Well, we did it. The house got photographed!
I’m relieved, grateful, excited, happy….. but I also feel a little dazed, dumbfounded and directionless because I almost don’t know what to do with myself now that it’s done!
The shoot went really well, I think. I learned a lot about how much work goes into putting a story together and it was so interesting to see what they chose to include and exclude.
It was a very low key and fun day thanks to Tara McCarthy, HOME’s art director (whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with twice now) and photographers (and Emmy Award-winning filmmakers!) Anthony-Masterson. Everyone was lovely to work with and so very patient with all of my input. Ahem. I think I was delirious, I just couldn’t shut up…. Here’s the crew in my hallway. And look, you finally get to see the zebras! Wait until you see the shot they got for the article. (So good!)
The day was a whirlwind so, of course, I didn’t have my wits about me to document it like I wanted. So apologies for not having much to show you from behind the scenes like I had promised. (I should know by now that that’s what always happens so I should just give up trying!)
The one shot I did get was this one in the kitchen at the end of the day….. just before we ate the cake. The day before the shoot, I was whining about needing a prop for this setup so my dear husband volunteered to bake a cake. When I declared it not tall enough(!), he baked a second one to create this four-layer beauty and saved the day. I tell you I’m very lucky to be surrounded by all these patient people!
Anyway, when the issue comes out in the fall, you’ll be the first to know. And in the meantime, throughout the summer, I’ll share some of the spaces they didn’t shoot.
So now what? I have to say things feel a little anticlimactic around the house now. I guess it’s understandable considering how long this whole thing had been in the works. But sometimes anticlimactic is good. After a really intense couple of months, a little downtime is more than welcome! I’m also starting to shift into summer mode. I’m looking forward to throwing dinner parties, hosting friends from out of town and a couple of once-in-a-lifetime trips. When I can, I’ll be on Instagram (@FromTheRightBank) if you’d like to follow along on my adventures. And I’ll see you here when I get back! Happy summer, all!
(Hallway photo by Anthony-Masterson; Rest by FROM THE RIGHT BANK)