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Thursday, April 19

Spring is in the air...

Though the rainy San Francisco climate may not feel like Spring, I get a craving this time of year to get things freshly organized -not only for myself, but with my clients as well.

Keeping up with all of the details around a client’s house can be overwhelming. I am a big list maker. It keeps my office on top of the numerous projects that we are working on.

A few weeks ago we arranged for a complete cleaning of a client’s chandeliers. This involved hours of work and even minor repairs (as you can see the top of this fixture was a little bit off). Having a dirty chandelier just doesn't look good.

The end result made such a difference - something that you may expect would be overlooked can actually create a strong impact.

For myself, I have lately been inspired to freshen up my apartment by re-arranging my bookcases and adding a few new pillows. I even cleaned out my pantry over the weekend. It’s surprising how much minor changes can give a space a new fresh and new.

Has Spring inspired you to change up your home at all?


La Dolfina said...

Absolutely, I am on the same wavelength!!!
Just cleaned all my Chandys using the e cloth, it was a breeze. Needless to say I will be doing it a lot more often from now on. I have been doing lots of cleaning, organizing and lightening up as well. I am loving my house a lot right now. Spring cleaning is a fabulous ritual isn't it?

cindy hattersley design said...


That chandelier is to die for! Amazing what a cleaning does to make it sparkle!!

kbd said...

Absolutely! I have two big boxes for charity ready, and more waiting to be purged... I did my pantry a few weeks ago, too, after putting it off forever. And it only took about 40 minutes.

Brillante Interiors said...

Back to rainy San Francisco? In rainy Vancouver I am re-organizing my patio, arranging planters, ordering custom made trellis, mirrors...

Windlost said...

Grant - what a beautiful fixture. Mine is dusty...thanks for the reminder. Spring for me means getting rid of clutter. The folks from Goodwill are coming tomorrow to pick up a load of stuff from our closets and storage. That feels so good...
Then I can start new projects with a clear mind!

Happy Spring!

shiree segerstrom said...

So funny you should mention spring cleaning. I've been preaching lately (my latest soap box) is all about cleaning for a fresh new look. Good advice! Shiree'

the designers muse said...

I agree, spring makes me want to clean and to get organized! Love that empire chandelier!

Annie said...

Hi Grant,

I absolutely fell in love with you when I heard your Skirted Roundtable Interview. You were so thoughtful and modest and open. Your success is well deserved.

I wonder if you might answer a question for me. I saw this console of yours (, and I wondered if you purchased the table and skirt together somewhere, or if you just had a skirt made for an existing table? I've been looking for a skirted console but the only one I've found is at Wisteria which is too small.

Thanks, and hope all is well!

pve design said...

Yes, windows were just washed and what a difference!
I think a home like a car looks so much prettier after a wash!
Patio was power washed....too!!:)

Anonymous said...

Your posts are so original. I feel like I am having a conversation with you. So natural and relaxed. Keep up your blog. PLEASE.


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