Better Homes and Gardens Stylemaker
Last month Better Homes and Gardens featured me and a few shots of my home in their ‘Style Maker’ issue – which was ever so lovely. Better Homes has a MASSIVE audience so a feature, hell a mention, is a very good thing. Thank you VERY, VERY, VERY much. Click on through to see how it looked and get some behind the scenes as well as a gif with a toddler.
I think I was 24 weeks pregnant when we shot this and we were trying to enhance that belly with the belt. It was before I redecorated the living room with neutrals for fall, so you can get a glimpse into how it looked right before the big transformation. I actually shot the whole room right before we switched out the color palette because I loved it so much as it was, which I’ll show you soon.
A little behind the scenes for you . . . When we shot it we were pulled back (see below) with the intent to crop out the top (the string art) and the bottom (the solid blue rug). Obviously, I love that art and I’ve now hung it in the dining room but we wanted it to feel different from the Domino feature, so we put that pretty abstract there instead for the shot.
We cheated the runner to look like it’s larger version, but didn’t move the big rug (mostly out of my own laziness). The double rug situation made it into the magazine!
It’s so funny to see the space like this, now that I’ve stripped so much color out – definitely makes me want to bring a little bit back in – although maybe I’ll wait ’til spring.
We tried some options with that kid, Charlie. Brian and I were just talking tonight about when it might be time to stop putting Charlie in shoots and on social media (it’s a complicated issue as I LOVE that I can be with my kids during work hours and I physically can’t help myself from Instagramming him on weekends). This shoot definitely didn’t help the case against it. Look at him:
To really drive the cuteness (and exploitation) home, check out this gif:
GAH. I can’t stand it. It’s 3:30 am, my baby inside is KICKING and MOVING and threatening to pop out any second (but isn’t . . . COME ON) so looking at these photos of my child, even 5 months ago makes me so happy. I know that every single mother feels this way (as we should), but it’s so hard to not think, my gosh, he is the most wonderful child on the planet . . .
Thanks Better Homes and Gardens for the lovely feature. I hope you all picked up the September issue that featured other Stylemakers as well. xx
Want more maternity fashion? Look no further: Muu Muu style | ‘Play Outfit’ | ‘The One Where I Hold A Piano‘ | ‘The Work Outfit’ | ‘The One With Bearcat’ | ‘The Denim Dress’ | ‘My Crop Top Round Up’. Also last time I was pregnant I wrote this ‘Maternity Must-Haves‘ post which I need to update, but it’s still pretty relevant. Lastly if you want to watch the birth of Charlie (yes, you read that correctly) go HERE.