Less than 2 months ago I received an email from Annarita Triarico, an Italian journalist working for Lotus Publishing. She wanted to feature my home in one of their magazines, “Gli Speciali di Casa Chic.” At first I thought it was a joke, but I looked at their publishing site and realized it was a legitimate request. Unfortunately, this magazine is not for sale in the United States, but I’ll receive several hard copies of my own. As you’ll see from the pages of the magazine, my style is a mix of American Farmhouse and Gustavian – which is a blend of Swedish and French Country.
This is a cover of the magazine. See that small photo in the lower left – the blue mason jar with the cotton? That’s my photo and the cotton was a gift from Barb at The Everyday Home. Following are the actual pages of my home in the Italian magazine, “Gli Speciali di Casa Chic.”
The first two-page spread shows my living room. All the photos were taken by me, which thrills me to no end to have my photography published. That’s been a dream of mine for the past year and now it’s finally happened. I think I’m more excited about that than I am about having my home appear in an Italian decorating magazine.
Let me just say I was super nervous taking photos for the magazine. Granted, I’ve taken several pictures of my house but this was different. You really have to think about the quality of your photos since they’ll be displayed in print and not just on the web.
This photo shows the detail of the top of my decoupaged desk in the living room. Annarita wanted me to include DIY projects in the photos I sent her. She was so easy to work with and was very patient answering my questions.
The next few pages are from the family room. A lot of self doubt ran through my head after all the photos were done. What if they didn’t like any of them? What if they weren’t good enough quality for print?
Again, that little voice in my head started nagging me. I sent a total of 57 photos. What if there wouldn’t be enough good ones for them to use? In addition to the photos, I submitted answers to a series of questions given to me to create a story.
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