Thursday, 20 August 2009

It Happened!!!









When I was a young girl I would obsess over my mother’s magazine collection. I loved the fashion magazines but I loved the interiors magazines more. I must admit that my all-time favourite magazine was and always will be Australian Vogue Living. I would admire the beautiful homes and clever creative people featured in Vogue Living every month and I would dream {like many young girls} of the possibility one day, of my own appearance in my much-adored magazine.

This month my long withstanding dream has come true and I am beside myself with excitement and pride. I never really thought my work would be good enough to make the VL cut but someone down there thought it was.

I would like to extend a very big thank you to stylist and writer Catherine Shields and photographer Simon Kenny and of course, thank you Vogue Living for saying yes.

Xx
Anna












PS. Today I created the tablescape in the top 3 images {this is part of our new display at Black & Spiro} using the VL cover as inspiration. I hope you like it.

137 comments:

Porchlight Interiors said...

Congratulations Anna! What a lovely surprise to open my copy on Monday afternoon and see your gorgeous house - well done! Tracey xx

lillabea said...

Oh Anna thats fantastic! What a dream come true. You are now part of the " cleaver and creative" people you admired. Well done, take a breath and enjoy it, you deserve it.
Becky
xo

Curlyhead said...

Who doesn't live for Vogue. How exciting!

Ashley Yazzie said...

I just want to say congratulations. What a dream come true, literally! Celebrate this beautiful moment. What happens for you Anna after the dreams have become a reality? I would love to know what's next.

Warmest Regards,
Ashley

ALWAYS CHASING said...

Freaking CONGRATULATIONS! That must be the best feeling, your work is amazing and following your blog has inspired me beyond my expectations!

Lisar said...

Congratulations on the achievement of your long held dream..can't wait to get my hands on a copy...

Keren @ The Cupcake Company said...

Yes you are deserving and so very talented Anna and congratulations!!!!

.v said...

congratulations anna! the article looks wonderful! - vanessa

A-M said...

Wow, you must be over the moon Anna. Congratulations! A-M xx

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Well deserved! Your home seems to be a perfect fit! :)

Diane said...

Anna,
It looks so fabulous!
You are Amazing!
XO

Regni said...

Congratulations Anna, this is fabulous! I dream of having a home a lot like yours one day, I love all the light that fills your rooms. Your blog and beautiful pictures are a source of inspiration and joy!

Frangipani Decor said...

Congratulations, Anna! May this be the first of many appearances. Enjoy your special moment :)


Chryselle @ Frangipani Decor

Cote de Texas said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! What a dream come true! I can't wait to get a copy in my hands. I'm so happy for you.

GreySky72 said...

That is so great!! Congratulations!!!

Shannon Fricke said...

Congratulations Anna. That's very exciting news. Can't wait to get my copy.
sx

Shell Sherree said...

Oh, congratulations, Anna! How exciting - you must be over the moon - it was only a matter of time before your work was featured in one of the best.

Vintage by LOU LOU said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Don't ever doubt yourself girl ;)

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Wooo Whoooo.. You Go Girl!!
So exciting for you and so well deserved. It's funny that it has nothing to do with me.. yet I feel at least some of your excitement. Maybe just sharing the happiness of someone seeing a lifelong dream come true. That in itself is inspiring. I will be running out to buy VL tomorrow. Enjoy your moment. Julie

Searching for Sporadic Surprises said...

Congratulations! It is very exciting to see your work in print (especially when it's your own home!!) You must feel very proud!

LauraRose said...

Congratulations Anna, you are a true style pioneer in Australia. So it is only natural that we should now find you and your amazing designs in the pages of Vouge!

Belinda said...

Such wonderful news Anna - congratulations!! :oD Your work is just so beautiful and inspiring...the people at Vogue Living are very clever for having featured you and your work.

Shaz said...

Congratulations, that's fabulous - I will get my copy tomorrow.

Sam & Lou said...

So well deserved, well done! My heart soared when I saw your beautiful work in my fav magazine.

Cute as Buttons said...

Very happy for you, Anna. Glad your dreams are coming true. Lisa.

ALL THE BEST said...

So well deserved! You are one of the BEST Anna!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congratulations, Anna! You do beautiful work and I'm sure it was just a matter of it coming to the attention of the right person.

Barb Fisher said...

Congratulations Anna! I received my copy of Vogue Living in the post a couple of days ago and instantly noticed the feature on your lovely home. So gorgeous and well deserved. Enjoy the hard earned achievement of one of your dreams.

Lizeylou said...

