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Family Photos

Hi! In the past two years a lot has changed for me, and this year for my birthday all I wanted was to have family photos taken in our local park. We had pictures taken when I was pregnant, and when Cole was first born, but clearly he’s changed quite a bit since he’s been a newborn! We joke that Erin has become our life photographer because I originally met her when she was a second shooter at our wedding. We look like such babies in those pictures, but I digress…

In the past two years I learned a lot about my marriage, my role as a mother, and really, truly getting to know myself. I see my life through new eyes and with a lighter heart and I wanted these photos to capture my family: My husband who has taught me what true unconditional love and patience is, and my sweet little boy who can make my eyes tear from simply reaching to hold my hand, grabbing my face for a slobbery kiss, or saying “waterlemon” instead of “watermelon”.

Life can be strange, challenging, difficult, and beautiful, emotional and amazing. Through it all, I’m so ridiculously grateful to have these two by my side.

 

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Pacific Views – CA project

This was one of the most fun projects I’ve worked on for several reasons: it was in sunny California(!), it was my first project on the west coast (while having my own company), it was my first project with a repeat client, and it was with my amazing client that became a great friend. All a win-win in my eyes! This project hasn’t even been fully completed but has gotten so much interest that my clients are considering offers since it’s their vacation home.
This project was a complete gut job and had some challenges but all worked out in the end. We decided to go with a vinyl wood flooring (doesn’t it look beautiful?!) since they are near the sand/water and have two small boys. We needed something durable and this flooring fit the bill. We wanted the design to be light, airy with pops of blue to coordinate with the stunning views. All finishes were considered with beauty, function and durability in mind. (Now that I have a toddler myself, it gives durability a whole new meaning in my eyes!)
I’m hoping that I get to go back in August to finish with accessories and books to take final detail shots. I am loving these pictures from the realtor for the time being. Look at that bluuuuuuuue!

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Custom dresser in ivory satin lacquer and bronze hardware. 
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Boys Bathroom Vanity:
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Master bathroom:
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Look at this amazing view! 
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River Edge, NJ Interior Design Entry

River Edge Project – For Sale!

When I first started my company, I remember getting a phone call from a new mom who was overwhelmed with finishing her house. She originally wanted me to just do accessories which turned into furnishing some rooms. Over the course of the project, this client and I became fast friends and we are 100% kindred spirits. I have never met another person who is so much like me in so many ways, that it’s beautiful and strange at the same time. :)
Fast forward a few years and this very same client bought a vacation home in California and they hired me to design the entire home. I couldn’t have been more honored that they thought of me to help them again – that is the biggest compliment! Now they’re moving to California and even though I’m sad to see this beautiful family move away, I’m so excited for what their future holds.
Their house that I helped design is officially on the market. Check out this video the realtor did of the house – it’s such a fun way to see the spaces!

 

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JK Place Malibu

I’m back! I haven’t been blogging in quite some time because I’ve been updating my website… and by that I mean Ryan has been working late nights to get everything up and running and I’ve been annoying and over-analyzing every single detail. :) I wanted the site to be a bit simpler in design but with more content. It has a few more projects that I photographed over the winter and a new bio page to add a bit more of my personality. I plan on blogging at least once a week so I need to add a reminder to my phone to make sure that happens. (I’ve also been planning on eating healthy and working out, but yet my pants are tighter. Let’s hope I have better success with blogging!) So here I am…

I’ve had this post saved in my inbox for almost two months and needed to blog about it because it’s just so beautiful. Chic boutique hotel group JK Place had a pop up hotel in Malibu this past March and I’m in love with the modern California vibe. After doing some research, it turns out the house is owned by real estate maven Kurt Rappaport and is estimated to be valued at $100 million.(!!!!)
I love the light wood ceiling and the mix of gray with warm buttery leather. I am so in love with the media room! Everything about it looks so cozy: the sunken in sectional, the huge coffee table to kick your feet up, the built ins, and large scale art casually leaning against the wall. This room especially will definitely be pinned up in my office for inspiration!

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Discovered via Habitually Chic.

 

Edgewater, NJ Interior Design

Edgewater, NJ Bachelor Pad

If you follow me on facebook, you may have seen these photos I shared of my project in Edgewater a while back.

 
I worked on this townhouse two years ago right up until I gave birth to my little boy. I was actually finishing up tasks while I was in labor which sounds pretty crazy looking back, but I guess you can say I’m committed to my work. :)

 
This project was a complete remodel for a busy entrepreneurial bachelor and I am so happy with the outcome. The “before” pictures were from the previous owners listing, but they give you an idea of what a huge transformation happened quickly in a span of about 4 months.

 

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Reality Kitchen

I rarely watch television but when I do find the time, I enjoy this educational documentary called Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Have you heard of it? ;) You either love them or hate them, but I love to see their homes, wardrobes, and makeup. As much as people hate them, you have to admit they are trendsetters. I was watching an episode recently and paid way more attention to Kourtney’s kitchen. I’ve been doing a lot of white kitchens lately (giving the people what they want!) but I really love this light greyish wood with the white counter tops. It’s super modern in comparison to the tumbled flooring and wood beams. Love.

 

Her old house had some questionable rooms (kitchen included) so I’m loving what she did in her new space. I should be embarassed that I watch trash TV, but whatever inspires me, right?!

 

Does anyone want to hire me so I can replicate this design for their kitchen?! Anyone?


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WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR DESIGN PROJECT!