Checking the ETA on the GPS on my G4, I realized one thing, I am Late. Which, for all of those who do not know me, is one of my biggest pet peeves. I never cut things this close, but life happens and here we are. Robert is sitting in the passenger side next to me as we rush across the Ben Franklin Bridge towards New Jersey. I drop Robert off with barely a goodbye and cruise down the high way to Haddonfield, NJ to meet the amazing, talented Interior Decorator, Sharon Goldberg.
I pull up to the Goldberg house at 8:55am, I am five minutes late. As I turn off the car, Sharon walks out of the front door of her house waving, looking casual, cute and totally less spastic than me. I feel a sensation of relief. Of course she wouldn't hold my tardiness against me. I mean not only is Sharon one of Yael Pachino Photography's biggest supporters, but she is also a dear friend who owns her own LLC and totally gets it.
We pack up her car with all my gear and get on the road. We start girl-talking and before, I know it, we pull up to the first house on our list of interiors to photograph.
"You decorated this house!?" I ask flabbergasted.
"I know... Isn't is stunning? Michele, the owner, is also the sweetest thing."
And Sharon was right, as always.
Michele opens the door with a warm smile and welcoming eyes and as we exchange the standard pleasantries, I see it; an incredible dining room to the right of the foyer. Big windows, lovely paintings, a gorgeous mirror and the coolest part about it was the magnificent pool table right smack in the middle of the dining room. No huge wooden table, no large hard chairs, just an awesome pool table with amazing accessories surrounding it. Sharon and I spend the next thirty minutes walking around the house with Michele, laughing and chatting as I photograph the interiors. We run into Maggie, Lisa's gorgeous dog and I cannot help but snap a few frames.
The next house, was just as fabulous and as beautifully decorated as the first. Sharon can take any room and making it look classy, inviting and fun all in a perfectly coordinated, yet subtle way. We photograph the master bedroom that has these fantastic, giant windows that let the sunlight flood in. The blue accent wall really pops and every detail was clearly thoroughly thought out and planned.
We end the day with a lunch at the local deli where we girl talk even more and share some delicious soup. As I try one of the potato latkes I think "what could be better than this?"