That's kinda fun, right? BUT... whatttttt have they done to my photograph?!
By all means, go to the site and vote for your beloved blogger! I'll love you forever, I'll send you chocolates, buy you flowers...
But, while you're at it, note how they've cropped the living freaking daylights out of the original photo, and lightened all vestiges of moodiness right out of it. And, as if that weren't bad enough, they proceeded to use this photo as the cover image for voting group 2... Just imagine my surprise when I learned that our entry is in fact contained within group ONE!
This is the actual image I submitted:
Architectural Digest wanted images that demonstrated the use of fabric in an interesting or creative way. In this room, the back wall is silk (applied with cornstarch—oh my god, was that a day), and the side wall (unfortunately, cropped out of AD's image) is hand blocked. The pillow was sewn from a silk scarf, the bed has hand sewn silk trim, and the "molding" is actually grosgrain ribbon. It's one of my favorite "tricks" in a pinch for rooms without actual moldings, as that is something that always bothers me. Sort of like an impulse to wrap up a gift and finish it with a bow. All of the paintings on the wall were done by either my mom or grandfather (save the red poppies) .
Here's another photograph, of the opposite wall. This one isn't on the AD site. (Now would be a good time to tell you, I love a good red room.) :
Here, you get a better picture of the red wall—blocked from a stencil we cut— and the commode, hand painted with leopard trim (yes, you're well acquainted with our love of animal everything!), and metallics (that too, ha). The wall also has metallics in it, although it's subtle, and hard to catch on camera. We painted the jewelry box and mirror to work with the ensemble. Oh! And the door is faux bois (you must say that with an exaggerated French accent, dahhlings). It's wood, but it's playing dress up.
So yes, off you go, to vote!
Photography, styling, painting, and pretty much everything else except for the carpet, by (IN)DECOROUS TASTE.