A blog I’m really enjoying at the moment is Casapinka. ‘Pink‘ in the US is re-designing her home with the help of an interior designer who lives in Australia, whom she met on line, but has no plans to meet in person.
Pink says she’s only recently discovered that she’s a creative person, but reading her blog you would beg to differ.
I’m finding the idea of an online interior designer intriguing. I’m sort of wondering whether to get a designer in to help with the new house. In many ways I’m looking forward to doing it myself, but I’m slightly intimidated about doing up a home here as I have no clue about the best local suppliers – oh for access to a Seattle designer’s little black book! – and am concerned that I’ll create something which is too ‘European’ and won’t resell well in the American market (still can’t get over the fact that you guys like the dark green exterior paint!). And it would be good to bounce ideas about with someone else.
Unfortunately I doubt very much that our budget will stretch that far, though I might see if I can find someone who will act as a ongoing consultant.
As for the actual move, the remortgage funds have been released in the UK, the mortgage in the US is sorted (are you getting some idea of the moutain of debt we’re taking on here?) and all systems are go for completion on the 22nd and moving in over the weekend of the 24th/25th. Which, scarily, is in just over a week’s time. A small added detail is the fact that we’re then flying back to London on the 27th for a week or so (the Husband has managed to wangle himself a business trip and we’re tagging along for the ride).
Is life always meant to be quite this complicated?