Library My Life Office Press Studio

Acting Natural

…in photographs takes a lot of work.

We’re in the middle of a photo shoot today! Brandon and I posed (very casually – “turn left, no, more right, tilt your body, lean in, hold it…”) in the library, and the office and studio are being photographed as well. It’s for a September magazine, so I’ll spill the beans when it’s out!

$50 worth of flowers (in 5 vases) has made the house very cheery, by the way.

On My Desk

The photographers have been here since 8 o’clock this morning, and I’m not sure they’re even halfway finished yet! Their photos look amazing though.

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  • Laura
    June 10, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    I can relate! My company did a photoshoot with me to introduce me to my clients … it was nervewracking. I’m convinced that I’m not photogenic because all my ‘magic’ happens in the third dimension. Looking forward to what this Sept issue may be!

    An overdue thanks, btw, for your Web site. I’ve been a fan of your shop and products and this Web site is icing on the cake … I check daily (sometimes several times a day!).

  • Maria Fe
    June 10, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    how exciting! can’t wait to see the pictures!

  • lindsay
    June 10, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    where’d the ‘rolodex’ next to the phone come from?? love it.

  • Making it Lovely
    June 10, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Isn’t it lovely? It in fact is… Lovely Design. :)

    “…all my ‘magic’ happens in the third dimension.”
    Laura, I love that!

  • Lili
    June 10, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Awesome nicole!

    I stalk that Lovely Design card file about every day. I remember when you bought yours and I just couldnt spring for one at the time. I soooo wish I had.

    I have to send you one of my lovely new cards to put into it!

  • pve design
    June 10, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Why am I not surprised that they look lovely! We had some photographs taken of us and the photographer made us run into place which really was great…not a minute to be nervous! I cannot wait to see! Will there be an “American Gothic” type shot of you and Brandon!
    Thanks for your comment!

  • alivicwil
    June 10, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    I love (among numerous other things in your home…) your art work :) That larger print is by The Black Apple, right?

    My bf and I have yet to hang much since we bought our home at the beginning of the year. We have some photographs we both love, but are struggling to decide on ‘art’ that makes us both happy.

    Nicole, do you ever need to convince Brendan of things, or does he trust you implicitly?

  • decor8 Holly
    June 10, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    I’m not surprised you are going to be in some big time glossy. Love every moment of it, it’s one of those things you will never forget. I’m so very excited for you.


  • sewbettie
    June 10, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Can’t wait to see what magazine it is.

  • Julie
    June 10, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Can’t wait to find out which magazine it is! And to see all the shots of your lovely place :)

  • Kylie
    June 10, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Oh wow, how exciting!! I am loving your phone. I don’t bother with a home phone, but seeing that almost makes me want to get one… I guess I could just for show?

    Can’t wait to see what magazine you’re in!

  • Sarah
    June 10, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Verrrry nice….congrats on the photo shoot.
    ps, congrats on your mention in Women’s Health mag too. :)

  • vol25
    June 10, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    that is so exciting! I am looking forward to seeing the magazine. Be sure and spill the beans just as soon as you can! ;)

  • Brett
    June 10, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    OOOOOO yay this will be good i cant wait to see teh final pics..


  • zee
    June 11, 2008 at 6:36 am

    I knew it would only be a matter of time before your gorgeous home got splashed across a glossy magazine. Very excited for you -well done! It’s such a thrill. An Irish magazine did a small piece on our house a few months ago and it was so surreal for a shelter magazine addict like me to see MY OWN HOME in one! I filled the house with fresh flowers for the shoot too, and once they all withered I got into the 9albeit expensive) habit of keeping the house filled with flowers as often as possible.

  • amy purple
    June 11, 2008 at 8:49 am

    I’m so excited to see the photos and the magazine it is! How awesome! Did Murray get to be in the photos too?

  • Casey
    June 11, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    oh, this looks so cute, love the lovely design roladex, too, been wanting one of those. i can’t wait to see more, and find out what magazine it is! how fun, to be in a magazine. congrats.

  • kiwi
    June 11, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Oooh, a Black Apple and an Amy Ruppel. Nice.

  • John
    June 15, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Got another opportunity for you to act natural: TAG, you’re it. Hope you don’t mind. Check out our blog for details:

    Btw, love the new font on the site.

  • maryam in marrakesh
    June 17, 2008 at 3:39 am

    really loving this beautiful image in your home.

  • J
    June 23, 2008 at 3:31 am

    You have a really stunning aprtemnt. Love the decorating. I also checked it out on apartment therapy :)

  • J
    June 23, 2008 at 3:33 am

    Sorry i meant house, not apartment.

  • Michelle Spiars
    March 14, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Hey I know this is a really old post….but i was wondering were did you get that cute little pencil cup holder?