Back from Star Bright Farm

We're home from a fun weekend at my friend & photographer Helen Norman's farm- Star Bright Farm- where we photographed my new line of fabrics.   Saturday afternoon, we loaded up the car with fabrics, props and luggage and headed for the farm:

{Ashby checked out the goods before we left}

When we got there we planned out our shot possibilities and even got a few photos in that evening before the rain storm.  Helen & her husband Mark made us THE MOST AMAZING PASTA EVER for dinner.  {Chard from their farm sauteed with peppers, garlic & bacon over pasta --- mmm mmmm goodness!!  I had it again for breakfast on Sunday and I made it when I got home last night (they sent us home with a bunch of fresh veggies from the farm) and just had it again for breakfast}  We stayed in Helen & Mark's AMAZING guest house and I just couldn't get over all of the beautiful details in their homes.  Everything is so authentic & solid and "real."  It's truly incredible.  Their house was recently featured in Country French Magazine.  (with photos by Helen) Here's a pic of their living room with one of my Madhatter chairs in white linen:

{please excuse the bad scans}

Here's a photo from Country French Magazine of her potting room:

{loooove this soapstone sink}


We had a crazy loooong day of shooting (up at 4:30 AM) with Helen & F.J. (her assistant) and our whole family and the photos turned out so well.  My goal with this photo shoot was to use the fabrics in settings that portrayed a feeling & a mood.  The fabrics and colorways are all so different from each other (55 in all) so it was so much fun to use them in varied settings for completely different vibes.   

As soon as I have pics, I'll let you know.  The online store with the fabrics is almost up!!

Thanks so much to Helen & her amazing family-  we had so much fuuun!!!!!!

xoxo, Lauren


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19 comments:

sara@augustfields said...

lauren....this all sounds so amazing! i am looking forward to seeing your beautiful fabrics online!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I can not wait to see all the new fabric. When do you think it will be ready to purchase? Love your photographers home. Love the stone wall.

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- Star Bright Farm sounds so wonderful.

The Mat Hatter Chair looks so beautiful in the simple linen - and the dog on the pillow looks a lot like Ashby!

Loretta

michele skinner said...

is that an aqua fabric with green paisley on it that i see? if so, i need that. like, tomorrow. please. ;o)

Windlost said...

Oh, it sounds like a wonderful time and so glad you got great photos. Helen's house looks divine...I am so impressed by people who have such a vision for their lives AND most importantly are able to achieve it! She is a talent in more ways than one!

xo Terri

Lynn said...

Can't wait to see your new fabrics, and I'd love to have that pasta recipe!

Diane James Home said...

Beautiful - the interiors are gorgeous and I can't wait to see images of your fabulous fabrics! It must be cooking kismet since I have pasta with bacon and swiss chard on the menu for Thursday - I'm using whole wheat pasta for an extra bit of nuttiness.

Cherie said...

oh, sounds so delicious, everything. any chance of sharing Helen's recipe for pasta? I know we'd love it!

Acquired Objects said...

I can't wait to see your line! That was so nice of Helen and her husband to open her home to your family and looks like an amazing home!

My Little Bungalow said...

I believe it was Helen's gorgeous kitchen and amazing guest house that I clipped from a magazine (Country Living?) years ago. Does the guest house have a circular, stone-walled shower? Sounds like you had a wonderful time!
P.S. Love your Mad Hatter chair!!!
Claudia

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

...Just sayin'...could you be pregnant?

>>>>Fabrics...55?!! Wowsa!

Helen's abode...Faboosh! Mad hatter has a very cool vibe.

Show us the Pix!

under spanish moss said...

Helen's home is beautiful. Love the soap stone sink! Can't wait to see the photos from the shoot.

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

We knew you when...

Looking forward to the grand reveal!

Laura said...

Helen's house is beautiful - could be somewhere in rural France!! Can't wait to see your fabrics...

designchic said...

What a wonderful place for photos...can't wait to see your fabrics!!

traci zeller designs said...

Helen's home is amazing ... and I know the photos she got of your fabrics are fabulous. I can't wait to see them!!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Can't wait to see more of your fabrics! I'm sure the photos turned out beautifully. Helen's home is so gorgeous!

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arrielle_p said...

I love the look and feel of the place. It is just wonderful and so peaceful. I can't wait to see all the new fabric too! :)

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