8.27.2008

My Mom is in Country Living!!

         Please go and purchase the September issue of Country Living!!! My mom and step-dad's cottage is featured. It is beyond exciting to actually know and frequent a home in a decor mag. My mom designed the entire place, start to finish, with an "empty-nest" in mind. The main house is only 1 bedroom/1.5 bathroom and then there is an apartment above the garage which my college-aged sister takes over during the summers. I'm so impressed by my mom, she has no formal design background at all, but can turn any room into something extraordinary. My mom is so funny and shy about it, she is like "It's not like I'm in Arch Digest or something." But seriously, how many people can say their home has been published? And I'm a big Cottage Living fan, same family of mags, right? Here it is!!!!!

The Kitchen....home to many wine-fueled cooking escapades


The Dining room...funny to think how many casual dinners I've spent there and it looks so "untouched." Got to love stylists!


The "empty nester" suite


The laundry room is one of my favorite rooms, the toile wallpaper is nautical theme and makes the room so pretty....you also see the master bath as well. 


Sorry about the lousy image, but I had to cut and paste it together. We LOVE our backyard. We hang out there at sunset and play cards as a family, our favorite game is bullsh*t, we are very sophisticated......



As you can tell, my mom is a bit obsessed with blue and white, so you know what my next gift for her will be!!  I already pre-ordered it for her!


Photography by Karyn Millet for Country Living, September 2008

20 comments:

Suzy said...

It's lovely! And congrats to your mother!

SimplyGrove said...

Thats amazing! I have that issue. She designed a great space:)

mommasan said...

You're crazy!! love you!!

Anna Spiro said...

OMG - this is SO beautiful!! I need to email the link to my mother as she would LOVE it!!
xx
Anna

Amy said...

That is truly amazing - I was reading the new issue earlier this week and especially loved her kitchen!

Amy said...

so exciting! I've always wondered what the shoot experience is like and how much styling actually goes on...

So Haute said...

How cool! Your mom's home is lovely!!

julie said...

That's amazing! Congrats to your mama! I remember that home; I was just checking out Country Living in the grocery store. (Which is odd, considering it is so *not* my style) The kitchen is to die for. Lucky you for getting to visit it often!

Esra said...

Congratulations! That has to be very exciting for you and your mom. The pictures are amazing!

No.35style said...

I love the stove area and the refrigerator and that backyard!! How nice is that for entertaining?! Congratulations to your mother!

KarenB said...

I stopped by for the first time because I just love the name of your blog. I also love your Mom's house, especially the back yard. Very nice indeed! Congratulations to your Mom!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I subscribe to C.L. and am a fan of blue and white as well. I loved the rooms. Well done MOM!

Brilliant Asylum said...

That is great news. Congratulations to your talented family. The house looks amazing.

MIMILEE said...

Wow! I am so impressed ! Gorgeous!

I am gone to buy my copy!

Regards,
MIMILEE<><

MIMILEE said...

Wow! I am so impressed ! Gorgeous!

I am gone to buy my copy!

Regards,
MIMILEE<><

interiorobsessed said...

I came across your blog and love it! You are the Cat's Pajamas! I love your Mom's cottage and admired it when it came in my mail box this past month. But now your blog is totally bringing out another side of me - the modern side. I love it...I am crossing over!

style and grace said...

Wow thanks all!!!! I appreciate all of your comments so much. My mom will be so thrilled too :)

cassaundra said...

gorgeous place!

you're lucky to have such a creative mother.

Amanda said...

Your mum is super clever. Her home is beautiful!

Meander said...

CONGRATS! That is so amazing, and so is her home (obviously) - gorgeous taste indeed!!!