Friday, December 30, 2011

Tuscan Style is Finally Here!

Thank you Sherry at No Minimalist Here for telling me that Tuscan Style was out, otherwise I would have never known! Well, eventually. But you know what I mean--right?

So, even though I was sick with the flu, I downed 3 Advil and we drove to Barnes and Noble and bought 6 copies!

No one prepared me for the excitement of seeing our home in a magazine. Although, Bonnie Broten, who was the stylist for the shoot did try!

With all the styling and rearranging of furniture, plus John Granan's amazing photography,
they captured the essence of the house and location.
I took these photos during the shoot just in case the article didn't get published! I still can't believe that it actually was!

Taking a look behind the scenes, I love how Bonnie used roses and grapes from the property to make simple arrangements. She taught me that less is more. Something I'm working on!

She staged the top of the hutch in the dining room using old books and my favorite vintage oil painting of grapes.
I haven't touched it since!

She gave the Welsh cupboard a new look too with my roe deer antlers, vintage plates and a collection of local wines.

She used figs, grapes and grape leaves from the garden to create this tabletop vignette in the pool house.

It didn't make the final cut, but just look at the light captured here!
And this is just from my camera--not John's.

They were quite a team, those two!

It was such a fun time with Bonnie and John, truly an experience of a lifetime.
Something we will never forget. And now it has all come full circle.
We're still pinching ourselves.....!

For more on the photo shoot, read the post I wrote back in September here.


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38 comments:

Tricia Rose said...

That looks wonderful Delores, so rich and layered, no wonder you're excited - now get back into bed!

Jana said...

I bought my copy a few days ago and recognized your pool house (but couldn't remember which blog it was from off the top of my head - I haven't been a reader here for long) and was so excited to see more pictures of the inside! You have a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing some "behind the scenes" moments with us. It would be so fun to have a stylist come in and work their magic on my home!

Miss Kitty said...

How VERY exciting! Your home is just beautiful. I will go out ASAP and get a copy for myself. Thanks for sharing the "behind the scenes". Congratulations and Happy New Year!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, what a dream come true. I will have to go see if I can find a copy.

Nancy's Notes said...

How awesome the excitement of seeing your home in a magazine, that is amazing! Congratulations! Your home is stunning!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Delores, Your home is perfect for Tuscan Style magazine and every picture is gorgeous! I was so excited for you when I saw it at the book store. Congrats again on a beautiful feature.
xo,
Sherry

The enchanted home said...

Delores.....I picked it up a few days ago, and since there was no mention of it on your blog I didnt' want to bring it up...BUT now that "its out" I have to tell you that I was SO EXCITED to see your spread...your house is a dream and soooo beautiful!! I wanted to leave this comment yesterday but just wasn't sure if it was OK to mention it...but what a shoot that was!! Your home, taste level and setting are just EXQUISITE!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Low Tide High Style said...

I told you your house should be in a magazine...or 3! Congrats!

Kat :)

Sarah said...

How exciting! I just called Barnes & Noble to reserve my copy. Will pick it up tomorrow. I'm eager to see more of your gorgeous home.
Sorry to hear you are down with the flu. With all you've had going on, it's no surprise you caught a bug. ;-(
Take care, rest up, and get better soon, Delores. ~ Sarah

On Crooked Creek said...

Delores,
Dear one...please take care of yourself. In the Midwest FLU season is in full bloom!!! Your photos are making it even harder for me to wait until tomorrow to get out and find a copy of the magazine! What a lovely home you have...thank you for sharing with all of us! You continue to be a great source of inspiration to me!
Fondly,
Pat

Whimsey Creations said...

Congratulations and now I'm going to have to try and go find that magazine! I hope you're feeling better. Hugs!

Kathysue said...

Omgosh I have to go to Barnes and NOble and get it!! I am beyond excited to see the final product. I know it will be amazing since it is your home!! Bonnie is amazing and has such a wonderful eye on what will work. Yay!! Congratulations for getting the acknowledgement you so deserve my dear sweet friend, xo Kathysue

Kathysue said...

