Good morning folks!
Hope you had a great weekend...... I was still getting over my excitement from Friday, when I opened m letterbox to discover a package containing advance copies of the new Ikea Family Live magazine... and a little feature article of me, my family and our humble little home!!!
So excited; it's certainly been a long time coming. The shoot actually took place in May last year, and this is the first time we've seen pictures from the day!
I won't spoil it by posting the whole article... But here's a little preview and I think the magazines go out to homes this week.
if you are not yet an Ikea Family member, do yourself a favour and sign up! I's free, and aside from the the obvious perk of getting a magazine featuring my home ;), you get such magazines delivered quarterly featuring homes from around the globe plus decorating tips and other trinkets; a discount card; and a free coffee whenever you visit the store (and lord knows you need one or five to survive the outing). Just visit the Ikea website in your country -- in Oz its www.ikea.com.au.
The article is a teeny bit fabricated, (journalistic license, no doubt) but essentially it's us. And our little and unassuming home. Because the great thing about Ikea is that its about LIVING in your home. With real people. I am not an interior designer but I think our place scrubbed up pretty well and I am proud of how it came out! The only thing I'm a tiny bit sad about is the fact that little Elliott wasn't a part of it. I was actually about 6 months pregnant when the shoot took place, but you can't really tell from the pics and little Elli's nursery hadn't even been painted yet. Actually, what is now his room was the storage room for the billion Ikea items that arrived in my house!
I'm sure I'l bore you all ad nauseum over the next week about the article and (once I work out my scanner -- grrrr) I will post more decent photos of the spread. I apologise in advance for going on about it! Here's a quick pic I took with my camera just to prove it really did happen!
Those of you who get the magazine, I'd love to hear what you think...