Sunday, September 5, 2010

Secrets from a Stylist - Decorating with Friends - The Kitchen

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(This is a before Shot)
Recently I had a bit of a design emergency. I was asked to submit some photos of my home to be considered for publication, for a site known for it's hip and trendy urban style. A bit of a challenge to say the least for someone that lives in the country, and loves all things old. I decided to call in some expert help for this one. Lucky for me I have the most talented and sweetest friends on the planet! With in a matter of days, my friend Amy (former stylist for Country Home magazine) and my friend Lisa (Official blogger for the Old Lucketts Store) pulled up to my house with a van load of accessories, in order to help me pull my house together! We are all dealers together at The Lucketts Store, and we work well together, not to mention we have loads of accessories and home furnishings to choose from!

This photo and the one above are the before shots, of my kitchen. Nothing wrong with it really, but it was just lacking that certain something.

No this is not the after!! This is my husbands library, we used it as a staging room for all of the accessories that we unloaded from the Van. Shhhh don't tell my husband!

Here are the girls in action. Amy's in front and Lisa is in the back. Not the best photo, I need to work on my people photography skills. Sorry girls!

TADA!! Here's the finished room, just like magic!!! I love every bit of it!

Lisa put this burlap coffee pillow on the little metal stool, so cute!!

These gorgeous ruffled slip covers just make the room and I love the texture of the wicker basket too.

Amy's all about fresh, living things. So I picked up loads of flowers for her to play with and some leafy green vegis too. She artfully displayed them all, I wish they could stay like that forever!

The big Ironstone Tureen was in my dining room and Amy moved it to the kitchen table.

The Ironstone pitchers were mine too, from other rooms in my home. I love that Amy used things that I had already to create this look.

I stuck this glass eye chart thing here. It's from Ikea and is actually a light fixture, but I like it better as art.

In the end it was too far of a stretch, and my home won't be appearing in the publication, but I have no complaints. I'm thrilled with the results and I love my home to pieces!! I'll be sharing more rooms with you at a later date. Thank you Amy & Lisa!!! You guys are the best!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

More Class Projects

This is another one I made during my Photoshop class, both images are from my site. This project used so many layers and special effects, it made my head spin, but I really like the results! I just hope I can remember how do this type of thing again!!