I just recently travelled down I-65 to Rosemary Beach, FL to photograph a client’s home for their own Custom Coffee Table Book. It was such fun and at the same time, a lot of hard work. Thank goodness for decent weather, good wine, outstanding snacks and for greenery (inside joke).
This is truly a house that love built. My clients have had this fabulous beach home for over 13 years. The husband purchased the lot for his wife for Mother's Day after baby #4. They thoughtfully built it, decorated it beautifully and since have logged countless hours of genuine, happy, family time there.
The home is so attractive and inviting, but it's more than that. There is so much love that is seen and felt in each and every room. There was so much thought put into every detail – from the window treatments, to each piece of furniture, to the linens and china, to the artwork (mostly done by the 4 children), to the fun and quirky accessories, and yes, to even the snacks in the fridge. What became evident to me was that everything was planned with such intention, purpose and meaning… where the focus would always be on the family – no matter what stage of life they would be in.
They are a busy family but the parents have always made their children and the time they spend together a priority. After a half-day of shooting, I realized that there wasn’t a lot of background noise – they intentionally only have 3 TVs in the whole house. I love it!!! Their time together as a family is something they treasure, that they value and covet. Their time has been spent playing Scrabble or Monopoly, cooking meals together, sharing stories and taking naps on the porch, walking on and combing the beach for shells. (They have a great collection in the upstairs hallway.)
They have created a house and made it a home that is imprinted and sealed with love, substance and wonderful memories…and a simplicity that is so refreshing that when you leave, you are always saying, just “one more day...”