It was an exhilarating/miserable/awesome week. It was like we were running our very own reality television show-- how many pillows could my mom make in a day?? How many boulders could my dad unearth from the garden in a week?? How quickly could we re-design my living room? How fast could I re-upholster nine outdoor chairs? And by god! How late is the nearest hardware store open???
And then just like that-- the people from Country Living arrived and whirled through the house-- tweaking this and adjusting that, with buckets and buckets of flowers, and lots of cute tchotchkes. It was fascinating and fun to see our house through someone else's eyes-- the stylist did a bunch of things I'd never even thought of-- brought in colors I'd never imagined and added little accents that made me think, "Of course. Why didn't I think of that??" (Like euro-shams on our master bed... DUH!)
So now there are two bummers. The first: I've got to go out and buy a bunch of euro-shams, and possibly invest in some red linen towels, which won't be cheap. The second: I'm not allowed to publish any of their photos until the piece airs (not until Spring 2016!!!) but I did attempt to recreate a couple of their shots, which I'll post over the next few days. Sadly my styling skills don't compare, nor do my photography talents... But you'll get the gist.