Congratulations! It is very inspiring and exciting when a dream comes true - and your work is brilliant so I can totally understand why they said Yes! I hope your celebrating with a glass of champagne.

Martini said...

Wow! Congratulations.

Tamara said...

Congrats, you are having a good week aren't you?

Lovely tablescape...again.

Habitually Chic said...

Congratulations Anna! I'm so happy for you! I can't believe my two favorite Australians, you and Diane Bergeron, are in the same issue! What a treat!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Congratulations Anna! So well deserved. The layout and images are beautiful.

Michelle said...

Congrats! This is an incredible accomplishment, which you wholly deserve. You two fit just perfectly. :)

Patricia Torres said...

OMG... Thats superb!! Congrats!!

layersofmeaning said...

Congratulations! you deserve it!

Jennifer Froh said...

WOW!!! Congratulations! What a dream come true!
Hugs, Jenny

Sarah said...

Congratulations Anna! What an accomplishment!!!!

my favorite and my best said...

congratulations anna!! it is remarkable to acheive a goal and you should be proud. i am pleased to be a part of your world. you are an inspiration to me. if you only knew how many people (myself included) use images from your site on their own blogs. (always credited of course). as soon as this issue of VL comes out in the states you can be sure that i will spend the 3642639473947dollars to get it!!
keep on keepin on anna! you rock!!
xoj

Thea said...

Congratulations! Not really surprising, you are very talented. I must buy VL tomorrow - I love your house.

Meg said...

Oh My gosh!!! Congratulations! Your work is beautiful and you totally deserve to be in Vogue Living Australia! When I lived in NZ and couldn't have access to American design mags, I feel in LOVE with vogue living and still buy it, it's one of the best ;) xxx

Becky Brocato said...

Congratulations! That is so, so exciting! I love looking at your blog each day, and I am very happy for you.

Lara Harris said...

Wow!That is wonderful news and I think very well deserved!:) Congratulations!!

Suzy said...

Congrats!!

Lovely Little Nest said...

Oh wow, congratulations! :)

Amy said...

Anna, that is amazing! Congratulations. Well deserved.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Congratulations, Anna! I am not a bit surprised. It is quite well deserved. Revel in it.

Nanette said...

Congratulations Anna! I'm a longtime reader of your blog and now I can't wait to pick up a copy of VL. Your home is gorgeous.

honey living said...

what an amazing accomplishment. bravo! as you know, i adore your work - even the tableaux you created in the first pictures reveal your inimitable eye. i hope all your readers check out my post on your work this coming monday at

www.honeyliving.blogspot.com

i know my readers will fall in love!

Michelle said...

Wow...that's really something...to reach a such a goal must feel surreal...and an awsome article...absolutely beautiful things :)

Congrats!
Michelle

alishagwen said...

congrats! you deserve it!

Karena said...

Absolutely fabulous! Congratulations Anna, what a great honor!

Black Zebra said...

For my birthday I recieved a Vogue Living subscription from my mum in-law.Imagine my joy (and pride!) when I saw an article about your house being featured!CONGRATULATIONS!

Kathysue said...

congrats, that is amazing and kudos to you, well deserved. I love to come to your blog for a breath of fresh air. Your designs are fresh and inspiring. Bravo!!! Kathysue

Solrosa said...

Wow! Congratulations!

Solrosa, Norway

susieq said...

Oh Anna! Congratulations!! The interior is just beautiful and so, so deserving of publication. Wow!

Dianne said...

So fresh and beautiful!

Sunny said...

Congratulations! Yours is a blog I read every day and enjoy so much. I'm a Californian, but I love your Australian style!

A. Morgan said...

Congratulations!

Ella said...

Hi Anna,
I've read your blog for a long time but have never commented. I live in North Carolina and look forward to every issue of Australian Vogue Living I can get. Congratulations!!

vicki archer said...

Congrats Anna - the article looks wonderful and I can't wait to see the magazine for myself. xv

Lindsey Cheek said...

Anna,
I am so thrilled for you! I am on the waiting list for Vogue Australia here in Wilmington, NC and can't wait to have my own copy! (Yes, wait list!!)

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

congratulations! of course you should be in VOgue Living - you set the standard in interior design! you are amazingly talented and have a great eye...i think the magazine should include you as a regular feature!
xox

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Congratulations! I love following your blog-- your design skill is such an inspiration!

Julia Walsh said...

Congrats, you deserve it!! I'm going to try to hunt down a copy in San Francisco today! - CasaSugar

jociegal said...

Congratulations! Beautiful work!

ublanks03 said...

