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By 4/13/2010

sharing a few pics from my aforementioned photo shoot of a home in raleigh i worked on. this project i am very proud of, and when i read this on ruthie sommers new blog, via caitlin creer , it pretty much summed it all up:
My car is filled with fabric samples, old coffee cups and crumbled up paint chips.  My office is not the beautiful neat organized office you may see on the pages of a magazine. The glossy white walls and perfectly p-touched folders are an illusion. I am proud of the homes I have decorated. I think they look wonderful on my website. But people live in them and there are stains on the ottoman and the peonies only make it to the mantel for the photo shoots and parties. I feel my success comes from something one can not photograph. The most fun I have  aside designing sassy bars and cute powder rooms, is creating livable rooms and becoming part of someone’s family. I watch their purse carefully and in return I gain trust.  And a great house is the outcome.
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101 comments

  1. Holy crap you are amazing. I love it. Every single image is gorgeous. You are so talented.

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  2. it's AMAZING! you definitely should be very proud!

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  3. BEAUTIFUL! I love that little bar setup, makes liquor look classy!

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  4. Jamie, so proud of you.
    Krishna, your house is gorgeous!!

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  5. Jamie, it is fabulous!! Loving it all!! I have that same little rhino and he is one handsome guy!

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  6. I usually just pop in and take a look at your wonderful blog without leaving a comment but I am inspired to post one and shout "MARVELOUS!"

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  7. congrats. that entry way is awesome!

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  8. If you could marry a light fixture, the round one made of while flowers and I would be very, very happy together.

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  9. NIIIIIiiiiice!!! Love the kitchen especially....but any room will more than do.

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  10. You deserve to be so proud. What a beautiful home. Anyone would be lucky to live in such a place.

    I want everything, but since that's not possible, could you share the source for the blue & orange goldfish print?

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  11. Every picture is as good or better than the last. Great work. Congrats!!!

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  12. marvelous!! well done, that kitchen and dining area beautiful! you are so talented!

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  13. Looks amazing. Can't remember if you did any formal training or if this is all natural. Also, what kind of camera do you use?

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  14. This is lovely and beautiful. You are SO talented!

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  15. Everything is just beautiful! No shocker since everything u touch is! ;)

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  16. So beautiful! We are moving into a new home and you've inspired me to dig in and decorate! One question, do you know the color of the greyish blue wall color? I LOVE it!

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  17. looks great. the orange touches really do it for me. do you mind telling us what color you used on the entryway walls - looks like a really good neutral. thanks!

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  18. Gorgeous! You are a fabulous designer.

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  19. Bravo! I love every inch of it, especially all of the lighting. That silver piece in the dining room is TO DIE FOR. Great job!

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  20. You are unreal! Love your blog, and love all the unique pieces you pulled together for this home! You are so talented!

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  21. Amazing! You did such a great job. I can't wait to see more of your work in the future.

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  22. It all looks ahh-mazing! I LOVE the living room rug!!!!!

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  23. i WANT that cocktail stirrer tree thing--where did you find it!?! kudos on the house--looks lovely!

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  24. Everything is gorgeous, but your floors steal the show!! Love them!

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  25. Love every bit of it...any chance you will share the paint colors with us? I love them all!

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  26. Beautiful, there wasn't anything I didn't love...thanks for sharing!

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  27. I want to be you! this is gorg!!! where's the l.r. rug from? amazing!

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  28. ole! LOVE the Koi fish, love love love love!! (source?!) and all the delightful pillows! and great light fixtures! and mixing old with new (old vintage velvet chairs on modern rug). awesome!! would love a follow up with the details: what was DIY, what was craigslist, what was new and from where, etc.

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  29. you rocked it out my friend. way to go. fan-freaking-tastic.

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  30. Unbelievable! I want that to be my house--it's gorgeous!

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  31. Wow! Where is the living room rug from?

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  32. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I could list all of the things that I love, but honestly I adore everything. So fab Jamie!!

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  33. absolutely fantastic! I would love to live there :) You did a super awesome job! I like your unexpected light fixture choice over the kitchen table, very cool! Where is that living room rug from?

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  35. AMAZING. Beautiful, chic, and inviting. I want!

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  36. j'adore. really the entire place is a dream. great work!

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  37. You should be proud. Every picture is amazing.

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  38. Amazing job! I love everything!

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  39. Amazing! I love all of it!

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  40. This is beautiful--and very inspiring!

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  41. Who is the artist for the picture by the stairs?

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  42. Jamie - thanks for helping to make our house so amazing! I still can't beleive that I get to live here. And great quote by the way - we do live here and our dogs have puked on that beautiful rug three times already.

    Everyone should hire Jamie right now! You won't be sorry.

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  43. First, I love that quote. Definitely saving it...Secondly.
    Hats/pants off to you. Your home is beauty, love the floors and the furniture, and that I can sense YOU here. But most importantly, it looks like a really happy space that I would be HAPPY to share a cocktail in. Attaway to go!

