Guess who is working to put the finishing touches on the upstairs before a magazine shoots The Country House next week? Yep, you heard me right! I know I have been a complete tease by only showing you detail shots and little snippets of each room for the last two and a half years – I am very aware that it is completely annoying. (Thanks to all of you who have hung in there with me!) I am dying to share the knitty-gritty with you guys, but that is part of the deal if you want to get in print. They don’t want the rooms to be all over the internet before they even get a chance to shoot it.The photos in this post are not so fantastic. I smashed the screen on my phone and everything is just a bit grainy. I have a replacement but am having a hard time getting it to initiate. I am blaming that on mercury being retrograde. This too shall pass…on Saturday. I’ve had workmen at the house since Monday morning helping me pull this thing together, and really have not had the opportunity to get out the good camera during daylight hours – so these will have to do.The brand new O’Lampia chandelier may seem completely off-base from the photos featured today of our master bedroom with knotty pine ceilings – but please remember the other design elements that are in the room! We have a set of 1960’s Shandell’s lamps with minimal, grasscloth wallpaper shades, an Ivory Leather and Walnut Eames lounger, and a set of industrial nightstands. In my opinion, the clean-lines of the chandelier pull together the Mid Century Modern lounge chair with the nightstands that feature pine tops and slick looking reclaimed metal machine shop drawers.Truth be told, I’m on the fence when it comes to decorating with antlers. They have been so ‘on-trend ’ for such a long time that I am a little over them. I do really love their look – they have a sculptural quality about them. What I am opposed to is the fake resin ones that the Pottery Barn’s of the world are selling en masse and when they’re used in completely random interiors that really do not call for antlers. I do however think they are particularly good in a country or mountain house design scheme which (obviously) this is. BTW: these are naturally shed Caribou antlers that I got at an antique store – remember Hunter Bee?- no animal was injured for a portion of it to sit upon my Shaker-Style Armoires.So there we have it. Theses last-minute updates I am making before the house is “finished.” I know, I know. Design is never done…but at least it’s at a point that is photographable! I am not saying who is shooting it, or when it will be in print because as we all know by now 1) I am not one to count my chickens before they hatch and 2) crazier things have happened! (Remember when the magazine changed their plan and I had to pull the plug at the last minute?) I am by no means saying that will happen again, but I am not getting my hopes up until the magazine printed, on the news stands and in my hot little hands!