Laurie & Randy Kelder Home featured in Style At Home Magazine

Not sure about you, but once in awhile you see a house that stops you in your tracks.  The moment I set eyes on this home, I fell in love.  It was a case of "nothing is going to stop me from taking pictures of this house"  I HAD to get to know the owner of this spectacular structure.... Turns out that there was a connection and it also turns out that Laurie (homeowner) is the sweetest person EVER !  She has an excellent eye for design and lucky for me, Laurie also shares the same devotion to black and white decor as I do!  Thank you Laurie and Randy for allowing me to come into your home to photograph it.  You can see the feature in the latest Style At Home   I hope you enjoy this home as much as I did shooting it ~ .......p.s. Laurie is now a great friend :-) Exterior-Tracey-Ayton-Photography










I absolutely love that when building the home ~ YES! it's a new build, Laurie and Randy reclaimed architectural details from older homes to keep the consistency of what a Craftsman bungalow would boast from the early 1900's.  That my friends, is a beautiful thing.  The amount of labour that went into even just fitting all of the doors was a miracle.  If you know anything about building, this would probably not be taken on by many builders.







Black & White AND a Giveaway

You might not know this about me but I love black & white.  It may seem a little boring to some, but to me it's pure simplicity.  I love the colour white because it's like a blank canvas, ready to be painted and black is grounding, there's depth to it.  The contrast between the two is what I swoon over.  So it's no surprise that when I photographed the house below, I was in Heaven.  I can only show a sneak peek for now. Black & White House Tracey Ayton Photography

Gee, who's house is this .....?   You can see more of my black & white decor in the latest special issue of the Style At Home 100+ Designer Secrets issue on new stands until September 15th

Tracey & Jay's House Tracey Ayton Photography

Riikka, a fellow blogger friend of mine from Finland, has a beautiful online store called  Weranna's .  She was so generous sending me this lovely bowl and linen table cloth in exchange for a couple of pictures for her blog post.  Yup, they're white.

Bowl & Linen Tracey Ayton Photography

So with that all said, I thought I would offer a giveaway in conjunction with Riikka and her online store, Weranna's Warehouse using the theme "Black & White"  All you need to do is comment below, tweet about the contest and "Like" Weranna's on Facebook to have a chance to win this fabulous paisley cushion cover.


I couldn't help but include a picture of what's in the bowl right now.  Have a fantastic week and good luck!

M&Ms Tracey Ayton Photography