Monday, August 19, 2013

Big Changes

Since I started my blog four or so years ago for some reason I go radio silent in the summer. This is not planned and I apologize for not keeping in touch with my loyal readers/followers. I'm back and can't wait to share with you everything that has been going on in my life and my world of Interior Design!! 

This is a big year for me for many reasons but the biggest change in my life was my son graduating from High School and planning his move back East to go to college to play basketball and fulfill his lifelong dream. Seeing your child fulfill their dreams is the best thing a parent could ask for. I could not be more proud.

High School Graduation

One of my projects this summer was to remodel an Italian restaurant that is currently open, has incredible food but just needs a total facelift. In the coming months I will be sharing some before and after photos so you can see the progress. The restaurant including outdoor dining, bar area and event rooms is about 10,000 square feet. Since they have remained open during the remodel process I have had to break it up into phases. Stay tuned for that.

Ca' Del Sole - Toluca Lake, CA

One of the most exciting things this summer besides my son’s graduation is that I am moving to a new house in Malibu!  We closed escrow end of June and started the remodel the day after close of escrow. The construction is moving right along but at a snail’s pace so I will also be showing you some before and after shots of that as well.

New Malibu Residence


I took an amazing trip this summer to France and our first stop was St. Tropez, then on to Provence where I shopped the flea L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue one of the most amazing flea markets that I have been to. I like to buy vintage French paintings and they had a ton of them. I had to buy a huge trunk to bring them home. BF was not happy. Some of them are listed on Vintage and Market finds on One Kings Lane this week, so check it out. Of course we stopped in Paris before we came home. Who can go to France and not stop in Paris?!

Summer Trip to France

These are some of the highlights of my summer. Why does summer always go buy so quickly?? Anyway I hope you all had a great summer, let me know what you have been up to.

Janette Mallory