Friday, October 24, 2014

~country living house~{a before & after}

A couple years ago now I had the opportunity to help with a magazine shoot for Country Living.
You can read the article here.
It was so fun to see the way they styled it, and I always think it's interesting to see if the homeowners keep everything the way it was styled.

Well, the homeowner just so happens to be a friend of mine, and I went back recently and took some photos to share with you.

The photos on the left are from the Country Living shoot, the photos on the right are the way it looks today.

In the dining room the homeowner has changed out her table and chairs and added back this sign {that I made!} It was taken out for the photo shoot because this picture was actually on the cover of the magazine and they needed it to be blank for the text.

Things here stayed pretty much the same.
 Country Living added some curtains that are no longer up.

The large clock that the homeowners made is still up and the same chair is there.
Just a few accessories were changed out.

This cool chalk lettering was actually up for the photo shoot but was photoshopped out.
I love it!

I love the way they styled the fireplace mantel in the master bedroom.
Again, Country Living shot on the left, my shot on the right.

And just because I thought you might want to see a bit more of this gorgeous house,
 here is their movie room.
I think it is my favorite room in the whole house.

Love how the bar cart in the dining room is styled.

This leopard stair runner was recently added, love, love, love.

The kitchen was not featured in the magazine.
Here is just a glimpse.

The patina on these lockers is amazing.

And I love how the homeowner clips branches from the yard for a fall display.

Looking into the kitchen.

Gas fireplace for those chilly Seattle seasons.

And in the kids loft, this cabinet she had built just for this space.

Isn't it fabulous?
She really has a eye for design.
Happy Friday friends!



The Yellow Cape Cod said...

Wow, yes! It is fabulous! Love the whole house, every inch! Fun post Melaine!

Anonymous said...

Love ya, best friend ever!!

Thank you for seeing the beauty in our little casa.


Kristina said...

Your friends have a beautiful home! I really love the cabinet with the star cut outs and the trunk in the movie room with all the stickers and tags. You must have taken those shots before our rain arrived..they all have a lovely sunny feel. ;)

shabbykelly said...

LOVE!!!more pics please! ;)

does she have a blog?

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Sooo pretty! Love the stair runner, too!

Little Farmstead said...

So inspiring! Love her style… tons of character! Thanks for sharing the great photos!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous before and now. Beautiful home.

Michelle Sims said...

Love this gorgeous house and I have to say....I actually love the house "after" even more. It's more personal and you get a true sense of the owners . Love it, beautiful job!!!

Leslie Harris said...

what a wonderful home, I love her sense of style!

primjillie said...

That mantel with the map above and the old books is one of my inspiration photos! I would love to see the kitchen and bathrooms - always the hardest to add personality to!

mary said...

What a great house--- love her style. Do you know what issue of Country Living it was originally featured in?5904

The Herlings said...

Great home, she's done a great job and can see why you like it too! Great job on your pictures too. I agree with others, the pictures on the right, were even better than the left. Lots of personal touches.

Emily@TheWickerHouse said...

I remember this one. Fabulous! I'm sure I still have my copy with the corners bent. That movie room is awesome.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

What a fun and creative home! Gotta tell you I prefer your photos and thanks for doing this post. Enjoyed seeing additional rooms as photographed through a friend's lens (yours). Lovely post, thanks so much!

Andrea said...

So lovely!!! May I ask what the wall color is in the room with the lockers?

Jenna Sue said...

Amazing home! Lucky you to be a part of that experience.

Steve Beliveau said...

It’s great that you didn’t have to do a lot of changes in the house. It’s already beautiful before, you just have to enhance its look and inspect certain areas that needed a fix. That way, any problem can be prevented from occurring in the future. Thanks for sharing!

Steve Beliveau @ First Class Inspections

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