Last evening we wrapped the shoot of my house for the book and I am completely depleted, happy, emotional and most of all, grateful. This experience has been amazing and I still can’t believe I get to do it. From my amazing vendors that made my house impossibly pretty in a very short time (Makkas Drapery Workroom, Kravet, the Boston Design Center, Jules Place, Mohr & McPherson, Landry & Arcari and West Elm specifically) to my insanely awesome team at Erin Gates Design, Lindsey and Allison to my Mom for her plantings and green thumb and Stacy and Michael who made the shots look their very best, I cannot say thank you enough.
And a special thanks to Andrew- who put up with my raging stress, insane perfectionism, daily requests to paint this, plant that, walk the dogs, cook, clean and talk me off ledges. It’s done, and now we can really kick back and enjoy this pretty home we’ve created.
I really hope you guys are going to love this book- blood, sweat and tears have gone into it (seriously, Lindsey cut her finger this week on a tape measure- actual blood) and I hope the final product will be everything you hope it is. Because this is for you.
A couple sneak peeks form our week on set at my house:
I am obsessed with this vase we borrowed, I may have to keep it. Cocktail napkins by Gramercy Home, drapes custom by Makkas Workroom)
I wallpapered the interior of my bar cabinet with Fornasetti Malachite paper from Cole & Sons.
A pretty arrangement I put together.
The Velvet Crisis of 2013- this fabric showed up 24 hours before the shoot and my heroes at Makkas whipped these up with time to spare. Amazing.
Setting up a tablescape. Decorative plate from Juliska. My wedding china by Vera Wang for Wedgewood.
A bedroom vignette. Painting by me, putting my BA in fine art to work.
A casualty en route from Homegoods. I put it back together with clear packing tape like the classy gal I am. Hey, you do what ya gotta do!
A little modern art (again, putting my skills to work) paired with traditional intaglios from Liz Caan’s shop.
I had these custom burl wood side tables made by the AMAZING Chuck Phillips. I’m kinda in love.
This is what it REALLY looks like to get the shot.
I’m going to go crash. But not for long, now I have to get busy writing!