How awesome! Congrats to you.

L.J.T. said...

Congratulations and thanks for posting the images for your non-Aussie readers. You did a great job with that room. I especially like the quote about growing up with mass-produced decor.

Katherine said...

Hooray!

As soon as that issue is available in NY (maybe in another month or so), I plan on purchasing it. It will definitely be worth the import price!!

Congratulations, Anna!

Jackie Von Tobel said...

Congratulations, you deserve the acclaim! Enjoy it....

Kelly Oshiro said...

Congratulations Anna! You're truly an inspiration!!!

compulsively compiled said...

Fantastic. Congratulations!

Fröken Marang said...

Congratulations!
Love your work.

Yansy said...

I loved the pics when I first saw them in my email. Congratulations, you must be thrilled!

mb said...

How excited are you? Congratulations on the wonderful achievement. Your home looks beautiful.

Red Door Home said...

Congratulations! A well deserved accomplishment.

NEW YORK MUHTARI said...

that wonderful news Anna and very well deserved. You are an inspiration!!

Keep up the amazing work..

adriana ramirez said...

Congratulations on the publication in VL!!! I love your blog, it's very smart, realistic, and above all chic and sober and possible. I enjoy reading your comments, is so interesting and full of feeling. Your home is beautiful, and I hope some day to visit your store. Best Regards, from Venezuela

erika said...

Congrats Anna!!!!!! It is ABSOLUTELY BEAUITFUL!!!!!!!

annechovie said...

Congratulations, Anna! That is so exciting AND so well-deserved! XX

SimplyGrove said...

Well of course it happened!! You are fabulous! Congrats congrats congrats:)

Mahala said...

You deserve this inclusion in VL. I have been loving your blog for months now, and I see your tremendous talent in everything you do. Your look is fresh, modern, and thoroughly charming in an understated way. Congrats!

Vintage+Chic said...

Anna, you deserve this and so much more!!! You're always so inspiring!

ENHORABUENA (congrats in Spanish!).

leticia
www.vintage-and-chic.blogspot.com

Oliveaux said...

Congratulations Anna! Looks fabulous. What an honour to be featured in VL. Ax

Boxwood Terrace said...

As it should! Congratulations!

My Notting Hill said...

Congratulations! You so deserve this. Uber talented + nice - a great combination.

Kellie Collis said...

Congratulations Anna! Your home is stunning.

Ps. Love those 2 vase's! Beautiful x

Rose Potter said...

Congratulations Anna! What a well deserved accomplishment.
MrsPotter
xx

Diane Dorrans Saeks said...

ANNA-

Bravo! This is fantastic.
Competition to get in to design magazines is fierce these days, so it is a triumph.
It's also a triumph because you are in Brisbane--far from the design 'capital' of Sydney (OK, or Melbourne). It's always harder when you are at a distance from editors--and won't run into them at a design cocktail party, a store opening, or at the hot new restaurant.
I can't wait to read your story when it lands in California. You'll be seen around the world.
Happy days, www.thestylesaloniste.com

sarah said...

oh my gosh, congratulations!!! I just did a little blurb last week about your amazing work on my blog..love everything you do! xo

Style Court said...

Anna,

I'm not surprised at all. None of us are! The spread is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. I'm so proud of you. Enjoy every minute!!

xx
Courtney

Sharnel said...

I've just finished reading your article Anna. Congratulations. Your home is gorgeous.

Ivy Lane said...

Congratulations Anna!! I have been following your blog from the first day I FOUND blog sites like you and Joni and Megan!! Your work is so FRESH and personal..This is so inspiring!!!!!!

Jenny said...

so awesome!

Pigtown-Design said...

So incredibly pleased for you! No one deserves it more!!!

{this is glamorous} said...

how incredibly exciting! congratulations, anna! your place looks amazing

xo

Suzy said...

Congratulations Anna! How exciting. I've been trying to track down a copy, but it seems VL made it to NY before it got to Hong Kong!

AnastasiaC said...

Congrats Anna - cant wait to grab a copy!! you deserve it, your style is amazing!!

Beach Vintage said...

Anna, i purchased this mad yesterday and have been drooling ever since. Congrats love. Simone xx

Shannon said...

Congratulations! The pictures look stunning. I'm going to traipse all over Texas tomorrow in search of the magazine. Congratulations again! How exciting!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

No surprise at all! Many many congrats, Anna!!!

Happy weekend, I'm sure you'll be smiling all weekend long!!

xo

Chrisy said...

Oh congrats...I feel so proud of you...being in Brissie and all!

The Shabby Cottage said...

