Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Teacher's Pet!

For the past four days, I've been to school!
And my teacher is the one and only Bonnie Broten, Stylist and Field Editor for Meredith Corporation.
I've learned so much from her, just like I did when she styled our home in Asti for Tuscan Style magazine in 2011.
Now she's here because my friend's home was chosen for Country Home, and I got to be her assistant!
Call me the "teacher's pet!"

The photographer chosen for the photoshoot, James Carriere has quite a resume, having photographed for Veranda and Elle Decor to name a few.

While Bonnie and James worked, I tried to just stay out of the way!
Then on to the next room with tabletops to be styled, props to be arranged, cameras to be positioned--it is a "three act play" to create the images we get to see in a magazine.
And it's so much work!

Trust me, this home is absolutely wonderful!
Although I can't reveal any details, I will say it's the home of a dear friend whom I introduced to Bonnie when she was here last.  We took a few scout shots then, and it took two years to be chosen!
I'm so happy for my friend and happy to have my friend Bonnie back in town.
We've had a blast staying up to wee hours of the morning talking design, and I've had a blast learning from the best.

And that's a wrap!

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14 comments:

Pat said...

Fabulous! I am inspired to do some rearranging in the living room secretary.

Looking forward to seeing more, Delores. Thanks so much for this post.

Kathysue said...

Hi D! Omgoodness I would loved to have been a fly on the wall watching all of this! So exciting!!Can't wait to see who's home it is and some of the shots!! I am sure you are very tired, but happy Delores!!
Kathysue

Sarah said...

How exciting! Country Home has been one of my favorite magazines through the years. Can't wait to see your friend's home. I know you've had a grand time with Bonnie, and lucky her to be a guest in your home!
~ Sarah

Low Tide High Style said...

How fun! I think if most people could see the amount of work that goes into just one feature shoot they would be amazed...it really is a great thing to be able to participate in, especially when it is with the talented people you are working with!

Kat

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

How wonderful for both your friend and you! That would be so much fun!

La Dolfina said...

It looks like Lisa's home!

Kathy Bunge said...

I remember when Bonnie was working with your Asti home shoot that you mentioned that her home was your favorite in the New Cottage Style book. It was my favorite too & I often look back at the lovely photos. How nice that you got to spend time together again! Please let us know when your friend's home appears in Country Home. Love your blog!

Kathy Bunge

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Talk about a dream day! One for the memories, for sure! I'll bet you had a great time and learned so much! By the way, I went to look at your feature, noted on your side bar, and there isn't an active link.
Take care,
Barbara

Anne Boykin said...

Yes, please let us know when the Country Home is available. How exciting!

Terri~the dressed up cottage said...

I love your life. :)

Angela Ryder said...

Oh my gosh! What a tremendous experience!!! Can't wait to see the magazine!!~~Angela

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Delores, Congrats to your friend for having her home featured and
what a great experience for you too! I bet you had lots of fun.
xx,
Sherry

Babs Richman said...

How exciting to be able an assistant for the styling and photo shoot! Congratulations to your friend, and let us know when the issue of Country Home is available.

Jenny Ross said...

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