Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Southern Living Surprise!

Yesterday was a day packed full of work. Since I’m leaving on vacation this coming Friday I’ve been busy making sure all my client work is under control. I worked till around 9pm last night, but my saving grace was knowing that when I finished I could rip open my latest issue of Southern Living.


Now my family thinks it’s pretty funny that I subscribe to Southern Living magazine. Mainly because I don’t live in the South nor have a ever and I probably will never get to, but a girl can dream right?


I love the mix of traditional and modern rooms with a touch cottage that are showcased in Southern Living that just exude charm.


I always flip through the first time just looking at the images and then go back to read the articles. Yesterday though some of the images started looking vaguely familiar. As I kept looking at pictures of this home I started to realize that I knew who the designer was and she was a friend!


Take a peek and see if you can figure out who it is?


Hint #1: This home is in Florida, which is also home to this designer.

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Hint #2: Plumbing fixtures make her heart go pitter-patter.

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Hint # 3: She has two furry little co-workers.

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Hint #4: She just welcomed a sweet baby girl into this world.

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Hint #5: Not only does she design fabulous rooms, but she also blogs!

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Hint #6: She has a twin sister that also blogs!

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I’m certain that by now you must know that it is none other than Erika of Urban Grace!


A big Congrats to you Erika! A very well-deserved feature! I can’t wait to see you work in many many more magazines!


All images via Southern Living.



Blogger Ms. Bright said...

How awesome!! Yay Erika! Thanks for sharing!

January 20, 2010 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger nameisgrace said...

i saw this too and knew right away! erika is one of my favorite designers. totally deserves this:)

January 20, 2010 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Nikki said...

I didn't guess who it was, but I am going to pick up that issue right away.

Love the way you described Southern Living. I always look at their house plans online...and I live in the NW. Perhaps I'm a Southern girl at heart? I do love bourbon and grits!

January 20, 2010 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger my favorite and my best said...

way to go erika!!! she rocks hard!!

January 20, 2010 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger ~Chandelier No. 4~ said...

It's so fab that you featured this post... it feels so good to see all of the warm support in our design blog world.

Have fun on your trip!


January 20, 2010 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger I'maNolaGirl said...

My favorite day of the month might be the day the Southern Living is waiting in my mailbox!! What a great feature...

January 20, 2010 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger brynalexandra said...

Thank you for scanning!! I must go out and purchase.

January 20, 2010 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I saw someone comment on the feature on her FB page, and it kills me that I don't get Southern Living down here - will have to wait 'til I can snag my mother's copy! She certainly deserves the featured spot!

January 20, 2010 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger bluehydrangea said...

Love it!! I am going out to buy that magazine right now!! Looks like they have really stepped it up!!

January 20, 2010 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

Wow that is so great! Congrats to her!

January 20, 2010 at 1:08 PM  
Anonymous Katie (Refresh Design Studio) said...

I love her work! Congrats to Erika!

January 20, 2010 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

i love the magazine and I live far far away :)

January 20, 2010 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Yay!! Congrats to Erika!

January 20, 2010 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger erika said...

thank yall so much! seriously camila... i am flattered to be featured here. very grateful! thank you for posting!!

January 20, 2010 at 2:19 PM  
Anonymous Carrie said...

I get this every month and I was THRILLED to see this room by one of my favorite bloggers/ designers! Thanks for sharing so all can see!

January 20, 2010 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger Anna See said...

I absolutely LOVED this article when I read it. SO fun to know who it is!

January 20, 2010 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Congrats to Erika. A job well done!

January 20, 2010 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Averill said...

Wow! Congrats to Erika! I've been following her blog for a long time and it's great to see some of her work get good press. She's so incredibly talented.

January 20, 2010 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger LenkaLovee said...

that's awesome! it's a gorgeous home! :)

January 20, 2010 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

I also live vicariously through Southern Living Magazine and have been known to say y'all when reading...glad to know I'm not the only one!!

January 20, 2010 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

Love her work, it is just stunning every time!

January 20, 2010 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger Blueprint Bliss said...

I was glad to see her work published- such a great house!

January 21, 2010 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

what a beautiful house!! need to get my hands on tha mag. CONGRAUTLATIONS TO ERIKA!!!

January 21, 2010 at 9:49 AM  
Anonymous Bailey @ peppermintbliss said...

Aww what a good blogfriend you are! I too LOVE Erika and her work, in fact, I think I am going to link to this post manana on my little blog. What goes around blogs around!

January 21, 2010 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Sabbe said...

I recognized the green bench and knew without reading...although your clues were very good:)

have a fun trip!

January 21, 2010 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

WOW! Looooove Erika and Darby!!! LOOOVE Southern Living! and LOOVE that house! :)

January 21, 2010 at 9:49 PM  
OpenID etccreativedesigns said...

I hope you have a WONDERFUL time on your vacation!!!! Get lots of inspiration while you are away! I am going to go get a copy of Southern Living today!!!! Oh, and by the way.... if you need a place to stay way down south... seriously, i am WAY south.... come on! We will show you a great time!!!!!

January 22, 2010 at 7:57 AM  

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