AAI: Jackie Bayer, Harbor View Residence (part one)

I am excited to share with you this Harbor East Residence designed by senior designer Jackie Bayer of Amanda Austin Interiors. This was my first project that I worked along side of Jackie to photograph a completed residence she designed beautifully. We worked from one room to the next to capture all the details and layers designed selectively for her client. It amazes me how each room is full of details, layers that compliment one another and that ultimately create unity in a space that reflect Jackie’s client desires and style.

Jackie kindly shared with me all the details and thoughts that went into each space in this residence. I truly appreciate the details that go into each space as I know there are hours of pulling inspiration, selecting the fabrics and colors, and purchasing the perfect pieces.  All these things when express can help you appreciate the importance of the smallest detail in each photograph. It is in the details that make a space complete. So when you look at each photo, pause and see the smallest detail. Again, thank you Jackie for allowing me to photograph your design work! Here is part one. Enjoy!!!

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The Media Room:

This room was made for football season as Jackie’s clients are sports fanatics.

Family and friends often share this space to enjoy the games.

There is a full custom bar with limestone countertops, glass tile, and walnut cabinetry that houses a kegerator for game days.

Jackie designed this room to be casual enough for watching sports, and yet stylish since it is their second family room.

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Master Bedroom:

Neutral colors layer this room creating a soft, warm, and cozy feeling.

It is a quiet space with the hints of the traditional taste of Jackie’s clients.

The the creamy linen drapery around the windows frames the view of the water from this view subtly so the view stands out.

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The Master Bathroom:

Jackie describes the master bathroom as a “continuations of the Master Bedroom, a neutral room with

layers of texture: river rock, natural tile, organic adornments all tied together by a custom vanity with all of the conveniences desired. “


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The Guest Room:

This rooms that has a view of the Inner Harbor and is one of the only rooms with a deep paint color.

The deep navy and crisp white are a perfect combination.

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The Study:

This spaces double as a playroom for the client’s daughter as well as a workstation for the client.

This room easily handles the art and crafts.

Yet it is the custom book cases and sophisticated leather chair and ottoman that create a tidy and tailored style.

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

Senior Designer: Jackie Bayer


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Lyndon Heath Cabinetry: Annapolis Custom Built-Ins

With this rainy day and cold weather here in Lititz, I all I want to do is to curl up with a blanket on the couch watch a movie, read a book that I have checked out of the library, or if I am honest write out my nesting to do list. With thoughts of relaxing and being cozy I want to share the work completed by Lyndon Sentz of Lyndon Heath Cabinetry.  The custom built-ins that Lyndon Heath Cabinetry built created a perfect space for this family to enjoy reading a book ,watching  TV or a movie together. Enjoy!!!

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Instagrams: September

September starts out warm and has me wanting more of summer, flip flops, and pool days. By the end of September it has me excited for the change of season…leaves crunching under our feet, cooler weather, football season, warm tea, and apple picking. We celebrated Labor day down on the farm where I grew up and made a trek to the river to explore and play. A tractor ride was a must. In September I finished all my interior sessions before maternity leave. Several of the shoots were working with Lyndon which was a goal this year. It feels good to accomplish this goal. Plus I love working with him. We even get to have lunch together. I ended this month moving my office out and ready to start setting up a nursery for this little boy of ours!

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my sister-in law is expecting too…I’m excited for more cousins!instagrams_923Lancaster in the fall…instagrams_924Bebe and Gigi visit while Lyndon and I had a photo shoot.instagrams_925I finished all my interior sessions for the year!instagrams_926we love being surrounded by local farms for dairy and meat goods, Danda is one of them.

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Pics below: 33.5 weeks!instragrams_935

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You look radiant!

Tyler Connell

You look fabulous Jamie! I love seeing your latest family photos all of the time! Enjoy this Autumn and your soon-to-be, new little addition to the family :)

Amanda Austin Interiors: Jackie Bayer Baltimore Residence (part two)

Ready for part two of this beautiful Baltimore home? I walked into this room and as I always do I pause. My eyes wander about the room seeing the color, the details, patterns, and the light. This is room is layered with beauty and splendor that Jackie designed. The client wanted to create a room for their guest and I believe that any guest staying here will feel the beauty of the room from the moment they step in. Jackie described the deep teal Chinosserie Wallcovering as the crown jewel of this guest room. It wraps the room on all four sides. All the textiles that are in the room are monochromatic yet with patterns and textures. The drapery, chairs, bedding are creams, ivory silk and linens. Better than a room at a fine hotel, the elegant upholstered bed, custom made by Mitchell Yanosky. It is sized to fix a queen mattress that the client purchased from their favorite resort in Asheville, North Carolina where they travel to several times a year. Would you want to be a guest here? I surely would! Enjoy!!!

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Attached to the guest room is the bathroom. Jackie’s client knew exactly what she wanted: a crisp, clean and glamorous space.

This is exactly what Jackie designed. The dressy tile is ming green marble, Thassos granite

and peridot green glass accent tile. The fixtures are polished chrome and the walls are adorned with metalic platinum wallcovering.

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Love that bathroom!

Amanda Austin Interiors: Jackie Bayer Baltimore Residence (part one)

In September I had the honor to continue working and photographing a home designed by Jackie Bayer of Amanda Austin Interiors. I love hearing in advance about the client’s home from the designers whether through email or on the phone and catching glimpses of installs on their facebook post. It makes me excited  to see and experience all the details, colors, and textures in person. This shoot was no different as it was an all day shoot in which I spent with senior designer Jackie photographing beautiful rooms she designed for her client.

We started in the foyer. This elegant entry with upscale materials set the tone for the home. To start, the grasscloth wallcovering has a hand painted gold damask pattern.  The Macassar Ebony credenza sits perfectly in the entry just below the hand blown glass mini chandeliers and a beautiful rich brown mirror hung above it.

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The dining room is a warm and inviting space and the home of the client’s many treasures.

The hand knotted antique rug and the silk ikat jewel toned fabric on the dining room chairs adds a timeless and classic feel to this space.

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This bathroom was designed to be handsome using warm and rich materials: Emperador Dark marble counter tops;

a custom cherry vanity, and earthtone artisan tiles in the shower.

The ceramic plank floor tile is designed to look like hardwood and radiant heat is beneth to warm the tile.

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Now we move into the kitchen. Comfortable, bright, white, and an elegant place to dine.

Sadie, of Amanda Austin Interiors designed the serpentine banquette adorned with their favorite, new Mary MacDonald fabric by Schumacher.

Jenn Air & Fischer Paykel appliances outfit the kitchen with the white cabinetry mixed with an Espresso Island.

The hardware is brushed nickel by specialty hardware company Schaub & Co. The oversized mother of pearl lantern

is perfect in lieu of a traditional kitchen chandelier. The material is a nice offset to the glass table below with the cool Calcutta Gold marble surfaces.


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