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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Do you recognize these rooms?

A house just came on the market in Atlanta.



7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, on 2.5 acres. List price: $5.995 million. This home was built in 2003.


Here is the living room. There is something familiar about it. Do you recognize it? It looks quite different than the professionally shot, stylized photo below, but it is the same room. There is the Scott Ingram drip painting (although it looks SO much longer in the real estate photo), the French chairs with the wide stripe.


This is the photo from Suzanne Kasler's website, and this is a home for which she did the interior design (the home that is now on the market). It is SO interesting to see how differently the colors read in the photo from Kasler's website. Note the sconces in the Kasler photo that are not present in a picture from the home. The funky stools are nowhere to be seen in the home, and the side tables and lamps are completely different. The coffee table looks different too.



Here is the dining room from the real estate listing. Does it look familiar? Below is how we have seen it on the blogs (from Kasler's website).


One of the most charming touches - the curve back chair mixed in with the dining room chairs - is not shown in the real estate picture; instead, the matching set is around the table. At least the interesting turquoise vases are still there!


Here is a shot of the front hall (above), as seen on the real estate listing.



Here is the same front hall, from Kasler's website.

Pink bedroom, from Ka
Here is a bedroom from the home, on the real estate listing. Wouldn't this be a charming teenage girl's room?

Pink bedroom, from Kasler's website (thanks to Mystic Rose for finding this one!)

Don't you just love making connections like this?

29 comments:

  1. Thanks for leaving a comment the other day. Your blog is very inspiring. I'm a big fan of Kasler...love that rosy pink ceiling in the bedroom. Great pictures!

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  2. You will see the bedroom here:

    http://www.suzannekasler.com/index.php/component/option,com_kaaportfolio/Itemid,13/projid,8/imgid,7/

    that window seat is quite distinguising.

    btw, I love reading your blog. :)

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  3. This is a fascinating post that just goes to show that often times, designer and client don't always prefer quite the same look and compromises are made. It also illustrates how prevalent "styling" is in interior photography. I think that sometimes there's a bit of pressure to design stylized living spaces, but I much prefer interiors which both involve client preferences and desires, and invite actual "living" within the rooms. Great post!

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  4. I love the comparison shots. I like both versions, but I think the stylist/designer got it right in the dining room. Great post!

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  5. Good job! In the images from Kasler's site, the lighting is very moody, giving the home a bit of a European flair. So, I agree with Pigtown about the lighting!

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  6. I was doubtful it was the same house upon seeing the first images. Amazing. Thanks for the alternate view.

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  7. Suzanne!!!! I knew it from the first pic. wow, this is like hitting the jackpot girl. great!!! Ok, I'm going to study this blog. very very good, a+++++ :)

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  8. What a stunning home!! You have a very astute mind! I love that odd dining chair..

    And thank God for professional lighting!

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  9. My first reaction was how lighting and a different photographer can make a difference. enjoyed the images - thanks

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  10. This is so cool! Am I to understand that my house could look great with the right photographer? You did hit the jackpot. This is so enlightening. No pun intended.

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  11. You are quite the sleuth my dear!!! Amazing catch.

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  12. Thanks for the comments! As soon as I saw the dining room, I knew that I had seen it before. I am glad that you guys are enjoying the comparison as much as me!

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  13. Saw your post linked by 'Hidden in France'. Loved seeing the before and after. Kinda reminds me of a retouched beauty/fashion photograph where the model has been photoshopped/lit/colour-corrected and styled to perfection!

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  14. Wow - I wonder if they client changed things around 'after the decorator was done', or if it was just re-style beyond recognition? Very interesting...

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  15. Fun post as always! Lighting and styling sure make a difference!

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  16. Now that was fun!

    Kind of makes me wish I could see with a photographer's eyes... or have a live-in stylist. How nice to come home to a perfectly kitted out house.

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  17. what a great house...wouldn't it be fun if you had the money to actually buy that. she does awesome designs! i love that her clients let her "go with it".

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  18. You're kidding! Wow, my dream home is up for sale :)

    ~Kate

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  19. Lighting, yes, also the focal length and width of the lens plays into the photos. I much enjoyed this post, and love your new header.

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  20. Just goes to show what great lighting will do. I saw a write up on Suzanne in one of my Traditional Homes mags. She does nice work! Is this in Buckhead? I'm a former Atlantan.

    Rhoda

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  21. Great post! So fun to see what styling and lighting can do. The girl's bedroom is enormous!

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  22. It is interesting, if you go to Kasler's website there are some other really beautiful rooms in this home that they did not show on the real estate listing. If they end up doing a virtual tour (which they usually do for a home in this price range) I will post it.

    Rhoda, yes, this home is in Buckhead. Not the heart of Buckhead, but the edge where there are some huge estate homes on multi-acre lots.

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  23. Loved the post on silver and gold, particularly the Ashley Whittaker blue room :)

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  24. How very interesting. Thanks!

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  25. Fantastic post--such fun to see the difference styling and lighting make.

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  26. It's not so much the lighting (presumably both photographers were using predominately natural light)- it's just different settings for the white balance (check out the white balance function on a digital camera or the neutral colour balance tool in post-production).

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  27. What a fabulous introduction to Suzanne Kasler! Great collection of photos and narrative!

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