Summer has been filled with sweet memories and is always too short.
Summer has been filled with sweet memories and is always too short.
The owners of this waterfront home in Baltimore called upon designer Elizabeth Reich of Jenkins Baer Associates to design a home to feel like it has their personality in each space. Originally, the home was built by a customer builder for his family to reside in, however they never ended up living in it. Elizabeth and her eager clients first started changing the pale yellow walls with new paint color that was selected to suit more their style and personality. Elizabeth quickly moved room by room adding color, character, and a style that now makes her clients feel at home. Thank you Elizabeth for allowing me to photograph the homes you continue to transform with character, color, and style. Please enjoy the powder room, kitchen, family room, and master bedroom. Below Elizabeth describes the details that make up the design of each of these rooms.
This room seemed to have the biggest transformation. It had a standard cabinet with green granite top,
non-descript flooring and basic lighting and mirror.
We switched out the chunky vanity to a sleek polished nickel vanity with a white marble top.
We added sconces in a gilded finish beside the mirror for a more balanced light and took out the overhead sconce
that was originally above the mirror. We added a chandelier that is made of antiqued mercury glass which illuminates the room.
It has a metal wire mesh which wraps the globe and the mix of materials gives it a vintage feel.
A hexagon marble mosaic grounds the bathroom floor.The wallpaper was a special textured iridescent “sequin” paper that really glows in a steel blue color.
We even put it on the ceiling to envelop the room.The horn framed mirror added a sexy touch to the walls.In the kitchen they just wanted a nice place to have breakfast,
so we found a round pedestal table with a hammered metal top which is pretty and practical.
The chairs have a rustic appeal with the burlap upholstery & wood finish, yet they are also somewhat
formal in feeling with their square back French style & nailheads.The drapery panels while beautiful really frame the windows and make you notice the view of the water in the distance.
We worked with the clients existing rug to get the colors for the space.They wanted this room to feel comfortable and relaxing, so we added two large deep sofas
with lots of pillows of different colors and textures.
The colors are navy, chocolate, grey & accents of purple.
The wing chair in the corner by the window is a favorite reading spot.
Covering it in a fun graphic pattern gave this typically traditional chair a fresh modern look.
The cabinetry was good quality but it was in a pale wood stain.
We wanted to paint it a dark smokey blue to give it more of a rich and cozy feel (Ben More “Evening Dove”).
It completely transformed the room when we did that.
The chevron Missoni pillows were a favorite of the client.The coffee table is pretty yet casual enough that they aren’t afraid to put their feet up on it.
The hide stools provide additional seating when they have a large group over. The large chandelier was unique and rustic and seemed perfect for the space.The Dining Room is the first room that you see when you enter the foyer & really welcomes you into the house.
We fell in love with the chandelier which is a combination of shell and wood pieces that seemed to work well
with the eclectic style of the room.
The chairs were based on the Frances Elkins Loop chair which I have always adored.Originally this room had shades of gold on the walls above & below the chair rail.
We fell in love with the Tibetan rug which we waited four months for but it was worth it.
We took the colors of the room from the rug. The drapery seemed like a perfect complement to it and
we liked the large scale pattern with its bold colors.
The paint we chose was Ben Moore “Newberg Green” which is a rich teal color with just enough blue.Again, this master bedroom was pale yellow and devoid of any warmth. We covered the walls in a Phillip Jeffries grasscloth.
The texture and color immediately brought some life to the room.
The chandelier was like the added jewelry to the room, and my client’s favorite touch.
It had just the right amount of sparkle and glam without being too feminine.
They had no headboard initially; we chose a tall upholstered one to add some drama to the room.
The bedding was the client’s own which I used as a starting point for the colors.
The Chevron wool rug in soft greens & blues grounds the room and ties all of the colors in together.
Contact: Elizabeth Reich
Jenkins Baer Associates
24 West Chase Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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It is the morning of the week that starts earlier for me. Tuesday’s morning has a routine of getting ready, breakfast and out the door to Pre-K. When we return home, it is the day that I have set in my mind for office work, responding to emails, and editing pictures both for shoots and personally.
It did not take long for me to discovered over the last six month that Tuesdays have become a day when I found myself wanting to sit and hold Kylan more, allow him to fall sleep in my arms, to get on on the floor and talk with him, let his little fingers hold onto my hand, stare at him while he sleeps, kiss his cheeks, pick up my camera to remember how little he is, listen to his laugh, read books together and to hold and rock him some more in my arms. I am thankful that I have allowed myself to be still because he truly has grown before my eyes in these months. My heart is full of joy and delight as I have watched him grow. These are the days I want to remember. Today was the last Tuesday morning of Pre-K and summer will begin for us at the end of this week. Here is Kylan on the first Tuesday morning together and on this Tuesday morning a few days shy of seven months.
This was my first photo shoot back with Jackie Bayer and Sadie Sanchez of Amanda Austin Interiors. It felt so good to be back with them and see their design transforming one more home. For upcoming shoots I love hearing about the rooms through emails; however it does not compare to the feeling you feel when you step inside a home that has been designed with precision of colors and layers, attention to detail, and purpose. Senior designer Jackie carefully selected each detail in creating each individual space. She gave them life. Below Jackie explains how each room photographed was transformed. I love understanding the how and the inspiration behind each space. Thank you Jackie and Sadie for allowing me to capture your design work. It is truly beautiful. Again, take your time and enjoy seeing all the details that create beautiful spaces that are changing their clients lives one home at a time! ENJOY!!!
We couldn’t resist using this deep navy blue (almost black) to contrast the
feminine pink, yellow & light blue blossoms on the drapery and custom ottoman.
Originally this space was a catch-all room for the lady of the house; however upon the arrival of their youngest daughter,
this room came to life just a few weeks before.
Jackie’s client uses the mirrored vanity to put on her make up and enjoys the freshness of the decor and fun accessories.The organic texture of the neutral, wool Greek key rug grounds all of the bright colors and shiny surfaces in this sitting room.
The most formal space in this young family’s home, this is where they and their extended families gather for birthdays and holidays.
For contrast to the otherwise formal pieces, we added a jolt of black on the caned head chairs.
Bringing this room together with a little layer of eclectic is the upholstered nailhead chest.
We chose a Champagne Metallic Chinoisserie Wallcovering as the backdrop for the room.
Their client have an affinity for Asian inspired art and collections.
In keeping with the traditional style of the home, the table, chairs and sideboard are all inspired by period antiques.
Foyer: Purposefully understated since this space is the crossroad for the 1st Floor.
Jackie chose to treat this space with a Damask, tone on tone Grasscloth.
This adds a luxurious texture but with little contrast to it’s adjacent rooms. The antique bench is original to Baltimore, made by Bagby Furniture.The antique coat tree is a family piece that was in the husband’s family’s home in California.Only just months prior to the arrival of her baby sister, this room was filled with saturated pinks, citrus green and navy blue.
She fell in love with the blue and white Lily Pulitzer dragon fabric on her chair,
and the rest immediately came together using that as the inspiration.
The room was designed with longevity in mind, so she could enjoy it through even her teen years.This room was also infused with a little Asian inspiration.
The vintage artwork above her chair was given to the family by the daughter’s grandfather.
Amanda Austin Interiors
1020 S. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Senior Designer: Jackie Bayer
Designer: Sadie Sanchez
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