PROJECT UPDATES, IGTV AND INTERIOR DESIGN CAREER OPTIONS | INTERIOR DESIGN DIARY 44

PROJECT UPDATES, IGTV AND INTERIOR DESIGN CAREER OPTIONS | INTERIOR DESIGN DIARY 44


hello and welcome back! well, long time no see! how the devil are you? I’m so sorry I’ve been away. I think I was looking at
YouTube and it seems like four months. it’s not actually been four months that
I’ve been off camera, there’s been a few other bits and bobs that have been going
on. so just to give you an update.. item one! more videos are coming. I have taken some time off which I kind of sort of just had to, just to clear the decks and
to get other things sorted for the rest of the year. so there’s been lots of
stuff going on. so to give you a recap; the Reading job is over and done with!
hurrah! it’s finished. we had all sorts of fun
and games finishing that off and the clients were mightily pleased, I
got a lovely email from them saying “thank you very much, and you pushed us in the right direction and it all looks worth it and thank you very much and
we’ll be in touch for the next installment!” so I’ve not heard from them
for a while, so I think they’re happy they certainly sound happy so I’ve left
them to it. the Chelsea job.. the Chelsea job is the job that’s quite normal. these things are ongoing, so on the Chelsea job, we’ve had
some curtains go in and we’ve had a few other bits and bobs that have happened.
the front garden has happened, the aircon has finally been hooked up, the
permission came through from the council for that so all sorts of other different
things happened there and they’ve just got a few little bits and bobs of
tweaking to do, but they want to do.. they’re just doing things gradually;
which is absolutely the way to do it so they’re happy, I’m happy, we’ve got a few
more things which are coming up. notably the front of the house, which I don’t know if you remember, it actually needed a good coat of paint. it’s that white
stucco, so it needs like a like a very it’s like a pale a very pale white
render and that needs to be painted so the quotes are in the clients agreed to
it we just need to get on with it we did some bedside tables for them as
well would look lovely I’ll get you some shots of those if I can hopefully I’ve
got them here for you so that all went really well the most important thing
that has happened has obviously been the new job now this is at the Sloane Square
job this I think was one of the things which I
showed you a bit about before I left you a few months ago so that has gone
full-scale swing and this is one of the reasons why I took some time off that
was sort of had a few things that had to be sort of worked through and sorted out
not necessarily money but they were sort of things timing we had a few a few
issues on that not listed not my issues – it was really more to do with the
build and when things were going to start you have to get the right builder
and in order for the get the right builders you sometimes have to wait for
them to go ahead the clients were busy the builders were busy and so I was sort
of sitting here drumming my fingers but it gave me a chance to sort of wind down
clear things up and get ready for the next onslaught which is hot off the
press we do actually have a new video aquifer because I was acutely aware that
all the time that I’m sort of like doing stuff with you I’m you’re missing lots
of other different stuff especially as I’m sort of running about and it made
sense I thought for me to get somebody else on board to do that so we have the
lovely Cornel so Cornel he’s already done the first video of the new job so
which is going to be great so this means that you’ll be able to see it right from
beginning of how it was and then consequently see all the other different
things that happen to it in the course of the project added to this was the
realization because I’ve been away from you for such a period of time was how to
start listening how to keep this a little bit more consistent for you
because of the eye map to the house and on the projects two or three different
times a week usually at least so it made sense for me to actually go in but
recording stuff sometimes things work a little bit slower than you want them to
so I’m hoping to get Cornell in to do something perhaps something like once a
week maybe once every two weeks and condense everything down together and
then he can obviously put a video out or rather I can put the video out with his
footage but in the meantime what about the other little snippets well as I’m
sure you know Instagram TV has happened and that’s all well and good so I’ve got
some Instagram TV things already up there too if you find me on Instagram if
you haven’t already that’s I’m still under Home conscious and there’s a few
things like that I’m not big on stories yet but I am doing Instagram TV when I
go to the house of course that’s in portrait mode there’s a lot of me doing
this as you can probably imagine but they are short and they’re sweet and
they probably just give you a little bit of an idea of what’s happening sort of
live as they’re happening so I’m hoping to get these to you more frequently so
I’m hoping to run them concurrently keep going with the YouTube stuff and also do
the Instagram stuff and literally see what works better for people to follow
along because I think Instagram is easier but sometimes this is where you
all are I think generally in YouTube is a much easier platform to learn on
especially with comments and everything else so and I can handle both platforms
rather well so I’m hoping to do both so bear with me as I get going with
everything else let’s see what else has been going on I
like to volunteer and go into schools and talk to them very much about career
plans for the children and the young adults that we have coming up through
the ranks as it were I didn’t really get that much careers advice when I was
younger certainly as a child we it was near on non-existent here even in London
and you sort of were expected to find your own way now things are a lot better
so I’ve started speaking at a few schools and there are some superb
students out there who were really honored and extremely dedicated about
their career and they really haven’t had their eyes open to a creative design
career such as myself or anybody else’s sort of design career and remember you
don’t have to do interior design in its utmost if you want to just do fabrics
you can just do fabrics if you just want to do furniture you can do furniture you
could do flooring you know you can do lighting you can do a manner of things
then you can go into architecture and you know in spatial planning and all
sorts of other different things staging there’s a whole multitude of things that
you can go into which are all design led I like sort of being the overarching
person so it it’s much easier for me to do that and that’s what I fallen into
and I like the project work but if you don’t like that you can go into much
more niche aspects to it and so that’s what I’m talking to the students about
both boys and girls some of them are really interested in design some of the
boys you wouldn’t necessarily think it but and some of the girls we want to do
architecture which is fantastic we need more women architects which is always a
really good thing so if any of you are students in schools hello and also those
hello that have met me through my through my talks at the schools I hope
you’re doing well and let me know how it’s going by all
means leave a comment down below and remember remember me and I will
hopefully see you in the future at another talk as for me yes I did take
some time off I needed to your finest as you go along
through your interior design career that you will find that you will need to take
regular time off so I did a bit of that I had some downtime I kept away from a
quite a bit of social media didn’t really do any videos didn’t do any
podcasts and just really took time for myself I took up yoga hilarious namaste
or as my mother calls it summer’s day never mind but you know my mother she’s
a bit mad so that was that everybody else is fine on the jobs we were working
and a happy and busy earnest as well I’ve seen him quite a bit
finishing up a few other jobs so it’s all been good that’s it for today just a
little recap for you to let you know exactly what’s been going on I will try
and get some other videos out to you with gimbal gimbal is here he’s alive
and well and so I will see if I can get some stuff out to you and I may even
attempt attempt some YouTube live videos and then you’ll all be sorry but let’s
see how that one goes let’s see if I can get some sort of regular things coming
in for you so you can at least follow along in real-time but I hope you’re
doing well keep designing I hope you’re not melting
if you here in London or any in the UK it’s the middle of July at the moment
and it is sweltering here we’re in the middle of a heat wave so the builders
are thinking that this is a bit of a sauna on site it’s quite funny at the
time so I hope you’re enjoying the heat the summer the holidays
work hard keep designing and I shall see you soon you

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