4.14.2014

Our Home in Better Homes and Gardens!


While in southern California to celebrate Debbie's birthday,
 I got this text from Kellie...
"Your living room arrived in my mail box today! :) 
So fun to be flipping though BH&G and see your article! 
A big congrats for you and your talent that transformed 
our living and family room, MaryAnn!
Congratulations."

By the time I got home to San Francisco on Saturday, Tommy had already purchased a copy at school, my husband picked up three at the grocery store (our subscription is forthcoming in the mail) and my brother sent out a mass family email about it.

Almost two years ago but it seems like yesterday...
Laura, the stylist brought these bright
peonies and roses and mixed up my pillows, 
Alie and John now have those pillows...
my pillow addiction has moved on :)

Here are two photos that they missed 
in the article...only so much time.
My loft office and
Our pantry...
This is the photographer, Edmund Barr, 
with our daughter, Alie.  

Here is Edmund's assistant, Dyleen. 
Even though I love San Francisco, I miss this home.
We will be back someday.

 Paige did a great job writing the article...
she really listened to me.
Pick up the May issue
and tell me what you think!

There are five pages and of course, I'm even thrilled 
about the Target ad opposite one of the pages.
Alie and I were having fun setting the table...
I love this picture 
(in our coordinating tops from Zara).
All six of us all had lunch there 
on that beautiful day of the photo shoot.

The table of contents...our story starts on page 26 and 
YOU know it's true how I keep reinventing!
Just sentimental and frugal, I guess.  
So much of what you see in the article is still with us 
and works in our 1920's high rise apartment in San Francisco.

Thank you, 
"Better Homes and Gardens!!!"

81 comments:

  1. Huge congrats!!!! What a great honor, Mary Ann! The photos are really beautiful. I'm picking up my copy tonight - can't wait. Congratulations, again!! xo

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  2. Congratulations Mary Ann!! What a fabulous spread and I love that I have been able to follow along with both of your homes!! xo

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  3. Congrats, Mary Ann! It is about time!! Can't wait for mine to come in the mail. I will look in the store so I can peek now.

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  4. Congratulation Mary Ann what nice honor I always love your home and decoration
    Can't wait to picking up my copy!!!!!
    Blessing
    Isora
    XOX

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  5. So great! Very well deserved, my friend! M.

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  6. Congrats, Mary Ann! I can't wait to see it. Mine always comes in the mail later than everybody else's :)

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  7. Congratulations!! So well deserved and such a beautiful home. You are very talented and I love seeing what you do with every space and your new home! They will want your SF home in BHG! Enjoy your press! xo Nancy

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  8. What a thrill! So excited for you, Mary Ann!! Can't wait for my copy to arrive :)

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  9. Congratulations! I hope my copy comes today!!!
    Cheers! - Shelley

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  10. Woohoo!!!! How utterly fantastic -- couldn't happen to a better blogger/designer ;-) What a great accomplishment. Can't wait to see it.

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  11. Well deserved! Congratulations! I can't wait to get my copy and read every word. What a fun memory to have with your daughter. Bravo!

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  12. Congratulations Mary Ann! So exciting to see your beautiful home inside BHG- happy for you!

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  13. What wonderful news Mary Ann!! I'm so thrilled for you and not at all surprised that BH&G would want to feature your amazing home. I can't wait to get my copy. Congratulations!!

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  14. A huge congrats to you...well deserved! That is really exciting to see your charming home gracing 5 pages for all to enjoy!

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  15. WOW!!!! I haven't gotten my subscription yet but I don't care -I'm going to buy another copy today! Congratulations Mary Ann! I'm hoping they do an article about your new place in SF (hint hint BHG!) :)

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  16. Wonderful - congratulations to you. I think BH&G just sold a few more issues of the publication. Looking forward to seeing it all.

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  17. So exciting my friend, I have the issue and hadn't had time to look at it yet! BUT, I just did and your home and family couldn't be more beautiful! Congrats!!

