Hello Holidays
       
      How are you? My goodness December! Let’s catch up!
       So, I haven’t been traveling unless I can count multiple trips to pick up tile, materials or scout vintage furnishings as travel!
      First to catch you up,
      I’m documenting the progress of the French farmhouse renovation with frequent photos and videos on Instagram.  If you haven’t popped over yet, I would love you to follow along 
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      Casualloveselegance
       
      This 7ft exterior custom-made copper shroud was set in place on Saturday – a little jewelry for the fireplace chimney!
      The exterior transformation from a horrible 70’s Mediterranean to my vision of the French farmhouse I imagined is giving me chills.
       
      Lil back story…
      Before we bought the property, I came here and sat on a rock down in the yard and studied the architecture and sketched my thoughts.  Despising almost everything about the floor plan, construction and style. 
       My husband said to me.  “Don’t look at the house. Think about everything that surrounds it, that’s what I love”. 
       On that day, I imagined this French farmhouse.  In my mind I had visualized the entire project completed.
       I just needed my husband’s approval, he really couldn’t see my vision at that time, but I feel he knew in his heart that I could do it.  We work well together, when I get my way, LOL.
      Friends it’s been a renovation journey!
      If you’re inspired with the exterior changes then I can’t wait to reveal the new interior spaces that are finishing up now.
      This renovation truly is a labor of love, also some French farmhouse firsts for me.
       I haven’t had the privilege to visit the French country side to do my R&D.
       So I’m using all French feels I could utterly imagine…
       
      I‘ve been very focused on this renovation.  My husband and I are the general contractors, have put our hearts into it.  Every design decision is critical and my husband has a strict-NO changes policy with me!
       
      With 2018 in view, I’m looking forward to working with new clients who have design & real estate needs.
      Also, I’m truly excited for 2018 to continue my development as I work on more dream projects.
       I’ve learned so much these last couple years, and  I believe that the more we know about ourselves, the more we can share our knowledge with others. 

      Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your visits and interaction with me.
       
      I’m grateful for you, how you inspire me with your heartfelt stories, blogs, beautiful IG accounts and social media.  
       
      I hope you’re busy working on your dreams, 
      utterly enjoying the moments & beauty that surrounds us all during this magical season.
       
      I’ve missed you…. I hope you’ll come by and follow me on IG.  I will continue my blog of course.
      IG is so fast for me to post from my iphone.  It’s fun when I’m stretched for time!
       
      A beautiful week to you darlings,
      Happy Holidays from me to you!
      xo,
      Gail

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