4.16.2013

PRETTY PICTURES + DESIGN MOM

I love the Living With Kids series on Design Mom, and have always wanted to do one as soon as the house was finished. One day I realized that that day was going to come 5-10 years in the future (or maybe never?!?), so I should just bite the bullet and try.

Gabrielle responded with a kindly worded email saying my pictures weren't up to snuff. In fact, it was so kindly worded, that I almost didn't catch what she was telling me. But after some reading, I thought I could give it another shot. I fiddled with the ISO, the white balance, the time of day, etc. and I came up  with much better pictures.

At first I thought I'd go back to all my old posts and replace the pictures, but then I remembered that it's fun to document progress. So below I've posted my new and improved pictures along with a link to my original write up of the room and the pictures I took with the camera on auto.

And by the way, my Living With Kids interview is up today on Design Mom, so head over there to read it!

brick wall antique vanity penny tile bathroom
brick wall antique vanity penny tile bathroom
brick wall antique vanity penny tile bathroom
brick wall antique vanity penny tile bathroom
brick wall antique vanity penny tile bathroom
brick wall antique vanity penny tile bathroom

turquoise teal blue kitchen concrete countertop wallpaper
turquoise teal blue kitchen concrete countertop wallpaper
turquoise teal blue kitchen concrete countertop wallpaper
turquoise teal blue kitchen concrete countertop wallpaper
turquoise teal blue kitchen concrete countertop wallpaper
turquoise teal blue kitchen concrete countertop wallpaper

wallpaper transom window four poster bedroom
wallpaper transom window four poster bedroom
wallpaper transom window four poster bedroom
wallpaper transom window four poster bedroom
wallpaper transom window four poster bedroom
wallpaper transom window four poster bedroom
wallpaper transom window four poster bedroom

Kids' Rooms (The original ones of these are especially bad)
navy kids room ikea leaf canopy little girl reading
navy kids room white crib

purple living room arched doorway built-in shelves
purple living room plant windowsill
purple living room yellow gossip bench entryway
little boy purple living room
lanterns and glass balls in window
purple living room
purple living room
purple living room crown molding picture rail
purple living room

built-in shelves window seat records
built-in shelves window seat records chartreuse door
built-in shelves window seat records
built-in shelves window seat records
blue glass in window
wooden spool dining table built-in shelves window seat records
wooden spool dining table grey wainscoting chartreuse door
wooden spool dining table grey wainscoting
grey wainscoting chartreuse door

six kids eight and under

A word about this picture. It's not on DesignMom for a reason, probably ;). You may notice that many of my kids are wearing pajamas under their clothes. Anyway, I said, "Go get some clothes on; I want to take everyone's picture!" And this is what they came down in. We did take some more pictures on Sunday in their good clothes, but this really was the best picture. Any of you with a handful of kids probably know how that goes :).