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Monday, June 6, 2011

Renovation Style Magazine!



I am thrilled to share with you our exciting news
the farmhouse is going to be featured in Renovation Style magazine!!!  

We are truly honored and very excited!  We are scurrying around here like mad trying to get last minute projects done around the house before the photoshoot that will take place in ten days!!  :O

I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for reading the blog and to tell you how much your presence here at the farmhouse means to us.  Dan and I are both so very grateful for all the house-love you give to us by visiting, and especially by leaving comments for us.
Your interest and support means more to us than you will ever know.
I can not imagine having this experience without you.....
Thank you!!!

I will be forever grateful to the fabulous Joni Webb of Cote de Texas for sharing my house with Bonnie Broten, Regional Editor for Meredith Corporation/ Renovation Style magazine.   And, thank you to the delightful Bonnie for holding my hand the past several months throughout this process.

 I would also like to thank my friend, Brooke Giannetti of Velvet and Linen for introducing my blog to the world two and a half years ago.  I almost said "no, thank you!!" 
What a gift Brooke gave to me by putting my blog out there, and what a great loss that would have been to Dan and me if I had decided to stay private.  I had only just begun blogging when Brooke and I struck up a friendship.  I started my blog to keep friends and family updated on our house renovation, so when Brooke asked if she could do a post on the farmhouse I literally had to think about it for a full day!!   (can you even imagine?!)    Blogging was new to me at that time and being a very private person in real life  (shocking, I know, since I now let the world look in my pantry and closet;)  it felt awkward to let "strangers" see in. 
In the past two and a half years, I have learned that we are not "strangers" at all. 
The ties that bind....  this love that we both have of houses,
gives us a connection we sometimes don't even have with our own family or friends. 
It is a very sacred bond that you and I share, this desire to make a house a home
Thank you for being on our journey with us, we are truly honored you are here.

I am so excited and look forward to sharing the photo shoot with you!   Photography has changed so in the past couple of years.  In the days of old they would shoot with "film", so would have to take tons of shots of a space and hope that when they got back to the studio and developed the photos they had what they were looking for.  Now, with digital photography they know immediately when they have their shot!  Another thing that I am really excited about is that Renovation Style magazine only shoots in natural light- they do not use stand/stage lighting.
Jorge Arango will be the Stylist on the shoot, and Michael Partenio will be the photographer.
Did I mention I was excited?!!! 

I have subscribed to Renovation Style for many years.  I've always loved how they do such an extensive spread on the houses they feature- you feel like you really get to "see" the whole house .
Renovation Style magazine is a Special Interest publication by Meredith Corporation which also publishes Traditional Home, Better Homes and Gardens, and many more! 
Click Renovation Style if you would like to subscribe!


xojoan

95 comments:

Simple Dwellings said...

Wow- what a great honor! It is very deserving!! Your home is gorgeous, and you and your family have put so much love into the home. We are all so happy that you decided to share it with us! :)

Patina said...

Wow, what an honor! Congrats...can't wait to see the issue!

Kathysue said...

Joan, that is wonderful and exciting news!! You home is so magazine worthy this is no surprise to me at all. It will be fun to look at the upcoming issue with your home in it!!! Congratulations I can only imagine your excitement!! Kathysue

a perfect gray said...

I adore you, joan. so happy for both of you. your press is so well deserved.

your 'ties that bind' words are so fitting. one person in particular has asked me...'WHY do you (blog)???' You have written the most eloquent answer, joan. and YOU, among others, are the answer. love to you, donna

Liz @ MaisonTwenty3 said...

Congrats! Very, very well deserved :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

How exciting Joan!! Your home already looks like pictures out of a magazine! So happy for you! Martina

An Urban Cottage said...

Congrats! We knew it was only a matter of time before that would happen. Looking forward to hearing more about the process.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

How absolutely fabulous!! I am thrilled for you. You home and you blog are just beautiful.
Hugs,
Penny

Blondie's Journal said...

Congratulations! I am so happy and excited for you!

XO,
Jane

Julie said...

Joan, That is such exciting news!!! I am so happy for you and Dan, and I'm so glad you decided to make your blog available to more than friends and family. :)

I'll be subscribing to Renovation Style once we get settled in our new home (and I have an address!). It, along with your blog, will be very useful as we take on renovation projects with our new home.

