Hello everyone and happy February! Over the past month I had the opportunity to design the construction barricade for our newest location of Urban Home, a furniture and decor store. This was, by far, the largest project I have ever worked on, consisting of two panels that wrap around the perimeter of the future store location. The first panel, seen in the video, is 120 feet wide while the second panel, seen in the photos and poorly executed panoramic shot (it was raining and I was trying to avoid being hit by cars) is a whopping 180 feet wide. Both panels stand 12 feet tall. I have to say, it was pretty exciting to finally be able to go and see the design in person, after having only seen it on my computer screen up until that point. But I think the best part was hearing lots of people take notice and comment on my design as they walked by. Design is a powerful communication tool and that is my favorite part of this industry.
Several months ago I purchased a dated, little end table from my local Goodwill. I wish I had the forethought to take a ‘before’ picture of the piece, but essentially the entire end table was a dark wood and looked like it belonged on the set of That 70’s Show. What drew me to the piece however, was its unique hexagonal shape. I wanted to give this piece new life, so I chose a fun orange, which tends to be my go-to color, and offset this with crisp white trim. The final touches were the floral-detail, handmade handles, which I ended up finding on eBay for a ridiculously cheap price. Overall, I love the way the piece came out and am excited to add it to my collection of home furnishings.