Monday, June 30, 2014

A Look at Love It Or List It Vancouver


Hello! It's been awhile since my last post, but there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in a day. I doubt I'm the only one who feels this way?

Some of you may know that I shoot the "reveals" on a show called Love It Or List It Vancouver, on WNetwork, hosted by Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot. It's pretty incredible what Jillian, and her design team, get done in the space of just a few weeks...and this is a weekly show. Thought I'd share a few pics from one of the more recent reveal days. You can click here, to see some of the "before" pics, the entire resource guide and story.









What do you think? Could you see yourself hanging out in this house? 

Check out Love It Or List It Vancouver, for pics of the bedroom, bathroom and office as well, along with all the before pics. It was a massive transformation. 

Have a good day!
janis











Friday, June 13, 2014

Minimal for Friday


Hello weekend! Hope you all had a good week.

I shoot a lot of homes. The best part about it is, I have the opportunity to meet so many homeowners and see their different styles and tastes. It's so interesting, to me, to see what makes a perfect home for someone. Minimal, country, vintage, or maximal (new word?), etc.

This home was shot for Style At Home, propped by Stephanie Vogler (The Cross) and it's featured in the current issue. The homeowners are minimalists, and don't like to live with a lot of stuff. At all. Lots of white and concrete but, with some carefully selected vintage and antique wood pieces, along with their collection of McCoy pottery, it feels warm.


Homeowner, Patty, has a beautiful collection of McCoy pottery and had built in shelves created to  display it all. Still manages to keep it spare looking. 








I actually shot this couple's last home, a few years back, for a magazine called Canadian Home and Country. Take a look at the new issue of Style At Home for a few pics of their last home, mixed in with this one. It's quite a change. 

Do you think you could live minimally? Let me know!

Have a good weekend!
janis




Friday, June 6, 2014

Cottage Crush


Hello weekend! I'm so happy it's Friday.

I'm wrapping up the week with a cottage that you can actually picture owning. Located on beautiful Pender Island (just a 15 min seaplane trip from Vancouver), it's small and sensible and is completely inviting. I love it. Designer, Carrie McCarthy shares the cottage with her husband, Cameron, their young son, Leighton, along with Billie the dog.  I shot this space with Carrie, for the July issue of House and Home, out now. Here's a look....








What do you think? Would you be happy to spend weekends in a cottage like this? I'd love to know!
I certainly could. Sigh. 

For more info on Carrie, click here. You can read the entire story, and see more pics in the July issue of House and Home

Have a great weekend!

janis











Monday, June 2, 2014

Made By Hand - Cathy Terepocki


Cathy Terepocki is a busy mom of three, and a talented ceramic artist, located in a beautiful small town, about 90 minutes out of Vancouver. I had the pleasure of shooting her and her three adorable kids, with the help of my nephew, Jake, for Pure Green Magazine. Her inspiring story is in the current issue (volume 8), out now. Here's a look....

Cathy's kids hanging out at her studio, which just happens to be in her back yard. 





Cathy sells her products online here, and you can also find them at Walrus, in Vancouver, and Spruce in Abbotsford. 

Have a great day! 
janis