About two and a half years ago...when I owned this house, I was contacted by a magazine editor who loved it and she wanted to photograph it!
Well guess what, somebody finally did
and she's now officially a
As many of you know I sold the house completely furnished.
When I stopped by for the photo shoot I sort of felt like a ghost...coming back to haunt my old house...that lasted about 5 minutes
and it was back to business as usual
This is the first issue of a new magazine
which will come out twice a year.
It's more of a book format and
has no advertising.
It can be found at book stores and magazine stands in most states.
The stylist for this shoot was Sunday Hendrickson
and we really had fun.
Sunday definitely knows what she is looking for
as she styles on each room.
I have to say I was relieved to see there would
not be a single bowl of green apples
or the usual pair of "Wellies" on a stair step!
Sunday's styling is very natural,
relaxed and real
The writer is Marie Albert and she really captured all of the details about the house
and the story correctly. I really like her style of writing too....
I spent at least an hour speaking with Managing Editor Janet Mowat,
who was so kind and interested in the story behind this house as well!
LA based photographer John Ellis took all the shots for this article.
Sunday did a great job on the kitchen shot.
OMG there all all my great "egg" signs!
What is it about these old signs....they are just wonderful.
I brought quite a few things for the shoot too...including lots of oranges, lemons and limes
from our orchard in Ojai
We all thought the shot above might be the cover...
which I think would have looked great as well!
The colors of the tulips and the quilt are so great together!
I styled the little cabinet with Roseville pottery and lilacs that Sunday brought.
I added a new/old sign I bought a while back
"flower plants for sale"
There are also some fresh limes from my garden!
The side bar in the photo above gives the reader detailed instructions
on how to create the slip covered headboard
I created in the guest room. A really nice idea.
Below is a photo that I took right before
we put the house on the market for sale
and here it is in the magazine...over two years later!
Thank you so much to the Harris Publishing Family,
and John Ellis...
and especially to Malia....the new owner of this wonderful little house!
It's been a pleasure!