The Designers Closet Cleanout

This is the first of what I expect and hope will be quite a few in a series of posts over the next few days.  I have just wrapped up a couple projects, and you see, I am in a bit of a funk…a little uninspired, and a little overwhelmed.  I have some vacation planned so I will work my way out of it with a little fresh air and a change of scenery.  Do you ever get that way? I am curious what gets other people out of this type of mental state.  A trip definitely works for me.

But before I take off, I have house guests coming. This weekend. In a flurry of cleaning and preparing I have decided to address (by friday night) the heaping pile of crap (or should I say product catalogs, flyers, samples, etc) that resides in my basement. That pile, which only grows and never shrinks, is a disorganized mess and a horrific testament to the waste in the marketing of landscape products. That pile  is one of the reasons I initially began writing Studio ‘g’. I wish that pile to go away like nothing I have wished for before. In it’s place, I want to organize links to those vendors and contacts here on this site. When I need them, I can and  I will find them.  This is for my use and yours and I intend to do it right now… no excuses.
There is nothing like throwing a party or inviting guests to stay to inspire an all out clean out.
First up is Outdoor Furniture Suppliers Part 1.  I am feverish and working away on this right now…I expect it should be up in about an hour.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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  1. Susan Tomlinson on July 14, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I do indeed get into those kinds of funks. When I do, I have to hide in a cave and build something…

  2. Shellene on July 14, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    I too just finished up a project that involved so many renderings that it sucked the life out of me. Nothing a great day of golf with my husband wont cure : ) Then back to the drawing more to do it all over again, and again, and again! I do love my work… some projects just never end and I need for them to. So I completely understand where your comming from, you need to be recharged!

  3. Louise on July 15, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Thanks for benefiting us all with your cleaning urge!
    Have a wonderful, well deserved vacay.

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