Looking forward to seeing the photo shoot!!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Joan,

I am recently a new follower and have been enjoying all of your hardwork on your lovely home.
Congratulations! Renovation Style!! You and Dan deserve it! I look forward to the Photo Shoot and I know you will pull it off beautifully!!
Just go with your gut instinct, it has not let you down so far, by any means!!
All the Best,
Christine

Donna said...

Congratulations! How exciting!

Donna

Ann in SF said...

I've loved your blog since I found it a few months ago. When I saw the kitchen reveal I thought there should be a book about this...Renovation Style is one of my favorite surviving mags.

Congratulations, you sooo deserve it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Joan,
What great news!!.Congrats.When will it be available?.Cannot wait to purchase a copy.
Barbara.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! Congratulations! I will look for that issue!

laney said...

...words for once do not come easily...our joy for you and dan are beyond that...we thank you for sharing your journey with us...each of us who has been reading along the way has a piece of their heart in this house of yours...it has not been only seeing the house evolve...it has been hearing your voice telling us the sweet story...and along side of you... hearing the other story...the one of finding traces of the people who first built and lived in this very special new hampshire home...and yes...i do have to smile in thinking of the "farmer and his wife"...we thank too that funny and sweet and very talented joni and the very beautiful...inside and out...brooke...blogging can indeed connect people and places and hearts...as well as houses...blessing dear friend...blessings

Karen said...

Joan,
Although I am relatively new reader of your blog I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every post and the pictures as well.
I can hardly wait to see the magazines interpretation of your home. When will that issue be published?
Karen

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I love your home, but even more than that, I love the enthusiasm and love that YOU have for your home.

Anonymous said...

And give sweet Ella a big hug and scratch behind the ears!

Cindy said...

Joan, Dan, and Ella: You KNOW that I am so happy for you! I cannot wait to hear how the shoot goes; enjoy the whole process. Cindy

Erin said...

Yay!!! Congratulations! I love RS and I can't wait to see your issue!

BarbaraB. said...

You lucky dog! As a fellow blogger, I am "green with envy"!!

i admire your writing style and you have great material to write about!

Continued success, living in New England,
Barbara
Transitions Home Design

Anonymous said...

Well at last!!!!!! So deserving. I am thrilled for you, Dan and Ella. You must alert us to which issue it will be featured in. And....you must make sure Ella gets in a shot or two. :)
xoxo Dianne

LindsB said...

woohoo!! That is amazing news and I cant imagine it happening to anyone more deserving that you and Dan!! I cant WAITTTT to see my home state represented in the pages of such a wonderful magazine by your home!


Congrats again! xxoo

The 5 Bickies said...

I am so thrilled for your beautiful renovation to be shared with the world through one of my favorite magazines! I am very excited to follow along with the shoot. It will be exhausting but oh so much fun! Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

Your beatiful home and amazing talent truly deserve to be featured in a magazine. I can't wait to see it. I'm so glad I found your blog.
Wenda Scott, Utah

Heather@SatisfyingSpaces said...

That is exciting news! Your home is beautiful and I can't wait to buy the issue when it hits the stands!

Good luck with the upcoming shoot!

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

Congratulations! Such well deserved recognition, and I'm thrilled for you.

michele

Jennifer @ Timeless Interiors said...

Joan, Congratulations on being featured in Renovation Style! I have been following your blog for a few months now and share so many of your sentiments. You have done a beautiful job on your lovely home! Stop by my blog http://interiordesignnashville.net/blog/ as I share design info you may find helpful. All the best!

dreams on 34th street said...

Joan,
I cannot think of a better choice for the magazine. Your renovation story is one in a million to me. (Your kitchen lives on my dreamboard!) I will be watching for the publication! Congratulations!
~Lynne
[w /l]

Red Door Home said...

I am so happy for you and your husband! Your upcoming photo shoot is so well deserved. I can't wait to see your house in print. Michael Partenio did the photo shoot for my house for Women's Day. He was so much fun to meet and is truly a master of photography. I remember him showing a picture he had taken to my husband and my husband saying "is that really our house?"

Jen Kershner said...

I am super excited for you! On a side note, I just last week decided to subscribe! How lucky for me!

Melissa at HOUSEography said...

