Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Random


Hello,
I hope you are all enjoying your week!
I wanted to share an updated picture of my bedroom....
I will be sharing a few details about my room next week, and will be hosting a fun
giveaway.  

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I wanted to also share how I ended up coming up with this french staircase....
The image below is a picture of my space at the Chateau Sonoma French Flea Market...
I have had my eye on this staircase at the Chateau Sonoma the past couple of years. 
I was more then thrilled when I found out I got to use it as a display piece 
in my space at the show...


I then had to take it home with me...
I had hoped to display the staircase the way it is shown at the flea market facing outward in my living room.
Unfortunately that didn't work, it stuck way too far out into the living room : (



Luckily it worked facing the staircase the other direction otherwise it would
be for sale at this time : )


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On another note...
I wanted to say thank you to Meredith Publishing for publishing images of our home


A special thank you to Sarah Alba who is responsible for getting our home published in the book, and also was the stylist for the shoot.  Paul Dyer was the photographer, and I can't tell you how much I loved both of them....It was such a great experience and I learned so much!
Paul was even kind enough to share photography tips with me as well.
I loved everything Sarah did to my house....


I had posted on my blog last spring.


A picture of Sarah working her magic : )
I learned so much just by watching Sarah work.


 This ended up being one of my favorite shots...
I love how Sarah simplified my mantle by just adding a few sea glass bottles and three french apothecary jars with the Mirabelle labels from my shop.


New Cottage Style can be purchased here on Amazon.

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On a final note....

I know it is summer when my kids are hanging around in their swim trunks and
cowboy boots.... I don't ever want these moments in life to end : (
I just wish my kids could stay little.
I am making sure to stop and enjoy these little moments with my kids...
Enjoy your week!
Take Care,
Maria
p.s. I have been working on product pictures will finally have some new products listed in my shop soon!

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52 comments:

Debby said...

Your home is just beautiful. I just bought this magazine.
Cute little guy. Yes, enjoy them as the time passes so quickly.

Jenny said...

I'm headed out to pick up the magazine! :) Your home is TRULY gorgeous... I love every single detail and appreciate you sharing it with your readers!

Maria said...

What a beautiful post! The chandeliers, the staircase shelves, - I especially love the outdoor shot with the turquoise chairs. Absolutely beautiful :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So gorgeous Maria~ I LOVE the staircase and congratulations on the feature in the book!!

Emilie's daughter said...

It's all breathtakingly wonderful! I wish I could by the magazine over here! Your son looks happy and I adore his boots! Christa

Gardener's Gaze said...

I love the staircase! Beautiful Maria and, congratulations! Kimberly...

PRINCESSGREENEYE said...

This staiase in a room is a great idea of decoration !!!

Susan Durup said...

Once again I would like to tell you how beautiful your blog is ... I love your photos and get very inspired by the look in here. many greetings
Susan

Rachel Pallas said...

LOVE your feature! congrats!! xo

Katherine said...

This post has an all around good feeling kind of vibe. Made me happy to read it.

Ainosofia said...

<3

Jen Migonis said...

How beautiful! I can't wait to see the magazine! :)

Lilla Kråkslottet/ Angelica said...

Now I have found a new favorite blog! Wonderful pictures! Thank you!

Sandra van Doorn said...

i wish you could coem decorate my home too! i absolutely love your style.

Peaches & Maple said...

Oh I know how you feel! I sometimes wish my kidlets could stay little too, but as you say I guess it's best to treasure every little moment while they still are :) Congratulations on your feature too, your home is amazing!
Cas x

traci said...

everything looks beautiful as usual maria. can't wait to see the book.

Centsational Girl said...

Amazing Maria! I just got off the phone with BH&G and so funny they mentioned this book was hot off the presses and there you are! What part of Northern Cali are you in? Would love to meet someday!
xo
Kate

Vintage Home said...

oh can't wait for this edition to hit the stands!
Thanks for the peek!
Still lovin your doggie!

Erika said...

Oh wow, your home looks absolutely fabulous...Beyond words...

I love it!

www.jasminblancboutique.blogspot.com

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Congrats for being in the bookazine. your home is beautiful!

That picture of your son and dog is just precious. Just remember someday they will grow up and then you can enjoy Grandchildren. I can't wait!

Susan @ Sunflower Status said...

Oh how exciting! Love those cute stairs and your gorgeous headboard.

dustjacket said...

Wow...just amazingly gorgeous, how exciting for you!
xxx

Sarah said...

