Posts Tagged ‘better homes and gardens’

BHG Style Showcase Event

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

I had the privilege to travel to Des Moines two weeks ago to tour the Better Homes and Gardens headquarters, it’s one of those things I’ve dreamed of doing for years so it was thrilling for me! There was a group of us invited to the BHG Style Showcase event where the focus was on the new line of BHG products available at Walmart.

The big highlights for me were touring the facilities including the photo sets, prop rooms, photography studios, and test kitchens and gardens. When you admire a magazine for over a decade (and have the opportunity to work for it too!) it’s so nice to get a peek at where all the magic happens.

The studios have a dozen stages where they construct scenes for photo shoots for various projects and publications, here they are photographing BHG Products for Walmart in a bedroom scene. 

bhg stage

That set becomes this lovely “bedroom”, how pretty are these layers and touches of aqua? And that headboard is really gorgeous in person (it comes in linen fabric too). 

bedroom scene on set

Here’s another scene being shot for a future issue of DIY Magazine where they team is creating a living room and photographing some projects for an upcoming spread.

future spread

We got a peek into a few of the prop rooms, hello can you imagine?! They’re a stylist’s dream, I could have played in here for DAYS.

bhg prop room


prop room bhg


chair prop room


Our tour led us into a photography zone off of another kitchen where the magazine was shooting a delish dish.

food photography


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A Day In Des Moines

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Hello everyone! Today I’m in Des Moines with Better Homes and Gardens as part of the BHG Style Showcase event with a group of DIY, home, and food bloggers. I’ve always wanted to tour the magazine’s headquarters and get a peek behind the scenes at their photography and styling studios and test gardens, so it’s thrilling to be here!

If you’re interested in the day’s events, you can follow along on social media (FB, Twitter, and Instagram) with the hashtag  #BHGStyleShowcase

Meanwhile, here’s my latest article for BH&G: What Colors Go With Blue?

layered blue living room

I’ll be back to Las Vegas on Friday to finish up a few projects at the house we’re renovating before we leave town and return to California. I’m clinging to these last few days of summer before school starts next week! The group here in Des Moines is making the trip to the Iowa State Fair Thursday night, I think some food on a stick and a ride on the Sky Rider will be a great close to summer. :)