Congratulations! I love RS and just recently got a great deal on a 3 year subscription that I couldn't pass up.

the gardener's cottage said...

congratulations joan and dan. i knew it was only a matter of time!

xo
janet

Jacquelyn said...

From the moment I stumbled upon your blog I thought your farmhouse belonged gracing the pages of a magazine! How exciting for you!(and for me since I will buy the magazine and rip out the pages of your house to slip into my inspiration folder!)Keep us all posted about the publication date!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...I love that magazine! That really is an honor. Can't wait to see it on the printed page. I love your house so much. I can't wait to hear all about the photo shoot.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Joan, I am so excited for you and Dan. I always knew your home needed to be in a magazine. Your kitchen is my absolute favorite! I don't subscribe to Renovation Style but I usually buy a copy. When your home is featured, I'll probably buy 5 copies! Wish my hubby would arrange a birthday visit to your home the way Dan did for you and Bunny.

Morning T said...

So exciting and well deserved!!!
xo~
T

Melissa said...

Completly and utterly deserved! Good luck-- I hear the process of the shoot is chaotic, and I wish you a lot of peace and serenity!

Town and Country Mom said...

Congratulations! I am a longtime reader of Renovation Style, and I can only imagine how excited you must be! I look forward to reading your post(s) about the photo shoot!

sécia said...

I'm not surprised. You home has always looked like something out of a magazine. I'm so happy for you! Congratulations and I can't wait to see the spread! :)

♥ sécia
www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

Just Martha said...

Well deserved too - you have a lovely home and are doing such an amazing job for your renovation. Very exiting

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Joan,
You know how excited I am???!!! Had to laugh about your apprehensions of the early days, I was the exact same way and remember how weird I thought it was the first time someone sent me an email.

Renovation Style is one of my favs...so much inspiration as I've been plowing through my own on-going renovations. Can't wait to see your house in print!
Congrats!
xo,
~R

Hill Country House Girl said...

How exciting for you all, Joan - even Ella! You deserve every bit of recognition as you have such an eye for design, exquisite taste, and you and Dan are such hard workers. You have come along way in the privacy department, too! :) Can't wait to hear more about the whole process! xo Ann

Elizabeth said...

Congrats Joan!

I have never commented before, but I have been reading your blog for more than a year now! I check it every single day.. and love when I see a new post ;-) Sorry I have never commented before, I always mean to, then never do.

I have been reading design/house blogs for a while, and yours is definitely my favorite. Your taste and style really aligns with mine.

A little about me... I grew up in North Jersey, in a little country town. Then moved to Canada, and now reside in Ottawa. Reading your blog reminds me so much of the houses I grew up around.

Anyways, thought I would pop in and say hello from up North!

Pamela said...

How exciting. RS is one of my favorite magazines. It'll be like seeing someone you know on TV! I look forward to reading the whole article knowing I am a reader of yours. So happy others will get to see your beautiful house and read your story. Yay!

Carole said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news. I don't remember if I found your blog through Brooke Giannetti or Joni Webb, but I'm so glad I did. I especially liked your post "A house blessing ...", and ordered a house blessing cross after I read it.

The enchanted home said...

Well congratulations are in order then! How exciting..your house is a bonafide celeb! Cnat' wait to see it...such a great magazine! I am sure its going to be an amazing spread:)

Nancy said...

Congratulations but I mean, duh, they'd be seriously remiss in not featuring you!

Brenda Watts said...

WOW...how exciting, your beautiful home deserves to be there, I am just so happy they found you. It is exciting for all of us as well...I know I for one have a very special attachment to your house after following this blog.

Liz- said...

Well if I could hug you I would and scream! How wonderful! You definitely are feature worthy! I'm so glad I found your blog, it's been wonderful to follow. You and your husband have made an impression on everyone with your creativity and innovative ideas. I look forward to seeing the post! You are the 2nd blogger I know now that has been featured in a magazine! Congratulations again and again! Liz

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! It was just a matter of time before word of your beautiful home made it out to the masses! I love Renovation Style and will definitely stalk each publication as they become available. I can't imagine how anyone can tell or show the story better than you, but I will love having a hard copy of your beautiful home!
Enjoy the process. I will be surprised if it ends there : )
Carin from Pennsylvania

aBroad said...

