My photographer came today to shoot my house, now that I finally made a decision on my drapes and they have been installed–I’ll give you a hint, they’re HOT PINK–so Tuesday I drove into the city to buy flowers and Elizabeth came with me. Here’s where we went:
We arrive in Vancouver and it’s time for lunch.
We go to Granville Island because Elizabeth was craving Falafels and we thought we’d find them here.
We didn’t find Falafels so we ended up with a bowl of broccoli, cauliflower, and squash with creamy garlic sauce at Fraser valley Juice and Salad. It’s our go-to place for lunch here usually.
Mint Interiors is nearby and it’s where I bought my chandelier so we stop in to replace a strand that was broken in the box. They kindly allow me to just take it off their floor model. I was very happy that I didn’t have to wait for a replacement especially considering my house was being photographed.
Here’s a vignette in their store. What’s the undertone of the beige sofa my lovelies? Gotta keep you on your toes!
We arrive at the Pottery Barn where I need to buy an Edison light bulb for my new favourite lamp (above) I recently purchased for my family room. I love it so much, I specified it twice for clients, here and here.
I wanted Elizabeth to buy the jingle pillow for her house but unfortunately, it was sold out in the store.
We arrive at one of my favourite flower shops in Kitsilano. Here I bought white hydrangeas, hot pink roses, orange tulips, and white begonias.
Next we drive down Broadway to another flower shop which is very close to a place that used to be our favourite haunt for Sushi. Elizabeth and I always have the same thing. Avocado and Yam Tempura rolls. She decided just plain vegetables was not enough for lunch.
I think they have new owners because the colours have changed. A murky Red & Black, so bad that we left as soon as we finished our Sushi.
Seriously, we were both so bothered by the colours. If only more people understood how powerful a bad or good colour combination can be, especially in a retail environment.
We stop at two more places for flowers and head home, after a stop at the new Whole Foods on Cambie st. Elizabeth buys Bill’s favourite cookies here.
We were very impressed by the living wall.
And here’s Tracey Ayton in my kitchen today. It was beautifully styled but this picture didn’t capture any of it. Here’s Tracy’s instagram shot of the pink roses in my living room to go with my hot pink drapes.
I actually got moved to tears at one point today because the pictures she took were so beautiful. I have worked so hard on this house for the past 18 months it was really great to see it from a professional photographers eye.
Sigh, I have so much to learn about photography. I wish I could take the time to learn it.
She’s coming right back to my house two weeks from today to photograph it again for Christmas, that’s what I’m doing this weekend. Pulling out holiday boxes from my storage shed!
When she left at 3:00 pm this afternoon I actually napped for an hour I was so tired. For your information, styling is a lot of work 😉
I can’t wait for you to see them!
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