Part 2…..A Designer’s Home

I wanted to share a few more photos of our home just to prove being a designer doesn’t mean we live in a home that looks like it’s out of the pages of a swanky design magazine.  Remember those houses are staged and styled by professionals.  An interior photo shoot takes hours to prepare for. The rooms are cleared of clutter (you know, the stuff we can’t life without, and wouldn’t dream of parting with) and many times re-arranged just to get the right furniture into the frame.  The lighting is also geared solely to photography.  All of that being said, here are a few more shots.  Hope you enjoy, and I would love hearing from you.

This is one of my favorite spots to relax (if you don’t mind the occasional interruption of a booming voice shouting “Fore!!!!).  We spend a lot of time out here, and since the weather is pretty close to being perfect, it’s used frequently.

I think that Otis loves it most of all.  He only barks at people who walk their dogs along our path…….usually!

Our bedroom is another refuge, especially during the rainy winter months when it seems to get dark at 5:00 PM.  It’s relaxing, and comfortable, and is in dire need of a revamping.   Maybe next year?

A prime example of where styling a bedroom for a photography session would be welcomed.  Otis doesn’t seem to mind at all.

This little corner of the dining room is home to ojbects that have loads of memories for me.  The chair belonged to my brother and used to sit in a pile of junk in the corner of his front porch in Minneapolis.  I salvaged it, and Indiana artist, Judy Jarrett painted a little scene on it of my brother and I living in a little shack in Hawaii (one of his favorite places).  The soup tureen belonged to my husbands Mother, the candlesticks to a great aunt and are from Russia, and the watercolor is from the 1800’s and is of Ely Cathedral, in Ely, Cambridge, England.  My mother used to play on the beautiful grounds of the Cathedral, chasing the peacocks that used to roam the area freely.  This little corner means so much to me.

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About Amy Ramaker IIDA, LEED ap, CPC

Amy has worked in the field of Commercial Architecture as an Interior Designer and Design Director, for such notable firms as Gensler, HNTB, and Ware Malcomb. She has served as principal of her own architecture and interior design firm, and as Design Director for a venerable Steelcase Dealership in the Midwest. Her projects have ranged from the 1,000,000 sq.ft. Indiana Government Center, to a 850 sq. ft. coffee kiosk prototype. Amy is a Certified Professional Coach, a professional member of IIDA, NICDQ and is a LEED AP. She is currently piecing together stories of life, love and loss, taking her creative ride down a new road.
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