In the Country Living Magazine spread, the bedroom was the most altered from its original "look". The linens were brought in from Ikea, the architectural "headboard" was photo-shopped out, and the tin panels were turned grey. The shot of the bedroom below was taken before the shoot.
The sliding door was found at August Antiques in The Heights, located right outside of downtown Houston. They have a great selection of garden antiques as well as books, furniture, and more. The architectural pieces we used as our headboard were found there as well.
The door track came from Tractor Supply for $100.00. It's made of galvenized metal and fairly easy to install. We spray painted it a dark bronze to blend with the antique hardware on the door and throughout the room.
The floor to ceiling mirror was purchased from Old World Imports & Antieks in LaGrange, Texas. Brian has several warehouses on his property that are overflowing with fantastic selections of furniture and home decor. He also show at Blue Hills during the Round Top Antique Show.
One of the benefits of the shoot was having two professional stylists on set. Janna Lufkin and Becki Griffin were such a pleasure to work with. We ended up keeping many of the styling choices they made for the shoot.
In addition to styling for magazines, Jenna owns Raw Materials Design. All of the aprons and kitchen textiles are 100% American made out of 100% American cotton. She runs a first class operation!
Becki owns Curious Details. She is a decorator, free-lance stylist, and photographer. Such a talented woman. Smoot and I have had the pleasure of working with her on several projects since the Country Living shoot.
They both made the shoot fun but were ultimate professionals. It was interesting to witness what it takes to put one of these Country Living features together. A lot of preparation, a lot of time, and a lot of professional/creative people working together.
It will be a memory that we will forever cherish. It just goes to show you, anything is possible!!