Sunday, July 26, 2009

Summer Days

I hope you enjoyed the video from yesterday. I just couldn't resist.

For this weeks post I am inspired by the good weather we had today. It's a balmy 27 degrees here on PEI with lots of sunshine.

It's so nice when I meet people while travelling or on the road and tell them I live on PEI, I am always met with a such positive responses. I can't tell you how many times people tell me "Oh yeah PEI, we were there when we were kids and I always wanted to go back" or " I'd love to go there someday it looks so pretty". I've even had a couple of emails from fellow bloggers who've been here and want to come back. And much of my clientelle are people with second homes here.

The summers here are absolutely sensational. The scenery is breaktaking. I never tire of seeing the rolling vibrant green fields, the wildflowers, the sand dunes and the ocean. I thought I'd share of few of the images I've taken of PEI in the last few days and then share with you an update of progress on the project in Summerside.

Summerside has it's own beach on Greens Shore. I drive by it on my way downtown everyday to and from work. It's directly adjacent to the downtown core.

This is our lighthouse called Indian Head and it is located at the mouth of Sumerside Harbour. I took this while walking along The Boardwalk at Greens Shore. The boardwalk is 5km long and wanders along the beach, through downtown, to the harbour, marina and then a little further east. Of note: The Canada Summer Games are being held here and across the island in August.

The Summerside Yacht Club and Marina. This view looks toward Spinakers Landing with its shops, lighthouse, theatre and restaurants.

PEI is known for its potatoes and rows of plantings are a typical sight. This potato field overlooks the Gulf of St Lawrence on North Shore.

Rolling fields with freshly baled hay.

This picture is French River an often photographed and picturesque fishing harbour.

Sand dunes at Greenwich National Park. They rise up to 60 feet and the beach is amazing!

Inspired by the sea... This table decoration is put together with items from the store and a piece of driftwood from a local beach.

The family room is pretty much complete and looking very inviting.

The breakfast seating area.
An update from last weeks master bedroom photo. The capiz chandelier is now hung and looks simply perfect. What's missing? The upholstered headboard ... it finally came in late last week but it won't be delivered until tomorrow. This is going to be a busy week for us. Our homeowners are due to arrive back on Friday.
And just in case you wondered what the room looked like before. Here is a shot the first time I visited the house. The same angle with the previous owners furnishings. A complete change.

Another view looking toward the desk area.
This is one of the guest rooms. Almost done here just some artwork to hang and some accessoring. We're still working on completing the queen guest room and the twin guest room so I decided not to post any pictures today.

And lastly here is a peek at the unfinished diningroom. The table is in our warehouse and the chairs are coming Tuesday. Nothing like cutting close. We've got the rods hung and ready for the silk drapery panels which our seamstress is hemming to proper length.
Have a great week. Thanks for reading!


WLurrie said...

Photos are great! Love the before/after on the bedroom.

Ideezine said...

The homeowners should be very pleased with the final finish. Looks great so far.

Great snaps too!


DesignTies said...

Everything is looking fantastic, Susan! I'm personally in LOVE with capiz candeliers and hope to be able to incorporate one into my home one day!! Of course if the opportunity presents itself, I'll definitely recommend it to a client. :-)

BTW... I'm one of those people you've met in blog-world that would love to one day come to PEI!!

Today is Thursday - your homeowners are coming home tomorrow... that means you're very busy right now!! Hope you'll post ALL your after pics from this project... and, of course, tell us all about how your clients loved what you'd done to their home!

All the best,
Victoria @ DesignTies

Doriann said...

Hi there Susan - I love your work. i just happened upon your site and by a wonderful coincidence noticed that you are in PEi - thats' where I'm from! (sadly, not living there now however....

Quick question - I'm interesed to know what the colour is on the livin looks to be a icy/gray/blue...I'm looking for something similar to compliment my BM CC40 trim...

Thanks and again - great work!

J.Covington*Design said...

Loved the photo tour of PEI ... I am going to try to get up there next year. I hope you find some goodies at the Toronto market. Keep me posted. Also, I put on my favoite blogs. Hope your week is great.


DesignTies said...

Add me to the list of people who love PEI :-) I've been there twice, and they were two of my most favourite holidays :-)

I love what you're doing with your client's house. The headboard in the guest bedroom is great, and the master bedroom is a HUGE improvement!! :-)

I know what you mean about your love/hate relationship with your pooch. I love our dogs when they behave, but when they don't behave, not so much!! ;-)