Congratulations !
I am sorry I won't be able to see it, I can't get that magazine here :)
Best to you and D and Ella ~ C

carolyn said...

so, so, so, so THRILLED for you!!

enjoy the process....and remember each and every detail. you've worked so hard and this is the cherry on top of your yummy house sundae!

hugs-
carolyn

My Little Bungalow said...

Your home TOTALLY belongs in a magazine like Renovation Style, Joan. Congrats. I can't wait to see it on the stands!
Claudia

Anonymous said...

Hi Joan
For some reason I can't comment with my goggle account so I'm trying a different approach.
Your house is going to make a fabulous article Don't know that I'll see the magazine here in Australia so I hope you'll do one of your awe inspiring posts on all the details.Will the barn room be ready for the mag? I'm so looking forward to that post
Thank you to Brooke and Joni without them I would not have found your blog.
I love the fact you take the time to answer questions and reply to comments.
I'd love to meet you but distance is our divide.
Kind Regards
Karen

Michelle @ A COTTAGE REVIVAL said...

How exciting!! I sat in the shade today after mowing and looked at my latest issue...I am thrilled for you! Michelle

Pondside said...

That is so very exciting! I will definitely look for the issue when it comes out!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful, you are SO deserving! I can't wait to see this issue! Rosie

cnjhooker said...

LOVE RS and Love your blog and you dedication to your beautiful home! Couldn't be happier for all of you. I hope RS is dedicating the entire issue to "For the Love of a House!" Thanks to Joni and Brooke! Can't wait to have your gorgeous project right in my own living room!
Did I miss which issue will you be in?

tokyojinja.com said...

Fantastic news Joan! I know your issue will be the one that everyone saves to return to again and again!

The Village Queen said...

Just found your blog and spent too long reading from the beginning. Our family home is in Franconia, and I learned to love all things antique and vintage spending summers there. If you check my blog in the header you will see our moose and bears who are regular visitors to the property. You sure have amazing luck finding great peices at super deals, I find great things at great prices! Ive always wanted to live in Franconia but unfortunatly dont have a way to make a living there. So I dream about it often. Being in the design/fabrication biz, I can relate to all the chaos you lived through, I bet you are really ready to be done. congrats on the magazine feature, Ill look for it. Oh and the headboard came out beautifully. Looking forward to pics of the final inside of the barn. What a project. Hang in there and enjoy the view for a homesick gal!

A Sense of Design said...

That is wonderful news Joan and I have to say that you were an inspiration for me starting my blog recently. Your email right at the beginning really spurred me on!!! I just wish we got this magazine in Australia...sigh.....sometimes we are so far away....but at least the internet brings us closer, like now.

Vicki said...

Congratulations, that is really exciting. I found your blog about a couple of months ago and promptly started at the beginning and worked my way up to the latest posts. Yes I read the whole thing. Love the blog, LOVE your house. You have fabulous taste. Thanks so much for sharing with the rest of the world.

for the love of a house said...

Thank you SO much for your dear comments about the magazine!!

No word on what issue... Renovation Style only comes out 4 times a year, so don't know how that will play into which issue it will appear in. I'm so excited that so many of you also subscribe!!

Ella is resting up in hopes that she gets in some of the photos!! She's trying to decide which collar to wear:)

thank you again!
joan

Jenny Beth said...

congratulations!!! you deserve it and all your hard work is paying off!!!

Randy @ AJ Barnes said...

Good for you! You guys have done an amazing job with that house and it should be shared! I can't wait for it to be published so I can tell people a friend of mine lives there (well sort of. Congrats

designchic said...

How exciting...can't wait to see the magazine. Let us know when you find out which issue - thrilling!!

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting!! Very well deserved! Your home is just gorgeous!

Katherine said...

Ha, ha........ I love that as readers we can hear the excitement in your writing. I feel giddy right along with you. And you should be excited, this is wonderful news. I am a reader of Renovation Style Magazine and you just gave me one more reason to look forward to settling down and enjoying the issue when it is released.
I know I've told you before, but it deserves a mention over and over ....... I so love your house (it's our style), and I love the detail you put into your blog.
Congratulations on the publication.

La Dolfina said...

Such wonderful news Joan... they are just as fortunate to shoot your house, believe me! A match made in heaven!
I love what you wrote... it is so very true!
All of us in blogland are very blessed to have each other.

Victoria said...

Perfect! I so thought your lovely home should be shared like this. I look forward to having my very own copy. I too agree blogland has given those of us who are homeophiles a special place to gather.

