like this. lol