Friday, October 7, 2011

Fifi and Mark's Visit

A week ago today, the fabulous Fifi O'Neill and Mark Lohman were at my house, styling and photographing it for Fifi's next book, and possibly a magazine or two.

And it's taken me this long to come down from the adrenaline and creative high of it all!

Meeting them, spending a day together and getting to be a small part of a fantastically beautiful experience was a complete dream-come-true.

It was a day I won't ever, ever forget.

The month leading up to their visit was an unrelenting marathon of sewing, painting and home improvement projects.  So I was naturally very excited for Friday morning to finally arrive because that meant the work was over and the real fun could be had.

And what fun it was!

Because I was busy helping with the shoot, I took only one photo of these two at work and it turned out to be absolutely horrid, so I don't have any Fifi-and-Mark-at-work pics to share with you guys.  But here's one from Fifi's blog, showing her and Mark at another house from a recent shoot.  Pretend there are log walls behind them... :)

Fifi and Mark were both so warm, generous, familiar and easy to talk to.  We chatted and laughed throughout the 9-hour shoot while they worked seamlessly together and I played gofer and otherwise scurried around the house in an attempt to be of some help.  I also tried to absorb as much as I could from this talented duo in regards to lighting, composition, arranging flowers, and more.  As corny as it sounds, those nine hours were a pure delight.  

Mark and Fifi said it was their honor to come into my home, but I still say it was my honor to have them here.   Thank you both!  xoxo

Not my house either! But such a nice photo of them...taken from Fifi's blog


P.S.--Since Fifi and Mark's visit required me to finally finish several long-undone projects around the house and have most rooms photo-ready, I'm going to finally put together a home tour in the next couple of weeks. If you're nosy curious like me to see what other people's houses look like, here's your chance to see my cottage-y cabin. :)


  1. I am DYING to see all of your hard work! All the shots that I have seen of your projects and your house thus far have been amazing so I can only imagine what beauty I will get to see next!

  2. I really look forward to a sneak peek of your home, Erin. And of course I will see it in Fifi's book, which I know I will buy! She and Mark look like lovely people!!


  3. How exciting! Can't wait to see photos.

  4. Erin,

    Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful home on your blog and in Fifi's next book! What a wonderful experience!

    Your Friend,

  5. What an honor to have them featuring home! I can't wait to see more!

  6. That is so exciting! I can't wait to see the end results!

  7. Erin..Erin..Erin

    Why do I not have you on e-mail subscription????? I have ben missing so many posts..;-<

    I will NOT miss any more as I am giving you my address.

    Janet xox

  8. Erin, so happy for you! Saw you on FIFI'S blog!! See you soon, Heather@Nest

  9. Congratulations on such a wonderful time in your life. I just found your blog and look forward to visiting often.


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