The week of March 5th-9th rocked my world! I had the good fortune to photograph several rooms designed by the talented Carly Nemtean. If you don’t know who she is yet, you will! Carly is an Accredited Interior Designer who co-founded Carriage Lane Design-Build in 2011. Her work has been featured on two Lifestyle and Reality series: Cineflix’s Property Brothers and HGTV’s upcoming show Reno vs. Relocate. Carly has also been a featured designer on HGTV’S Design Interns. I found her to be wonderfully sweet and easy to work with, and I especially I loved that we both view the world from the grand height of 5' 2".
We had many locations to cover as I captured new images for the Carriage Lane Design-Build website refurbish. As we went along, each new room design was more impressive than the last. And boy, did Carly save the best for the last! I have to admit that I felt my jaw drop when I saw the kitchen at our final location. It was one of those moments when I just had to smile in disbelief that I get to do this for a living!
The eclectic modern kitchen was a dream with its clean lines, white walls and grey concrete Caesarstone counters that contrasted beautifully with the flat panel, dark walnut cabinets. Natural light filled the space from double skylights and a wall of windows overlooking a treed ravine. When the subject is this beautiful and well designed, the picture almost takes itself! I can only wish for more opportunities like this! Though the kitchen was my favorite, I also loved the “kids” bathroom complete with a fabulous built-in shelving unit that accented the high ceilings of this 1950’s Raised Bungalow. The light bamboo veneer on the shelves, as well as the suspended vanity, melded with the soft natural light in this room to give it a clean, spa-like vibe.
It was effortless and fun to spend time with Carly. We worked in tandem as she quickly set the “stage” while I positioned the lights and camera. Together, we made decisions about where to tweak and make changes for the final image. Carly moved quickly and had great ideas throughout the shoot. I look forward to documenting more of her latest designs soon!