We’re pretty excited that we have a feature in French Country Style Magazine, out on newsstands now.
This is a feature that has been a long time in coming, and it almost didn’t happen!
In February 2015, we were contacted by professional photographers and stylists, Gridley & Graves, about shooting our home for a possible feature in French Country Style Magazine.
Of course we were thrilled, humbled, and nervous, all at the same time, because our home was (and is) in an ongoing renovation and all of the rooms weren’t complete yet.
Anne Gridley assured us that the rooms we did have renovated would be fine, and after many emails back and forth, it was finally decided that they would arrive to photograph our home right before Thanksgiving 2015, and they would spend two days shooting.
The feature was scheduled to come out in the Spring 2016 issue of French Country Style Magazine.
The photographers arrived in late November as planned and spent two days styling and photographing. It was so much fun to watch them style rooms and vignettes in ways that I hadn’t thought of.
Anne mentioned that Fifi O’Neill, the iconic editor of French Country Style Magazine, as well as many other popular publications, had requested that they try for a cover featuring the french blue commode in the breakfast room.
We were so excited about the prospect of not only a feature in one of my favorite magazines, but possibly getting the cover as well.
This is the shot that was taken for the possible cover.
As time gradually marched toward Spring of 2016, we anticipated hearing from the magazine for the interview that would accompany the feature.
Unfortunately, we didn’t hear anything and as time went by, I reached out to Gridley & Graves for information, and was told that the magazine had gone out of business and they wouldn’t be publishing the issue that we were to be featured in.
Oh well, what can I say, it just wasn’t meant to happen.
We were disappointed, of course, but there was nothing we could do.
Fast forward to early 2017, when we were so surprised to hear that French Country Style Magazine had been picked up by another publisher, and they would have a new issue out in Spring of 2017, and our home was to be included.
Our feature was going to happen after all!
We received our complimentary copy in the mail last week, and I also made a trip to Barnes & Noble a couple of days ago to pick up a few extra copies.
We didn’t get the cover, but we’re still so happy with the beautiful ten page feature.
There are so many beautiful homes in this issue, I hope you get a chance to pick up a copy and soak up all the french country style within it’s covers!
Blessings to all of you,