I always look back and can’t believe another year has gone by so fast. Honestly, it was a whirlwind on a career level and even more so personally. We moved my Mom and Stepdad in January to be closer to us this year and his health challenges even necessitated a SECOND move in December. So they moved twice in 10 months. We also remodeled our master bedroom and bath, garage and painted the exterior of our home from April – June this Spring. I can’t wait to share more about this project in the coming months and reveal the before and afters. I would say the word for 2018 was unsettled. Just when I thought everything was handled, I received another curveball and we were on the move again.
This rang true as well for my career as we took on more construction projects than ever in 2018. From new homes to remodels in Dallas, Fort Worth, Colleyville and Southlake and even a Lakehouse in East Texas. We also officially launched our fabric and wallpaper collection in April with Design Legacy and our lighting and furnishings collection with Currey & Co. in October. I spent many hours, both in my car and on an airplane. It has been a major year of bringing things to fruition and I couldn’t be more excited! And maybe a little tired. As a result, I started a new lifestyle this summer regarding my eating and it has saved my life! I have more energy than ever and feel much less exhausted after implementing the Plant Paradox plan by Dr. Gundry.
So here’s to a year of big changes, big challenges and big life. I would never say I sit on the sidelines, but sitting back this day and seeing all that has happened leaves me feeling extremely blessed and honored to be part of this life, this amazing design community and to have you along for the ride with me.
Needless to say it’s been a whirlwind of a year. I could not do everything without my amazing family support system and my DMI team. They literally keep me out of the ditch and moving forward to make it all look easy. Here are a few highlights from 2018 that I hope to never forget.
OUR DENISE MCGAHA FOR MATERIALS MARKETING COLLECTION OF FIREPLACE MANTELS::
BEING PART OF THE ROHL AUTH LUX GUILD AND PASSING THE BATON AT KBIS 2018::
SO MANY GREAT CLIENT INSTALLATIONS AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS::
WONDERFUL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ( there are many more but here are just a few)::
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS THAT MAKE ALL THE HARD WORK WORTH IT::
GREAT PRESS FOR OUR DESIGN WORK::
THE LAUNCH OF OUR DENISE MCGAHA FOR DESIGN LEGACY FABRIC AND WALLPAPER COLLECITON::
THE LAUNCH OF OUR DENISE MCGAHA FOR CURREY & CO. LIGHTING AND FURNITURE COLLECTION::
MOST IMPORTANTLY TIME WITH MOM AND FAMILY::
A FUN COLLABORATION WITH FRONTGATE::
And so much more!! As you can tell by this post and my Instagram Stories, it has been a busy, busy year. I saved my visual year in review there under my Highlights if you want to see more of what this year held. It’s also why my WORD OF THE YEAR for 2019 is BREATHE!!! I am hoping to remind myself to breathe and take in each momemt and to listen before the words rush out. I am working hard to meditate daily and slow my mental pace while my physical pace picks up. I hope you enjoyed this little walk down memory lane and am so grateful for my readers, clients and friends.
Here’s to 2019 and I can’t wait to share what’s next!!