Monday, September 10, 2012

Family Room Photo Shoot Published!


I discovered a nice surprise a few days ago at the grocery store.  The photo shoot in which my family room was used as a back drop for a Better Homes and Gardens Storage magazine story had been published!  I was originally told it would appear next summer so I was thrilled when I saw the story out so early.

Better Homes and Gardens Storage Magazine  - Photographer:  John Bessler
Stylist Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith publications, put together a beautiful and functional space utilizing lots of clever and unique storage ideas.  John Bessler was the photographer and once again did an amazing job of capturing all the great details of this pretty room.

Better Homes and Gardens Storage Magazine  - Photographer:  John Bessler
Stylist Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

I loved the jars, bins, boxes, and baskets Donna used for holding all sorts of crafts, books, games, movies, music and more. She added an extra organizing touch by labeling everything for easy access.  I have to say it was really a treat having things so neatly organized and displayed.

Better Homes and Gardens Storage Magazine  - Photographer:  John Bessler
Stylist Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

I ended up keeping many of her organizing strategies in place including the way she arranged the movies and music.  All this new organization also inspired me to go through some other areas of my home to get them up to speed as well.

Better Homes and Gardens Storage Magazine  - Photographer:  John Bessler
Stylist Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

Better Homes and Gardens Storage Magazine  - Photographer:  John Bessler
Stylist Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

Some of my favorite items in the room included the graphic black curtains from Country Curtains, the striped bins and wire baskets from The Container Store and of course the wonderful vintage French basket from Bonny Nieman Antiques.

Better Homes and Gardens Storage Magazine  - Photographer:  John Bessler
Stylist Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications


Better Homes and Gardens Storage Magazine  - Photographer:  John Bessler
Stylist Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

I created the letter in a box embroidered G pillow on the chair to the left of the fireplace.  I loved it so much I decided to use and sell this design in my Etsy shop.  Available in your choice of fabric and embroidery color, it already has become one of my best sellers.

Better Homes and Gardens Storage Magazine  - Photographer:  John Bessler
Stylist Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

If you are looking for some simple and clever tips and ideas on how to get the family spaces in your home organized this is a terrific story to study.  One of the most important aspects I took from watching Donna was her use of a consistent color palette.  Notice that all the containers, baskets and bins are all black, crème or coral.  There is a lot of “stuff” in this space, yet by keeping colors the same it all comes together beautifully.


To find a copy of this story and other great storage solutions look for the cover above on newsstands now.

16 comments:

Battfam said...

Fun post. Thanks for sharing.
I am anxiously awaiting your post on the refinishing project as I have one in mind as was interested in the new method. Hopefully it turned out well.

Phyllis Higgerson said...

Hi Stacy, your living room is beautiful and looks so inviting! Lots of great ideas here, I'm feeling very inspired. Nothing makes me happier than getting organized. I feel so much better when everything is in its place.
xo,
Phyllis

An Urban Cottage said...

What a nice surprise that must have been! Looks great. Congrats!

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

How fun is THAT? Published and then finding it in the store by surprise! That's great for you, and your fabulous pillow!! Thanks for sharing this -- i love the tip about everything storage being the same color family. Brilliant.

Karena said...

Stacy Congrats, your home looks wonderful!! I love all of the storage ideas!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, you must have been surprised to see that so early, Stacy! It's a good thing you saw it. Great ideas and sometimes it's nice to see how someone else might interpret how to lay-out your things. I'm sure it is very interesting to watch the stylists at work.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Beautiful, Stacy! I'm sure you never tire of seeing your beautiful home in print. Congratulations!

Stacy Curran said...

Congrats Stacy! I am so thrilled for you and it looks awesome!
Stacy

slave2myneedles said...

Beautiful, inspiring, inviting, awesome!!!! Congrats! Looks great...nice surprise having it publish earlier than expected!!
Thanks for sharing. :)

Becca said...

Congratulations, Stacy! What a well-deserved feature. And, I love all of the organizational aspects!

Stacey said...

Congratulations! Your home is so gorgeous and you have so many good ideas of your own. They picked the perfect backdrop for the issue.

designchic said...

How exciting, Stacy and your home looks amazing...oh, so organized...needing them to come work their magic at my house!!

Daphne Bryson said...

Hello Stacy, What a wonderful surprise for you....I bet you were really excited. I love the storage ideas and will use some to tidy my sewing room. Best Wishes Daphne

Nancy said...

Congratulations what an honor, and such a beautiful room! That is so exciting. Love all the storage ideas.
Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Dear Lillie said...

Congratulations, Stacy!!!

Jen Orsini said...

This is a gorgeous room! The storage ideas look wonderful too (I can see some that might work for me too--I have the same fireplace/shelf set up, but without the doors). Congrats on having it featured in such a well read magazine!

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