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  18. Gorgeous! Can't wait to get my copy and see them on the page!

    x Lily
    http://whilemyboyfriendsaway.blogspot.com/

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  19. Your family and home looks just as fresh and beautiful as they do on the blog. Congratulations. So well deserved, your posts are always inspiring. What fun for you to see yourself in BH & G. Will pick up a copy at grocery this morning.

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  20. Congratulations.....it looks great! Can't wait to take a look.....

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  21. Congrats...I'm going to have to pick up the magazine...You must be so excited!

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  22. Wow, impressive! I'm waiting for my subscription copy to arrive.

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  23. I love when good things happen to nice people and I'm so happy this happened to you! Congratulations, my friend! Enjoy the week on cloud 9!

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  24. Congratulations! I can't wait to read it in person. So excited for you...

    woohoo!

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  25. Congrats Maryann! I am going to go get mine today! Your house is so darling!

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  26. Congrats!! I'll be anxiously waiting by the mailbox.

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  27. Congratulations!!!!! How exciting, I love the article.

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  28. Mary Ann, I'm so so so excited for you, and to receive my BHG in the mail!!!!!! Congratulations!

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  29. I subscribe to BHG so cannot wait to get it! How exciting Mary Ann: it all looks so perfect. And to have your two children in it is a real bonus!

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  30. OMG!!!!!! Your living one of my dreams Mary Ann! SO happy for you and actually knew in my heart it was only matter of time before I see your home in a magazine!!!!!! I can't wait for my subscription copy to come! Congratulations!

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  31. I was just wondering about this the other day. Congrats Mary Ann!!!!

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  32. I cannot wait to get my copy. I just love your style. Congrats!!!! xo

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  33. Hi Mary Ann!!! I'm so excited and happy for you....Congratulations!! They couldn't have chosen a more perfect home and designer to showcase for the pages of their magazine! I can't wait to get my copy! Wow...and to think I can say...."Hey, I know her"!!! How fun!
    Happy Monday....xoxo

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  35. What an honor...congratulations! I'm off to go buy my copy!

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  36. loved the article, your home is so inviting and colorful and my favorite piece in the issue. congrats!

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  37. Congratulations! I can't wait to get my copy! Your blog is so inspiring, this is well-deserved article!

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  38. Congratulations! The photos looks AMAZING!

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  39. Mary Ann! Congratulations, that is so exciting!! I can't wait to sit down and read the whole article. YOU know how much I love your home, both of them and your design aesthetics! Well deserved, indeed!
    Happy Week,
    Kathysue

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  40. I subscribe and can't wait to read it! Congrats! Wish subscribers would get their issues first!
    Marcy

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  41. WOOT!! Picking up my copy today!!! Seems every month someone I know has something an article in a magazine... so exciting!!!

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  42. Congratulations! So deserving to have your home in BH&G! Glad to see it was finally featured even though it took awhile to get published since your photo shoot...now they need to do a spread on your gorgeous abode in San Francisco! :) Anxiously awaiting my copy in the mail, maybe today?

    Linda in S.D.

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  43. Congrats, Mary Ann, and lucky you! I can't wait to see the article when I receive my copy of the May issue in the mail.
    Claudia

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  44. Congrats! I can't wait for mine to arrive in the mail! Do you mind if I tell everyone that someone I "know" in in BHG! Enjoy!

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  45. So exciting!! Can't wait to grab my issue for my upcoming trip to the beach!!

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  46. Congratulations and very well deserved! X Sharon

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  47. You are rockin' and rollin' Mary Ann. Congratulations! Well deserved!

    Jan Walton

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  48. Such awesomeness!!! Congratulations to you!

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  49. Congratulations! I'll pick up this issue for sure!
    Karen

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  50. Thanks everyone for your very kind comments. I am really happy!!

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  51. Big big congratulations to you!!! A well deserved honor. I bet it does make you miss that house, but you should tell them to come and shoot your new place.

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  52. Congratulations! I just looked through my copy and it was nice to see a familiar home. I would miss it too as it was beautiful. Great article and great photos!

