If you follow me over on Instagram you will know I’ve had a photographer in today taking some photos of Rose Cottage for a local magazine. We have featured in one before just over a year ago, so it was a pleasure to do it again! My inbox has been flooding with messages asking about the experience so I thought it would be easier to put all the info into a blog post.
Here’s everything you need to know about appearing in an Interior Magazine (in my own experience!!!)
- You don’t always need to be asked
From the messages I’ve received, everyone assumes you always get asked to feature; but, this is not always the case! If you think you have a beautiful home you can contact the magazine yourself, send over some images and ask to be considered.
2. You will most definitely feel like a dirty bruit
Because you become this mad cleaning person, who wants to clean everything in sight, you will find masses of dirt in places you didn’t even know existed!…Queue thinking you could grow spuds behind your sofa!
3. You will spend alot of time faffing
Painting over toothpaste splatters, delicately positioning potatoes in a crate and karate chopping cushions will only be a few crazy activities you will undertake in preparation.
4. Hiding anything that is even remotely ugly
This may include bins, tv buttons, multi-coloured plastic toys and even family members; which leads me on to….
5. Bailing your family out
You most definitely will not want any small people hanging about on the day of the shoot (Kids and expensive camera equipment will not mix) so I recommend getting rid of them as soon as you can – a week before the shoot is just about perfect!!
6. You will become the most awkward and out of place thing in your own home
Trying to keep out of the way of the photographer is hard, especially if you don’t live in a big house.
7. You will be out of money
You will convince yourself your home needs to be able to feed the 5000 and have more fresh flowers than chelsea flower show.
8. The experience will be as enjoyable as you make it
Take your time, enjoy your home and soak it all up!
As always if you have any questions, please get in touch!
Hope you enjoy reading, as much as I enjoy writing!