Tuesday, April 13, 2010

portfolio

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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100 comments:

Kirsten Sue said...

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

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

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

Kate said...

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

Michelle said...

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

The Famous Home said...

Great tabletop displays!

bluehydrangea said...

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

CathyP said...

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!"

Jenny said...

congrats. that entry way is awesome!

Kate said...

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

katiedid said...

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

Catherine said...

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?

Marija said...

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

monique said...

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

i suwannee said...

Koi art is from zgallerie

Planet of the Kates said...

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?

Holly Dart said...

This is lovely and beautiful. You are SO talented!

bazaarofserendipity said...

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

Kinzie Sue said...

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!

A Perfect Gray said...

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!

CU Interiors said...

Gorgeous! You are a fabulous designer.

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

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!

Meghan said...

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

Sit. Relax. Gossip. said...

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

Stacey said...

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

kayce hughes said...

beautiful.

shi(f)t said...

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

Joi said...

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

Cheynna and Rory said...

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

Sparrow's Nest said...

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

cutlerclan said...

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

Corinna White Charlton said...

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.

Abby said...

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

I Have To Have It said...

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

Anonymous said...

Wow! Where is the living room rug from?

my favorite and my best said...

word. big ups.

Lisa said...

Well done!

{FLOURISH} said...

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

Jennifer said...

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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Nancy said...

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

Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow said...

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

Martha said...

You should be proud. Every picture is amazing.

Lizzie said...

Amazing job! I love everything!

Fancy E said...

Amazing! I love all of it!

Kara said...

Freakin gorgeous!

Amanda said...

This is beautiful--and very inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Who is the artist for the picture by the stairs?

Krishna said...

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.

Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

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!

Lindsey said...

Go girl.

Anonymous said...

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!

Beth Wooten said...

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!

tanis said...

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

Flavia @ Estilo Home said...

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

layersofmeaning said...

Amazing! Great job Jamie!

Amy @ShelterPop said...

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.

Fiore fresco said...

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

Laura said...

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

TK said...

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

Kate said...

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!

Anne said...

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

Holli said...

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

Katy said...

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

Lyndsey said...

Bravo!

gina said...

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.

Trista said...

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

Simone From Elizabeth City said...

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.

Diva Style said...

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!!

chris said...

Jamie, those are some beautiful shots of your work.

Susan said...

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!

amy said...

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

i suwannee said...

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

blissfully caffeinated said...

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

Darling said...

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

Jackie said...

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

GB73 said...

Swoon!

Edwards Family said...

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

Michelle said...

I. Am. Obsessed.

shelley said...

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!

Design Actually said...

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

Carolyn said...

REALLY PRETTY. you SHOULD be proudy poo.

Bromeliad said...

Nicey nice! Great photography, too.

Anonymous said...

Paaaaint coloorrrrs plllleeeeeease!!! :) Stunning.

Anonymous said...

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

Tammy@InStitches said...

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

Laurie Jones said...

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

SAJ said...

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

B said...

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

casey at loft and cottage said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Krishna said...

The painting by the stairs is by Kelly Vivanco.

carolina postcard said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

KatyO! said...

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

prettynicelife said...

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.

Nicole Lanteri said...

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

Melissa said...

Gorgeous home you did amazing.

Anonymous said...

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

Michal Thompson said...

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

Anonymous said...

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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