Friday, August 20, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake

As I mentioned in a post last week, the kitchen island needed to be staged for a beauty shot. When I suggested to Isabella that we should decorate cupcakes for the photo, she couldn't have been happier to lend a hand.


Max was in too, if it meant treats were coming his way!




Didn't they do great as my assistants?!


And once I got the shot we had a little party!

Enjoy your weekend and look for my latest Houzz Ideabook tomorrow...it's all about the new look of nurseries.

38 comments :

  1. I love love love your kitchen :) And I never realized how hard it is to style a room and/or furniture for pictures until I tried it, so Bravo! Very well done! See, all you bloggers make it look easy because you are so talented. Love your blog, thanks for having me.

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  2. Oh the pretty cupcakes! My boys love helping me decorate cupcakes for the parties I have for them!

    Love the colors of the flowers that you added and I like that you added pieces of one of my favorite flower-hydrangea! It's my next favorite after Peonies!

    Have a great weekend and I can not wait to read your idea book tomorrow!

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  3. Nothing like a good cupcake party! Am I right? Oh, yeah, the styling looks lovely too! Makes you want to sit down and eat...a cupcake. Mmmmmmm.

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  4. It looks fabulous! They are greta helpers. (Those cupcakes seriously look professional!). I just love your kitchen/family room area. It is so gorgeous. I want a layout like yours in my next house.

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  5. It looks stunning! Those pendant lights really do look cute. What great little assistants you have - the cupcakes are gorgeous :)

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  6. How beautiful! You're such a fun Mom. I think I would've been headed to the bakery. SN: I have the same cupcake tower ;-)

    Have a wonderful weekend, Janell!

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  7. ....I need willing assistants like yours. Now I need to make something sweet ~ in order to bribe them.
    Hats off to you.
    pve

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  8. Is there ANYTHING you CAN'T do...and DO WELL might I add?!?!

    LOVE IT!

    Kacey
    Shes.No.Martha

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  9. they look GORGEOUS!
    my I ask your for the topping recipe? I'm from Germany and I looove cupcakes, but I haven't found a tasty recipe yet.

    Greetings from Germany,
    charlotte

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  10. Well, kljswilson, Don't let this fool you, Isabella was the lead on this project! I'm a terrible cook. The only thing I can bake or cook well is a carrot cake. :)

    And charlotte, sorry I can't pass on any great recipes, these were not made from scratch! Though Isabella did say they were the best cupcakes she'd ever eaten...

    Janell

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  11. Oh yummy yum yum! Staging is beautiful and the cupcakes are making me drool! :)

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  12. Mmmm, they look as yummy as your island, Janell!

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  13. they look fantastic. things always taste better when they are beautifully presented! i love the pop of yellow in your kitchen as well.

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  14. Ack, I love it!!! Every island needs beautiful treats!!

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  15. On top of being a great designer, you bake too?!?! Those cupcakes looked so delicious!

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  16. Aren't those cupcakes PRETTY?! Good job, Max and Isabella!

    Kelly

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  17. The cupcakes look great ! I love the colors. Great job, they also look tasty. Have a great weekend. :)

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  18. Looks like a great time - and the cupcake are beautiful!

    Chelsea

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  19. those cupcakes are gorgeous! and i loved seeing the other rooms in your house in the background of the cupcake party. your kids are so lucky to have such a creative fun momma that gets up at 5am to make sure you spend quality tie with them!
    :)

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  20. I want you to come to my house and decorate it!! I wish you were in the Boston area.

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  21. Looks like a great time and wish I had been in on the party. I'll look for your ideabook tomorrow as you know I am into nurseries at the moment. Thanks for your comments on my blog....we have a short list of 5 houses (of course I have a favorite) and I think we'll put an offer in after Labor Day.....once our house here is on the market. So, things are moving along! Have a great weekend.

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  22. Those cupcakes are stunning! I'll bet they tasted as good as they looked, too. And, of course, the kitchen island looks fantastic. Happy weekend, Janell!

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  23. Those cupcakes are stunning! I'll bet they tasted as good as they looked, too. And, of course, the kitchen island looks fantastic. Happy weekend, Janell!

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  24. I HEART the tiered cupcake stand. Where did you find that? The island looks stunning!

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  25. It looks sooooo good! Aren't you loving that light island? Send me a cupcake, please. Have a good weekend.

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  26. Wow. Gorgeous. This honestly looks like a pro did it.
    And I'm so pleased you got to eat the props!

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  27. I love your little assistants and how lucky they got to be the tasters!

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  28. wow, beautiful. where did you get the stools in the pic and the rug in your living room? thanks!

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  29. Perfection once again!! You are a Star and need to have a show!! Seriously..HGTV is crazy not to..I cringe when I watch Design Star this season.. bit off the subject. Sorry..I'm just say'n!
    Enjoy your weekend
    Maureen

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  30. Perfection once again!! You are a Star and need to have a show!! Seriously..HGTV is crazy not to..I cringe when I watch Design Star this season.. bit off the subject. Sorry..I'm just say'n!
    Enjoy your weekend
    Maureen

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  31. Thanks! And Jane Ellen, the stool can be found here:

    http://www.allmodern.com/Calligaris-CS-72-A-GN1007.html

    Finish: Wenge

    And the rug is the Felted Shag rug in Ivory at Pottery Barn...on sale at the moment.

    Janell

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  32. Wow! The kitchen and the cupcakes look amazing!

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  33. Cupcakes are darling! Loooove the chalkboard! And I love the kitchen/family room. My kitchen looks just like your's used to and I am seriously considering changing it!!

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  34. So pretty yet edible, the best kind of food.. Your home is so pretty. You are a seriously talented designer.

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