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How to Make Pictures: A Creative Juice Collaborative


Like Pola and her friend Roid, Judy and I assisted local photographer Ray Barbour as well as Master Photographer John Stanton on a photoshoot of our work at 1322 Queensferry Road in Cary. We’re anxious to see the results of the shoot, but thought that we’d share our “behind the scenes” experience…

Just a few pieces of equipment

John Stanton, perfecting the amount of light for the photograph

Ray sets the shot, while John perfects the lighting levels

Judy and Ray review the process


Ray finding an angle


John hangs a sheet of mylar scrim to diffuse the lighting

Ray and Judy decision making. The shoot was filmed digitally and reviewed via Mac

The photoshoot process is long and rewarding,furniture and accessories must be shifted again and again


Judy awaits to stage the next shot

The Subject: The Dining Room

Noontime Sun: Part 2 of the shoot. There’s a story behind that painting, as there are stories to be told about many of the objects we incorporated into the design. In the end our arrangement of the details, composed into a photograph, tries to capture a moment perhaps better left for one to experience in person.

Meet the Cucurbita Family (Gourds & The Great White Pumpkin)

October is a great month for decorating, and now that Fall has finally decided to stand up and greet us with a cool down in the temperatures, we can decorate for the ocassion. Stephanie decorated the Barony Parade House with some handsome Martin House gourds. I bought a collection of small and lively green ones for myself at the grocery store and put them in a hurricane. Gourds and their closely related siblings pumpkins, are visually interesting thanks to their variety in color, texture, and form. I’m particularly in love with white pumpkins and the fresh aesthetic they bring to the traditional fall decorating table. I had never seen a white pumpkin until the cover of Domino Magazine‘s October Issue. But now, white pumpkins seem to be more readily availible. You can see scores of them walking into almost any Harris Teeter. I found an article on the topic to be really interesting. Who knew that “white is the new orange?”

Parade!

We hope you got a chance to see the 2007 Raleigh Area/Wake County Home Builder’s Association’s Parade of Homes. The DLL crew is so excited to show off our hard work. We’re sure you found the three Design Lines Parade Houses to be something extraordinary. Here’s a few of our favorite things:

Color Schemes heavy on the Cream (I.E.: Mayonnaise cabinets and Gentle Cream Walls)

The second floor bathroom with the diamond shaped window at the Barony

Unexpected Metallic Turkish Ikat printed wallpaper in the powder room at Balmoral

The Red Kitchen Aid Mixer we purchased

Pops of color
Don’t miss our Parade Link on our website for finding that paint color that you just had to have!

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