Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Nest Shoot - Day One

Hello!

I'm happy to report that we finished our to-do lists last night around midnight and we were up in time to make ourselves look presentable (yes, I brushed) this morning too.
:-)

At about 10 a.m., Alistair and Don (prop stylist extraordinaires) began sprinkling our house with all sorts of colorful, textural, patterned goodies. It was such a treat to see them work their magic, room by room. The tablecloth they used on the Dining Room table is amazing, and I'm IN LOVE with the bowls that are now sitting alongside my white ones in our open cabinets in the kitchen.

David, the photographer (and his assistants) also came by this afternoon to begin preparing for tomorrows shoot. They discussed which rooms they'll shoot, and in which order they'll shoot them, etc. First up, the kitchen! And thanks to some fab new accessories, our herb crates will look a little different than how you've previously seen them:



I can't wait to see how the new accessories photograph. The whole process is so intriguing to me!

We'll be tweeting throughout the day tomorrow, so if you're interested in hearing about our day- check us out on Twitter!

Layla

PS...For those who have asked, the herb crates in the photo above are available on our Lettered Cottage Home site!

Also, we've been taking tons of photos, but we're only allowed to certain ones here on our blog until after our issue comes out. We'll be sure to post all of them here on our blog after we get our copy in the mail though! Our issue will be released around December 28th, and for those who have asked, "The Nest" is a subscription-only magazine, and is not available in stores or on newsstands. "The Nest" is a division of "The Knot" magazine. To order a subscription, visit this link!

44 comments:

geri said...

Soooooooooo very fun and interesting.
I also can't wait to hear how they did in the outfit dept.
Have a great experience tomorrow. geri.

angela | tph | ggc said...

How exciting, Layla! I can't wait to read all about it. Hair and makeup, too? Playing house and dress up! Now that is what I call FUN!!!!

linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Good luck!! Can't wait to read all about it and see the fab pics.

Shorely Chic said...

How exciting and fun!! I can't wait to see photos and get your tweets tomorrow! Whata cool experience :)

Sharon said...

How exciting. Can't wait to see the finished layout. Enjoy the whole experience Layla!!!

julie said...

how neat! cant wait to see it! have fun!

Kimberly said...

Have a wonderful time and enjoy THIS moment in the sun - I know you will have many more to come.

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! Congrats on the shoot! That is such an honor and really amazing. Well deserved for sure!

~Enjoy! ~Melissa :)

Katrina Chambers said...

Lucky you! That is a dream!! Can't wait to see some finished pics.

Aura said...

I'm so anxious to see the pictures! Will you have access to them and be able to post them before the issue is printed?

Aura said...

PS I just peeked at your blog and noticed you linked me! You are so sweet. I need to add some new good songs to that playlist, just for you!

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

How exciting! I absolutely love your blog and cannot wait to see your home in a magazine - it truly deserves to be in one! I adore your kitchen cabinets and now I want mine to be black. If I can only get my husband to agree.....

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Hi Layla, I don't usually comment....but this is just such an exciting experience! Good luck! I can't wait to see the results!

Pony Girl said...

How exciting, glad it went well! I'm sure it will be a beautiful article! Will you be able to eventually share some of the pics on your blog??

Dianne said...

Layla, you are killing me talking and not showing pictures. I must see it all! :)

Betsy said...

Sounds dreamy...can't wait to see the pics.

{ L } said...

I am sure there is so much ENERGY at your home sweet home right now! This is such a great thing! I'm looking forward to getting my hands on a magazine...

Molly said...

Great things are happening for you - it's all your hard work paying off! Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

How exciting! I subscribed today, so be sure to tell us when they expect the issue to be out. I'll be waiting at the mailbox! Maybe they will get a front door shot, too..wink...wink...I'll be watching for Twitter updates tomorrow! Don't keep us in suspense! ~mary~

littlered03 said...

