Day 2 of Things I Love…House Beautiful

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In a time when shelter magazines are dropping like flies, one magazine in particular stands out as the potential leader in the ever changing print media industry. It isn’t by chance that House Beautiful is doing so well and continues to be a favorite among so many designers and design enthusiasts alike.  It is greatly due to the fearless leadership of Editor-in-Chief , Stephen Drucker and his amazing staff.

Now House Beautiful was already one of my top magazine choices, thanks to their full-sized glossy interior images and interesting designer interviews, but it doesn’t hurt our relationship a bit that they decided to put my project on the cover of their March issue with a beautiful 10 page spread inside. Today is Groundhog Day. And like the movie with Bill Murray, I would be willing to live this day of being the House Beautiful cover girl over and over and over again.

Remember when I did the post last year on empire chandeliers and mentioned that I was using this amazing Marjorie Skouras piece in one of my projects?   Well here’s how it turned out. My client and I are both thrilled with the gorgeous pop of color paired with the painted hardwood floors.   Another Groundhog Day moment I think.  I could have breakfast in this gorgeous light-filled space every morning without tiring of the serene color palette.

So on this Day #2 of the Things I Love…House Beautiful!! I love you and I love you for loving me!

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39 Responses to Day 2 of Things I Love…House Beautiful

  1. Tobi, I am so excited for you! Congratulations! You absolutely deserve this honor. You are talented, tenacious, and kind. Enjoy this wonderful moment! xoxo

  2. kathy says:

    I am in love with that chandelier!

  3. Tracy Hiner says:

    Tobi, this is beautiful. I LOVE those painted hardwood floors and that chandelier is soooo fun!

  4. oh how wonderful!! congratulations and i will look forward to my issue arriving in the mail.

  5. Tobi:
    I am so thrilled for you. This is quite an accomplishment and I would want to “groundhog day” it over again too, if I were you. Congratulations, the rooms are gorgeous!
    Jane Ann

  6. hallie says:

    Ohhh I can’t wait for my copy to come in the mail! Congratulations! This spread is gorgeous!

  7. Erin says:

    Congrats on the well-deserved feature!!! Your rooms are truly breathtaking! I can’t wait to get my hands on this issue!

  8. Wow, congratulations on such an honor. The room looks beautiful and I cannot wait until my issue arrives! You do amazing work.

  9. Jaime @ DOXA says:

    Congratulations again Tobi, I am beyond excited for you! I love the Marjorie Skouras chandelier as well, so pretty. I actually thought about you when I saw her red coral and turquoise one as you posted a story regarding that color combo a while back;)

    All the best,

  10. Congratulations!! What an honor. And what gorgeous rooms!! That chandelier made my my jaw drop. So pretty. 🙂


  11. Tim Swafford says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! Great job.

  12. Tobi, a big, big congrats to you! and well deserved. I can’t wait to spend time with this issue and see your project. And I do agree, House Beautiful is a favorite of mine too.


  13. Lisa Canning says:

    Congratulations, it is such a beautiful piece!!!!! That chandelier is a knock out. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. So glad to put a face to the design.

  14. Firoozeh says:

    Congratulations! It’s a beautiful project. I’m sure there will be plenty more covers

  15. froulala says:

    Congratulations!!! You deserve all this and more. I’m so thrilled for you!! Love Blue so this is is a dream look for me. Can’t wait to peruse the magazine and see more.
    Big Hug,

  16. Amy Putkonen says:

    Hi Tobi,

    I love House Beautiful too! I am collecting “I Love” posts from people on my website at Would love to have yours be on our list! Please stop by and add a link on our Mr. Linky to this post!


  17. Tobi , it is beautiful. I am such a fan of all your work. Love that empire chandalier, what fabulous colors. Congratulations on HB!

  18. Kathysue says:

    Tobi!!! That is amazing, I can not wait to get my copy. I agree House Beautiful is one of my favs. You did an amazing job for your client, this room totally makes me smile, that is what I call great design when a room evokes an emotion, this one is one of happiness and fun. Kathysue

  19. Ashley says:

    This is absolutely exciting!! I love that I get to work for you. Lucky lucky lady. That’s me!!

  20. Marsha says:

    Fabulous, Tobi!! You have a brilliant future ahead. The “chandelier” room rocks!! XO’s Marsha

  21. Congrats…..can’t wait to see inside!!!

  22. Congratulations! The project is drop dead gorgeous – especially the chandelier. Beautiful work!

  23. Eddie Ross says:

    AMAZING!!!! what a great way to start 2010!!!!

  24. Tobi says:

    I am totally blown away by the amazing support and compliments you are all sending my way. It is thrilling that you all love the project so much!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do for me. xoxoxoxoxoxoxox Tobi

  25. Congrats on your cover–absolutely beautiful!

    Just found your blog tonight, which is strange because I just posted a couple of your rooms on my blog today (featuring some great wingbacks!). Look forward to following your work.


  26. Brillante says:

    Well deserved Tobi, your style is elegant, refined and vibrant at the same time. I am going to replace a picture on my latest post with one of yours featuring the same turquoise chandelier.

  27. Christina says:

    Yeah I am extra excited to receive my March House Beautiful. You need to frame that beautiful cover.


  28. Angela Williams says:

    Congratulations! My issue arrived yesterday as I was walking out the door. I knew if I took a peak I’d get sucked in and be late to my client appointment. Instead I took it with me and looked at photos while I was at the stop lights! Just beautiful!!!


  29. How amazing! Congrats!

  30. Just rec’d me House Beautiful and your gorgeous design was on the cover. Congrats! It is stunning.


  31. Congratulations Tobi – Lovely project! Enjoy your kudos.

  32. Martine says:

    I have been drooling over your designs in House Beautiful since I received the March issue the other day!! I am a career changer getting my MFA in Interior Architecture and Design and I will definitely place you among my favorite designers. You are truly inspiring!

  33. OMG, I just saw a link from cote de… to you and I have to say your work is lovely, I think the way you use blue is sensational. I wonder where you found that blue scroll rug on the cover of H&G, I wish I could that for our place in Mel Aus! So hard to get decent rugs in Australia for under $5,000! very annoying… anyway I will def be looking out for copy of that mag in Aus and be droolling over your work for weeks!!! well done!

  34. Congratulations! It’s pure “eye candy”!

  35. Maria Killam says:

    I just saw the cover on another blog today, congrats Tobi, it’s beautiful! Congratulations!

  36. I just read HB..Congratulations on being featured and for such a beautiful project!! The blue venetian plaster walls took my breath away.

  37. My Dearest Tobi
    Congratulations on your Cover Feature. I know that it is just the first of many more to come. Your are a stylish trendsetter. You go GIRL!!!!

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  39. Wow.. great looking bluish interior design. Love it!