It's time to make it official — big changes are in store for Laura Rennie Interiors!
Three months ago my life was turned upside down in the most incredible way when my husband and I adopted a baby girl with one week's notice. (We weren't even in the adoption process!) I had just accepted a part-time position with Kalico Design as their administrative coordinator, and as you can imagine, having a new job and a new baby at the same time was a lot to take in. It's been a wonderful, crazy season of life!
I took a break from design work and am now taking on one or two projects per month, based on project scope. (I'm obsessed with the e-design I'm currently working on!) My focus right now is on my family and my work with Kalico. I truly enjoy decorating and helping people create spaces they love, but I have to do what is best for me — and that means not over-booking myself.
One of the biggest changes I've made is to move to solely e-based projects. (As in, my work will be done from my computer and sent to my client electronically.) Physical room makeovers are so fun, but the time spent shopping, traveling, communicating and decorating adds up fast, and I feel it's best to set this type of project aside for now. Plus, I LOVE e-designs!
I'm also making changes to the blog! I'm slowly moving posts from my old blog to this site — something I've wanted to do for a long time. I will be writing less design-related posts and more posts about my life in general.
These changes make me feel a little weird. It hasn't even been a full year since I started LRI, and a part of me can't believe I'm already pumping the brakes. A bigger part of me can't believe I now have a BABY! Don't get me wrong, I'm all for focusing on my top priorities — it's just a bit odd for me to say LRI is not a priority right now. But, I did say from the beginning, "My goal for this business is to create lovely spaces where community thrives and vulnerability is celebrated."
Maybe the most important space I can create right now is THIS space — this blog, where I promise to give you the real-life version of myself. Maybe community can be made right here.