Sunday, June 13, 2010

blog = amazing opportunity....






this blog has been a blessing for me for so many reasons and one of those was having the opportunity to be contacted by a magazine scout from BHG/ Meredith Group. i was beyond shocked when i received the email last summer asking if she could go see some of my projects. and luckily for me, the sweet team at BHG Kitchen and Baths Ideas liked what they saw. back in oct. i was able to go behind the scenes and witness how the magazines work w/ this photo shoot of my client's kitchen on sullivan's island (they also took pictures of the master bath which will be featured later this year). it is insane how much work is put into each shot and i tried to soak it all up...listening to how the photographers, editor, and stylist captured and tweaked each image (i think that would be so much fun). it took 2 full days to get 10 shots. and i couldn't be happier with the results or having the honor to appear on the cover of the july/ august issue. a huge thank you to sandi mohlmann for contacting me and for the best clients a girl could ask for, sammy and tracey, for giving me the opportunity to design their houses. and last but not least, for anyone out there contemplating what starting a blog could do for you....i hope this gives you the incentive to go for it :) i promise you won't be sorry!

*top 4 images from taken of actual magazine/ photographer richard leo johnson, bottom two me (behind the scenes)

55 comments:

A Wedding Story said...

That is so awesome! Congrats!

A Perfect Gray said...

fantastic, babe! congratulations!

Kathysue said...

Wow oh Wow!! That is amazing and congratulations to you, I can not even imagine!!! How exciting for you. I will have to check out the magazine when it comes out. Wonderful news, Kathysue

Moxie Maley said...

Gorgeous work!! I just recently started my design blog, and your blog is a daily read for me! I'll definitely check the magazine out.
-Stephanie

Holly Goes Lightly said...

Congratulations! And BTW, I used that big Chelsea Editions check on a chair and it looks fantastic...

Elle said...

Congratulations! That is absolutely fantastic, and what a fun experience! I worked for Charlotte Moss in the New York townhouse/store when O Magazine did a shoot there and it was crazy how much work they did and the townhouse was already stunning before they started!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

That's so amazing- congratulations!!

ashlina {the decorista} said...

fantastic news. i love hearing this. supremely inspiring for all of us out there!! yay for you :)

Gintare said...

That's an amazing news! Congratulations!

Gintare

keely @ luxe + lillies said...

That kitchen is SO gorgeous Shannon! You have amazing talent and deserve all of the wonderful things that come your way! What fantastic news!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

How AWESOME! The kitchen looks amazing, can't wait to see it for real in the mag - Congratulations!

A said...

How fantastic! Congrats :)!

Rachel said...

Congrats! I'll have to pick up the magazine so I can see it in person!

Rachel
www.southernexposure1.squarespace.com

Julie said...

Congratulations, Shannon! It is gorgeous and I will definitely pick up the magazine! As a longtime blog follower, I couldn't be prouder ;)

Annie@A View On Design said...

wow wow and wow again! congrats, looks amazing!

nameisgrace said...

i could not agree more! the same exact scenario just happened to me the other day when an editor with BHG/meredith group contacted me through my comments on my blog! i still can't get over all the opportunities this little blog has landed me. congrats on the cover!!!!! i can't wait to see the issue:)

xo,

grace

Hello Lover... said...

Congratulations! I'll be looking for it on the stands! That kitchen looks amazing! I love the turquoise!

lisaroy said...

How awesome is that?! Congrats! I used to art direct at various mags and photo shoots were always my absolute favourite days - fussy but fun. I can't wait to check out the issue! No wonder, though - your kitchen is beautiful. : )

Krystle said...

Congrats! It's a gorgeous kitchen!!

EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

Yayy!! Congratulations :)
xoxo
Edyta
http://edytaandco.blogspot.com/

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Congratulations! The kitchen looks beautiful and I cannot wait to see it in print. So exciting!

bluehydrangea said...

Shannon, Thia is so exciting!! Congratulations!!! The kitchen looks amazing and I can't wait to go get the magazine!!!

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

How awesome!! You should be so proud & I can't wait to pick up the magazine when it comes out!

The Zhush said...

Yay You! LOVE IT! You go girl! And looking forward to seeing the Master Bath.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Shannon,
FANTASTIC!!! Can't wait to see it!
~Rebecca

paula said...

no! how amazing is this! congratulations. It is beautiful.

tarheel said...

Oh, you talented girl!! it looks fabulous! Congrats!!

Smitten Design said...

congrats! i am so glad your blog exists. i'll have to pick up this mag.

Blueprint Bliss said...

Shannon- congrats. You deserve it!

Revival said...

i was wondering when/if you were going to say something. I got the magazine last week and loved your shoot. Congrats!

size too small said...

beautiful work! congratulations!

Jennifer said...

so exciting Shannon! congratulations! can't wait to see your handiwork on glossy pages!!!

caitlin wilson said...

looks beautiful. love the colors. congrats!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

gorgeous! well deserved, congratulations!!

Tyler said...

Congrats, Shannon! That is so great! Funny, my friend called me the other day about what magazine to get at the store (they are getting ready to renovate) and I hadn't seen this one yet but said I thought it would be a good one. Little did I know... (:

MB said...

Sweet! Everything looks beautiful and super classy. Congrats! You deserve it:)

la la Lovely said...

That is so super fabulous.. can't wait to see some of your work!
xoxo

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Congratulations! That kitchen is absolutely gorgeous!

katiedid said...

Fantastic!!! Huge congrats!....Now excuse me while I run out and go buy a copy of this issue! :)

Freck said...

Oh my goodness, good for you! How wonderful! Blogs really do open doors to awesome opportunities. Congrats!

Please forgive me, but I don't think I've commented on your new layout yet. I love it!!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

What a beautiful space! Congrats Shannon, that is SO wonderful for you! xx

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Congratulations!! Beautiful kitchen!

rikshaw design said...

congrats ma dear!

Haven and Home said...

This is so awesome!!!!! Congratulations!

SogniSorrisi said...

How exciting! I love this kitchen and am hoping to achieve something similar with my own.

Fran said...

Congratulations! The kitchen looks amazing and I can't wait to get the magazine! Well deserved!

megan said...

Congratulations!!! That kitchen is divine! I can't wait to see the bath!

pam@pixelimpress said...

congratulations shannon! how awesome... and that kitchen's gorgeous. pam

bazaarofserendipity said...

Congrats! what a beautiful thing to happen! You desirve all the success, not only are you talented but your kind and thats gonna get you a long way :-)

www.bazaarofserendipity.blogspot.com

Staci Edwards Design said...

How exciting! You deserve it, beautiful work and beautiful blog!

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

CONGRATS! That is so exciting! You have done such an amazing job!

SimplyGrove said...

CONGRATS!! It looks stunning!!!

simplygrove.com

Shannon Fricke said...

Congratulations!

nameisgrace said...

i had to come back to check this post because i just found out a few minutes ago that my kitchen is being shot for the same mag soon! i still can't get over how this crazy blog world works. i'd love any insider tips you had from your experience! xo grace

Storibook Designs said...

I am so excited that I came over here. I have checked out your blog before but I just introduced myself over at the Creature Comforts "meet & greet"..stopping on by the blogs of others who introduced themselves has led me here. How exciting about the magazine spread, I will be looking for it.

Congratulations in advance too as you welcome your new little one into this world!

All my best ~ sarah
Sarah