A look back at the creation of the Premiere Issue of New England Home's Connecticut


We have an advance copy of the Premiere Issue of New England Home's Connecticut, with a fabulous cover story on a project that Cindy Rinfret did for a Greenwich family. This cover and the gorgeous spread in the magazine made us nostalgic for the photo shoot that made this feature story possible. Come back in time with us to Summer 2009 for the behind the scenes look at how we styled these rooms for this incredible result (which I originally wrote about in June 2009).

For this photo shoot, we brought in the incredible photographer, Michael Partenio and his assistant David, along with stylist extraordinaire, Stacy Kunstel, to photograph this gorgeous home, which Cindy Rinfret had recently completed but which had yet to be finished off with accessories.

Check out these behind the scenes pics to see how we transformed these rooms into sumptuous spaces brimming with interest and color.

Every photo shoot needs lots and lots of flowers. (Think about it, how many photos of beautiful rooms in magazines have you seen that do not have flowers?)

It took five fully packed SUVs to bring over accessories from Rinfret Home & Garden. We took over the kitchen and used it as our staging ground. Whole Foods also turned out to be a great resource for food to brighten up the breakfast room (and also fuel us through the day). We just may have nibbled on some of those muffins that are on the cover of the magazine...

Here is the picture perfect result, as seen in the pages of New England Home's Connecticut.


As you can see from the scouting shot below, the entry needed some serious accessories to focus the space.


Voila -- below is the perfect entry photo, as seen in the pages of New England Home's Connecticut.


The dining room was another space that desperately needed some TLC!



We decorate the table with flowers and place settings. The lights are turned off to avoid any bright spots. What you see with your eye is always different than what the camera sees so we position the "center" arrangement off-center so that it looks better in the shot. Everyone checks out the various shots in Michael's laptop.


After a lot of fussing we get the perfect shot, which looks beautiful in the magazine spread.

Thank you to everyone at New England Home's Connecticut for making this project come to life in the magazine!