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  53. Congratulations! I can't wait for my copy to come in the mail. I adore your style and am not a bit surprised that BH&G knows how talented you are too!
    Pam

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  54. Congratulations Mary Ann! I love your home and now there are thousands more who will love it right along with me!

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  55. Congratulations to you Mary Ann! The pictures look gorgeous.

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  56. You look gorgeous in those photos with your beautiful children!
    Can't wait to get my copy first thing tomorrow!
    So fun today!!!!
    See you again soon
    XO

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  57. Wow not bad what else you want to feel fresh this is what i want to do something with my home i love gardning and you have shown great post

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  58. Mary Ann! This is fabulous! I can't wait to get my issue!
    I know that you are so excited, and you deserve every page.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  59. WOW!!!! Congratulations to you. Will have to run and get a copy. love your SF home!! Well-deserved PR!! Couldn't happen to a more talented, sweet person!

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  60. Congratulations! You have created such a beautiful home. I will have to go and grab that issue!

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  61. Yay, Mary Ann! I am so excited for you!! This is so very well deserved. I loved that home and now love your place in SF! Everything you touch, turns to gold. Congrats!!

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  62. Congrats, Mary Ann! I can't wait to get my issue.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  63. Mary Ann This is so exciting! Your home shows beautifully and I do understand missing Southern California!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Feature:Decorate Fearlessly

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  64. Mary Ann,

    Congratulations on the press! That's fantastic and so well deserved. Love that home, it really exemplifies the California coastal look so well. You did such a lovely job with it.

    Carla

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  65. Hooray! I'm so excited for you! Running out NOW to get a copy! Congrats, Mary Ann. Well done!! xo

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  66. How exciting! Congratulations Mary Ann, I can't wait to see the article.

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  67. This is awesome! I'm going to pick up a copy tomorrow morning! You are so talented my friend! Can't wait to read the article!

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  68. congratulations!!! sweet memories. I loved that house so much!

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  69. Imagine my delight when I picked up my copy and saw your GORGEOUS and ever so charming home. I was showing everyone saying this is my friend, Mary Ann's house!! I could not be more thrilled for you - well deserved and I just adore it all!!!

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  70. What a wonderful way to revisit a beloved former home! Congratulations; I am looking forward to seeing the photos in print.
    All best,
    Phyllis

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  71. Maryanne, My mom and I love your home! We are both wondering about the mirror above your fireplace. Is it convex? It looks like it reflects the entire room. Any chance you remember where you purchased it?

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    1. Michele, I got it from Juxtaposition in Crystal Cove, Newport Beach. I like it too.

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  72. I saw this at the grocery store last week and could not wait until mine arrived in the mail. You did such a lovely job refreshing and designing this home. I know you hated to leave it. Congratulations on the article. It makes me want to find a older ranch to restore. happy Easter!

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  73. Ah that is amazing! Congrats!

    www.designsbykaty.com

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  74. Hi Mary Ann, So glad I didn't miss this! We've been without internet access and in the middle of a move so I'm behind on blog posts. Such a wonderful spread here! I will pick up this issue. Congratulations! Great picture of your family ;) xxleslie

    (http://www.4aroundthetable.com/2014/04/sharing-wisdom/)

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  75. That's great! Congratulations, it looks beautiful! We just got back from vacation... I'm going to have to go through the mail to see if my issue came! :)

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  76. Just back from vacation - can't wait to pick up a copy. Congratulations - it looks terrific!!!

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  77. Congratulations ... such a well-deserved feature! And, a dream come true, I'm sure! I look forward to getting my copy.

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  78. Mary Ann- I an so THRILLED to see your home. I'm going on location for the magazine tomorrow. Congratulations!!!!!!!

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  79. Congratulations, Mary Ann! How exciting! Your have such beautiful taste. What a lovely honor.

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  80. So exciting Mary Ann!! That photo of you and Alie...perfect! You are so beautiful and welcoming...just as this photo captures!

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