Style at Home: Modern Rustic

Style at Home May 2012
Photography:  Donna Griffith, Styling: Margot Austin


I've anticipated the arrival of the May 2012 issue of Style at Home for the better part of one year.  This issue features one of my favorite projects, a rooftop deck in mid-town Toronto, that I worked on in the summer/fall of 2010.  You can read about the design plans here.  The deck, along with the interior of the home was photographed by Style at Home magazine last June and the homeowner and I have been waiting all these months to see the results of that 2 day long photo shoot.  To finally see this space in print, however, was a bittersweet moment for me - It was a sweet thrill to see this project that I had worked on for so many months looking as beautiful as I always envisioned it would on those glossy pages,,,,,,but disappointing to discover that........ alas, there was no mention in the feature of my involvement in the project.  Yikes!  Its a bit crushing to be honest, especially given the work I put into the job, the amount of hours I put into the photo shoot and the pages and pages of source and fact checking I completed.  So I have no idea how that happens (or what to do differently next time?) but what's done is done and is a reminder that with print there are no do-overs!  Regardless, I am beyond excited to see this space published and to share with you the brilliant work of photographer Donna Griffith and stylist Margot Austin (who showed up before the light of dawn to capture these images!!) - thank you both!



Style at Home May 2012
Photography:  Donna Griffith, Styling: Margot Austin



 Style at Home May 2012
Photography:  Donna Griffith, Styling: Margot Austin



For a peak at some of the prep work that went into the shoot check out this post I wrote last summer a few days after the shoot.

Here's a few more photos taken a couple of weeks before the magazine shoot as I was loading in the accessories and the installer was hanging mirrors and lanterns.






Not seen in the photos above is a servery that's located inside and overlooks the deck space (you can see the windows of the servery above), this photo was taken back in the fall of 2010, from outside looking into the servery where Kara (the homeowner) was prepping some flowers. The servery is outfitted with a stainless steel counter with integrated sink, wine fridge and dishware storage.