The Cool House: Exhausted by Design

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Exhausted by Design

I'm ashamed to say I'd actually forgotten - it was a couple of years ago - blogging about this design duo who, unhampered by their family of six (now seven) young kids, manages to renovate dilapidated buildings and turn them into chic living spaces. I'm overawed by their limitless energy and ability to get things done without a) falling over a toddler or b) having a complete, rocking in the corner, hair-tearing nervous breakdown.

Add to the mix a new baby and a camera crew trailing around after them filming their reality show 9 By Design and lesser mortals (me) would be self-medicating by 10 am. The show on Bravo is my new guilty pleasure and I'll be watching tonight with a celebratory G&T. Why the celebration? After years months of planning the kitchen renovation is officially locked and loaded. Demolition begins middle May and I predict many, many relaxing cocktails over the next few months.


Nadine @ BDG said...

You are tireless! Going to earn that mini-facial aren't you? Can't wait to see what you do with that kitchen.

Anonymous said...

It's embarrassing how much I love this show. It isn't at all what I expected and I'm in awe of what they are doing. I hope all goes smoothly with the kitchen. It's going to be fabulous, I'm sure.

Why S? said...

I can't wait to see what you do with the kitchen.

I don't know this show. I'll look for it (like I need one more show to watch - suffering from severe DVR backlog now.) I'm too exhausted to even watch TV. Don't know how I lived through 7 years of remodeling. Still not done but done enough to set it aside for a while.

house things said...

That's great. How long is the kitchen renovation expected to take?

modernemama said...

Let's see: it takes these people 7 weeks to do a whole house renovation so the Beach House kitchen could be done in... three days? three weeks? three months? I'm hoping it will be over by mid-July. Time will tell.