It was after 6pm on an evening in August 2015 when I answered the phone at my design studio. I never answer the phone after hours.
On the other end of the line was a woman driving from California to Texas with her 2 (big) dogs and 2 teenage sons. They were moving here after wrapping up the sale of their house in California and were excited to be meeting her husband in Frisco; he had been relocated to the Dallas Fort Worth area a few months prior. She was on the hunt for somebody to help her design a home that reflected this new chapter in the lives of her and her family.
She informed me they had sold / left almost all of their furniture behind in California and wanted an updated, fresh, more colorful and “happy” design for their new home. The catch was that their new home was brand new and she had not had the option to select any of the colors, finishes or fixtures – so we had to work around what was existing. I love creating a home from a (virtually) blank slate – and I loved talking to the woman on the other end of the phone. She was well spoken, funny, non-pretentious, enthusiastic, and just overall cool.
A few weeks later, we met in person at her new (empty) house in Frisco. The woman, Julie, was as wonderful in person as she was on the phone. And her house was literally a blank slate. And very, very vanilla. Literally. It did not have a lot of character, save the gorgeous floors, and the wall color was literally the same as a scoop of vanilla ice cream. We couldn’t change the major details, but we could infuse the personality of Julie and her family into this house to make it a home.
To make a long story short, we were hired, had a GREAT time working with Julie and her family. They implemented almost every single thing we suggested – and gave us great feedback on the things they were not sure about so we could revise to their liking. It was a match made in heaven. We could not be happier with the results. I think Julie and her sweet family are happy too. I’m super glad I answered the phone late that evening in August!
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