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I was so honored when Sunbrella, the leader in outdoor performance fabric, reached out to me to feature one of my recent outdoor projects for their Friendsgiving blog post.

I know that photo shoots sound like a breeze from the outside looking in but that couldn't be further from the truth. There is a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into it. For this photo shoot, we decided on a San Diego style Friendsgiving concept since it's becoming so popular.


Since the concept was and outdoor Friendsgiving celebration, it was time to invite the guests - of course I had to include my daughter India Rose, my mom, my client and her beloved poodle Peat, her mom and our closest friends. Then outfits had to be planned, flower arrangement ordered and of course mimosas!

Photo Credit: Tara Sgroi


My project was in full renovation swing at the time of the photo shoot so I had to carefully plan out the construction calendar so that we could stop work for one full day. No sign of construction on this day though!

Photo Credit: Tara Sgroi

Photo Credit: Tara Sgroi


I love the execution part. Since Interior Design is my FIFTH career (seriously), my past experience producing photo shoots for a catalog house for 15 years really comes in handy! The difference is, I used to work solely behind the camera but now I'm working in front of the camera as well! Quelle difference!

Photo Credit: Tara Sgroi


The best part is to see how beautiful the photos and video turned out! Here are the links to Sunbrella's Blog Post and well as the video content that they produced. Please stop by their website to have a read as you prepare for Thanksgiving!

Sunbrella Friendsgiving Blog Post >>>

Sunbrella Friendsgiving Video #1 >>>

Sunbrella Friendsgiving Video #2 >>>

A very special thank you to Sunbrella for the opportunity to share my project and Friendsgiving Tips with your followers. Thank you to the talented Tara Sgroi who photographed and filmed this project. Last but not least, thank you to my client, Susan Coleman, for allowing us to take over your home for a day.

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