You know those decisions you make – the stubborn-headed ones – which leave little doubt to making your life more complicated? Weeks 5 & 6 of our Crazy Tuscan Renovation Project finds us crunched between two such decisions. Like pilgrimage, every year, we visit a tiny northern Italian village, (located over 300 km from the … More Doubt Creeps In. Weeks 5 & 6 of Our Crazy Tuscan Renovation Project Tests Us to the Core.
What’s it like to renovate a small apartment in another country? This Italian phrase best describes the current phase of our Totally-Crazy Tuscan Renovation Project. 7 June, Lucca, Italy. Do you remember the last update, when hammering was my every day’s soundtrack? Well, today’s music is the drill. A tune so shrill, a neighbor, from … More What’s it like to renovate in another country? This Italian phrase best describes our current phase.
This morning, I write this update with the soundtrack of hammering pulsating from another room. We are two weeks into the renovation project and that noise, along with an oddly vast spectrum of destruction and construction sounds, is our current Tuscany-theme music. Our entire world is work-in-progress as we live in the space while tackling … More Crazy. Beautiful. And, Full Speed. Highlights of Our First Two Weeks of Tuscan Apartment Renovation
For 15 years, my husband and I owned a historic 1927 Tudor home. We painted every inch of wall, gutted and renovated the kitchen (by ourselves – hello, learning lessons), then hired pros to tackle bathroom renos. We landscaped, built decks, created gardens and created a home exactly to our liking…then, promptly sold it. To … More 100+ Different Spaces in 16 Countries. Finding Inspiration for My Latest Assignment for Architectural Digest.