My Personal Home: Beginning and End

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When I bought this house in 2006, I didn't have anything except a bed and some old furniture.   I worked with Anne Williams to pick out some new pieces and recover some sofas and chairs (originally plaid and jean).

Screen Shot 2012-02-23 at 11.08.57 AMYou can see some of the new fabric above.... plus you can look at that cute Sister, so you're welcome.  She did a great job setting up my house so I could live in it.  It was sleek and minimalist... like a New York loft.  (I am KICKING myself for not having pictures of it when she finished.  It looked amazing.)

Screen Shot 2012-02-23 at 11.08.38 AM Unfortunately I like buying things.  Over the next five years I bought art and tables and accessories.  Having absolutely ZERO interior design talent, my house ended up looking like this.

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There were great things there, but it just didn't feel finished.  Also, I started craving color.  Don't get me wrong, I love neutrals, but I was ready for a change. It was about that time when my good friend Cristi Holcomb of Charm Home suggested to Simply Buckhead that they feature my house.  There it was.  The push I needed to finish the house.

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Having no idea how to start, I begged enlisted the help of my friend, the very talented designer Laura Green of L. Green Studios. She said the house was in desperate need of paint, refreshing and framed art.  Just as she gave in  agreed to help me, the snowpocolypse of 2011 hit.  For the next week and a half, my friends and family worked tirelessly (read the blog post about it here)...

Screen Shot 2012-02-23 at 10.59.10 AMThere is my sweet mom painting book shelves.

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My things all over...

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Guest room with its bold new paint color...

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At the end of the week and a half we were exhausted but ready for the Simply Buckhead photographers.

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And then it was over.  I was happy to have the house finished and everything...  but as you know I am a photographer... a house photographer to be exact.  I needed to capture the project myself.

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Enter Brian Patrick Flynn.  Among his NUMEROUS talents, he produces stories and photo shoots for his acclaimed blog Decor Demon.  He asked if we could shoot my house.  DUH.  I got coffee and sandwiches and waited for his crew to arrive.

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We worked together for the next 7 or 8 hours, moving things around, creating vignettes, discovering Brian's vision for my home.

Screen Shot 2012-02-24 at 10.00.54 AM He directed, I photographed.

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And finally we are ready to reveal my house.  Brian wrote the coolest story about it.  I am so flattered... and I can't believe I actually LIVE here.  How lucky am I?

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This is my favorite photo we took!  To see the final pictures of my house, please visit Brian's blog, Decor Demon.

Have a great weekend everybody!


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