Fabulous! I love your home and pictures - I always really look forward to your posts! Congratulation son the book! ;-))

Jennifer said...

I love your staircase!!
Beautiful.

Is that Adele or Lili?
So adorable...I think I need one of my own!

Congrats on the magazine. Your home is beautiful.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Congratulations Maria on being in the new book! It will definitely be on my must have list. I really like the way Sarah styled your home for the book.
It's so cute that your son is wearing his cowboy boots with his swimsuit, my little one wears his cowboy boots with everything!
I can't wait to see your bedroom photos, I am always so inspired when I visit your blog!
Have a lovely night.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Your home is just gorgeous! and I love your blog. I don't know that I've ever commented before, but just wanted you to know how much I love it here!

twoworlds-meet.blogspot.com said...

Oh Maria,
I love the old doors behind the bed what a great idea. I've been looking for a bed head and think this is perfect! I thoroughly enjoy your blog. thank you.
Bec x

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Awww what a cute shot of your son and puppy! I have to say I love that photo of the mantle too~so pretty with the bottles and the bucket of flowers.

Mrs. Sutton said...

Simply stunning, and that staircase in your living room is absolutely divine! Your home looks gorgeous in the book - and much to my husbands dismay, I can tell that it's going to be another Amazon, 'must have' to add to my ever growing collection of interiors books - I'm an absolute addict, and this one is a definite!
Your son is SO cute - I too share those wistful thoughts about children, Summer and happy times being over too soon. I think that every Mom has moments when she wishes she could bottle up some of that childhood magic, and hold it close to her heart for ever!
Best wishes from England,
Paula x

Jill Elaine said...

Congrats on the mag feature! That is so awesome and your house is so magazine worthy - I drool over your photos every time I come here!
It's a dream of mine to have my home featured someday. It's not ready yet but maybe someday!

sandi said...

Your home is just beautiful! Love your style!

martinealison said...

Une très belle photo pour conclure une publication fantastique...
gros bisous

PURA VIDA said...

that photo of your son is worth making HUGE on a canvas..it is precious!

Elyse said...

how delightful it continues to be to watch you become this decor rockstar! warmest congrats to you! your images are always beyond lovely and inspiring!

happy summer!

xo
elyse

hotelsdesignmonde said...

Beautiful !

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Love the staircase! And congrats on the shoot!

Between You and Me said...

Maria~
It's so good to pop in and see your beautiful home for the first time in a long time!

I've had to scale back in my time on the computer....these kids are growing up way too fast to make it to all my favorites every day or every week.

loved seeing your home in the book....its just beautiful!

summersoul said...

congratulations to you Maria. The photos look gorgeous. And I know that you are saying about the kids staying young. I feel that way often about mine as well. Have a great weekend!

MC

designchic said...

I feel instantly calm and relaxed everytime I stop by your beautiful blog. Love how your bedroom is coming together, and congrats on being in the gorgeous book!

cindy hattersley said...

Love the pic of your son in cowboy boots and shorts! My kids grew up in the country (ca central coast) and looked just like that all summer long! Enjoy every minute...my babies are in their 30's!

Vitt hus med svarta knutar said...

Beautiful pictures!

Greetings from Sweden!
Regina

classic • casual • home said...

Gorgeous bedroom. Love your home. A friend's home in in the same publication. I must buy it!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

I love your staircase, how fun! I have several ladders in my home but an actual staircase would be SO COOL!! :o)

Tania

Anci said...

So many lovely and beautiful photos !

xo
Anci

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Maria, I could sooooo, soooo! move right into your home of soulful beauty :)

Love all that you inspire be it blogging or a featured place in our favorite books and mags :)

I am hosting a giveaway! Please stop by and comment entering it as often as 3 times.
It ends tonight at midnight 6-25-12
(Book) Vintage by Nina

see you there.
xx
Dore

Debbie said...

Your house is wonderful, Maria!
Enjoy your moments with your kids while you can....they will be grown all too soon.
xxxooo

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Well deserved article! You have a beautiful home! Love you ideas and the amazing staircase!

Jane
Flora Doora

MINHA VIDA DE CAMPO said...

Lindas fotos. Parabéns pelo bom gosto.

Kellie Collis said...

How wonderful! Love the shabby chic look! Have a delightful weekend, Kellie xx

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

oh my good lord, that little frenchie is just to die for! my little english bulldog, wilma, would love to play with him/her! shes quite petit herself and is often mistaken for a frenchie or a pug *??*.

christina @ greige said...

It looks lovely!

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