Becca said...

How exciting !! Congratulations ... well deserved (but not surprised one bit) !!

Velvet and Linen said...

It's about time :)
Your home reflects the warm and beautiful people who created it.
Congratulations, Joan. I can't wait to see the feature. Thank you for the "thank you", but it was truly my honor to introduce you to my readers. I knew they would adore you as much as I do!

xo
Brooke

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

BRAVO! BRAVO! Clap, clap, clap!! BRAVO!!!

5th and state said...

BRAVA! so well deserved....... now that we know how precarious it was for you to 'share' with the world all i can say is how lucky for us all

congrats!

Joni Webb said...

thanks for the mention, i'm sure bonnie would have found it regardless of me.

can't wait to see the finished product~~!!!!

you deserve it.

Emom said...

Fabulous!.....smiles.

niartist said...

Joan, there's no one more deserving. What you and Dan have done to that little farm house is worth a thousand magazine features. You are a huge inspiration to me, and I can't wait to be able to pull out my (hopefully signed) copy of Renovation Style and get my daily dose of "for the love of a house" when you're in between posts! :) xoxo,A

Alana in Canada said...

Congratulations! I'm so pleased for you--and I don't even know you! Still, you're right, we do share this bond--and I'm absolutely thrilled you get to build that bond beyond the Internet....you will blog about the experience won't you? It would be wonderful to have a behind the scenes peek at a photoshoot! (If it's allowed, of course!)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and well deserved. All your hard work as paid off. Enjoy the ride.

Anemone said...

Congratulations! Much deserved. And kudos to you for overcoming your initial reluctance. Maybe I'll learn that some day! heh!

Giovanna said...

Way to go! Your (and your house's) fame are well deserved, and what a treat this will be for Renovation Style readers! I am very excited for you, grateful that you decided to share your house and your talent with the world. Your house, really, is the model I am aspiring to...
Best wishes

Love Where You LIve said...

I have worked with Michael, and he is fabulous. The best!! Enjoy the moment. And I look forward to seeing the spread.

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

AAHH!!! How utterly fantastic and exciting!!!! I would be coming unglued with anticipation if I were you two! Your home and your blog are so lovely, you deserve the attention. I cannot WAIT to see it published. Congratulations! :)

vignette design said...

I am so excited for you Joan! Isn't Bonnie wonderful? I'm keeping my fingers crossed I may have a similar announcement. In the meantime, I'm so excited for your photoshoot and the magazine. That is one issue I can't wait for. Your home is perfect for Renovation Home! Congratulations again! ~Delores

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

So exciting! I love Renovation Style... just finished perusing my latest copy. Can't wait to see your gorgeous farmhouse featured. Congratulations!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Joan, how exciting. Congrats and can't wait to see it in print!

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh JOan, I am so glad I didn't miss this post! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so wonderful and very much deserved! Your home is beautiful and such an inspiration! I am so glad Brooke convinced you to "go public"!!! Where would we all be without you? XO, Pinky

Anonymous said...

Oh Joan I am so happy for you c ongratulations, I just love your decorating style and equally love the story you weave :) You are such a doll !!

I came to you via Brooke (another doll) love her....

Also thank you for letting annon me into your world....I think I told you I came to blogging via planning a surprise b'day for my MIL, I had no idea this world even existed, one of my husbands nieces set up the family blog....and thus my journey began. I have met so many wonderful people...Like YOU !!!

All the best and congrats again,

Kathy :)

Beth said...

Congratulations! You and Dan have worked very hard making this house a home with character and beauty. Please keep us posted when your home will be in the magazine, as I want to buy that issue! Best wishes!!

Dear Lillie said...

Oh my goodness, Joan! I am so behind on blog reading - I just now saw this! A HUGE congratulations! I am so incredibly excited for you!

24 Corners said...

Such a sweet post...you deserve this so much!!
xo J~

(That Brooke's an angel!)

Millie said...

Take one sad neglected house, add two gorgeous people with an amazing vision + one awesome dog & voila, magic happens! What a wonderful validation of the big leap of faith you both took when you set off on the road from Texas.
Love Millie & MOTH xx

3 Peanuts said...

I am just catching up here but am SO SO happy for you. Congratulations. You deserve it:) Your renovation has been perfection.

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