As far back as I can remember I have been trying to change space. I started out by trying to move the walls in my parents small Chicago apartment. I was about six and would lean up against walls and push with all my strength, thinking I could move them. Since that didn't work, I started dragging their furniture around till it "made sense" for me. Well, not much has changed. I still drag furniture around and now I have figured out how to actually move a wall. The only difference is that I get paid to do it....I still move the furniture, change the wall color and all the other stuff that goes with that in my own home on a constant basis.
Ever since I did a kitchen renovation in my own home over the Christmas Holiday '07, people have been asking for pics of the new kitchen and of the home. My home is essentially my test lab. I never try anything in a client's home that I haven't tried in mine, which means my space is always changing. The kitchen was all about finding a way to do it in a fairly modest way that used inexpensive materials (IKEA cabinets), classic elements (white carrera marble), eco-friendly products (cork flooring), and a bit or personality (stove, cabinet and vintage stools). Above are some random pics (kitchen) taken from my cell phone of a few angles, before & after (sorry for the poor quality).