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  44. Jamie, that's incredible! I used to live in Raleigh and I'm so disappointed I'm not there anymore to check out your beautiful shop. Question -- could you tell me what fabric you used for the pillows and kitchen/dining room window treatments, the blue/orange/grey one? It's fantastic!

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  45. BAH! I kinda want to yell, "Shut up!" and give you a giant shove, i suwannee! Every picture is breathtaking. It's beyond words.

    Bravo!

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  46. beautiful. absolutely beautiful. you have done it again, Jamie :)

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  47. You are so talented and such an inspiration! I love it all.

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  48. Oh man, can I move in there? Better yet, can you please move this home into my apartment? Or make it miniature so I can keep it in my pocket? AMAZING.

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  49. So, so pretty! Everything is gorgeous, but really does look like a place peple LIVE. You've done a wonderful job.

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  50. Your style is so fresh! Really inspiring. Where did you get the monkey holding the jewelry in pic 5?

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  51. The living room rug is from Anthropologie - the festival rug :)

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  52. I left a comment yesterday, but since then I have been back here FOUR times to look at these pictures because it is just so lovely. You are one talented lady!

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  53. I cannot even believe how beautiful this house is. I too keep coming back to look again. Every single detail so perfect.

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  54. Dude, this is awesomenes!!! I swear, I'm in love...great, great work!

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  55. Jamie, it's fabulous. Tell us about that koi painting!

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  56. Yes, please let us in on the light blue paint name and brand. I've been searching for a good color and it's so hard to tell by the little sample cards.

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  57. I need to know the color on the bedroom walls and where you got the living room carpet. Absolutely beautiful.

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  58. Simone From Elizabeth CityApril 14, 2010 at 8:28 PM

    Wow, this home is so stylish yet it's also livable. You did a fantastic job. I bet your phone's ringing off the hook. Can't wait to see posts from your upcoming projects.

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  59. Your design style is f'in fierce Mrs. Meares!! So many delicious, whimsical items!! Can you share where you got that monkey holding the baubles?? LOVE that!!

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  60. Jamie, those are some beautiful shots of your work.

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  61. Jamie here's how awesome your work is: I don't like the living room rug and yet I LOVE the whole room. The sum of the parts is wonderful, amazing and beautiful. You really know your stuff!

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  62. Stop it! I love it. Every last bit of it. You are beyond awesome. Krishna - much jealousy but more excitement for you! :)

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  63. monkey jewelry holder: zgallerie
    kitchen fabric: contessa by home couture
    living room rug: anthro
    koi print: zgallerie
    bar tools: zgallerie
    capiz light in LR: furbish
    silver light above kitchen table: furbish
    python tray: furbish

    and THANK YOU

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  64. Amazingly beautiful. Love it, would love to live in it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  65. What a gorgeous gorgeous home! All the little vignettes are lovely. Congrats!

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  66. Hot dog, that is one snazzy house! Wonderful job.

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  67. I am still drooling from that orange and gray room...that carpet is *amazing*

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  68. Jamie these are stunning!!! Did you create that hanging mirror in the foyer yourself? Can you describe how you may have done that and what the black material is? Looks so great. Also, where is that console table from in the foyer? So unique!

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  69. Wow, everything looks amazing! Love the rug in the living room & all of the table vignettes.

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  70. REALLY PRETTY. you SHOULD be proudy poo.

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  71. Nicey nice! Great photography, too.

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  72. Paaaaint coloorrrrs plllleeeeeease!!! :) Stunning.

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  73. Fabulous work! Can you share the name of the fabric used on the living room windows? Thanks!

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  74. That's a whole lot of awesomeness ! Loving the lamps and light fixtures.

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  75. These shots are ammmmmmmmaaaazzzzingggg!! Just too much beautiful eye candy to say what I like best!

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  76. Yeah like everyone else I would love the source for the rug. Divine!

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  77. How about a source for that killer distressed leather sofa? I want to curl up in it...

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  78. WOW. Totally beautiful. I esp. love the lr rug and how the colorful patterned pillows on the sofa work with it. Beautiful.

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  79. But who is the artist that did the painting by the stairs or where did you get it?

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  80. The painting by the stairs is by Kelly Vivanco.

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  81. Really beautiful and livable. Makes me wanna stop by that house for a visit. You should be so proud!

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  82. You are talented! Where is the drum shade light fixture from in the last photo? LOVE IT!!

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  83. gorgeous!!!! I especially love the kitchen and dining area

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  84. This color palate is beautiful and just what I've been looking for! My husband is a Chicago Bears fan and wanted our den done in "Bears blue and orange" but I talked him into letting me take a stab at the "blue and orange" in a less....tacky...way. I LOVE this! Now I can get started. You are awesome.

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  85. I love these rooms! Could you tell me what blue you used in the dining room??!!

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  86. Gorgeous home you did amazing.

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  87. I love that circular mirror hanging above the white dresser in the entryway. Would you please tell me where you got it from??

    Thanks!

    Kiran

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  88. I need that living room rug too, can you point me in the right direction?

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  89. I'm jumping in here a little late, but I'm hoping to get the name of the color of the bedroom walls.
    Gorgeous site!

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