HOME TOUR: kitchen + family room

When people ask what I do I sometimes tend to hesitate. Over the years I have done many things. Currently I do many things. I am a freelancer who fills the need where it is needed. It all revolves around design in some way or another. Whether it is designing a room, making a corporate area speak to those who are within its walls, photographing interiors or photographing weddings. Need help organizing? I love to do that too. I have always been a very visual person and love to observe spaces and people around them. I am sure some dr would tell me it stems from being dyslexic as a child and having trouble reading, writing and communicating. I would say it's a gift that God gave me and maybe that gift wouldn't have been realized if I didn't have that time to train myself to communicate differently when I was small. I drew, I created, I had rainbows painted on my walls. Creating always helped clear my mind. That is why during this season I can add blogger back to my long list of 'what I do'. 

This home I had the pleasure of capturing for Slate Barganier, a local building company that creates some of the most exquisite homes. Upon walking in, this home immediately filled me with awe. It filled all my senses. The home exuded peace and the sense that this was a place for family and friends to truly gather. Every detail was thought out and executed beautifully. The best part, the kitchen reminded me of mine once it grows up. Maybe that is why this house immediately felt like home. The sweet pups didn't hurt either. Today I am just sharing the family area. I am sure I will share the rest one day too, but this is the area I wanted to curl up in with a good book after eating a hearty meal. The area where they hang most. Where life happens. The kitchen, eat in area, and the family room that was surrounded by glass hence making it my favorite space ever. I hope this home captures one of your senses whether visually, through a feeling or even just a piece that speaks to you. 

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A Beach Cottage

Some places can tend to make me breath deeper, want to disconnect more and simply just be. That place for me is by the water. Whether a lake or ocean I am impartial. We have some dear friends that bought a new place in Water Sound, 30- A Florida. They asked if I would help decorate it in exchange for trip time. Of course I said yes and to be honest they wouldn't have had to make any sort of deal, but don't tell them that. We are trying to save for Disney so this makes a perfect extra family vacation on a budget. They are planning to rent it out some so I had to mindful of that. Plus their young adult children and crew of friends can put a beating on a house. This was no hard renovation, but more of a facelift. We changed out most of the furniture as thier style is more young and organic in feel by sticking to a simple palette of black, white, and wood tones. Most of the lighting changed and a good coat of paint everywhere was a definite need. Once the owners decide to make this a more permanent destination and no longer use it for a rental we will make a few more changes in the kitchen and baths. My favorite part may be all the art. We had it all commissioned by the owners mother! She is such a brilliant artist and put every vision we had into play. Here are some of my favorite snippets from a place that exudes peace.

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