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Better Homes & Gardens Magazine {Photoshoot of my Kitchen!!!!}

by | Aug 2, 2013 | Decorating Inspiration, My Life | 57 comments

Better Homes & Gardens Magazine {Photoshoot of my Kitchen!!!!}

Better Homes & Gardens Magazine {Photoshoot of my Kitchen!!!!}

Better Homes & Gardens Magazine {Photoshoot of my Kitchen!!!!}

Better Homes & Gardens Magazine {Photoshoot of my Kitchen!!!!}

Better Homes & Gardens Magazine {Photoshoot of my Kitchen!!!!}

Better Homes & Gardens Magazine {Photoshoot of my Kitchen!!!!}

Yesterday was a fairly uneventful almost ordinary day except for the fact that we had a photographer and photo stylist for Better Homes & Gardens magazine in our house!! They were there to do a full feature for their magazine on our kitchen remodel, I can hardly believe it! It was AMAZING.

I have so much to tell you about the day and all that led up to it, but I’m going to have to save most of my stories and more of my photos for a post I’ll write when the magazine comes out (possibly February). But suffice it to say it was a really fun day and I couldn’t be happier with the entire experience. It was fun!

There was something pretty cool about watching the stylist and photographer create beautiful photos of my kitchen. I was honored to have them come out to do this story and am grateful to BH&G! The stylist Michael Walters and the photographer John Granen did an AMAZING job. The photos they took are really gorgeous. I cannot wait until you guys get to see them!

While I won’t be showing specifically how they styled my kitchen until the magazine comes out, I thought you might like this little behind the scenes peek of them at work today in my house!

Better Homes & Gardens Magazine {Photoshoot of my Kitchen!!!!}

Update: You can now see the sneak peek of my BHG feature in this post! (November 2014 issue)

57 Comments

  1. Susan

    Wow! How fun would that be? Beautiful kitchen, I can’t wait to see the magazine!
    Susan

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  2. Linda@Creekside

    Seems so odd to see these unfamiliar people traipsing through the kitchen you’ve shared with us along the way! Congrats!

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  3. Dawn-Hydrangea Home

    Yay! Congrats Melissa. I’m not surprised to hear they want to feature your kitchen. It came out beautiful. I will be looking for the mag!

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  4. Cheryl

    How totally exciting!! Please give us the heads-up when the magazine hits the stands so we can get a copy! (I’ll bet you will!) :D

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  5. laney

    …love it!…blesssings laney

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  6. bridget {bake at 350}

    Wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW!!!

    How totally exciting….can’t wait to see!

    PS…I’m in love with that white painted chair! ♥

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  7. Sandy@ReluctantEntertainer

    very very very fun, Melissa! can’t wait to see how it turns out and to see you in BH&G! love that mag. ha! price tag on the salad bowl :) behind the scenes is always so interesting. have a great weekend! xo

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  8. Julie Sikkel

    Love it! Can’t wait to see more of it….can I ask where you got those maps hanging on the wall above that cute yellow purse? :)
    Thanks so much…Julie

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  9. Faith

    WooHoo, BHG at TIR! Congratulations! Funny how things get such a mess to make it pretty for the cameras. Hope you enjoyed your day; I know you did!

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  10. Ruth E. Chidley

    I am so excited for you Melissa! What an honor, that is well deserved, to have BH&G recognize all your hard work in creating your beautiful kitchen. Enjoy and continued blessings!

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  11. Mya

    Wow, that is amazing!! Congratulations; can’t wait to see the remodel and the article! Sounds like a blast!

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  12. Stephanie

    Congratulations, I can’t wait to see the finished project in the magazine! Your behind-the-scenes shots are a great teaser.

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  13. Lotv

    You cleaned and organized and arranged, and everything was absolutely *perfect.*.. then the team arrived and pulled everything completely apart, yes!?? Lol! Your kitchen and home are so beautifully well done and it will be just wonderful to see how they styled it for the magazine, can’t wait!

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  14. Jann Newton

    That is very exciting! I can’t wait to see the magazine article.

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  15. MarieRoxanne

    Must be fun, hope they take great shots of the small details, whoo hoo!

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  16. Diane | An Extraordinary Day

    How very exciting!! I can only imagine all the wonderful tips you picked up along with all the behind the scenes stories. Thanks for giving us a little peek into your very fun day! And now I know what you’ve been up to….you’ve seemed a little bit busy lately! ;)
    I love the added ‘real’ touch of the sticker on the big yellow bowl! [wink]

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  17. Robyn

    Congrats! That yellow bowl I’m in love! It reminds me of one my Mom had. I also love the hooks on the end of the island!

