Hello, Gentle Readers! I missed you!
I promise that there were no mysterious illnesses or tragedies that caused the blog break (thank you for your concern!); I just needed some time away. I hope you had a wonderful summer and that you’re now frolicking in big piles of yellow leaves.
So what’s shaking? Over here in bossyland I’m excited to have a new colleague to brag about (my former assistant is now kicking butt and taking names at Parsons School for Design). K* is totally awesome and has a blog, too, 75th and Sedgwick, which she writes w/ her best friend. Here’s her supercute post about coming to work at bossy color.
Meanwhile, my Design Associate, E** continues to be fabulouser and fabulouser. If it weren’t for her, none of my clients’ pillows would be trimmed (tip: cording, out; small flanges, IN!), bookshelves throughout the capital region would be haphazard, and I would remain woefully unconvinced of the power of a potted plant.
The former bossy team had crazy schedules and were juggling different projects. Now, though, E, K, and I are often crammed into my office at the same time, happily brainstorming, snarfing sandwiches from Jetties and trying not to laugh so hard that Diet Coke comes out our noses.
And working, of course.
Oh, and bossy color still has a plus one in the form of my brother, James (aka Uncle Jimmy, Jimmy Riot), whose tendonitis seems to be on the mend (finally; let’s hear it for acupuncture), so he may be leaving us soon. 2nd-grader-picker-upper, laundry folder, errand runner, dinner appreciater…his leaving would be a big blow for us, but awesome for him.
Between work fantastickness – the new team plus a bursting-at-the-seams roster of new and returning clients – my own back porch/basement renovation showing signs of progress (so, so expensive; so, so unsatisfying because most the work is outside, beyond the reaches of my decorating tentacles); and happy and healthy daughters, husband, and crotchety aging cat, things are pretty darn good.
It’s great to be back.
*You’ll probably learn K’s real name eventually, but I forgot to check w/ her about anonymity and the blogosphere; most people are smarter than I am about that stuff.
**I’ll check w/ E, too. Maybe I’ve even already mentioned her in this blog…see how long I’ve been away? I’m sorry!
Annie Elliott – aka bossy color – is an interior decorator and design blogger in Washington, D.C. She’s considered an expert on color, residential space planning, and telling people what to do in the nicest way possible.