Some people wouldn’t refer to this one as ‘the big one’ with a TIME Magazine interview coming down the pipes soon but to me todays shoot was the biggest! Dwell Magazine, the cream de la cream of design magazines in my opinion. It’s so cool/weird/exciting/unexpected/amazing/etc. to have been contacted by Dwell (I MAY put them on a pedestal…). It is also a bit weird/embarrassing to have a photographer, someone with an eye for detail and experience photographing some amazing houses, walking through my ‘learn it as you go’ construction project. Believe me, If I knew Dwell was going to be coming to my house I would have done so many things different, mostly having to do with taping before painting/staining… general time sucking things I opted to wing it at! Either way Dwell came and shot my house and have hopefully deemed it worthy of their September Small Spaces issue. Pretty cool birthday gift if you ask me! Time and Dwell seem to be focusing on completely differnt things so I am pretty excited about both!
Had I had more forethought I maybe would not have scheduled it for the day after my very first moms day, it made for a kind of crappy first moms day only because I was completely unable to just chill out and enjoy things with my kiddo, I was cleaning, DEEP cleaning (it’s amazing how much mess a person makes in one year, even in a tiny house), well that and I finished some things that needed finished that I’ve just made do with and tried to get a jump on spring planting so that there was something interesting to look at… Denver should be making a couple appearances in the magazine as well as James, MiniM and I.
James, MiniM and I went out to eat to celebrate! Here are some pictures of a fairly cleaned up house…
I feel sometimes like MiniM should swap beds with Denver because she’s much less of a bed hog but alas I have to put up with the bedhog, his job is to stay on the blue which… he doesn’t do very well… We compromise on ‘don’t get on the pillows…
only he doesn’t do that either… basically Denver does what Denver wants to do…:) but he’s cute so he gets away with it!
I am going to go through SOME of my storage spaces and be completely transparent about how messy/tidy I am… starting with the stairs, these are slightly staged for the shoot, generally there is the dog bed rolled up on the bottom shelf (except when it’s out on the floor with the dog on it… my computer on the second, Diapers on the third and a couple pairs of shoes on the top shelf…
This is the next closet over, it’s MiniM’s closet, all her clothes/blankets/swaddles are in here
Then the five drawers which have my clothes, the bottom drawer is my ‘laundry hamper’ and on the far side, the top cabinet houses all of my art supplies and camera gear.
the lower cabinet houses my sewing machine, fabric, winter curtains and extra sheets/towels
Here’s the overall living area with a great dane for scale :)
And a baby :)
And the other direction.
And then the shot toward the kitchen
Oh wait, a baby! :)
My open storage in the kitchen
And the dreaded pantry which needs cleaned up!
and below the pantry, this is where the supplemental heater goes and all the cloth diapers
My kitchen cabinet (I forgot to get the double cabinet, its a complete mess though :)
And the overall kitchen, bananas and all…
I got my herbs planted this year and I don’t intend to let them die like they did last year with the move
My media center, with a computer tower below… old school!
And my books!
This is where I hand my coats and my purse, incase you ever wanted to rob me you know right where the goods are only there is rarely anything of too much value in there…
And the toilet, most expensive part of the whole thing!
This little stoe is oh so cool, I need to get my post up about that soon!
This is the photographer who did the photos for Dwell, he was pretty cool and didn’t laugh too much at my place, I think that would be tough after photographing some of the houses he has!
the front door
and the patio
and with the under construction shop, theyy are close, that made for a challenging shoot!
My ‘garden’ I’ll be working on getting these planted soon!
Mostly to cover the junk under the house, like the wheels:)