A New Year, New Decade...

As I sit here, I cannot believe it is already February!?


I have to admit, January went fairly quickly for me. Quite a whirlwind really.


I didn't have much of a chance to contemplate long term goals for the New Year or New Decade for that matter- if I'm being honest. Which has also been nice. Sometimes, it's nice to take the pressure off; I'll get to my goals + vision boards in Arizona next week.


My New Year started like this because I began a home Renovation Project on December 5th (with my Dad) and it ended up being a 5 week long project, working most everyday, and working very long hours.


If you've been following my stories on Instagram, then you know I was renovating two rooms, and a hallway in my house. There was an intense focus to get these rooms completely renovated, designed + styled as I booked a photoshoot with the lovely, Julia Badei, @juliabadeistudios on Instagram.


The photoshoot went off without a hitch in early January. I was lucky to find Julia through another friend, on Instagram; and lucky enough to have a Dad that loves DIY work + was willing to help me. To say it was draining was an understatement. I spent quite a bit of time at the Chiropractor's, getting my SI Joint back on track with all the sitting on the floor painting. But oh the rewards! The sweet, beautiful Rewards!


The house is stunning + turned out exactly as I had imagined.


My New Office:




Backtrack for a quick moment. My brother moved in with me (for two years) as he was going through a divorce + then he moved out in August. For quite a while, I had been planning (in my design brain), to renovate his bedroom, turn it into an office, and to document the whole Renovation/Design process on Instagram, my Blog, and Instagram stories.


It was the perfect opportunity to show my newly emerging Design style (think California Casual, meets English Anglophile, meets Craftsman touches), skill sets + then growth as an Interior Designer; I believe we are always learning + growing in our professions- as we should be! My growth has breathed new life into me, my house + with the way I live, which for me is crucial to good Interior Design- it's the reason why Design has such an impact in our lives.


And the Design Inspiration spread everywhere in my house: Kitchen as of 2/2020



As the month + year moves on, I will be writing about all the Design work happening in #thecraftsmanbungalow


I am going to save my Design process, and how I made choices in my Office, and the newly coined (Indian Room), and the Hallway for another Blog Post that will be launching mid February.


I'll also cover extensively for all you DIY'ers, or you want to learn how to renovate your homes and become a DIY'ers in future Blog Posts. Also, there will Cost Breakdowns + I will launch a PDF class on the Basics of Home Renovation. The content I'm bringing this year will be off the Charts. I can't wait to share.


I tend to want to share all at once, but I'm learning to pace myself. Be on the lookout for new Blogs, Pictures, Content, PDF's, and eventually Tailored Gift Boxes for any occasion.


And just remember, Hohm is where one's affections lie.


And let's create a movement, one for the Love of Vintage/Antiques...hashtag me @ #myhohm ...I want to see how you live!





Jennifer








Hohm is a full service interior design firm for antiquarians and vintage enthusiasts. Jennifer Riley and team craft spaces that are eclectic, layered, and steeped in charm in the San Diego area and worldwide, virtually. Shop Hohm’s vintage scores here or head over to the blog for design inspiration. 

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