Those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile know that we have been doing a bit of work around the old homestead of 26 years. Our home was featured on HGTV many moons ago but has not gotten any national press for many years. Last fall our home was selected to be photographed for Tuscan Style so we knew some updates were in order!
It is kind of ironic that our little kitchen came out in Kitchen and Bath makeovers just as the dynamic team of Bonnie Broten and John Granen rolled into town to photograph our own home for Tuscan Style. Good things all come at once I guess! It was a grueling two days of photographing for Bonnie and John and their humble assistant Beau.
Somehow he didn’t photo bomb a single shot which was a miracle in itself.
Note John did keep everything securely packed in their appropriate places lest Beau decide to play fetch with any of his equipment.
It was such a pleasure to once again get the opportunity to watch John and Bonnie work together to create such stunning images.It was also wonderful to have so many beautiful flowers around before and after the shoot. These stunning peonies went from this…
Sadly we were unable to use them as they were too “garish” for my room decor before they morphed into this. Once they evolved into this lush salmon color they would have been beautiful! If you follow me on instagram (I am trying to be better about that too) you may have already seen these beauties.
A word to the wise for anyone who has a blog that is interested in getting published. Most all of the shelter magazines now are looking for “fresh” material. If they have seen a project, or your own home all over your blog/and or Pinterest or Houzz they feel it has been overexposed. Bonnie received a long email from the “big boys and girls” while at our home and asked me to pass this information on to you all. There is nothing wrong with sneak peeks but keep the “peeks” to a minimum if you are hoping for publication.
We can’t wait to see the final product as this home has been much more than a “house” to my family. There has been a lot of blood sweat and tears put into it over the years. Our children grew up here, riding horses, swimming in the pool, riding go carts and working on the house and garden. We are hoping to downsize sometime in the not too distant future so having these pictures taken by “the best” John Granen is a present in itself. Cross your fingers it will be published sometime before we all go gray (whoops too late for me!) I will keep you posted.
Bonnie and I after the shoot was over on our front stoop. Thanks for putting up with all the magazine chatter the last few weeks. I am hoping to get back into a regular pattern and post more often again. Thanks for hanging in there! You guys are the best!!