I'm no good at keeping secrets but I can finally reveal that the photo-shoot at my house was for Homestyle Magazine out NOW!
Just 'cause you are specsh to me, I will give you added extra info that you will NOT find in print. Go out and buy too because this issue is jam-packed with colour (mostly).
|Yes that's my living room - how funny. It's sound-proofed to hold an annual dance party and also where I cut my toe nails. See...extra info. So worth it.|
All images photographed by the uber talented Lisa "Lumo" Gane
Wanna see what it looks like with-out the puuuurrrity words?
|Dark navy carpet I love - but for the love of christ please avoid a white dog. Lucky, I'm a virgo with a slight obsession with vacuuming.|
All very exciting and a little daunting seeing all your wares splayed in print - but kinda cool too.
Lucinda (the editor) came and interviewed me with Alice (art director), and Lisa Gane from LUMO (photographer). It was a fun couple of days - the hardest part keeping was keeping with continuity and wearing the same outfit twice in two days (who does that!).
Anyway - here I am in all my glory. House in all.
|The stairs basically are the first idea I had for the renno. It all went up hill from there.|
|The blue paint idea was partly because of the damage that recent earthquakes did to our home. Paint covers ALOT. The other part was basically I had a thang for that blue.|
Enjoy a good nosey around.
Some extra shots from Miss LUMO
Extra's also in the mag included:
* getting to name my favourite 3 blogs (wanted to name so many more - sorry!)
|With so many talented design mother brothers (I now call family) it was very hard to choose just three, but I did and thank you all for your creative boosts you offer everyday.|
* working with my good friend, and designer-in-arms, Charlie (Charles) Hudson on a couple of crafts ideas.
|Alice "cheeky chops" Lines took this photo of Charlie and I putting up the tartan bunting - I say 'cheeky' as I didn't include the overwhelmingly flattering (or I should say 'fattening') shot of my rear. Stick to the art direction Big A.|
|Our "how too" guide on bunting (Charlie is the bunting-queen) and embellishing a tea-towel to make art (again mostly Charlie - I was chief stylist and good-bitch).|
* featuring the work of my favourite "deliciously obsessive" Obsessilious and his prints (good timing Griffo!). I didn't have time to get them framed but once the editor saw them she said she just HAD to feature them.
|Best "get the look" ever! |
Fabric from Bolt of Cloth and UNIQUE fabrics
Pillowcase and ceramics from Flock Design Shop (Thanks Emma for loaning me some stuff and having no idea where it was going and when it was going to be returned, not that I returned anything, just brought it all as I was already "in love" with it all)
Magis Dog from ECC Lighting, Melamine plates from Douglas and Hope
Paint from Dulux (again thanks to Grace for not asking and just accepting that colours I choose are not usually from the recent release or trend file)
Eddie the dog from Dogwatch - Charlie dressed him in a blue ribbon which he thought suxed but didn't say a word. Get that dog an agent I say.
|And last but by NO means least, my newly acquired (I WON THEM BITCHES!) prints from Yumalum (a.k.a Obsessilious, Griff68, Bitchinetc). Love ya man.|
Go out and buy if you are in Na Ziland (NZ).
I say, good on Lucinda and her team for punching higher and adding some colour into their magazine. My home may not be everyones cup of tea but I'm the one living here and I love it.