Happy Monday! I hope all of you had a splendid weekend. These past few weeks have been pretty wonderful – I love being home, going to the farmers market and enjoying the city as it empties out for the summer. There is something so delightful about getting lost in your own city, discovering new things to do and doing the simplest things like taking walks around the neighborhood. I’m quite content with this non-traveling month.
This weekend I was able to break open some magazines, which completely inspired me for a couple of projects I have in the works. I need to remember that taking time to get inspired for projects is essential.
Cheers to the new week that lies ahead – whether you are at home or off on an incredible summer getaway!
Photo by Caitlin Flemming
This weekend I suddenly got the urge to make a massive to-do list of everything I wanted to accomplish in our apartment this summer. It’s lengthy – from organizing closets, our pantry, the office, the linen closet, to installing wallpaper in our bathroom, to painting the guest bedroom . . . the list goes on and on. Sometimes I get caught up in my client projects and getting them settled and organized that I forget about my own life. This summer that isn’t happening. I’m carving out weekends to get these things checked off my list. It’s always hard for me to begin these projects because first comes the mess but then in the end it’s so worthwhile. Do you ever find yourself having the urge to finally organize every nook in your home?
Over the weekend, with the help of my mom, I was able to purge through my entire closet. It was quite a task! We took every single piece of clothing out and if I hadn’t worn it in the last year, it was going to Goodwill. Friends, Goodwill got a goldmine. Four trash bags later and two for my local consignment store and we were done. Can I just tell you that being back to actually seeing my clothes has already made my mornings that much sweeter. It was the perfect way to step into a new month.
My goal for this summer – get organized! What are you goals for these summer months ahead?
Photo by Caitlin Flemming
This past long weekend was blissful – I love that Memorial weekend feels like the official kick off to summer. Does it feel that way to you? My days were spent enjoying homemade breakfasts in bed, opening up books that have been waiting to be read, seeing friends I hadn’t seen in weeks and ended with my birthday celebration. It was the epitome of the perfect three day weekend. After a weekend like that I’m ready for the full week ahead.
I hope all of you had an equally relaxing weekend wherever you were. I’d love to hear what all of you did?
Photo by Caitlin Flemming | Flowers by Natalie Bowen Designs
Honestly, I cannot believe it has been five years since Sacramento Street started. When I first started this visual journal I wanted a place to call my own. I found myself ripping out pages of magazines and dreaming about designing homes. If you had asked me five years ago where I thought I’d be in the future, it would be working in a creative field. However, I can honestly say I never thought I’d be where I am today.
It’s not an easy business to be in – you have to work long hours, handle the ups and downs and realize that mistakes will only help you grow. In the end, if you love what you are doing and creating that’s all the matters. I feel lucky that at the end of each day no matter what happened I still love running and owning my own business. It makes me incredibly happy.
A HUGE thank you goes out to all of the dedicated readers that have been following along. All of you matter and I want you to know that without you reading and engaging this site wouldn’t be the same. I love reading your comments and those of you who email me I still get that giddy feeling when your email pops into my inbox. Keep them coming!
This next year there will be a lot of new things happening both here on Sacramento Street and the interior design side of the business. I’m going to be sharing more details about some amazing projects, showcasing a new series that I’ve been brainstorming and much more. If you have a certain topic you want me to cover or start focusing on just send over an email – I love hearing what you want to read and learn about on the blog.
Again, thank you for making this one of your reading destinations. I hope to keep inspiring you over many, many more years to come!
Image by Anna Leena
Happy Monday from New York! Last week was quite a whirlwind week getting ready for this trip out east for my collaboration with CB2. I apologize for my absence. I hope you were able to follow along on APTCB2.com and on Instagram. It was an incredible experience, I can’t wait to share the final design with all of you!
This week we have a handful of posts that will hopefully inspire you.
I hope all of you have a fabulous week ahead!
Photo by Caitlin Flemming of John Derian in New York