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  18. Rose L

    I’m so happy for you, Melissa! Congratulations! I’m looking forward to seeing how it all turned out.

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  19. Vee

    How cool is that?! Fantastic. Perhaps I ought to take BHG up on their recent subscription offer…

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  20. Dierdre Main

    Sounds like fun! Stressful fun, but still fun! I’ll be watching for the magazine.

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  21. deb @ PaintedFurnitureBarn

    Love your white kitchen worktable! I’ll be interested to see the article when it comes out. Congratulations!

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  22. Tanya

    Thank is SO exciting!! Cannot wait to see it when it’s out, thank you for the sneak peek :)

    xo, Tanya

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  23. Mindy

    How exciting for you! I have been a long-time BH&G subscriber and I can’t wait to see it in print.

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  24. Renee Churchill

    I would love to know where to get one of those laptop stands that he is using. Anyone know?

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  25. Sheila

    Congratulations!!

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  26. Liz (

    Oh wow! I love that I can download Better Homes and Gardens now on my iPad here in the UK. Look forward to seeing your home in it :)

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  27. Julia @ Hooked on Houses

    How fun! That’s so exciting–congrats, Melissa. Can’t wait to see it in BH&G!! :-)

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  28. Barbara (WA)

    Melissa, this is so exciting plus your gorgeous kitchen should be featured in a national magazine!! I have a story, as usual. Years ago the Country Living house of the year was on the island. The builder hired my then high school son to water the lawn, gardens and the long landscaped area along the driveway. Since it was all new planting and during a dry, dry August, he worked full time on it. When the day of the photo shoot came I got a call that newspaper, kindling and firewood was needed. So I quickly gathered those items & delivered them. The fire in the fireplace, in the magazine, is MY firewood, heh! It was so interesting to see the equipment set up for the shoot. Of course I saved the magazine that featured the house. I have GOT to write a new blog post because my bath is 98% done- yippee!!

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  29. camille @ Chez Moi

    Fantastic! I’m a “behind the scenes” kind of girl. That whole process fascinates me. Thanks for the peek! Can’t wait to see the print version. Congrats!

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  30. LoveFeast Table

    Thrilled for you and have been a fly on the wall all these months watching the progress. Sorry we’ve been silent…but none the less impressed! :) ~Chris Ann & Kristin

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  31. Jenni

    Love any glimpse I can get of your kitchen… it has always looked like it belonged on the BHG magazine cover! Can’t wait to see the issue :-) How FUN!!

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  32. joan

    Melissa, In BH&G? What an honor. This is absolutely fabulous!! You have done a great job and it is wonderful you can share it with “the world”. Congrats.

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  33. Jennifer

    How exciting! I can see why they would want to feature it. I can’t wait for the magazine to come out!

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  34. Glenda Childers

    I am so glad that I already subscribe to BHG … so I won’t miss this.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  35. Kelly - Talk of the House

    You thought we “might like this little behind the scenes peek of them at work”???? Girl you know we would LOVE to see the little behind the scenes peek of them at work! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the magazine issue whenever it makes it to the stands.

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  36. Kristi @ Chatfield Court

    Wow… Congratulations!! I bet it was so interesting watching them work. Can’t wait to hear about it all.

    Kristi

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  37. Cynthia

    WOW house exciting was this!!! You must have been over the moon. You did do such a fantastic job. Well, deserved!!!!

    Cynthia

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  38. Eileen

    Congratulations! This is so cool!

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  39. Delores

    Congratulations! Isn’t John Granen the best? He photographed my home two years ago for Tuscan Style. He is an amazing talent! Can’t wait to see your home in Better Homes and Gardens! ~Delores

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  40. Mindy

    I’m peeing myself for you. SO exciting! I can’t wait to see the photos.

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  41. Julie

    What a dream come true! I spend hours pouring through every BH&G! It’s my absolute favorite. Can’t wait to see your lovely kitchen in it. How exciting!

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  42. Tania

    Hi Melissa, how exciting!!! Congratulations!! Looking forward to seeing it…

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  43. cindy the cottage chick

    Gah! I’m so excited as they’re coming to do a shoot of my kids’ kitchen makeover in 2 weeks! (I helped them with it, blogged about it, and the rest is history). They’re kitchen is much like yours, grey and white, but pretty modern.

    Congrats! I wonder if you kitchen will end up in the same issue as my kids’ kitchen?

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  44. Centsational Girl

    So so excited for you my friend, so well deserved. Can’t wait for your big feature!
    Kate

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  45. {this is glamorous}

    oh my goodness! so amazing, melissa! must have been so great to watch them work — can not wait to see the feature! hope you’re well, xo

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