Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ki, With a Swedish Accent!

 Ki's fabulous style translates in any language! Here are photos of decor in her LA apartment as they appeared this year in the Swedish shelter magazine, Hemma Aftonbladet!
Flea market castoffs and great decor transcend country borders! 
The writer and photographer, in the states to cover several stories, spent a day with Ki, "full of laughs and fun!"
 The spread looks great! While the language is foreign, the gorgeous photos are not!
 The 10-page spread was written by Monica Karlstein.
Don't you love Ki's marlin? And the fireplace screen, created from a salvaged ceiling medallion!
 The photographer, Angelica Soderberg, captured Ki's vintage vibe beautifully!
Don't you love these pieces? The storage locker was a find from the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, and the bedroom table from the Melrose Flea Market!
Fun finds, all!
Always on the move, Ki, of course, has switched up to a new apartment in the same building, so some pieces are residing in different places! We may have a sneak peek for you at another time!

Kim

Monday, November 10, 2014

Behind the Scenes: The Foreign Accent Piece!

Did you love the feature on pages 88-95 of the most recent Flea Market Style mag?
It chronicled the salvage chic of Teresa Dejarlais's apartment aerie in Buffalo, MN!
Here nest sits atop her business, The Porch & Atelier!
The piece was photographed by the inimitable Susan Gilmore of Susan Gilmore Photography in Minneapolis!
Here is the maven at work! She is an interior lighting whiz!
These snaps are Teresa's, a few that didn't make the mag. A side view of the front entry and the living room...
... another view of the kitchen...

 ...and yet another, showing her large hutch! The counter top was built from roof rafters salvaged from the living room area, when Teresa removed the false ceiling.
 Teresa's daughter, Rachel, helped with the styling!
 A French tart prepared by Teresa's son, Adam, who also lent his styling expertise!
 Ki suggested moving Teresa's collection of botanical prints to the wall, and displaying them with washi tape; a great move that provided the article's opening shot!
A French blue house number, from Teresa's collection is one of the many blue accessories that brighten her beautiful home.
French bread, of course!
Adam at work in the hallway...
... and kitchen!
Teresa had recently completed this floor treatment in her master bedroom (page 95) using milk paint and a hemp oil resist!
More blue details!
A closeup of the living room day bed!
When Rachel arrived, she brought the flowers!
Each type was specifically requested by Ki, whose eye for styling detail is legendary!
A view of the entryway, into the kitchen...
...a shot of the dining room, looking toward the bathroom. You can only catch a glimpse of the fun industrial step-stair and railing there that Teresa uses to store towels!
A close look at the beautiful salvaged door from page 92!

An amazing chippy shutter...


...and a watercolor in Dutch blue

Teresa's grandson, Owen, was happy to join the shoot as a technical consultant!
Love Teresa's look? You can find more on her blog, The Porch & Atelier!

Kim

Monday, November 3, 2014

Holiday Decor Q and A on the Ki Nassauer Community!



Got vintage?
Got questions on holiday decor?
The Ki Nassauer Community is pleased to present Jennifer Rizzo!
The founder of Jennifer Rizzo Design Company is the latest to offer her expertise on the Community!
Pose your questions now through Friday, Nov. 14, on the topic of using vintage finds to decorate for the holidays!
Jennifer will check in and answer your questions beginning today, through Friday!
Jennifer shares her expertise in many ways, including her new book, "Creatively Christmas: Inspired Yuletide Decor," which includes instructions for more than 35 hands-on projects.
Jennifer, who grew her business from a lifestyle blog (www.jenniferrizzo.com) and painting business into custom painting, antique mall booths and wholesaling home decor for retailers, has a love of all things vintage!
She can't wait to hear your questions, and share her expertise!
You can get started here, now!

Kim

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Behind the Scenes: Frame Works Project!

The beautiful "Frame Works" projects pictured on pages 56-63 of the latest issue of Flea Market Style mag  posed the question, "When is a frame no longer a frame?" The answer: "When it is turned into a dog dish, a puzzle and eight more cool DIY projects!"
We'll ask an additional question: What makes a project fun? Deadline pressure!
Project coordinator Jane Hall, a junker and owner of Mustard Moon vintage, found that out firsthand!
"We were on the way from Minnesota to Des Moines to drop off the projects for the shoot and we needed one more piece for the frame puzzle project," Jane said. "We stopped at a shop and found a frame, but then we had to cut the piece. We asked the owner if he had a saw and he said, 'Sure, go check out the old tools in the basement,' and there it was!"
As with most FMS projects, collaboration is key!
Jane foraged for frames and Patrick Stinnett of Robinwood Reclaim in Minnetonka, MN, built the projects. "He also offered moral support," Jane said!
And why was that needed?

Each project needed to be stained, but Jane retrieved them from Patrick before that happened. So she stained during convenient stops along the way to Des Moines!
 Temperatures were '40s and fabulous the day Jane and her traveling companion, Sara Smith, made the trip! Luckily for her!
The beautiful pieces you see in the magazine sometimes take extra work to get that way!
Thank you, Jane, for going the extra mile!

Kim

Monday, October 27, 2014

Behind the Scenes: Styling French Hospitality!


Did you enjoy the "Make it French" feature on pages 28-29 the Fall issue of Flea Market Style mag? Our team had a great time styling and shooting in Vintageweave Interiors, a fab shop owned by Kathy Delgado!

Shot March 10, it took 6 hours to produce this 10-tip piece on how to add a French vibe to your decor!
There were amazing items to work with! Ooh la la!

Editor in Chief Ki Nassauer lead the styling crew, ably assisted by Kathy, Vanessa Britting and Taylor Nassauer. The piece was shot by inimitable photographer Andrew Herrold, whose car netted a parking ticket while he was shooting!
The contents of Kathy's amazing store were tres yummy!
Pillows and chairs...
...icons and baskets...

...bottles...

...more bottles and all of the gorgeous housewares featured in the article!
Assistant Vanessa was eight months pregnant and still working, though she did take a break here and there to check out Vintageweave's sumptuous seating. She liked this chair...
...and this one!
Many hands made light work of this shoot, though Kathy worked particularly hard! The obligatory snack table shot is missing from this post: With Trader Joe's directly across the street, there was ample chow at the ready!

Check out tomorrow's post; we've got another Behind the Scenes from the current issue!

Kim