My name is Cheryl Kees Clendenon, a California transplant to Northwest Florida. Been in the interior design business for 14 years and learn something new every day! This blog is about the day to day running of a design business and the crazy clients, silly subs, vexing vendors and exasperating employees! Join us for the ride!
Ok, I am working on a great and detailed blog post for tomorrow that I hope will be beneficial info for many readers….designers as well as consumers….but in the meantime, while working on that post,diligently, sweating, worrying about all the details…I received an email from Subzero/Wolf telling me “sorry charlie, no winner this year” or something like that..actually was quite nice and all that blah blah but essence of email:my favorite kitchen of all time won nada in the contest.
Sorry to Stacy also, (my co designer and all around besty assistant ever). Several times throughout the design process and installation, Stacy, my client and myself commented….”Hey, is this not the most awesome kitchen EVER?? OR, will we be the only three people in America who love it??”My entire staff worked very hard on the project. ( BRAVO STAFF!) We executed all details as well as design.
So, since one of the perks of having your own blog is, well having your own blog….and being able to post whatcha feel like posting..on any given day….heh heh heh…I am going to post my NON WINNER here! Please feel free to comment.In fact, I am throwing myself at you to comment. Good or Bad.
Don’t worry, my feelings are already really hurt by SZ and Wolf so I can take it. I think.
Truthfully, it is definitely a custom designed space for a custom home for a truly one of a kind client. Whom I adore. It was not an easy design as the open floor plan and towering 14 ft ceilings needed some heft to balance well. We even coined a new word in her honor working on this job: “pegaliscious”. This might explain some of our design details! I really did think it had a chance even though I will be first to admit that the SZ/Wolf contest is usually some of the finest work around. I don’t know about this year as I have not brought myself to check it yet…but you can HERE.
And I promise to have a heck of a post by the end of the week. Just humor me here with my momentary sadness at being a NON WINNER but a big CONGRATS to all the winners. I know that when I can bring myself to look, it will be great projects.