It’s always exciting when my work is published! And it is especially rewarding when it is on the national level. Just this week one of my favorite and most fun projects finally got published! Though these things sometimes take a long time, even as much as a year or two, this one took the long way around!
This fun children’s space was originally scheduled to be featured in the magazine Kids Rooms, a special publication by Better Homes and Gardens, in the Fall of 2006. A preview photo even ran in the issue before, but unfortunately just a few weeks before the issue was going to press, Meredith Publications, its parent company, decided to stop production on this adorable magazine. That seems to be the way of the publishing industry. Like television, it’s all about the numbers and they were not experiencing the readership they needed.
So to my exciting surprise, I got a phone call just a few weeks ago that it would now be appearing in Dream Bedrooms, another special publication of Better Homes and Gardens. This time it would have major circulation…200,000 to be exact. And this issue has a long shelf life, so all of these details made me very excited!!
Still, I had no idea until I saw the issue this week what a beautiful one it would be! I have a subscription to all the interior design special publications of Meredith Publishing and though I usually enjoy them all, some are definitely more appealing to me than others. This one ranks right up there among my favorites, and not just because I am in it! Some of my all time favorite interior designers in the nation are in this issue…Jamie Drake, Barry Dixon, Darryl Carter. It is an all star list and there are many other beautiful spaces created by other talented designers from around the country.
I hope you will pick up an issue of Dream Bedrooms. It is one of those issues that you will find yourself reading again and again! My feature entitled, Full Bloom, can be found on pages 120-125. And until you get a chance to pick it up, here is a sneak peak at some photos from the adorable room. It is a “Tween’s bedroom” and quoting from the magazine, “ the eclectic mix of pattern and color is as powerful as a young tween’s personality—expressive, unique, and bold”. So check out this dramatic and fun retreat. I hope it inspires you to design a wonderful and creative room for your children or the child in you!!