Yay! This is so exciting! I hope you have fun and it isn't too stressful!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

it is all so super exciting! it is a pretty cool process how these folks get propped for the perfect shot, isn't it (sorry ... i was about to say 'eh? ... must be canadian, wink!) ...
you will never look at another magazine the same way after this, cuz now you'll know all the 'angles'!
have tons of fun!
prairiegirl

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Congratulations to you both!

Olivia said...

I am so excited for you! What a wonderful opportunity!

abeachcottage.com said...

enjoy!!

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Layla, this is beyond exciting!

jabee said...

Congrats you two. This is well deserved (and much better than Design Star!)

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

I can't wait to see what your home looks like all spruced up by others...although I must say it can't look much better than it already does after receiving your tender love and care!

-Grace

rachel @ perfectly imperfect said...

congratulations! have a wonderful time- and don't forget any of the details so we can live vicariously through you when you're allowed to share your story!
ha! : )
rachel

foggogs said...

congrats on photo shoot. Do you have a post on how you did your bead board install? I am thinking of doing it in my living room but wondering if the job is a little over my head.

Barb said...

I'm so excited for both of you. You have worked so hard to make your house your "nest" and certainly deserve this honor.

Can't wait to see the photo's.

Hugs,
Barb

Get Your Martha On said...

You'll have to spill tons more details as the shoot progresses. This process is very interesting. How much extra "stuff" do they bring in? Do you get to keep any of it? Does it seem odd that they do that?

Such an exciting time for you guys! Enjoy every minute!!!

Taina said...

Hi Layla! Your house is looking so beautiful! I Love it! I am a little frustrated... I went the to "The Nest" website to order their magazine (I think it will be so fun to see your house in it!) and I cannot find where to order it. I consider my self "computer friendly" but for some reason I cannot figure this out. Any suggestions?
tfallbeck{at}gmail{dot}com

The Flying Bee said...

Hey Layla!

How exciting! I am so happy for you and Kevin. I know everything will be beautiful! I can't wait to see the issue....guess I better get my subscription first, huh? I know things are crazy right now for you, but if you get a chance come by my blog for my giveaway...if you win you could use the gift certificate for some new things for the cottage!

Have a fabulously fun day at your shoot!

Adrienne

Swan Family said...

Awesome...can't wait to see the issue!

Cara said...

Love those crates! I have them hanging on my wall too, but I'm still struggling to find stuff to put in them. I love the way you have yours filled now, but I'm looking forward to seeing what the stylists did with them! :) Congrats on the photo shoot! I'm sure everything (and everyone!!) will look fabulous.

Life As Kristin said...

I'm so glad everything is going well. I just added you to my Twitter so I can keep up with the fun news!

Anna See said...

ooooh! i can't wait to hear more about this.

Fenima said...

Layla, I was checking out Apartment Therapy today, and saw that someone was featuring your reading nook/ guest bedroom. When I first saw it I totally recognized it's yours and read more.

Paula Kathlyn said...

I love that picture. The simple black, burlap and white- beautiful! Hope you have a good time!

Kasey said...

amazing.
I can't wait to see Layla!

Dianne said...

Layla, I am checking often for updates....cannot stand the suspence. Do tell all!

Ruthies Renewed Treasured said...

What a wonderful opportunity and a great experience. I'm sure it's stressful too! Remmber to enjoy the moment if you can! We are awfully proud and can't wait to see the pictures! Congrats!

Linda/"Mom" said...

***** "Yer the MA'AM", sweetie!!!*****

Enjoy EVERY minute~~~ it'll be sooo fun, exciting n' reeeeally INTERESTING, too!!!!

Big hugs,
Linda in AZ *

3WilsonsVineyard said...

"And thanks to some fab new accessories, our herb crates will look a little different than how you've previously seen them..."

I haven't been able to track down a copy, but I'm REALLY curious to see how the magazine utilized your herb crates! Any chance you could post photos now? I bought some from you months back and would love some inspiration! Thanks.