Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Is it too early for a little Noel?


Hope you're all having a good week so far! It's a beautiful sunny day here in Vancouver, but it all comes crashing to a rainy halt tomorrow, apparently. Oh well, it's only weather ;)

Thought I'd see if I can get you in a festive spirit, or maybe you'll just be irritated by seeing Christmas on November 10th. Hope not. Feel free to let me know.

I shot Nancy Riesco's house on a hot summer day, for this story. That's how it works sometimes - Christmas in August, "spring" vegetable garden in November. I worked with Maureen Willick (stylist), Kate Keeler (fabulous assisting) and, of course, Nancy Riesco (home owner and interior designer) on this story. You can read more in the December issue of Chatelaine, or on their website.



Pretty and sparkly pink details. 
Loved the chair with a stack of mandarin oranges.

 Those chairs. Adore them.



I love Nancy's mix of mid-century, new, and antique. The family dog, Ricky Bobby, is pretty great too. There are many more rooms to show you, but I'll leave that for another day....this could go on forever!

Back soon! Thanks for stopping by.
Janis

40 comments:

Natasha said...

I LOVE this post and look forward to seeing more Christmassy pictures. That sweet little Boston Terrier is just adorable!

Please keep the Christmas posts coming!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

shellie said...

gorgeous...i love those two side by side paintings with the bird and the dots....im not bugged...when i was in college and worked retail thats the only time christmas in august bothered me....

Razmataz said...

Lovely photos. It is a refreshingly down to earth home. Attainable and very charming.

dahlhaus said...

How did they find a Christmas tree in August? Lovely!

Callie Grayson said...

it's never to early for christmas festivities!
:)
xx
callie

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Gorgeous! I love the vintage ornaments and all the color! xo

m.e (Cathie) said...

what a wonderful place!! beautiful glasses and artwork.
I see christmas everywhere in blogland but I still can't get into it.

natalie. said...

those dining room chairs are AHHHMAZING!

greenbeenfood said...

janis - this house is fabulous! great pics too..... the dog, the chairs, the antlers on the table - great. Also if you are in bris when visiting aust let me know!

Mary Hudson said...

I could get into Christmas in August, no problem (as long as I don't have to see all the horrible mass-produced xmas items in department stores.)
It was such a nice Vancouver day today. It's too bad that the rain is coming, but at least we know it doesn't last forever.

koralee said...

It is never to early to think about Christmas...lovely home!

xoxoxo

Johanna said...

Oh I love this sneak peek- thank you for sharing!
My favourite has to be the clean/simple dining room with the aluminum Christmas tree.

red ticking said...

my store is filled with christmas but i have not done a thing at home yet... soon.... just love thanksgiving and want to enjoy every moment until then... xx

lovely home... great shots...

Kerry said...

What a gorgeous home and super photos. I really love the art especially and you've captured it all beautifully. Oh, and sshhhh about Christmas :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Super duper home and beautifully photographed...love the details shots.

birdie blue said...

love that beautiful home. very pretty pics. they must be fans of will ferrell to name the dog, ricky bobby.

xo
~molly

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

LOVE this..just made me HAPPY. LOVE the Christmas....and LOVE the little doggy...ricky bobby..adorable....

happy to visit today, my friend

sending love,
kary and teddy
xxx

lisaroyhandbags said...

what a great house and beautiful shots! They've got some amazing art in her home and it's never too early for xmas - if I was home, I'd already have our decorations up! :)

the chirpy bird said...

Love it! Love those little Moroccan glasses too so feminine and gorg :) here's to the holidays!
xo tash

Leigha said...

Not too early for Noel...and that home is speaking to me!

Leigha

BALLET NEWS said...

NEver too early ! Loved the first image - really cheered me up after a long day at the coal face ! thank you

Janet said...

Janis, you always capture the heart and soul of a home. Kudos to another lovely shoot.
ps- it is never too early for festive photos!
Janet

Vintage Home said...

...Wonderful job...in a stunning home..
( I went to design school with Nancy!)...
Love the clear view of Christmas!...
Thanks for sharing!

Pooch Purple Reign said...

nice photos. i like the sparkly christmas ornaments....so pretty
~laura

Vikki said...

HIHI! Haven't popped by in a while; such a treat to get a lil Christmas post :) tres beautiful!

Kitty M said...

Inspiring interior Janis - I love the bright red number 2! Also their dog - very cute :-) Never too early for some Christmas cheer in my book - happy weekend to you xxx

Diana said...

I love that Christmas decor - it's not too Christmasy!

Also, when I read the dog's name was Ricky Bobby I immediately thought of that guy on The Hills, but then remembered his name was Justin Bobby. Which came first, I wonder? (Ricky Bobby IS a pretty cute name for a dog anyways)

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

It's perfect timing. I am already saving decor ideas but I'd love a tree in my place right now

A Room For Everyone said...

We're putting the tree up today and my reasoning is this: the shops are decorated, the magazines are full of Christmas ideas and my little girls have waited so long to see the tree again.. so why not? Your images are gorgeous..Rachaelxx

Gigi said...

It's definitely not too early! I'm already dreaming about my tree, and I've started planting my paperwhites so they'll be perfect for the season.

Love these photos--especially love the pops of red and deep pink against the white walls.

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

I always love a little Noel! Great shoot! I love that artwork in the 2nd last picture! Have a great weekend!

jan said...

Ricky Bobby is so cute! And such pretty photo's! I agree with Shannon, always love a little Noel!

Martina said...

Dear Janis, i just LOVE these pictures! Somehow, they strike a note in me - and the paintings are so inspiring! All in all, this looks christmassy in a very light way - not too early for that. Hope you have a great weekend!

lisa geiger said...

beautiful, fresh home. love those antlers! i love how the christmas isn't so overly christmassy... here in california i always try to avoid the too-victorian-too-log-cabin look and maintain a gardeny feel for the holidays. i should start my bulbs now, huh?

heavenwildfleur said...

i'm tempted to start decorating for christmas as well. since i'll be travelling most of dec, i thought i shd put up the tree in november so i get to enjoy more of it hehe... so it's never too early!

Anonymous said...

It's never to early for Christmas, it's a fabulous time of year. I often will play Christmas music in August...but shhh...don't tell anyone.

Jenn said...

Lovely photo shoot. I like how it's festive, but not overwhelming *holiday*. Beautiful!

kate / tinywarbler said...

that was a fun shoot! i love christmas in august (or july too)
the images look fantastic! that ricky bobby, stealing the show.

Leone said...

What a happy place! How could you be down when you are surrounded by such joy and fun? Awesome.

paula said...

this is so beautiful!