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Itchin’ for a kitchen?

This modern kitchen made me want to paint the walls of my kitchen bright yellow.  (It’s a good thing I didn’t do it because our kitchen has a long exposed brick wall & redish wood cabinets that would look horrible with bright yellow!)  How could you have a grumpy morning in such a bright happy looking kitchen?  I don’t think it’s possible.  It was designed by Elizabeth Aurandt of Mercer Interior.  Elizabeth is not only a talented Interior Designer, but she is also quite an intuitive stylist.  Throughout our shoot, I tried to convince her to venture into the world of prop styling.  She’s a busy lady…we’ll see if she can fit it on her plate!



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Mother knows best.

Susan Serra, aka The Kitchen Designer (who recently brought on her daughter, Kelly Donovan, as her business partner) contacted me to shoot her new line, Bornholm Kitchen.  In talking to Susan about how she planned to launch her new line, she tells me that our hero piece is being housed in the empty living room of her new home… and that’s where it needs to be photographed!  Yikes.  I had doubts about how we were going to make it happen but Susan had full faith.  It’s a good thing because I was not quite sure how I was going to capture the essence of this beautiful kitchen island in the style that she wanted in the middle of a living room!  In the end, we did it.  Susan was right.  Dare I say mother knows best?  Even though she’s not my mother- I guess it still applies, right?
Note:  All of the sites/blogs (links above) were designed by the very talented Nicole LaFave of Design Womb.  I think she’s great.  Really great.


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I met one of my very first clients, Darci Hether, through craigslist a few years ago and we have been working together ever since.  A few months ago, we even came across a blogger who compared us to pb&j.  Mmmm- I’ll take that (the compliment or the sandwich) anyday.

In Darci’s modern spaces there is life and there is warmth.  She makes modern live-able.  On our last shoot we were having such an in-depth conversation about blogging that we forgot to turn the water on for the pot shot and had to shoot it again!  Ops!  …It was worth it- Darci decided to start a blog the day after our shoot!  Check it out: http://darcihether.tumblr.com/

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