Design New England

September 4, 2014

(Gasp…has it really been almost a month since my last post?!?!?!  For shame, for shame.  Never fear, with Fall always seems to come a renewed vigor and seriousness…that and more help on the childcare front for me.)

What a fabulous way to start fall and my dive back into working after a summer of semi-maternity leave.  The September/October 2014 issue of Design New England features and article on an old barn artists Dora Atwater Millikin loving renovated and turned into her studio.  Below are some spreads but pop over to Design New England to read the full article or pick one up if you live in New England.


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The other week a editorial came out on Style Me Pretty Living, on a home I photographed for Jennifer Blecher, author of a new tween children’s series, Star Sisters.  The series follows two sisters, Coco and Lucy, and their various adventures like, a royal wedding and summer camp.  They are great for reading together with your little one and as they learn to read chapter books on their own.  In addition to Jennifer’s new series, her home reflects a perfect mix of adult sophistication and kid-friendly colors and fun.  She mixes Ikea lighting with designer fabrics, family heirlooms with paintings of her own.  It is fun, colorful and bright and is one of my favorite interior shoots to date.  Styling assistant Amy Hendren.

Go over to Style Me Pretty Living for the full spread and article.  Below are some (a lot) of my favorites.

Dinning room with Ikea PS Makros fixture , wood grain fabric on the chairs.  Love.

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Paintings by Jennifer.

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Kids play room.  What is not to love here?!?!  Pagoda/bamboo lighting, Woods Brocatelle fabric, and loads of books.

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Style Me Pretty Living - Jen Blecher homeFabulously fun and sophisticated little girls room.

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Another one of her 3 daughter’s rooms.

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Number 3 of the girls’ rooms.


Jennifer’s study with book shelves filled with books that have actually been read.




Fabulous zinc cabinet.



A photo shoot I did for Shelter Interiors is now up on Style Me Pretty.  Julie from Shelter Interiors has such a great way with adding bold colors and patterns into a traditional mix, with lux surprises here and there like some Hicks Hexagon wallpaper inside a china cabinet or modern photograph in a formal dining room.  This house feels so chic and put together, while totally livable.  I love it.

Here are some from the shoot, but go over to Style Me Pretty for the whole article.

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Constant Gardener

April 22, 2013

I could not have had a better image greet me this Sunday morning than a feature on a gorgeous Connecticut garden I photographed for the Boston Globe magazine!  Among the craziness of last week I somehow had forgotten it was going to print this weekend.  A four page spread of my photographs in the Globe Magazine!  Pinch me.

I photographed the gardens last June when they were in their full Spring/Summer glory.  To say they are magnificent is the understatement of the year.  The creeping honeysuckle, the climbing roses, this garden is truly a little slice of heaven tucked away in Pomfret, Connecticut.  The wife tends to the garden herself and the husband designed the home.  Dream team indeed.  And it is no wonder…they are the parents of my friend and blogger/designer extraordinaire Erin Gates.

Here are the photos the Globe selected and the full article here.



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 Here are some more from our shoot that day.  All I want to do is run around that grass barefoot.


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Last but not least their metal chicken “Beyonce” overlooking the home.


Interiors Inspiration

April 14, 2013

So we are knee deep in the design, layout and contractor selection of the renovation of our new home.  The house has great bones but needs a lot of work.  I am excited and absolutely terrified at the same time.  We have a crazy aggressive timeline to get the work done and move into the house, but the amount of work to do to get there feels huge.  I am thinking of a way to incorporate our renovation process into this blog without it becoming the blog becoming too “My renovation,” so let me know what you think.  But the other night, as I was putting the baby to bed and the hubby was out at a work dinner, I realized I needed some calming inspiration.  Pinterest is an amazing recourse and I already have numerous boards developed for the house.  (Check out my boards here.  The renovation specific boards are labeled Homeland.)  I started flipping through the photos from a recent job I did for Stayci Fast and I realized I haven’t shared them yet.  I love photographing with Stayci.  The woman is an amazing home stager and designer and has the best props in the world.  All of here accessories have me super inspired.

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Translation please

April 9, 2013

So some of my photos have been popping up in some international publications.  InStyle Czech Republic, Korea and Turkey all bought my photo to run that sofa piece and some photos I took for Jill Rosenwald popped up in a Russian magazine.  So cool to see my work in foreign print!Untitled-1-1


Animation Station

March 21, 2013

Video and animation content is huge for many of my clients.  It really brings alive sites and engages the viewer.  Here are some .gifs I did for Louis Boston. I absolutely love them.  It doesn’t hurt that the clothes were cool and the models were gorgeous.  SilkVestFixed TeaCupFixed

One of my favorite and absolutely hilarious sites, What Should We Call Me, has perfected the art of the gif.

InStyle Magazine!

January 3, 2013

Big new flash I am so excited to share!  InStyle Magazine purchased one of my photographs to publish in their January issue on news stands now.  I am so beyond excited I can’t even put it into words.  A photo of mine…in InStyle!!!!!  Hello 2013!  The image is from a photo shoot I did for Erin Gates Design, of a gorgeous bachelorette pad designed by Erin herself.  You may remember other photos of it here.  It is the cutest place and the article in InStyle gives great tips when decorating your home.  Perfect timing for all that post Christmas freshening up we all want to do.  Grab a copy today!



450 square feet of chic

December 13, 2012

A few weeks ago when I was in Washington DC I got to photographed another feature for The Everygirl. (Remember my feature here and my photographs of an art gallery here.)  This time I photographed the studio apartment of Nikki Rapaport of Cupcakes for Breakfast.  From her blog, I knew Nikki’s place would be darling, but I had no idea how much you could do with 450 square feet.  Nikki is a master at creating the feeling of separate rooms and spaces all with in an open floor plan.  Take a look at the photos below and head over to The Everygirl for the full feature.

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Art and fashion

November 2, 2012

I am so excited I can finally share this photo shoot with you all.  A few weeks ago I photographed some amazing fall fashions for Louis at the DeCorvoda Sculpture Park and Museum.  This was a dream come true photo shoot for me, combining my love of art history, fashion and photography.  It was a great day of shooting, despite the fact that it rain during the entire day long shoot.  I actually think it made for some moodier shots.



Dewitt Godfrey, “Lincoln” (2012), DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA


Julianne Swartz, “Elevator Music” (2005), DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA



Dan Graham, “Crazy Spheroid – Two Entrances” (2009), DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA

Jaume Plensa, “Humming” (2011), DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA


Laura Ford, “Bird” (2007), DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA


Jim Dine, “Two Big Black Hearts” at DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA


Roy Lichtenstein, “Five Brushstrokes” (1985), DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA





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