I glanced at the calender (and by calender I mean iPhone), and was enveloped by a minor wave of panic. Frankly, I had not anticipated such a swift arrival to August. For there is a date that is looming large, and I thought I had at least one more week of preparation. There is an exciting, yet stress inducing event that is scheduled to unfold at our house next week. Style at Home Magazine is coming to photograph our house for a yet to be determined issue of the magazine. Only a select few rooms mind you, if you recall my living room is still outfitted entirely with my outdoor furniture and the basement lounge is nothing more than the Lego assembly headquarters. The kitchen, ensuite and a few other spaces are the primary focus of this endeavour.
Honestly I know very few details as all of this has been facilitated by my amazing interior designers at Atmosphere. As I understand, the shoot will be directed and styled by Style at Home Editor Erin McLaughlin, and photographed by Virginia MacDonald. I’m looking so forward to meeting both of them, as I have long been a fan of Style at Home. I’m humbled by and grateful for this opportunity. I am thrilled that the often overlooked prairies, particularly the beautiful city of Saskatoon will be represented.
To add another layer of anxiety, Trevor and Curtis mentioned a month or two ago, “You know, they will likely want to take your photograph as well”. Now, I have no idea if this is true, but being photographed is not exactly my forte. So I have being mentally pursuing my closet identifying “skinny outfits”, and the leading contender is my favourite Paul Smith dress. I may offer up my adorable and photogenic children in lieu.
At very least, the house will be pretty. Last week, Carla and Jill from Blossoms Florists were here at the house strategizing with Curtis, Trevor and myself what is required for floral arrangements. Now if you live in Saskatoon you will most certainly know the work of the talented people at Blossoms, they are beyond amazing. I fully intend to do an entire post dedicated to all the gorgeous arrangements that will be installed here next week. My house usually looks like three children live here with a hurricane in their wake, but that will hopefully not be the case next Tuesday. Wish me luck and I will keep you updated.