This past weekend, over the 24th of July, made for a great 3 days of installation for the NieNie project. The Nielsen's had to leave town, which made it even more fun to transform their basement Family Room while they were out! We are still so overwhelmed by all the help we had from each of our expert subs! They generously donated their time and talents during their holiday. We are so grateful for their skill-set and attention to the details. Everything turned out exactly perfect! (Can't wait for Stephanie's response!!)

The piles of books removed from their shelving, waiting for their new home to be installed... and then each will be carefully placed one by one on the new built-ins.

First, we had to take down the wall brackets used for her old shelving to make way for the new built-ins. Next, take down the plasma T.V., rewire and move to another all so we can patch and paint all the holes. Clean-up the messes we made. Suzanne's sweet Momma York came over and shampooed Stephanie's rugs. Magleby's then installed her beautiful built-ins which are now housing her precious books and game boards.

The wall where the brackets and shelving once were. Make room for Magleby's...

The darling little retro-glam semi-flush mount chandelier. She's a beaut!

Jonathan Law and Josh Torgerson, his assistant, relocated the plasma T.V. to this smaller wall, installed the surround sound, hung the chandelier and did some other high-tech cable hiding stuff so Steph won't have to look at black cables connecting all of her devices. Thanks Jonathan! You're super smart! For help on your next project you can reach Jonathan at (801) 529-7814.

Mark Magleby installing the wall of beautiful custom shelving.

Thanks Mark! They are perfect! Stephanie is going to squeal! (Mark took 85+ hours out of his busy week as a realtor, and put on his cabinetmaking hat to build and install these beautiful cabinets for Stephanie and her family.)

Then the custom furniture comes in! Just like the characters in a great film, each piece took the stage. The sectional with the red striped welting! The darling Belle chair! The smart articulating lamp! Afterward our dear friend Geeta hung the roman shades which married everything together perfectly! Meikel Reece then photographed the finished product and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out!

Whew, what a great weekend! Big round of applause goes to our installation crew: Tom Hall, Gary Brown, Geeta on curtains, Mark Magleby, AV Extraordinaire Jonathan Law, Momma York, Photographer Meikel Reece, Suzanne Hall, and the rest of the Alice Lane employees who helped manage this project!

And now for the finished product...

The details always tell the story...

Thanks to the Nielson family who let us invade their darling home. I loved the time I've been able to spend with Stephanie. There is a special feeling in their home I wish the whole world could experience and we are grateful for the chance to try and make her life a wee bit more comfortable.