Mar 29, 2012

Sconces and Pendants featured in Vermont Cabin Article

This interesting blog post also talks about combining new and old materials.  The cabin was designed by Joan Heaton and built by Silver Maple Construction.

"The cabin is of new construction although we used some salvaged materials,” explains architect Joan Heaton. The project presented a host of hurdles including a tight budget and a desire for eco-friendly building practices. And, by the way, there’s no road, just a winding wooded path and a footbridge over a river so all materials had to be hand-carried to the site. 


Mar 26, 2012

Rejuvenation and Joanne!

Dresser Reborn:  A Fairy Tale by Joanne Palmisano

"Our friend Joanne Palmisano, author of Salvage Secrets, called me a few weeks ago to ask about our glass knobs and pulls for a DIY project she was planning. When she explained she was turning a dated dresser into a dazzling nightstand/make-up station, I asked her to share it with you all via guest blog post. Enjoy!"

New England Home Design Blog

The following blog is written by my dear friend, Karin!

Notes from the Field: Standout Kitchens:

 By Karin Lidbeck Brent

"I have had the good fortune to style hundreds of stunning kitchens. Because I am enthralled by the incredible diversity of kitchen styles and designs that I encounter, my job never grows old. I am always reminded that the world of designing kitchens requires great skill and creativity."



Mar 24, 2012

Summer Gardens

Spring has arrived early in Vermont and I have been out shooting crocus and daffodils.  This photo is a favorite of mine taken on a summer shoot for Distinctive Landscaping


Mar 22, 2012

Recent Work in the 2012 Spring Issue of the Best of Burlington Magazine

The Cushman Design Group and Cynthia Knauf Landscape Design Inc. are featured in the TREND WATCH  Homeowner's Guide:  Build, Remodel and Decorate.  With all of the recent warm weather, I am thinking about flowers.


Mar 21, 2012

Modern Cabin featured on

Here's another great project that I had the honor of shooting with Architect Joan Heaton.


Architectural Salvage Stakes a Claim - Feature! featured some of my work in their Daily Feature: Architectural Salvage Stakes a Claim. I received this nice note from them.

"I wanted to personally thank you for being a part of the community, and let you know that your work was hand-picked by one of our writers for a featured Ideabook on the homepage of the site!"

Visit their site or preview the feature here.


Headboard Projects Featured on DIY Network

More of my collaboration with Joanne Palmisano on projects for the DIY Network. These photos appear in online in the "Budget Decorating Projects" area for the DIY Network. Great projects and really fun to shoot.


Cozy Vermont Cabin Ideabook, Featured Today on Houzz

My friend, Joanne Palmisano over at the Salvage Secrets Blog, posted this today: Please visit her blog for more detail.... including a link to the Featured Idea Book on for this project I photographed.

"As a monthly contributor to, it was my honor and pleasure to interview the architect, builder and homeowner of this gorgeous Vermont cabin. I love the fact that everything was carried over a pedestrian bridge. Check out the article which is today's FEATURED IDEABOOK on "

This project was designed by Architect Joan Heaton and built by Silver Maple Construction.