A few months ago I received a phone call from an editor at Better Homes and Gardens. She mentioned an upcoming story on “Stylemakers at Home”. As I listened I wondered why she was calling me about this feature? She proceeded to tell me that they wanted me to be one of the Stylemakers featured. My heart sped up a bit, certain that somehow they were confusing me with someone else. I am a designer and a blogger, but mostly mother and wife, which doesn’t feel very stylish. To think they were going to feature me alongside Monica Bhargava (senior exec at Pottery Barn) and the Novogratzs ( Nine By Design) was humbling.
I loved the journal/notebook format they used for the story.
[above images used with permission from Better Homes and Gardens magazine, copyright 2011. Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.]
When they (editor, photographer, stylist) all zipped into my little town for the shoot I anticipated it being crazy and hectic. It was quite the opposite… I had a relaxing, fun, and inspiring couple of days. I know they usually work with big deal people and here they were sitting in my living room eating grilled cheese sandwiches and discussing designerly things with little ole me. It was a humbling experience. And it was a lot of fun.
It was so wonderful working with Michael Walters (stylist), Paige Porter Fischer (West Coast Editor), Joanna Linberg (Assistant Home Design Editor), and Rob Brinson (photographer- check out his house)… and my dear sister-in-law Leah (she penciled in my eyebrows and curled my hair) thank you all for making me feel comfortable. I hope our paths cross again soon.
That little girl at my side, she is my pride and joy, her being in the final shot made me very happy.
And… I’ve answered a bunch of emails about my pink skirt… I ordered it from Anthropologie. It’s on SALE now, of course.