First up in our list-o-randomness, there's a fun little project I wanted to share with you guys... Back in April, the lovely folks at Wisteria asked me and two of my D Home colleagues – associate creative director Jamie Laubhan-Oliver, and staff photographer Elizabeth Lavin – to design a space using their (rather awesome) furniture and accessories. The three of us brainstormed a bit and decided to conjure a fictional inhabitant for our space, ultimately deciding on designing a personal, cozy, slightly moody "loft" for a city-dwelling artist.
Then the real fun began... We pulled inspiration photos, worked out room dimensions, mulled over furniture placement, selected paint colors, and "shopped" Wisteria's awesomeness. The day of the shoot, we piled our cars with our own art, books, and accessories (all that action above) to prop our room, giving it a truly personal, lived-in feel.
The result is the room below... Most of which can be purchased here (those chairs, those bookshelves, those sconces, that killer little mirrored side table). Pretty fun, yes?
(Millie partaking in a little behind-the-shoot fun while we were turning out the last issue of D Moms)
Moving on, I thought it prudent to mention that I'm firmly ensconced in the crazy, can't breathe, exhausting, but totally rewarding month leading up to the fall issue of D Moms going to press (already!). I tell you this because during this month or so of schlepping, hauling, writing, editing, arranging, cajoling, laughing, crying, etc, I suck at, well...pretty much everything else. In an effort to get the magazine done and be a (somewhat) good mother to my children, I'm a bad friend, daughter, sister, and (sadly) wife; I stink at any and all manner of personal communication, especially, but not limited to, engaging in coherent conversation and returning phone calls/texts/e-mails in a timely manner; I'm poorly groomed; Oh and I frequently swear.
I just thought you guys should know it's nothing personal...and if you happened to be one of the aforementioned people that I will inevitably neglect, please accept my profuse and heartfelt apologies in advance.
I'll make it up to you. I promise.
Have a splendid weekend friends!http://www.dmagazine.com/Issues/D_Home_MAY-JUN_2013.aspx