6.06.2008

Domino...we love you!!


isn't life crazy...Domino recently published a story about our home in Rhode Island, so if you want to get a closer look into our home-life...just open the June/July issue! they did such and amazing job and I could be more excited about being in my favorite magazine! Our life looks so wonderful I want to live those days EVERY day...instead, our water heater broke down yesterday, my employees just fell apart on me (we are getting it back together again) and the last thing my son wants to do is go to school (but I remember that from the last few weeks of school when I was a kid!). so here we are, taking showers outside (something that domino didn't share with you!), packing boxes like crazy, and getting calls from the nurses office asking me to pick up my son who 'somehow' has a fever?? (how does he do that!).

But we love the article and the life that Domino shows that we had for those few days when they photographed our house (it was so much fun!)...the Domino team are some of the nicest bunch of people I have ever met in this business, throughout the entire process it was kindness, fun and graciousness...with everyone taking care of each other, by everyone involved, so thank you Domino!

But for now we are left with cold water until my husband decides whether to fix the heater or get a new one??...and in the meantime I am working hard on my Nonchalant Kids Spring collection, making some lovely summer necklaces for you'all and having some summer fun with the kids (just like in the photos!)

you can also see the Nonchalant Mom Domino article here.

(that's the outside shower off to the right...lately it's been cold and raining which makes it extra-'fun'?!)

15 comments:

grace said...

Congratulations! I am reading this issue and admiring your home as we speak.

pretty*practical said...

Congrats! You have a beautiful family and a lovely home. In fact, I mentioned it this week in a post about Josef Frank. Also, appreciate your honesty about the shoot process which is really just a heightened and perfected reality not how we live everyday. Wish you continued success!

Diana said...

Who makes the pink and white silhouette shirt and yellow pants that your daughter is wearing on page 12? Do you sell that in your shop?

Hope so!
Diana

amy t sharp said...

Yes- I loved the article- lovely home!!!!

madmommy said...

Are you kidding me? That's YOUR house? I am SO jealous. I was envious reading that article, would love to have your home. Beautiful home, beautiful family, beautiful article, congrats!

nonchalant mom said...

hello dianna,

yes, that top is the lucky fish sweetheart t-shirt (if I don't have this now I will...it's one of my favorites!) but the pants I made myself...maybe next summer I will have them on the kids line!!

thanks for all of the really nice comments!!

-carina

Tracey said...

Lovely home- I especially liked your "outdoor space". A good find for Domino!

Erika said...

What a wonderful life you have created for yourself! Would you share the origins of your blue gingham dress? How perfect for summer....if it ever comes in Seattle!

Thank you!

mermer said...

I was thinking the same thing as erika!! I loved that blue gingham dress and am thinking of making a similar version when I find the time (hopefully before the summer's out!). I actually featured it in a post about gingham pieces on my blog past presents shop. thanks!!

Megan said...

The story caught my eye because you are in Rhode Island, which is where my mom is from and where we vacation every summer (can't miss a 4th of July in Bristol). Then, as I read the story, I saw that it was about you. I'd known about nonchalant mom a while ago, but then forgot, and now am happy to have you and your beautiful style in my life again.
Great story. Amazing house. As the former editor of a shelter magazine, I always appreciate families being willing to open up their homes for readers and pass the inspiration on. Thanks!

leslie said...

i just saw your house in domino today, i have been too busy to read it, i was so surprised to see your house! amazing! it was nice to see you and your family.

darcey.hayes@capitalone.com said...

I'd like to second Ericka and ask if you would share the origins of your blue gingham dress--so cute!

nonchalant mom said...

ohhh..the dress! well, I am sorry to say that I bought it last year at steven alan in nyc! I already checked with them (because of numerous requests!) and they don't have it anymore...BUT I just got some fabric and thought I would make something similar for the website...if I can find the time...please keep checking and I will work on it! it will just be a simple one-size-fits-all thing...

thanks for so many really nice comments about our home, it's so very nice to hear from everyone! (I love it too!)

thanks again! - carina

nonchalant mom said...

oh, and one more thing...our water heater just got fixed the other day...outside showers for a month, it was pretty fun, but the kids got kind of sick of it!

ha! - carina

Anonymous said...

I love everything about your house--but was in particular wondering what the flowering plant is outside your front door in the big pot. thanks!!!