I promised I'd share more photos from the day of the photo shoot. These are photos I snapped before the photographer and writer arrived.
The shoot was scheduled for a Monday in December. I had most of the house decked out in Christmas holiday décor. I knew the focus of the shoot would be around the Valentine's Day "Tea Party" table so I spent most of my energy styling the dining room table. (In fact, I started slowly setting the table in November around before Thanksgiving!) The mag mentioned that they wanted kitchen shots as well...
I usually like to use "non-traditional" colors for a holiday (e.g., instead of red and green at Christmas, I may use gold and eggplant; and instead of pink and red at Valentine's I use neutral flowers and magenta).
|Dining Room Bar Cart|
I was dying for a bar cart before the shoot and convinced EG to allow me to get the Libations Cart from Crate and Barrel. Initially, I considered loading the cart up with booze,
I found the Target lamp on a dime ($14.99 on clearance) and scored the Miles Redd book at Antro on major sale ($25). The rest fell into place!
This angle of the flowers down the middle of the table looks busy!
These assorted macaroons made it into the final cut in the header page! These little guys sat on this plate for about a month (in prep for the shoot). They went straight to the trash after!
And the shoot motivated me to restyle the inside of my dining room hutch!
These candy jars moved multiple times before settling in the corner of the kitchen. (I tried them in the dining hutch and on the kitchen island first). Yes, it bugs the heck out of me that I erased the words "Vivid Hue" from the marshmallow jar and never rewrote it back...that's why only "Home" is on the label! I started downing Chardonnay at 11am the morning of the shoot to ease the nerves so this detail went completely unnoticed until it showed up in print!
This was an entire day process. The team arrived around 10:30am and the photographer finished around 2:30pm. Then I had my interview with Krystian until about 4pm. What a fun filled and exciting day!
PS--It seems when it rains, it pours...I will have some more good news to share with you in a few months!