A Beautiful Month for the House!

What a grand way to start '09! House Beautiful chose eight bloggers to submit photos of their living rooms for the February issue, and I - luckily - got to be part of the mix (along with a couple of my real-life blogger friends, Heather "Habitually Chic" Clawson and Patricia "Mrs. Blandings" Shackelford)! I love getting a little peek inside. Thanks so much to HB and to the excellently-named-for-bylines, Shax Riegler, reporter extraordinaire.

(The zebra now lays by the "pharmacy", replaced with the old standard Madeline Weinrib black and ivory wool number...which, for part of December was replaced with my large Indian blue/orange/ivory one with giraffes and an elephant - I suppose it's easier than vacuuming! Haha).

Photo by Porter Hovey


  1. What a great start to the new year! I am so honored to be included with you and all the other fabulous bloggers!

    Do you have a new photo of the living room with the new changes? I know everyone, myself included, would love to see!

  2. DUSKIN says:

    love your place.

  3. Hollister and Porter - that room is fabulous - as is I'm sure the later renditions. Have not seen the issue yet - thanks for the heads up!

  4. Congrats Hollister and Porter. It looks great

  5. How brilliant of House Beautiful...what good taste they have!

    The room is essential Hovey: exquisite, well-edited, lovely beyond imagining.

    Go Hovey Girls! Yippee!

  6. JP says:

    Fabulous. I love the wall color.


  7. I'm not surprised : ) Congratulations to you, hh!

    the room is gorgeous and porter's photograph is sublime!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I'm so excited to get a closer look at your wonderful room!!! Congratulations!!! Christy

  9. Anonymous says:

    Wow! Your house is amazing. Please show us more! I think you've finally convinced me I need to paint a room black (I was too afraid, but your room is incroyable!) Congratulations!

  10. c. says:

    Who did the painting of the man? And where did you find it? Your place is like my dream interior. Congrats!

  11. Fantastic...can't wait until the issue hits the stands!
    Congrats...now show us more! Gorgeous room!

  12. I am happy to have one-upped HB with your gorgeous living room's appearance on my blog. Ha ha!

    Congrats! It's the best space ever. I want to see more as well.

  13. Wow -- thanks so much for all the kind words, everyone! I'll get the place all spiffed up and put together a little video tour!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Hollister (and Porter), I'm so glad that you are pleased. Thanks again for participating. This is definitely my favorite topic that we've covered in the column. All best wishes for the new year. ~Shax

  15. Congrats! your place looks really great -I especially love your venetian style mirror! It's always exciting for me to open up a magazine and see one of the blogs I read mentioned!

  16. In addition to all the other fans drooling here in the comment section, I just reposted your space on my blog too. Its a great space that is quite obviously done very thoughtfully. When we buy for our home or store we buy what we like and worry about it fitting once it gets there. You clearly have the same philosophy and it makes your pad a very personal space.
    Happy New Year....

  17. tess says:

    Loved finding your space in HB --it drove me to your blog and I've happily plopped myself down here waiting for that video!