Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Progress...A Long Time In The Making

 Last year a Birmingham client hired me to help decorate their lake house a couple of hours outside the city. (Before)
Every inch of the house was painted or tweaked.  Lots of new furniture was purchased, gorgeous curtains were hung, things were looking great.  This picture was taken early on installation day...
 "After" shots were not taken because we thought we were returning in a couple of weeks to add a few finishing details.  Two days after this picture was taken the April tornadoes came through and the house completely destroyed.  Some pieces were salvaged but almost everything was lost.  So, this past fall the rebuilding process began.  This time we were designing every detail of their new family retreat.  Remember this picture?
 Well that space eventually became this...
 And last week it was back to the lake to check on the progress and this is what the house is looking like now...
Not much longer now and I will be showing you after pictures!


Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the results but can't get over the terrible misfortune of your clients.

Tara Dillard said...

A friend completed a job, then a tornado destroyed it within a month.

She redid the job, and a herd of cattle escaped from their trailer & trampled it away, again, within a month.

She tells it much better than me.

No one was hurt.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Karena said...

Oh my goodness Marianne!! It takes a lot of strength for anyone to go through something like this. I am glad you are there!

....I wanted you to know...I am featuring Anita Rivera, Friend, Designer and Paper Artist with Castles Crowns & Cottages on my site!

Art by Karena

paula said...

how sad :( I am sure this place will be stunning though! Can't wait to see.

Sherri Cassara said...

That is a crazy story...I can't even imagine! I look forward to as I'm sure you and your clients do to seeing the final reveal.