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A PEEK AT THE GIRLS' ROOM + PHOTOGRAPHY


We've been slowly chipping away at the girls' room. We painted the room White Linen by Benjamin Moore in Premium Matte Finish. We chose the premium because it washes clean. I've already had the pleasure of testing it out because Matilda's new favorite thing to do is wipe her boogers on the wall. HA. I love how airy the white feels and it certainly helps make the tiny room look a bit bigger (it's a 12 x 12 room). Matilda seems to be really enjoying the idea of sharing a room which is exciting and now that we have the crib and her bed set up, I'm feeling easier about the transition. We left all of the fun decorating details to do as we go. I can always feel when a room feels rushed. I'm enjoying milling over my decisions. You can find inspiration + sources here.

I've been trying to learn how to use my camera a little bit better. I shot these pictures in manual which makes me feel so clueless, but it's at the top of my list to become a better photographer. We are debating investing in a new lens. Two of my brilliant photographer friends recommended the Canon 35 mm/ f 2.0 lens, so that's the one we're leaning towards. I know a lot of my friends love the 50mm. Feel free to weigh in. I've also been working on my editing skills. I have LightRoom as well at PhotoShop and there's just so much to learn about both of them. I really love light + airy photos and I have a hard time trying to figure out how to achieve that. Any insight is welcome and much appreciated!



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13 comments :

  1. Oh my gosh Matilda looks so BIG! She is such a beautiful little girl! I know I haven't stopped by in a while (my life has been chaos) but you look lovely and glowing. Since the girls and I are staying in Georgia, we need to have a lunch/play date.

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    1. she is so big! it's so hard to believe. we would love a play date paige. that would be so fun!

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    2. Oh my Lesley you have come a long way since I was over picking up the IKEA cabinet! Beautiful and by the way you are already a GREAT photographer!

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  2. this is great! amazing job Lesley! we also did white in the two rooms. we are about to paint our main floor white too!

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    1. thanks toria! i would love to paint our whole house white but pretty sure sam would kill me ;).

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  3. I love contemplating room colors-seriously one of my favorite decorating decisions! I also know what you mean about the light and airy feel that makes photographs so dreamy. Jessica is obviously a genius and the best person to ask, but I've found that a shallow depth of field (when everything looks blurry in the background and/or foreground) can also really "make" a picture. I'm sure you'll get lots of practice with a new baby on the horizon!

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    1. i pick jessica's brain all the time. she told me to get the 35mm. i think that's the problem, i really need a new lens and i am totally with you, all i want to do is pick out paint colors! thanks for the tips kristen!

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  4. Love it, Lesley! Can't wait to see it all done.:)

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    1. that means so much coming from the master;)! i can't wait to see it all done either. phew!

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  5. From this peek it looks absolutely gorgeous. I love your simple style of decor. Our home is so cluttered I'm constantly trying to throw things out and make it a bit more spacey. I'm taking notes ;-)

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  6. Dreamy and inspiring! I love it. Great job ;)

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