Sunday, April 18, 2010

Let me tell you about my designing daughter

back splash

I call her that since her trade is interior design. She was previously employed by a home construction company until the bottom fell out of the economy and she and most of the company were put on the unemployment line. You might say, she made lemonade out of lemons by starting her own consultant company, LDS Designs.


She still works with her previous employer and other builders to design their homes, meaning everything from the exterior brick and paint selections…


to the kitchen cabinets, backsplash, counter-tops, faucets,


bathroom tub and shower designs,

dining room 4

flooring, trim, and EVEN THE DOOR KNOBS!


She stages homes too. I helped her load the car for this staging.

shopping 2

Of course, I had to take a few pics.

I couldn’t help but think what fun it was to shop and get paid for it!!

She’s also had the opportunity to redo rooms for individual clients like the one shown below.




view of room





view of room 2

More projects are on the horizon including the St. Jude House at the Westhaven community in Franklin, Tennessee to be given away to benefit St. Jude Hospital. You can count on me being there to take pics and share them with you. A LDS Designs blog is a work-in-progress and I’ll be sure to let you know when it’s here. In the meantime, Lindsay has some of her work in her personal blog, Peacock Blu.

Sharing with other designs and projects at:

Met. Monday

Woo Hoo Wednesday

Do it Yourself Day

Do it Yourself Showoff


~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Obviously, beautiful designs run in your family! Your work and hers--classy, elegant and timeless. You're a proud mom indeed. Glad to hear she's doing what she loves.

Blondie's Journal said...

You must be immensely proud of your daughter. her work is gorgeous. I like the bookshelf unit. It does look like such fun work but I know it isn't easy. My daughter is 8 months away from her degree in interior design. I have seen some of her work and assignments keep her up at night. Because of this, I know she has the determination to be a success.

Thanks for a great post, Marsha!


Kammy said...

Looks like the apple doesn't fall far from the tree ! Your daughter does great work !

Risa said...

she's great at her job! Love the before and after pictures.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Your daughter is very talented, just like her Mom. I loved seeing her before and after pictures. She did a nice job! The St. Jude's house sounds awesome. You will have to definitely share those pictures with us. Love & blessings from NC!

Lindsay said...

Thanks mom!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You have good reason to be proud of her!

sissie said...

Your daughter has a dream job!
Good for her for going out on her own because she has the talent for sure.
It's so important to do what makes us happy and she is well on her way to a very successful career.


Eileen said...

Lovely! And I agree that shopping with someone else's money would be great fun!

I just have to ask what LDS stands for? It can't be the first thing that comes to mind---Latter-day Saints--because I don't think different religions have different designs. But maybe they do!

Maria said...

Oh I wish she could come to my house and redesign a few rooms, Marsha!
She looks like a very sweet and resourcefully woman! KUDOs to her!
God bless her! ~Maria

Sarah said...

Your daughter's work is beautiful!
God's blessings,
Sarah :D

Anonymous said...

I love staged homes. When we lived in California I worked for a new home builder and my very favorite part was the models. I could just inhale the beauty.

Your daughter has a gift.

tales from an oc cottage said...

What a dream job!!! Lucky, talented girl!

m ^..^

Debbie said...

Your daughter is Mega talented!~ Hopefully soon things will pick up again and she can pick up where she left off....Loved your pictures!

Anonymous said...

Love the white built-ins! She does nice work and kudos to her for working for herself and using those lemons.

The Blue Ridge Gal

kim said...

She has done some excellent work. How lucky to do the house in Franlin, my favorite little town. Going to see my son in Nashville next weekend and hope to get to Franlin.

Naturegirl said...

One talented gal I'd say..simplify is so much better in looking at the before and after shots!Now send her over to my house as I could use her skills!

Privet and Holly said...

I think it is wonderful when one can make a living doing something that is a passion and I enjoyed reading about your daughter's business. You have a lot of beautiful posts and I'll look forward to knocking on you door, again,to read more. Thank you for your visit earlier today! xx P&H

Cheryl said...

Absolutely wonderful designs. You must be extremely proud of your daughter.

So fun to look at the before and after photographs..... said...

Marsha... thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on the headboard coatrack. I've made addtional changes, you can see the newest look on today's post "recent finds..."
I'm so happy your daughter gets to do the work she loves! My daughter lives in Nashville, and enjoys her job very much. You should check out her site Free Christian music downloads every week. Today, she got to go to a photo shoot with Toby Mac, Third Day and Michael W. Smith.

EG Wow said...

She has talent. How smart of her to start her own company. She'll go far!

mbkatc230 said...

She's really talented! I love how she transformed that messy desk nook, it looks so fresh and organized! I could use her here :) Good for her starting her own business. DH is doing the same thing - laid off after 27 years with the same company, so we're taking the plunge! Kathy

Anonymous said...

I can't think of anything better to Woo Hoo! about than our kids! Thanks so much for linking to Woo Hoo! Wednesday and joining the fun.
Hugs, Marla

Julie Harward said...

Hi there..Your daughter is worth WOO HOO-ing about..she has a good eye and looks like she does a great job! It's so fun to be grateful and proud of our childrens accomplishments! :D

Anonymous said...

She is a very talented girl indeed! Those are some great transformations.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is a wonderful post, Marsha. What a talent! Loved seeing all the photos.

I remember Westhaven from our drives around Franklin. We were there three days of our stay. We just kept going back for more! Loved it. In fact, if we make the trip again...we plan to stay in Franklin.

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

What a fun job! Losing her job might have been a blessing in disguise. Looks like she'll stay busy with all that talent.

Denise said...

Where was she when I was building my home(which I've since sold)! Your daughter does amazing work, I would love her to design my home.

The DIY Show Off said...

Wow! I am so inspired! Gorgeous work! I can tell you're proud and I'm so glad you've shared with us! Thanks for linking to the Project Parade! I really enjoyed seeing her talent! :)