Eleven Gables Kitchen as featured in Design Oklahoma Magazine

Over the summer, an Instagram follower reached out to me and asked me if I happened to live in Oklahoma.  When I replied that I did, what happened next literally gave me goosebumps.  She explained that she was the editor for Design Oklahoma, a premier design magazine and an off shoot of Slice Magazine (THE magazine of central Oklahoma).  She wanted to shoot my kitchen for their fall issue of Design Oklahoma.  Could she swing by the next week to check it out and schedule the photoshoot for two weeks following that?  Um... let me think about it?  YES!  It was perfect timing.  My three oldest boys would be at camp all week, so the house would be clean and (almost) kid-free for the shoot.  

The day before the shoot was beautiful.  I ran around town picking up last minute props (i.e. flowers, bread, cheese, salami).
My friend Jennifer, from DimplesandTangles blog, who happens to be the QUEEN of table settings, came and helped me style the shoot.  It is always nice to have an extra set of eyes when moving furniture, styling, or just decorating in general.  This is how I learned to decorate... I was my mother's extra set of eyes!

On the day of the shoot, it was gray and raining.  Not a ray of sunshine whatsoever.  This actually turned out to be perfect because the morning sun in the kitchen can be glaring at times.  The stylist/editor showed up with flowers and props, but guess what... she didn't use any of her things and loved everything just as it was!  YAY!  It was so much fun to follow and watch the editors, the photographer, and the graphic artist from behind the scenes.  I learned to look at my kitchen with a new perspective.  

After the shoot, the sun came out and I went around with my iPhone (my camera quit working that morning! maddening!!) and recreated some of the photographs that were shot.  A few days later, on the day that the boys returned home from camp (i.e. stuff everywhere!), the sweet writer dropped by and interviewed me for the article.  

New friendships were formed and so much was learned in the process.  I hope you will hop over and read the article for yourself after perusing my iPhotos (insert frowny face). I will include a link to the stunning photography and article at the end of this post!





















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xox,

Emily

26 comments:

  1. A well-deserved feature indeed! Your home is just brimming with loveliness and inspiration!

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  2. Just beautiful!! I can see why your home was chosen :)
    Going back for another peek.
    Congratulations on the feature!

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  3. Looks gorgeous!! Of course they would want to feature you. Congrats!!!

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  4. so exciting! your home and you look beautiful!

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    1. You're the best! Thank you, sweet Cassie!

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  5. You and your kitchen look beautiful! What an exciting experience for you!
    Cheers! Shelley

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  6. Your kitchen is just beautiful. Where in Oklahoma do you live.

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  7. How exciting...congrats!! Your kitchen and family room look beautiful!

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  8. Oh, Emily, how wonderful! I am so happy for you (and proud of you, too!) Congrats!

    You have an amazing kitchen and home....and deserve this. Love getting friend's help with styling and that IT was used!

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  9. I'm not sure why I've not found your site before now but I love your style! I'm following you everywhere I can now but I didn't see a Facebook page for your site. Do you have one? I love sharing other's work on my OldThingsNew FB page. I'm looking forward to more inspiration coming from you.
    Blessings to you,
    Patti

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    1. So happy you are here!!! I do have a Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/elevengables Looking you up now!! xox

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  10. You and your kitchen look beautiful! Just beautiful & gorgeous!

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  11. That is amazing and you and your home look stunning!! Adore your kitchen and I keep scrolling through the images so that I don't miss any details…dying over the sink! Happy weekend!

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  12. Gorgeous! I love the bright white, clean look w/ accents of color. Congrats on being featured and thanks for linking up w/ OKWB!

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  13. Emily I am so fired up for you that your beautiful home and your talents were recognized by this magazine!! By the way your family room looks amazing with the slipcovers and gorgeous drapes!! You have been a busy lady!

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  14. Your home is absolutely fabulous! Congratulations!! Would you mind sharing where you obtained the material for your drapes? I love them.

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    1. Thank you so much! The toile fabric is Portfolio Lutece Toile. It is no longer available where I purchased it, but google it and you may have luck finding it!

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  15. What a beautiful home! Do you mind sharing where you got the farmhouse sink? That's exactly what I was looking for!

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  16. Just beautiful! Where is the kitchen faucet from? Brand? Please let me know, very interested. heidilynne10@gmail.com

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