Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My Naples Escapade & A Visit To Clive -Daniel Home


A much needed reprieve from my daily grind.
Isn't Naples charming?
This is downtown.
And everyone is so sweet.
Most of the people who live here are from the mid-west!
YEAH!!!!


The flowers that are potted 
are like the wild flowers you see all over Maine that are potted.
And you know how I love Maine.



That gorgeous woman is my nest friend from NYC,
she was maid of honor at my 2nd wedding.
But,
Let's not go there......
Her name is Sari and I love her like a sister.
And yes....she was a model.
She now is living in Naples.






We drove by this building and I went a bit nutzo.
I had to get out of the car and take pictures.


This is looking up in the entrance of the building.


It is a very mid century building.


The pool.
It looks very Bel-Air Calfornia.



This is the view from Sari's apartment where I was staying.
There are ducks and turtles galore.
It is very peaceful.
I feel like a new human being.


The next day I went to 
Clive - Danial
Home.

I went in for an interview.
And again....
lovely people!!

Here are s few images taken there.



The store is huge and magnificent.
It is very cutting edge.

Their design department does absolutely everything,
from complete remodeling {kitchens & baths}
with an on staff architect etc etc.


For me, the showroom was living a dream.
There wasn't anything I wouldn't love to use in my own design work.


Look at these plates mounted on the wall.


A new take on the gourd lamp.
Right?




Love this dining room.
And the finishes were extraordinary. 



This caught my eye.
It is very shallow.
Very.

And I am all about 'space'
so....I loved it.





The sconce in the middle was very different.
The crystals were draped like a fabric.
Another adored item!!


These discs were very clever.....
I love a long line of things mounted horizontally or vertically.

How about you??

I hope you had a lovely weekend.
I am heading back to the east coast momentarily.

XXX's
  • Things are looking up.
I have my next interview on the May 21st with a major fabric showroom at the D.C.O.T.A,
and a client just called me for some work this morning.
And then there is yesterdays interview at the above mentioned Clive - Danial.
Someone up there is looking out for me.
we will get together next time I am over here on the west coast.
She really is the best.

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18 comments:

  1. Oh Renée,
    What a lovely positive post ..... I told you things would take a turn for the better, didn't I? Love Anne too and her paintings. I have been following her since I started blogging 3 years ago....as long as I've been following you.
    Your friend Sari is beautiful....you can see that she has been a model. It must have been fun to catch up with her and spend some time reminiscing, no doubt. I bet you both have some tales to tell !!!! haha.
    It's so lovely to hear that you have interviews and work coming in. Will be thinking of you and I hope something comes of the interviews. If it doesn't, don't despair. There will be others. Much live Renée. XXXX

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  2. Glad to hear things are looking up. Naples is so charming. Enjoyed the tour!!

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  3. YIPEE !!!!
    See? We all have huge confidence in you and know everything will be OK, just a slow beginning, like every new business opening. I do love Naples though I haven't been there in a couple of years. I think Ned & I sat at the same outside cafe, along with our Poodle FiFi. Sending love....

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  4. YIPEE !!!!
    See? We all have huge confidence in you and know everything will be OK, just a slow beginning, like every new business opening. I do love Naples though I haven't been there in a couple of years. I think Ned & I sat at the same outside cafe, along with our Poodle FiFi. Sending love....

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  5. Yep, I just KNEW you were gonna be A-OK! So glad to hear things are looking up! Spending time with a best friend is like good medicine...

    and..that mid century mod building! SAAAWoooon!

    Keep on keepin' on!

    xoxo,
    Ivy

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  6. Yep, I just KNEW you were gonna be A-OK! So glad to hear things are looking up! Spending time with a best friend is like good medicine...

    and..that mid century mod building! SAAAWoooon!

    Keep on keepin' on!

    xoxo,
    Ivy

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  7. oh yeah a feeling good post!!;) Im happy for you my friend..See someone is looking out for..have a great day!xo

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  8. Good for you! Didn't take you long to bounce back!!
    I'm with you on the sconce and the plates on the wall. Beautiful and unique.
    Glad you were able to visit friends. That always cheers us up, doesn't it?
    Have a great afternoon.

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  9. Yahoo Girlfriend...
    I think a move to the west coast would be good for you, get out of the rat race of SOFO (I made that up! hehe).
    Heck, if I could and I liked HEAT, I would move to west FL too!
    xx

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  10. ...fingers crossed!.....LOVE the mid-century building with the tumbling greenery..the old school pool...and the gorgeous lamps at CDH......k

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  11. jax - HOME

    it was certainly a treat for me to get out of my house....
    and away from the boca raton population!
    heheheheh

    and it was a hoot spending time with sari.
    we laughed our butt's off.

    hey....
    let me go look and see if mine got
    smaller.

    love xx

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  12. Glad you had a good time..

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  13. I loved your photos and post, Renee! you gave a much better tour of Naples than I ever have living right here!! Shame on me. Thanks for the sweet mention and glad you had a good time and things are looking up. Keeping you in my prayers and hope to see you soon. xo

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  14. Great upbeat and fabulous post Renee! So happy you got away and got to laugh and play! So rejuvenating, isn't it? And that showroom is so beautiful, I am really enjoying those pictures! Best of luck for continuing good days, and doors opening!
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  15. anne

    it was great having a phone chat with you.
    keep me posted about the 13 ft painting that you did.
    i am excited to see it.

    you are a STAR!

    xx love

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  16. What a fantastic post. Your photos are wonderful and makes me wish I was in Naples right now. I think I was there once but mostly remember going to Sanibel Island. What a dream place that was too.
    Happy to hear things are looking up:)

    x
    Carole

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  17. So glad you got out for a few days.
    Your Naples pictures were like a mini vaction!Maryanne xo

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  18. Your post and pictures made me so happy! Ya know girl, we are all stong women, and no matter what we survive and most times come out better than before. Those interviews will pan out, I have a feeling. Love to you girl and all my "old" friends on blogs (I have been gone for awhile) but will come back soon. Keep up that attitude, you are on your way back up.

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I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

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My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

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