So...I've been kinda dying to enter my house in the Room for Color contest over at Apartment Therapy.
Do you do Apartment Therapy? (Is there anyone left who does not do Apartment Therapy?)
Oh, it really is therapy for those of us obsessed with home interiors.
I'm warning you though...it is addictive. Very, very addictive, in fact. You must make sure to feed the animals and the children before you click over because once you're there - it's down the rabbit hole!So, anyway, they have this annual contest thing and it's right up me alley because you know how I love color.
I acted really pitiful and my friend Jennifer M. Ramos
took pity on me. She came over and took the most fabulous pictures of my living room!
The contest only allows you to enter one room and you only get to send in 5 pictures. Normally I'd be hard pressed to get 5 good pictures of anything, but she, she took such beautiful pictures that I could hardly choose at all!
The contest asked for 2 wide (like my arse) shots and then 3 of my choosing. Here are the 2 wides that I chose:
Aren't they just beautiful? My god, did I clean that room or whut?! I do keep a nice home, but normally there is a healthy amount of crap strewed all over. Not this day, chicas, it was clean, clean, super clean! I spent about 2 days after the shoot being hysterical about keeping it that way. Needless to say, it was an effort in futility and we are back to our normal crap strewing selves. What a relief for all involved, especially one 7-year-old boy.
Here's the first vignette I chose....
(It's also over in the new sidebar, but pretend like you haven't seen it yet, OK?)
MAN, I wish all my pictures looked like this! I think this is my favorite of all, really. Just something about that globe popping against the metal. Love, love, love it.
And the next...
Gertrude the piano looking super swanky.
Oh, and check this close-up out:
Swoon. Just swoon, swoon, swoon.
OK, let's see, one more:
Yea, that's just so perfect. I call this one, "A Room Divided." I guess, technically, it's 2 rooms, but what the hell, right? I try not to miss any opportunity to show off that gorgeous stove that Jackdaddy rehabbed.
And there ya have it - my house the way it would look if no one lived here.
I filled out the entry form and sent it in. They said they got it and would let me know if they accept it. I've not heard anything else from them yet. I'm feeling slightly panicked by this, but I can't imagine that they'd turn me down. Right? You won't find me in Arch Digest, but it ain't too shabby when it's all gussied up, dammit. You can go on over there and have a looksie. Save your favorites votes for me though, OK?
I'll keep you posted, of course. Posted and toasted!
My deepest gratitude to Jennifer for styling me up so well. I feel so lucky! Now, if that luck will ooze on over into the contest, right? Oooze Oooze!