Friday, March 11, 2011

At Home With AT HOME

Fresh flowers are such a treat. Like a good piece of dark chocolate, they can put the biggest smile on my face. We're lucky around these parts because we're sporting 3 different fresh flower arrangements.

I don't think I told ya'll, but recently we were honored to be part of a photo shoot for St. Louis AT HOME magazine and our home will be featured in the magazine at the end of April. Ohmygosh...I am beyond excited. We got to see preliminary shots of our place and they look awesome!

It was so fun to be a part of the process and see what goes into making your home look a certain way. There is a lot of staging and rearranging to make things pop on camera. Tables get propped up with books, furniture gets moved closer together than would normally make sense, and decor gets added and subtracted at the blink of an eye. Not that our experience was anything close to theirs, but I can relate to the summary of their photo shoot experience.

The ladies that came out to do the shoot were sweeter than pie and David and I had a blast chatting it up with them all day. They were such dolls and let us keep all of the fresh food and flowers they brought in to spruce up our space.

Right now we're rocking pretty peonies in the kitchen:

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I'm totally digging these palm leaves on the buffet, so much so that they may be making a reappearance in the future!:

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And we round it out with a perfect-for-springtime tulip bouquet:

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I'm in love with all of them and am just a little giddy enjoying their sweet presence in our home.

So, friends, what are your plans for this Daylight Savings Time weekend? I think I'm going to hit up an antique show and relax. I'm not a super fan of losing an hour of sleep but I'd take that any day to get more daylight in the evening. Bring on the sunshine. : )

xoxo

17 comments:

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Congrats on the feature, Joi! Can't wait to see it. Will the photos be online for us non-StLians

Becky Holmes said...

Flowers in the home seem to make everything so much better. Peonies are one of my absolute favorits flowers! Unfortunately, I can never seem to find them here locally, even seasonal.
PS...I'm loving the bag! ;)

DomesticJenny said...

Tulips are my favorite flower! I can't wait til they start making an appearance at Publix so I can sneak them into my grocery cart!

I'm not a fan of spring forward either, but I'm looking forward to driving home at night and getting to enjoy the sun for a few hours!

Ashley Eiban said...

Oh I love the flowers in your home- and those amazing palm tree branches! I may need to stop by the flower shop on my way home to bring some spring in! :)

Katie @ covestreetblog said...

Joi,
will you post pics when the magazine comes out? Can't wait to see. The flowers are beautiful, and the palm leaves are perfect!

Hilary @ My So- Called Home said...

I love having fresh flowers around and have been trying very hard to keep my birthday bouquet alive. They made it a week already which is exciting. Can't wait to drive home from work with the sun still up!

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Caitlin at the Desert Domicile said...

Fresh flowers are the best! I picked up a purple orchid from IKEA last weekend and it's brought a smile to my face everyday :)

DecorandtheDog said...

Congrats on the feature!! Now I want tulips. :P
I have some furniture painting plans for this week-end!!

jandjhome said...

Loving the flowers. I actually have 8 dozen red roses sitting in my sink waiting for me to make centerpeices for my Suegros 40th anniversary party. I just left school and I am relieved to say it's spring break! Woo hoo!

Melissa Beck said...

Hey- hit up an antique show, relax and don't forget about our outing on Sunday!

jonalynn said...

Be sure to post the link when it comes out! And those flowers are soooooo pretty!

Happy weekend!

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Jennifer said...

How exciting to have your house shot for a magazine layout! I LOVE fresh flowers...I'm always clipping something out of my garden in the summertime to display. If I won the lottery, I'd have fresh flowers each week!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

I love all your flowers, and I'm not at all surprised that people want to feature your home in magazines!!!

The Feminist Housewife said...

Love the flowers!

We are getting together with friends and laying low. Much needed before the baby arrives!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Suzie said...

Me too!

Aww, joi, how exciting and everything is beautiful!

The Vintique Object said...

Joi -- I love that appreciate a good floral arrangement. The peonies are gorgeous and my absolute favorite. I love flowers so much that I went to a floral design school during my summer off from teaching (before my kiddos came along). Thinking about doing a floral designer tips and tricks series...

Lauren said...

Just discovered your blog through Apartment Therapy and LOVE it! Question - are those faux palm leaves? And if so, do you know where they are from? Would love me some! Thanks!

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