Saturday, May 31, 2014

Behind the Scenes, Vivid Hue Home Shoot

I have been neglecting my blog posts lately and spending much of my design time on instagram.    For those of ya'll that follow my postings there, you know that today is a big and exciting day for me!  I've got a photo shoot going on at the house today. 

Photo from Vivid Hue Home iphone of Gridley Graves Photography

About six months ago, Anne Gridley of Gridley + Graves Photography contacted me about doing the shoot after seeing a few of my house photos on the blog.   I was over the moon excited.  The shoot will be featured in one of the Harris Publications' for home decorating.  It won't likely be in print until next year.  I'm thrilled with the opportunity! 

I swung into high gear finishing up partially completed projects around the house.  Including, the vestibule and completely making over my son's bedroom.   In the next coming weeks, I will be sharing details about these projects. 

In the meantime, here's a sneak peek into today's shoot: 

Photo from Vivid Hue Home iphone of Gridley Graves Photography
Gary Graves is a master at staging and styling.  It's amazing at how he's been able to transform my kitchen into an inviting and welcoming palette.  I almost feel like I need to add some vodka to the lemonade and kick start a party over here.  It's fascinating to watch talented minds work.  Love the ideas they've come up with for displaying my items. 

Taken from Vivid Hue Home iphone
These guys mean serious bizness.  It's amazing how these photo lights help optimize the perfect lighting.  The digital results are breath-taking.   (Of course, the talent of Gridley + Graves helps, too).   

I initially styled the mudroom bench to look like a little garden center.  Anne and Gary scrapped the flowers and garden shovel and opted for casual jackets hanging on the hooks. 

Vivid Hue Home iphone

Vivid Hue Home Mudroom, taken with iphone
After working so diligently to get the house styled for this shoot, I'll be sharing some updates made to the house that haven't been seen on the blog.  Look for that in the coming weeks.  (How's that for a teaser)? 

Vivid Hue Home iphone photo of Mudroom
Gary tweaks the pillows and curtains in the family room .  A lot of people on instagram commented on the art above the fireplace... this is by the talented and amazing artist, Antoinette Wysocki.  Read more about her here.  And visit her website here

Vivid Hue Home Family Room, taken with iphone

The study got all tidied up but won't be part of the shoot today. 

Vivid Hue Home Study, taken with iphone

Sunroom is bursting with peonies...

Vivid Hue Home Sunroom, taken with iphone

Vivid Hue Home Foyer taken from iphone

The team was here for about nine hours and said they got about 17 final shots.  I'll keep you posted when they go to print! 

Hope you enjoy your weekend! 


Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Fascinating. It's awesome to see how these genius minds work!

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

Congrats Heather! I know you have worked so hard on your home and it must be so gratifying to see it all fluffed up in these gorgeous pictures! I love that striped chair in your foyer...the perfect preview into your house and colorful style!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

That is so very exciting, I am thrilled for you. I know the crazy amount of prep work that goes into something like that so I can imagine how tired you must have been afterwards. Enjoy some relaxation and I can't wait to see more of your fab home!

Andrea said...

This is so exciting, Heather!!! I cannot wait to see the final pictures! Congratulations!!

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Albertina M. Cisneros said...

yeay!! I was so excited for you on Instagram and had to come see! What a beautiful home! I can't wait to see the final photos! Congratulations! Very well deserved!


Exciting! I love when stylist work their magic and it is like an Ah Ha moment!