Thursday, January 6, 2011

A picture is worth....


As most of you already know, I was recently on the Nate Berkus Show, talking about low cost, high style design.  I got selected for the show by clicking on the "be on the show" link on the Nate Berkus website.  I had submitted several photos of  my home, but my bedroom was the one they chose to focus on.

This is the photo I submitted of the bedroom..
 Unbeknownst to me, they would need several additional photos of the room and video footage of some elements in the room.  Yeah, but there was a small problem.....between the time the photo was taken, and the time it was submitted and chosen, the room had changed a few times!  What you can't see in the photo above is that I was in the process of changing the colors of the horizontal stripes, and had only gotten halfway through. They were green and dark blue, I was changing them to light blue and dark blue.  The problem was, the producers wanted a different angle of the room, and that different angle would show a halfway finished paint job!


Luckily, I had stopped in a corner, but if you look closely, you can see some of the light blue paint creeping onto the green just to the right of the mercury glass lamp.  I never said anything to the producers; Maybe they noticed, maybe they didn't or maybe they thought it was supposed to be that way!  One of Nate's comments on the show was that he loved the use of color in the room, and this was the photo that made it on national TV, so I guess it all worked out! Another thing the pictures can't reveal and thankfully so, is smell.  The day I got the call and was asked to provide more photos, I had had my duvet cover, pillowcases, AND canopy in the laundry basket for several days.  My daughter had thrown a wet towel on top of the pile and there it sat....mildewing!!  But when Jess, a producer from the show called and said they needed pictures yesterday, what could I do?!  I didn't have time to run them through a wash cycle, so I just fished them out, wet and smelly, made the bed, grimaced and took those photos!  After taping the show, the producers had me send even MORE pictures, so I scrambled to finish the paint job and sent off what I thought was a great shot of the room.  They didn't end up using the "new" pix, but like I said, I think it all worked out.

All finished!
I really had a fun experience on the show, but the experience in getting there was equally as memorable, if not more so in it's comedy! Here are some additional shots that you didn't get to see , but they are just as important to get the feel of the room as a whole.



starlight, starbright......



Hope you enjoyed the pix, thanks for visiting, come back soon!

5 comments:

All About Vignettes said...

Oh Laura, Nate said it best when he called your room the "glam bedroom". It is truly fabulous. I never noticed the paint color difference. Keep painting.

Kathy

Stacy Curran said...

This is amazing!!! I am a new blogger, too, and I only hope I am as good as you! You have a new follower in me!
Stacy @ www.conspicuousstyle.com

Nama Halacy's Comfy Cottage said...

Seriously you are an amazingly (is that a word?) talented girl. WOW!

Wendy said...

Hi. I've just discovered your blog. Did you make the Star in your bedroom or was it bought somewhere? I love it.

Laura/Hayestone/Design Share said...

@Wendy Thanks for stopping by and welcome to the blog! I bought the star in my bedroom at a Mexican imports store, painted it white and hung the silver orbs (christmas decorations) on it myself with some wire. So I guess the answer is I bought it AND I made it! Thanks for asking!

all best,
Laura

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