Ah! This was the longest and shortest weekend. Longest because I feel like I ended up doing so much, but shortest, because the hours just kept flying. Before I knew it hours would have passed in the blink of an eye, but at least I got a lot accomplished. We had a photoshoot here on Sunday and all week was prep work. You know finishing that gallery wall I started years ago. Whoops! Or finally putting a lampshade on a lamp in the boys room that had been on display sans lampshade for years! It’s all of those little projects that require trips out to stores and some prep work at home to get it all finished. On Saturday I thought I was in good shape, but I still had lots to do like making floral arrangements for different rooms and lots of ironing! All of the duvets and shams needed to be nice and crisp!
I don’t want to share any pictures and spoil the big reveal, but I think you will all enjoy it! It was a bit bittersweet since we are moving in September, but it will be nice to have pretty documentation of the house I (In partnership with Jon) put my blood, sweat and lots of tears into.
So, instead of teaser photos I’m going to shout out the amazing photographer I got to work with!
Erin Kestenbaum is an amazing photographer especially when it comes to interiors. She is based out of Connecticut and I lucky enough to have her come to Long Island to shoot my house. I already knew her work was stunning and I was really excited to finally get to meet her. She arrived early Sunday morning and got my bombarded by the boys who think anyone that enters our house is naturally there to see them. She was so great with them and totally a delight. I knew the day was going to so swimmingly and it totally did. We had no hiccups! The weather and technology collaborated and we got all of our shots! I’m in a bunch of them as well and I’m hoping I was able to get that fake smile off of my face. It’s so hard to smile naturally when someone prompts you too. Fingers crossed!
Since my weekend revolved around the photoshoot and I don’t want to ruin the big reveal I thought I would share photos of Erin’s stunning home instead.
Chic seating area complete with a large brass elephant. What can I say? We both have a love on elephants. That totally equals instant friendship in my book.
Her fabulous dining room with her amazing David Hicks Fiorentina fabric.
Her recently completed guest room is swoon worthy. Not only did she pick out an amazing paint color, but she added all of that picture frame moulding. You can see all of the before and after photos here.
I also love her outdoor patio space. Don’t twinkle lights make everything better? Erin and her husband actually made the dining table as well!
Can’t wait to tell work on something else together!
* All images are photographed by Erin Kestenbaum.