Blogfest 2012 was amazing! And being in NYC was the icing on the cake! Breathtaking views, spectacular venues and fabulous celebrity designers, panelists and the warmth of the Kravet family made my four days in NYC some of the best in my life! Who could ask for more! I was in Design Heaven!
It was such an honor to be a part of such a wonderful event. I was truly awestruck by the event and the people that made it possible. Thank you all so much!
House Beautiful's Editor in Chief, Newell Turner, has challenged us to blog about our "A-Ha Moment" and I am so excited to participate in the challenge.
I would have to say that my inspiration over the past year has been the renovation and redesign of our Lakehouse in Osage Beach, MO. I don't think I have ever been so moved by a project. From the moment we looked at the property 3 years ago until the day we completed construction, I have been magically captivated.
The house has seen brighter days but the property was breathtaking with towering trees and spectacular 180 degree views of the lake from sunrise and to sunset. Twelve months of grueling renovation and rebuilding have been worth every minute and every ounce of energy spent. The end result is more beautiful than we could have ever imagined!
To say that it is a transformation is an understatement. It is a dream come true! What my husband and I have realized throughout this project is that we both love what we do and we have been enormously blessed to be a part of an industry that we love and to live the dream!
To finish a project of this depth and to love the end result is my "A-Ha Moment". I dont think I could ask for anything more than to be right where I am today. To be able to sit in any room in this amazing house and see the sunrise, sunset and the beautiful lake is such a gift and we are ever so grateful.
I dont want to give away too much with pics of the interior as it is being photographed soon but here is a shot of a portion of the sunroom prior to completion. The view is breathtaking and offers 180 degrees of lake with no other house in view!!! This is my "A-Ha Moment"....hope it inspires you to take a chance and find your "A-Ha Moment too!