Congratulations Anna - Whoopee Hooray - what an achievement - have a glass for me.

The Enchanted Closet said...

Congrats Anna, it was such a lovely surprise to open up VL and see your gorgeous home featured. Well done! Kate

City Living Girl said...

Congratulations!! I can not wait to check it out.

Sharyn said...

How wonderful! Your home is beautiful and it certainly deserves a spot in the mag!

beans and mango said...

that is so amazing! congrats on such a beautiful spread.

casapinka said...

It's my favorite mag! I can't wait to get my own copy. Congrats, Anna...you so deserve it. -Pink

Suzy said...

Congratulations! Lovely home and lovely photos. Your black wing back chairs have been in my inspiration folder for a while and these photos remind me that I need to get on that project!

Turquoise said...

Fabulous news! Congrats my dear looks amazing!

mn said...

Congratulations! Your home certainly belongs there. Much deserved.

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks so much for your very kind comments!
xx
Anna

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

Congratulation Anna! You so deserve this as you are such a talent to be reckoned with and inspiration to us all!

I hope you have a lovely and restful weekend.

xo,
Crystal

Linda Merrill said...

Woo hoo for you Anna! Totally deserved!

julie K. said...

Anna,
It's the simplicity that stuns. Congratulations!

ShockTheBourgeois said...

Congrats!

Also, I just adore that brassy crab ashtray shown in your tablescape. My boyfriend's little sister has one, and I'm quite jealous... perhaps it's time to hit up eBay, eh?

Velvet and Linen said...

This is wonderful and so well deserved, Anna.
I have to get a copy!

xo
Brooke

by Marcy, A Fashionable Life said...

Beautiful work. "Light Touch" is my favorite page...it's all very inspirational, makes you want to create beautiful spaces. Congrats.

MEADE DESIGN GROUP said...

Congratulations!!! You deserve the recognition your work is amazing!

Exquisite Accessories said...

Congratulations Anna!! I will be of to purchase a copy I cannot wait to read all about it you must be over the moon :)

Camilla @ Designalogue Blog said...

Much congratulations to you! It so refreshing to see different designers homes appear in the mags as so many of our Aussie versions have become so same same per issue. -lets hope VL can lead the way!!

Deliciously Organized said...

Congrats! What beautiful work and an absolutely spectacular blog! -carlee

Slices of Beauty... said...

Congrats, you deserve it Anna.

Fiona said...

WOW! That is amazing, and well-deserved. For some reason, a tiny little magazine shop near my apartment in New York sells Vogue Living Australia (and no other international mags) and I love it too. Can't wait to see your house!

fergusandme said...

gorgeous home and shop, Anna. I have that classic "for like ever" in my master bath -- it's wonderful in your home. Can't wait to see what you do next! lynn-anne

K @ Blog Goggles said...

This is amazing! Congratulations!! You deserve it :)

Tati Karpa said...

wow
that's big!
of course you deserved
in my humble opinion, you should be EVERY month at VL
thanks god they finally noticed it.
congrats!!!

Emily said...

Congratulations - dreams do come true!! Your home is beautiful and deserves to be in print!

simply seleta said...

Stunning. Spectacular. Fabulous. I wish I could get my hands on a copy. This home is bursting with inspiration and ideas! Congratulations on a recognition well-deserved.

samia said...

congratulations Annna.. ABSOLUTELY out of this world.. i dont knw how u managed to tlk or think about sth else.. coz i think its quite an achievement to boast abt for a lifetime alone.. :) it is amazing..

my little apartment said...

this is amazing! congrats...I might have to break my magazine hiatus to pick this gem up. it looks fantastic!

http://www.mylittleapartment.blogspot.com

Alheimur design said...

Absolutely beutiful thing. Love everything you do. We need some color here in Iceland at the moment.

IRENE said...

My most sincere congratulations! I appreciate your work and your personality, so I am really happy for you! Congratulations!
Always higher and wider!

Jennifer said...

I am just seeing this. Congratulations, Anna!!! It looks beautiful!!

Alicia said...

So well deserved Anna. If I lived in Brisbane I'd be your most dedicated client. You're talent & taste are perfection!!!!

VictoriaArt said...

Congratulations, this is so well deserved, you are sweet and talented and extremly convincing with you attitude and mixing your laid back Aussie style with the peak of chic!!!
Perfect!

Urban Style Vibes said...

Thanks for sharing Anna! I will share your blog and this feature with my readers on Urban Style Vibes tomorrow.

Have a lovely weekend!

Lise M.
www.urbanstylevibes.com