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Behind the Scenes with BH&G

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Greetings all, perhaps you’ve heard – the Christmas Ideas  issue by Better Homes & Gardens has finally hit newsstands, and yours truly is inside!  I’ve been purchasing this Special Interest Publication for so many years, and consider it one of the best sources of holiday inspiration, so to actually be a part of it this year is completely surreal. 

bhg christmas ideas cover

You might recall that week in late February when I was in a complete frenzy prepping the house for the crew and the shoot. They sent me a list of all the shots they wanted to take for the magazine and of course they all required greenery.  

Because all the fresh garland from Christmas was dried to a crisp in early January and I had disposed of it as a fire hazard, I called on Lynch Creek Farm who came to my rescue. They shipped yards of cedar garland and several fir wreaths too just two days before BH&G descended on my house. 

fresh greenery lynch creek farm

 

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House of Fifty + Photography Tips

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Greetings all, happy Monday!  Fantastic news, my friend Janell of Isabella & Max Rooms has published the much anticipated Issue Two of House of Fifty!  I was delighted to be involved with the Fall Issue, offering up my 8 Tips for Better Photography. 

house of fifty fall cover

 

Hop on over to take a look at the latest issue of House of Fifty for Fall 2011 and be sure to bring your coffee or tea, you’ll surely want to stay awhile.  There are tips for injecting color into your home, decorating with children’s art, easy entertaining, and plenty of other articles by favorite designers and bloggers.  You’ll find me on page 120 sharing my tips for better images, enjoy!   

And congratulations to Janell and her amazing team of editors and contributors for a second fantastic issue!

 

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Another Exciting Trip!

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

G’day friends!  Here’s some very cool news I’ve been meaning to share. There’s a little secret I’ve been keeping from you, but today seems the perfect day to mention it.   

Last week I snuck out of town on one of these . . .

airplane picture

to take me here . . .

nyc morning view

where I woke up extra early (3 a.m. California time) to make a second appearance with this mega talented charming fellow . . .

nate berkus in chair

who I greatly admire. 

It was so incredible to see Nate again and work with his amazing team.  A huge thank you to Emma for handling all of the details and arrangements, I loved every minute!  I was invited back to the show to design a new family room, or a “House Proud Blueprint”, for a couple with two kids who needed design help.  You’ll have to watch the show to see my room design and the big reveal!  

I was going to surprise you all when it aired in April, but since today I’m a guest over at Style Your Life and talking all about a great go to travel outfit plus travel tips to live by, it seemed a great day to spill the beans. 

The show will air on April 7th

Exciting, isn’t it?  I’m still pinching myself!

So today, stop on by to visit with me and Jennifer over at Style Your Life?

style your life banner

Traveling in comfort and style is the topic of the day!   

And be sure to set your DVR’s on April 7th to see my room design and reveal! 

 

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