Jackie Bayer: Rolland Park Residence

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!!!

Rolland Park-AAI_248We 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.

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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.

Rolland Park-AAI_250Jackie’s client uses the mirrored vanity to put on her make up and enjoys the freshness of the decor and fun accessories.Rolland Park-AAI_251Rolland Park-AAI_252Rolland Park-AAI_253The organic texture of the neutral, wool Greek key rug grounds all of the bright colors and shiny surfaces in this sitting room.

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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.

Rolland Park-AAI_261We chose a Champagne Metallic Chinoisserie Wallcovering as the backdrop for the room.Rolland Park-AAI_262

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.

Rolland Park-AAI_263Foyer: 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. Rolland Park-AAI_264The antique bench is original to Baltimore, made by Bagby Furniture.Rolland Park-AAI_265Rolland Park-AAI_266The antique coat tree is a family piece that was in the husband’s family’s home in California.Rolland Park-AAI_267Rolland Park-AAI_268Only 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.

Rolland Park-AAI_269Rolland Park-AAI_270The room was designed with longevity in mind, so she could enjoy it through even her teen years.Rolland Park-AAI_271This 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.Rolland Park-AAI_272Rolland Park-AAI_273

Amanda Austin Interiors
1020 S. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
p. 443.759.6177
f. 443.627.8361

Senior Designer: Jackie Bayer


Designer: Sadie Sanchez


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This Ritz Carlton apartment on the Inner Harbor was transformed by designer Charlene of Cashmere Interior room by room. The rooms are classic, sophisticated, with touches of sparkle which create a timeless look. Each room’s color palette enhances the natural light and the city views. You can read more about Charlene’s design process and her client experience here. Many thanks to HOME&DESIGN for publishing this beautiful distinguished Baltimore residence.

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Elizabeth Reich: Greenspring Valley Residence

It was my first offical interior shoot back since having our son. As I arrived in Maryland and began to set up my equipment, I openly confessed to designer Elizabeth Reich that I felt like it was the first day of school for me. Would I remember my settings, would I be able to capture each detail that I pre-visualized in my mind, would my nerves subside? Once the camera was set up and I took a look through the viewfinder, my nerves subsided. Elizabeth had supported me through this new transition and has graciously waited for me to photograph her design work. I was thankful to be back behind the camera photographing her beautiful design work in this Maryland Residence. The spaces below are rooms filled with color, layers, textures that all have beauty and purpose designed by Elizabeth. It was a great way to start back and thankfully I did remember everything. Enjoy the Study, Guest Room, and Master Bedroom!!!

Elizabeth Reich_191The Study: Originally the walls were painted white with white built-ins.

This space had to be a place were her client could both work and relax.

Elizabeth Reich_192The indigo grasscloth on the walls and the rich color now on the built ins

creates a cozy and masculine touch to the study.Elizabeth Reich_196The English flag was Elizabeth’s client and wanted it visible as he could see

it every day as a reminder of his home.Elizabeth Reich_201Elizabeth Reich_193Elizabeth Reich_194Elizabeth Reich_195Elizabeth Reich_197The London map over the sofa actually shows the street where the client grew up.Elizabeth Reich_198This deep Chesterfield sofa is a comfortable place for him to read and relax.

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Elizabeth Reich_185The Guest Room: This rooms was the smallest of the three.

Elizabeth made the most of it by adding a queen size bed.Elizabeth Reich_188The lavender walls and green accents came from the selection of

drapery panels which are a Morris& Co. fabric.Elizabeth Reich_187Elizabeth Reich_190The clients previously own the bedside tables.Elizabeth Reich_189

Elizabeth Reich_203The Master Bedroom: It was to be a place that gives the feel of a serene retreat.

The calming colors of pale blues, greys, cream and golds do exactly that.

The walls are covered in a Phillip Jefferies metallic grasscloth in a steel grey color.Elizabeth Reich_204The corner reading chair creates a cozy place to read by the fireplace.Elizabeth Reich_205Elizabeth and her clients changed the fireplace by adding mouldings

that were not there and creating a spot for the television.Elizabeth Reich_206A significant feature to the bedroom is the drapery.

The decision to take them behind and across the bed created the

dramatic backdrop for their upholstered headboard.Elizabeth Reich_207Elizabeth Reich_208Elizabeth Reich_209Elizabeth Reich_210Elizabeth Reich_214Both bedside pieces are different and yet feel good together.Elizabeth Reich_211Elizabeth has her clients select the artwork.

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Contact: Elizabeth Reich

Jenkins Baer Associates
24 West Chase Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: 410.727.4100
Fax: 410.727.4130

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Baby Allison

It was last week right after we had the winter storm of the year burying the ground some twelve inches below that I meet Baby Allison. She was less then a week old. Allison’s parents were one of my first couples who asked me to capture their wedding several years ago. They contacted me not knowing if I photograph newborns. It is an honor to continue to document their love and family as it now has grown from two to three. I could not say no.

There is something about the first week of a newborn’s life that is simple, sweet, and full of amazement. As parents you wait months for their arrival and then one day they are now here in your arms. You are memorized by their little finger, coos, eyes opening, and sweet smiles. Allison’s arrival has her parents captivated and full attention. Allison was both alert and awake and by the end our time together she fell fast asleep in her daddy’s arm. She was pure sweetness. Dale and Ashlee, thank you for allowing me to capture your little’s girls newness and your love for her in her first days with you. May you have these photographs to look back and marvel at the little girl she once was and be amazed at who she becomes in the years ahead!

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It was my last photo shoot before I left on maternity leave in 2013. The kitchen that I had the honor to photographed was completely transformed by designer Jay Jenkins of Jenkins Baer Associates. Jay worked with the Baltimore homeowners to update their home starting with the kitchen. Jay turned the traditional kitchen into a modern, fresh, and spacious place for entertaining. Lyndon of Lyndon Heath Cabinetry worked with Jay Jenkins creating the new appearance of the existing cabinetry. HOME&DESIGN selected this modern kitchen designed by Jay to be featured in their January/February issue as one of their dream kitchens. You can read the article online here. Congratulations to both Jay Jenkins and Lyndon Sentz for the collaboration of this newly designed modern kitchen.



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