Monday, May 21, 2012

Published (& the house transformation of late 2011/early 2012)

Enough depressingness.  Pardon me and the moment of self pity I was having last week.  So unbecoming, but it's where I was at, so whatevs.  Just keeping it real.

In other real news, you may remember that we did some major kitchen remodeling and also decorated our living room and dining room, thanks to the incomparable Capella Kincheloe.  The reason I have not shared any after photos (unless you're a facebook friend) is because we were trying to get a room (or rooms) published.  Well, the fine folks at BHG's Real Life Kitchens & Baths decided to use our kitchen in their next publication.  I don't have all of the details yet, but we miiiiiiiight be on the cover of the winter issue, and they are coming to shoot the kitchen in late June.  So, I can't share any kitchen photos, but here are a few living room and dining room shots.  These photos were shot by my very good friend and ultra talented photographer, Jenny.  Pretty amazing, especially considering she has no experience shooting interiors!

(I am only posting photos Capella has on her website until I get the all clear from her to post more... and I'll tell you a secret, she has two shots of my kitchen on her website... it's the photo you'll see before the ones below.  The photos were taken before my fabulous Roman shades arrived and were installed, but they definitely finish out the kitchen wonderfully.)

My kitchen might be here... crazy.

Dining room before

Living room before

Living room before

More old house posts here, here, here, here, and here.  It's been quite the transformation!  I will do a post eventually with sources, what we did (a fair amount of DIY, per the usual), etc.  Suffice it to say, we are happy to have it done and are enjoying our beautiful home!


Your BFF (obvs) said...

I plan to buy 97 copies. Is that excessive?

Kristin said...

98 would be excessive. 97 is perfect. :)

Kristin said...

How exciting would that be?!?! SO cool. I LOVE the prints over your couch. It looks great!! How large are the prints?

Kristin said...

They are large and in charge, K. :) They are the biggest Ikea Ribba frames (painted a champagne gold) with 16x20 prints. I was verrrrry skeptical about doing this, but so much of the room is traditional that Capella was right, as always, it needed something a bit more modern to balance it out.

Carolyn said...

I don't know how I stumbled upon your blog, but your house looks awesome. I love it. I might have to steal your gold painted Ribba frame idea...esp. since I have a dog I adore and would frame too! Love the kitchen Parisian style chairs and the gray cabinets too!

Amy said...

That's so cool!!! It is such a beautiful house - you have great taste. Definitely keep updated on the publishing status so I can buy a copy!