Casual Friday

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It’s Friday!

Even though I love my job and actually enjoy going to work, there is something about the anticipation of the weekend that makes Fridays feel extra special.  Plus… who doesn’t love not having to set an alarm clock?

I’m using the opportunity of “Friday” to be a little casual and write about things that I have seen around the web this week that I couldn’t go without sharing!

  • The collaboration between this lady and Park Studio on her new hardware line is incredible. I can’t wait for an opportunity to use something from the line on a project.
  • While everyone is talking about Stranger Things 2 (trust me… I’ll watch it soon!) I’ve started watching Alias Grace. You have to have a bit of a stomach to watch it, but if you can get through it, it’s very well worth it. I’m into any kind of “true crime” lately, and this Margaret Atwood novel interpretation is spot on.
  • The first bloggers I ever followed have been renovating a beach house and are working on the kitchen (with a pink stove, mind you)!
  • The anticipation of this reveal has me at the edge of my seat.
  • My friend made a version of this for me (before this recipe was posted) and it was so yummy that I had to make it for myself. Then I saw this crockpot version of the recipe and knew I had to share, especially because Chungah can do no wrong in the kitchen!

This week was full of excitement with launching this blog and I want to say THANK YOU. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to stop by, comment, and engage with me on this new platform! I would love to hear from you… what kind of content would you like to see here?

As a thank you for joining me as I get this blog up and running, I’m giving away a $5 Starbucks e-gift card to the first 2 commenters on each of my posts this week. So don’t be shy… say hello!

Schafer Rea Studio | The Launch

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Welcome to Schafer Rea Studio, a blog about interiors, art, and design.

I’m a full-time interior designer by day, and now, a blogger by night. I’m also a wife, a dog mom, a (big) fan of Law and Order SVU and House Hunters, an amateur painter, a compulsive list-maker, and a total slob in the kitchen (just ask my husband)!

My parents built the home I grew up in when I was a kid, and even then I was providing direction on the floor plan (that was actually implemented, hilariously enough). That affinity for spatial thinking led to a degree in architecture that was close… but not quite right for me. Eventually I discovered interiors, which combined my love for art and expression with my fascination with psychology.

And that is exactly how I would describe interior design… the intersection of art, psychology, and creative problem solving. At my job I deal with interesting challenges every day, from developing a finish palette, to showing a code official that I’ve designed a space that will allow everyone to exit safely in the event of a fire. I get to design things daily that not only look good, but fulfill a functional need that can transform a person’s business, experience, or life.

This blog is a space for me to share inspiration and be inspired, brainstorm, connect with others, and continue to explore all the things I’m passionate about. I would love for you to join me on this adventure!

As a thank you for joining me as I get this blog up and running, I’m giving away a $5 Starbucks e-gift card to the first 2 commenters on each of my posts this week. So don’t be shy… say hello!