WOW!!!!! Moneca, this is very nice, I work in construction for very long time but I bet I never seen such a beautiful design and detail work. I love those stairs… …
Fabulous blog Moneca. Really enjoy the articles and photos are great.
Born to design and write! A great combination.
All the best!
Moneca, I love the renovations you’ve made to my son and daughter-in-law’s home! I frequently check your blog to see the latest progress and Michael and Gillian always send me photos to keep me updated as well. Their home was lovely before the renovations but now it is stunning!
Moneca, the last time I visited them was in June and the walls of the extension were up but no roof yet. It has been great to view the “work-in-progress” over these past months and I look forward to seeing the “end” result when I visit Michael and Gillian at Christmas.
Have a happy Christmas and good luck with your future renovations.
Geese Louise, ( I couldn’t resist) THANK YOU. It means a lot to please Michael’s mom too and I am so glad you love the renovations, Michael and Gillian are so lovely and it feels so good to see them living there, we are almost out of their way, just all the little details which are being tucked in.
Thanks for sharing this!
I’m pretty sure you’ve made it when you start receiving glowing testimonials from your clients’ EXTENDED FAMILY! Bravo Moneca, I wish I could move in with Gillian and Michael…
Admittedly, I am a TOTAL line junky! When we hired you, Moneca, although fiends for long clean lines, we were ready to accept a curvy harmonious house! You relish round, we know! I thought “let’s see where this takes us! Be open, Gillian”. Et voila, we have lines. Interestingly, I never — and I could be entirely mistaken here!! — pushed (strongly) for lines. It seems it (the house) is what it was meant to be. And in fact, that is one of your strengths, Moneca; that is, you don’t fight what something is meant to be, rather you elevate what it is. This is truly an art. It is hard for people to see how/what designs ‘want to be’, as one’s vision can easily get marred by what they’ve seen in magazines and want to simply reproduce cause they think it’ll look good in their house too. So, this leads me back to your the comment on your post where you quote Hundertwasser about straight lines being “the work of the devil”, and never found in nature. I’m wondering, is this a reflection of people’s (or “man’s – that was especially for you! wink!) increasingly close interface with nature? An example of the fact that we are consuming more of nature’s spaces? Maybe that is why our house feels comfortable in its line junky-ness? I would argue that what we are seeing more and more lines in our environments these days. A quick look out the window shows an urban landscape with ever so many. When we look at Hundertwasser’s work, or the work Gaudi (which I love), I have to ask if we really see spaces and landscapes like this nowadays? We are seeing more urban or manufactured landscapes. I would refer to the work of Edward Burtynsky, one of Canada’s most respected, creative and insightful photographers, by contrast: http://www.edwardburtynsky.com. Check out his ‘oil’ and ‘China’ works. (I am also an urban landscape junky!!) Who knows what the answer is?! Sounds like a great debate!!
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