Fun Folks, Fabrics, and Photoshoots

I love our “backyard” neighbors. I found this note stuck to our back door the day we started moving things into our house this past October:

I’ve still got it stuck next to my computer, and it still makes me smile every time I see it.

Cindy, and her husband Jeff, own an interior design business and lucky for me and Kevin, they live in the house on the other side of our back alley:

It’s so fun to talk design with Cindy whenever we bump into each other out there!

Check out these beautiful homes she and her team (Cindy Barganier Interiors) worked on. This first one is located in Watercolor, Florida…

…and this next one is located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida…

Pretty fantabulous, huh?

This past Friday, Kevin and I got to tag along with her and her team for a fun photo shoot at the Blount Conservatory in Montgomery:

We were there to fluff and photograph Cindy’s new line of fabrics…

…and she didn’t have to ask me twice if I wanted to be involved! #IHeartFabric

We got there around 9am, and went straight to work setting everything up…

After Jeff, Marilyn, Cindy and I had everything all “joojed”, Kevin and Josh (Shoot Fly Shoot) photographed everything…

Rumor has it Cindy’s hosting an exciting fabric-themed giveaway over at her blog today. At least that what the word on the street alley is.

Our Shutter Gray Secretary
Christmas Craft

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  1. Anne L. says

    I’m so in love with those long drapes in the Watercolor house!
    I think you hit the jackpot in the neighbor department!

  2. says

    WOW! What amazing designs and if I had spaces as big as those I think I’d roll around on the floor from end to end every couple of hours. Right now if I tried that I’d get in 1 roll from the love seat and then be under the tree!

  3. says

    Just beautiful! You are so lucky to have a friend nearby that you can share all of this great design with!!

  4. says

    man, did you pick your new neighbors well! so generous and so talented! i am in love with the fabrics you were playing with at that shoot. speaking of fabrics, those drapes in the watercolor, fl home are fantastic. love!

  5. Leah says

    Haha – I say “joojed” too and wondered how I would spell it if I ever had to!!! Having wonderful neighbors means so much..: )
    Have a great week!

  6. Bernice says

    These rooms are so beautiful. I love the loonnnnggg draperies in the first house, and the soothing atmosphere of all the rest of the room, and on the second I love how the carpet grounds everything so nicely! Beautiful beautiful! And super nice neighbors! Good for you!

  7. says

    Wow Layla. What an awesome post. We love you guys and can’t wait to move on to the next project together! Woo hoo. See you at the fire pit.

  8. says

    What great Neighbors! Good and friendly ones truly are a blessing.

    Love the fabrics and those places she and her team designed…WOW!

  9. Kellie R says

    I am so happy for you and Kevin. I loved your old home very much but your beautiful new home has room for your growing family and amazing views and wonderful neighbors. Neighbors not are something you can buy and pick for yourselves . I am glad you two and your fur babies have been so blessed. Sending love from California!

  10. says

    Gorgeous fabrics. And how lucky is she to have you two as neighbors! I see lots of collaborations in the future : )

  11. says

    i knew exactly who you were talking about before you said it! i love their work and how lucky she’s your neighbor!

  12. Ter'e Crow Lindsay says

    That’s the happiest fabric i have seen in a long time. it made me want to eat it. That’s a sign of beautiful fabric. kind of a cross between watermelon and cantaloupe salad from a street vendor in Mexico. (That’s a great thing in my book). Delicious yummy colors. Love.
    Missy…….I love your cute lil fur trimmed vest too. But you could wear a burlap bag and be cute!!!!!!
    Cindy sounds like a keeper.

  13. Tanya says

    Absolutely gorgeous!

    Does that mean that you don’t have a backyard? – I’m confused. #sillyaussie


  14. Marianne in Mo. says

    Cindy’s work is fab, and I love her fabrics. Wonder if they’re “for the trade” only, or mass marketed, because they’re wonderful! I see them on a re-do of my sewing chair – been wanting something cheery like that! I’m off to visit her blog – thanks! Love and missed you the last few days!

  15. Cory S. says

    Beautiful fabrics! They take me right back to college. I majored in interior design in college and we had a project where we had to design 3 fabrics of our own and then apply them to a rendering of a room. I pulled out my watercolors and came up with a similar color palate. I had soooo much fun doing that project. Rainbow sherbet! Yum! 😀

    Your neighbor is Celestine Prophecy. You were meant to move next door to her for a reason. I see good things for the two of you with your new kindred spirits across the alley!

  16. says

    Those are the types of neighbors I’ve always dreamed of (though have pretty much given up on). My parents had them. The ones who welcome you to the neighborhood with a note, a welcome basket, a kind hello. We always seem to move into neighborhoods where people prefer to keep to themselves. We know who our neighbors are, and we keep an eye out for each other in quiet ways, but there’s never any socializing.

    Love the colorful fabric!

  17. says

    that canNOT be an accident that you two ended up as neighbors…unreal! You guys are probably like a fine oiled machine
    working together…how sweet.
    fun fabrics, huh?!!!