All aboard the lighting train…
If you have a small child, you’ll have that tune in your head all day. We’ve had our son home with us as we transition between daycares so playing with trains and singing songs (1-2-3-4-5 all aboard the counting train…x100) have kept me busy.
Dan and I rarely share the same tastes… I care about the details and coordination of rooms whereas Dan wouldn’t even notice if I moved a chair or hung a new picture. Don’t tell him I said that. He also has a strong opinion of what he likes and dislikes but leaves the final decisions up to me, which is sweet of him. Sometimes it’s convenient to have a husband and partner in crime who lets me make the decisions regarding style and decor, other times it’s incredibly frustrating because all I want is an opinion or confirmation, which is why I’m so excited to work with professional designers.
I had the opportunity to escape for a coffee meeting with the wonderful team from Anex Interiors yesterday. Our goal for the meeting was to narrow down on the exterior design of the house. I picked up a sample of stone from Timberstone Regina, stucco colours and an example of the wood product we might be using on the house. Anex showed me which colours would work, and recommended neat ideas we can incorporate into the home to make it stand out from the rest.
Once our exterior options were selected, we moved over to the Pearl Hardware showroom.
We were set up with our coffees in a design room to scour through their lighting books. As I’d mentioned before, I have gone through some of the lighting options with the owner of Pearl Hardware, so this meeting with Anex was to bounce some of my ideas off of them and get everyone on the same page. The page we’ve landed on is an eclectic/whimsical/transitional feel. This house is going to be unique. It’s going to be fun. It’s going to be neutral, yet colourful. It’s going to have some incredible products that will pique that designer in you. The direction we’re heading is borderline out of my comfort zone, but that’s okay. It’s fun to take design risks and see everything come together. I’m trusting the pros and can’t wait to see what they come up with.
You may be wondering why we’re looking at lighting when we haven’t even dug a hole yet, and it’s because I’m excited about the project. That, and we need to get quotes from all of the suppliers for the mortgage. Plus, it never hurts to pick pieces you love so that if they require some electrical plan changes or additional planning, it’s not too late. It helps me envision the house and what it will be too. So many reasons to shop and dream now. I just have to keep telling Dan that!
Thanks Anex for the coffee date! Next stop: Staking. Choo-choo!