Behind the Scenes

 

Daniela Goncalves Photography

Daniela Goncalves photography

We just completed another photo shoot of some great kitchens we recently finished.  It’s so great working with Daniela.  Daniela recently graduated from New England School of Photography and has photographed several of the kitchens on our website.  She has a great eye which showcases our work and highlights the details of our designs.

Once Daniela has finalized the photos we will showcase them here on our website and also on Houzz, so look for the new additions to our site in the next few weeks.  It’s amazing all the work that goes into a professional photograph.  Daniela takes several photographs of the same shot at different apertures to create one single photograph of the space with the perfect lighting conditions.  I thought it would be fun to take some shots of her while she was working her magic!  More of Daniela’s work can be found on her website at http://goncalvesphotography.com/architecture.

The first time I saw her work I was drawn to the interesting perspective and viewpoint that she has in her work…it is unique and thought provoking.  I am looking forward to our next day of photography and can’t wait to share all the images here on our new website!

Daniela Goncalves Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grilled Tuna with Cucumber Ginger Salsa

Hopefully you are on our mailing list and received our latest recipe card featuring this delightful dish.  I absolutely love making this in summer!  You can also actually pan sear the tuna if you don’t have a grill or want to make all year round.  It is simple to prepare and is sooo delicious.  I made it last night for dinner so here is the recipe in case you didn’t receive the recipe via snail mail…

4 tbsp. Ponzu sauceGrilled Tuna w/ Cucumber Ginger Salsa

2 tbsp. sesame oil

4 (4 oz.) Tuna fillets

1/2 cup chopped cucumber

1 avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped

1/2 red onion, finely chopped

1 tbsp. pickled ginger for sushi, chopped

1 tbsp. lime juice

1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro

In a shallow dish combine Ponzu sauce and oil.  Add fillets: cover and refrigerate 1 hour, turning occasionally.

To make the salsa – combine in a bowl the cucumber, onion, avocado, ginger, lime juice and cilantro.  Toss and set aside.

Coat grill rack with non-stick spray and grill fillets for 3-5 minutes per side to desired doneness (or cook with left-over sauce in frying pan on med-high heat so both sides of tuna are seared but inside is still raw).

Slice tuna and top with salsa!  Enjoy!

 

 

 

Amazing 3D Kitchen Renderings

I jusAutokitchen 3D renderingt came back from Autokitchen 3D renderingsa training session in Plymouth on 3D rendering using the Autokitchen design software that we currently use to create our kitchen designs.  We have been using the AutoCAD compatible program for a few years as we love the clean, detailed drawings the software creates.  It is great to having beautiful perspectives to show clients to help them envision a new space they are creating for their home.  We are eager to start using the rendering program to provide our clients with a colorized conceptual image of a their new kitchen or bath  as an added feature to our design services.  Here are few examples of kitchen and bath renderings using the software.  They are absolutely stunning!!  The realism and detail is amazing!!

The Scout Guide

 

Scout Guide South Shore MARalphs Wine & Spirits, Hingham MA

The Scout Guide for South Shore, MA is now available!

It “beautifully highlights the flavor, passion and character of independent businesses and entrepreneurs” – Maggie Jerde Joyce, Editor.

The much anticipated release was last week.  The member party was held at Ralph’s Wine & Spirits in Hingham, MA.

The guide brings local businesses together to support the community.  Copies are available for sale at http://southshore.thescoutguide.com/.

We are so excited to be feature in the guide!  The photography done by Kerry Brett is amazing!

 

 

 

 

Seaside Bar

We are finishingBar cabinetry wine holders up another project in Hull, MA.  It is a bar installation.  The clients love to entertain in their seaside home and wanted to add a bar to their living room.  The open floor plan allows for a great space to enjoy company and the beautiful surrounding landscape.  The  client chose one of my favorite colors, Vineyard paint done in a matte sheen.  The color is a perfect alternative to white.  This neutral color works great in the space and compliments the ocean outside visible from the adjoining windows.  The clients chose a granite top called White Zito or Super White.  It has the look of marble, having a white field with gray striations throughout, however is much more forgiving than a Carrera would be.  When I arrived to finalize some last minute details the client was in the process of selecting some beautiful woven chairs to go with their new bar.  They are so excited about their new cabinetry complete with wine cubes, glass holders and a beverage fridge!  They also love the hidden storage in the back of the peninsula that blends seamlessly with the wainscot detail.