When I say I am an interior designer, I often get responses along the lines of "ooh....how fun!" or "I would just love to look at fabrics all day!" And although it is an incredibly fun job that I feel lucky to have, I usually don't spend much of my day searching through materials. In fact, much of my time is spent doing less-than-glamorous things. Over the past few years, I have developed amazing skills in high heels; I can walk backwards carrying a box weighing well over 30 lbs. through a construction site all while wearing my favorite pair of shiny black stilettos.
Although most of the time I can get away without wrinkling my dress, sometimes the down-and-dirty aspects of this job make themselves wildly apparent. While meeting with a client and builder at a construction site recently, it began to downpour and storm like the best of them. On one hand, it really cooled off the mid-construction, non air-conditioned space during our 2-hour meeting. On the other hand, the torrents of rain created a really disgusting mud trap of the front yard of the home with now way around it.
We had to walk through it.
And we sank.
My assistant, Erika took a few moments to photograph her slime covered shoes to show that while our end results are beautiful, sparkling and stunning, the process to get there isn't always clean and tidy.
Thu, September 2, 2010
by Cindy Aplanalp filed under