I got so excited I forgot to say, take care and rest, you have had a whirlwind 3 months, time to rest and get better!!xo

Mary said...

Congratulations! What a very exciting thing to happen! Your home is truly lovely!

Mary
From Virginia

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How exciting for you! Congratulations!
Have a Wonderful New Year!

Designs By Pinky said...

I can hardly wait to get to B and N to get a copy!!!! I adore your home, your style and your exceptional setting!!!!! What a blessing to live surrounded by that beauty! Thank you for sharing your home and life this past year, I so look forward to more to come! Happy new year and I hope you feel better SOON! XO, Pinky

Cathy said...

I've been looking forward to this issue with your lovely home in it!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

How exciting! I will make sure to get out and get a copy tomorrow! Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!
:) Laura

Kate said...

Congratulations! How very exciting for you. I will be heading to BN tomorrow for my copy. Hope you are feeling better soon.

helen tilston said...

My congratulations and well deserved.I shall look for a copy at B and N.

A very happy New Year and continued blessings.

Helen xxx

Andrea (Softer Side of Me) said...

I am sorry to hear that you are feeling a little under the weather. I hope you do feel better soon.
I have been waiting for this to come out and can't wait to get my copy!!! I am excited for you and congratulations!! Your home looks amazing and looking forward in seeing the spread!
Happy New Year to you, Delores!

Becca said...

How wonderfully exciting, Delores! I remember your post about the day that they came to take pictures ... what FUN that your beautiful home is featured. I can't wait to get a copy. Congrats ... feel better soon!

Terri M said...

Congrats Delores,
I cannot wait to run out and buy my own copy of the magazine. Your pictures alone look great, I can't imagine how much better the professional shots will look. I bet this will be their best selling magazine of all time. Yipee!!!

La Dolfina said...

Yeah! How exciting!
I will be sure and get a copy ASAP!
Your pics look great.
You sure ended 2011 with a bang my friend!!
Now get well soon as 2012 is almost here!!!!
Happy New Year Dolores
XO

Rachel said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to buy a copy.

NanaDiana said...

Congratulations, Delores! You so deserve to have your home showcased. I love it-love you ,too, girly- Happy New Year- xo Diana

Marlis said...

Delores, running out to get me a copy now!!! I know how exciting this is for you and can feel your joy in your words. Happy New year! May all your dreams come true. xo marlis

Nancie Mills Pipgras said...

Woo hoo!
It's a major coup!
So, good on you!
And begone nasty flu!

The Polished Pebble said...

Congrats Delores! Can't wait to get my copy!!!!!

xoxo and Happy New Year

kel

Linda in AZ * said...

*** WOW, Delores! What a special treat/memory!!! (And a beauuutiful, fun way to remember New Year's 2011 to boot!). Everything looks FAB... then again, it ALWAYS does!!!

Sooo, "May I have your autograph?"... Smiles!

XO,
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Victoria said...

How exciting, Delores. I have to run out and get a copy. All the pictures look fabulous. A number of year's ago, my home was featured in Victoria Magazine and I remember how thrilled we were. Congratulations. The staging is wonderful considering it is difficult for anyone to improve upon your styling. Have the happiest of New Years.
XOXO Victoria

Karen said...

Delores,
Your home truly reflects Tuscan style...very pretty.
Congratulations!
Karen

Allison said...

Congratulations, Delores! I can't wait to go pick up a copy. Your home is just beautiful. Happy New Year to you!

Lady of the Woods said...

Hello, I'm a new follower. I love the pictures. Happy New Year. Lady

Lisha said...

Congrats.....can't wait to run get a copy!

Susan said...

wow, congratulations and what beautiful touches. love it and happy new year!!

The Tablescaper said...

Super congrats on the photo shoot. It all looks lovely. I've taken staging classes and designed homes to sell. Your home is gorgeous. I LOVE your dining room hutch as YOU staged it. I get the changes in the living room but so understand why the other way works for you. You've got flare and talent. You stage your home perfectly. Congrats again.

- The Tablescaper

for the love of a house said...

Can not wait to find my copy!! I think you were very lucky to have Bonnie as your stylist!

xojoan

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