23 June 2009

run to the newsstands!

maison21 would like to congratulate his bff, rudy calvero, on having his palm springs weekend home published in the new issue of ty pennington at home- on newsstands today!

the house, as photographed by the talented john ellis and styled by sunday hendrickson, looks amazing! not only do the interiors look terrific, but so does the impossibly cute sam, rudy's & his partner, will stewart's comically adorable jack russell terrier (an m21 foundling, btw).

maison21 would also like to personally thank rudy for making sure our name was mentioned in the article as well "with help from designer friend, christian may". rudy and i had a blast over the years collecting the cast-off, thrift store, yard sale and ebay finds that comprise the interior, and it was truly a labor of love- for example, the sofa was a gift from my old boss- the catch being that it had to be removed from a garage on a sold property by midnight, as escrow was closing! cut to sneaking around the empty property at 11:00 at night with flashlights, trying to load a ginormous old sectional onto a truck and hoping not to be caught by security patrolling the tony neighborhood! worth it in the end, as if we actually had to pay for a sofa, a milo baughman original was probably not in the budget...

again, congrats rudy (and will, and sam)! and thanks for letting us be a part of the project- it was blast! let's do it again after you sell this one, ok? (more pictures at reality link too!)

now, run to the newsstands to get your copy before m21 buys them all up!


ps- congrats to rudy and will on their 7th anniversary- i'm honored to have you (and sam) in my life!

9 comments:

Fifi Flowers said...

I sooooooooo NEED a GLAM getaway... Palm Springs is FAB!!!

La Maison Fou said...

So nice, we are going to PS in July! I love it there, it is so magical!
Leslie

Lucinda said...

I'll have to check this out, congrats on the article and making friends with Palm Springs residents. Always a feather in your hat!

tartanscot said...

Yay ! congratuations . . . . it looks marvelous.

Tracy Pardue Watier said...

The pic at the top of this post is so great-looking I can't wait to see the rest! Congrats, Christian!! Love the story about the sofa too... so much more satisfying and interesting than saying "so we walked into the designer's showroom and plopped down a bunch of cash..."

Pigtown-Design said...

Saw it! YAY!

Paul Pincus said...

congratulations!!! i'm going to pick this up. that image is SO gorgeous.

palm springs is one of my favourite places in the world.

Suzy said...

How fab!

maison21 said...

thanks everybody! rudy and i had a great time decorating his house over the last 8 years (yes, this was a labor of love AND time). wait 'til you see the before and afters i'll be posting soon- not to be believed, if i don't say so myself! pretty amazing for no budget decorating!

and tracy- i'll be vising your new venture the minute i get a chance- can't wait!