Hotel Update

As most of you know, before starting graduate school at Catholic, I worked for Design360 Unlimited in Los Angeles for a few years.  Most of my time there was spent working on the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, a new hotel in the artist town of San Miguel, located north of Mexico City.  After putting so much time into this project, I can honestly say I'm still disappointed knowing I was not able to be there to see this project through construction (although crazy how fast time flies, I'm half-way done with my masters degree and the hotel still is not finished).  Along with the help of other D360 staff, I put together the entire (interior) construction document package for the hotel - from guestrooms to public areas.  I was really excited when I discovered Rosewood posted photographs from the model room on their website - it looks really incredible.  I cannot wait to see the public areas unfold.  I know when the hotel is finished (2011?), I'll be making a trip down to San Miguel - the project still holds a really special place in my heart.

All photos from http://rosewoodsanmiguel.com/en/gallery.cfm.  Hopefully I won't get into trouble for posting them!  Kristin Korven from Design360 is responsible for all FF&E.

Projects Underway...

And I'm not referring to school!  I have a laundry list of things I'd like to do for my room at Eddie's (and a few things for our house in general), so I'm hoping by committing them here I'll actually get some of them accomplished in the next few weeks.  

First thing on the list that I did this weekend:  paint my closet doors. Not terribly exciting, but I needed to since last summer and I finally got around to it.  Just white, semi-gloss, clean.  The painting in my room is finally complete.  I want to use a leftover piece of watercolor paper I have from last semester and paint something for above my dresser, and make a shadow-box type frame for it.  Additionally, I'm going to make some planter boxes for our backyard to hopefully grow some plants/herbs and soften up all the hardscape (alright, let's be honest, hide the chain link fence), and finally a shelf for my desk.  Since I have to work in the wood shop for 10 hours a week, I really feel like I have no excuses to not get these things done.  So, stay tuned for pics - as I move down the list, I'll be sure to post my progress!