Good to see you Juliet Romano

Recently, I picked up a copy of BHG‘s Special Interest Publication called Christmas Ideas. Now i will be honest, the last couple of years this magazine has seemed oddly similar to the previous year BUT this year is fresh i tell you, fresh! SO I flipped through it at “the Target” and deemed it worthy of $6 (well not worthy but i wanted it) because there was an article on Debbie Dusenberry (who i have met thank you very much and she is very nice and i love what she does) so i bought it! Later at home i realized not only was Deb of Curious Sofa in this issue but also an old favorite-JULIET ROMANO! (Dont you just love her name!)


I knew when I turned the page and spotted THIS darling Christmas tree..could it be??? YES, i saw her name I WAS RIGHT it was Juliet and couldnt wait to see the rest. The best thing about Juliet’s article is the theme/tone/angle..it is all about a FEW DECORATIONS and more SIMPLE holiday decor…I love her philosophy.


I first fell in Juliet’s home in 2001 (I believe that was the year, it was the year we moved in to our current home)i cant find copies of the images or my copy of the article but it is such a pretty layout…she had a coral painted bedroom..silhouettes of her chilren (one of which is name Henry and is now in college i believe!) around her white painted bedroom fireplace. I modeled the dining room after hers in fact…with pine hutch, brass (yes i said brass) light and lots of blue and white and staffordshire figurines.

and you know what else, I sat down after reading the article and i wrote her a note. yes i did, googled her address in Seattle (am I freaking you out yet?) and just wrote her a little note. Do you ever see people in shelter magazines and feel like you know them…notice their children have grown..maybe it is just me but if not, tell me about it in the comments.

SO, check out the 2009 issue of BHG’s Christmas IDEAS to read the rest of the story on Juliet, Debbie and others..good job BHG!

AND if you love the look of the silhouette tree..check out this cute blog. They have a great tutorial on making silhouette ornaments to achieve a similar look.

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Comments

  1. i saw it the other day and didn't know if the $6 was worth it … i'm buying it tomorrow!!

  2. Jaime @ A Place Out West says:

    Cute!! I did a silhouette ornament tutorial on my blog last week too. I love that tree – I'll have to go pick up that issue. 🙂

  3. Oh goodness gracious… I was reading your post and it totally reminded me of reading that article about Juliet many years ago… I also loved her home. I'll have to check ot this issue! Wow!

  4. The Kramer Family says:

    I love the silhouette ornaments. Those may have to go on my "to do" list.

    This whole spread was fab!

    Love ya!

  5. I'm so glad you told us about Juliet being in the magazine. I haven't met her…but I have her pages torn from magazines and in my inspiration files. I love her style and the colors she uses. It's all so pretty. 🙂

  6. Danette W Lawrie says:

    Juliet is not only full of wonderful ideas for her home, she is a wonderful cook, a great mother and wife and gives herself tirelessly to her community. I am so proud of her. Her Mom

  7. Holly, I was just googling Juliet Romano and found your post. I was googling because I am flipping through my jumbo inspiration scrapbook and was enjoying a feature from BH&G from 1999! I’ve been carrying it around forever and you know what? Much of what I love about her style is what I love about yours- classic, traditional elements put together in a warm and inviting way! Btw, did she write back?

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