Romancing the Rustic


We are super excited and honored to have our DIY made-over home in Detroit Home Magazine this Summer!  If you missed the “Detroit Home Photo Shoot” that featured a lot of the behind the scene photos, you can view that HERE.

The best part about this magazine feature, is that they actually wrote the story behind the decorating.


Enjoy….”Romancing the Rustic” by Megan Swoyer/Photography by Matthew Lavere & his assistant Ryan.

(view larger digital version at bottom of post)

Detroit Home Magazine Cover


inResidence office.June.16-3

inResidence livingroom.June.16-3

inResidence livingroom.June.16-3

inResidence bath.June.16-3


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32 Responses

  1. Debbie Manno says:

    Julie, they did an amazing story and amazing photo shoot on your home. Congratulations!!

  2. Curt Burney says:

    Congrats on a GREAT article Julie!! Move over Chip & Joanna Gaines! There’s a future star coming to HGTV!! 🙂

  3. Nancie says:

    Gorgeous, Julie…Every inch of it! What a great tour with your story and pictures. Congrats! You deserve it!

  4. Dad says:

    This is the BIG Time, love, Dad

  5. Susan says:

    Julie! Congrats the article is beautiful and I loved the story too! Great job!!

  6. Susan says:

    Julie, congrats! Love the article and I love that they shared the story!

  7. Pat Fowler says:

    What a lovely article about you and your beautiful home, Julie. Well deserved! Look out for that call from HGTV.

  8. So beautiful you did a fabulous job

    • Julie Fiato says:

      Hi Ramie…thank you so much for stopping by and your kind words. This was so much fun! ~ Julie

  9. Congrats, congrats Julie!!!…A well deserved feature of your home and the story behind it….How exciting!

    • Julie Fiato says:

      Hi Shirley! It is very exciting. Never in a million years would I think this would happen. Hope your Summer is off to great start! ~ Julie

  10. Jan says:

    What an excellent display of your home and well written explanations – Good job to you and your family!

    • Julie Fiato says:

      Thank you so much, Jan! I was very pleased with the article. Megan the editor came over and we talked for quite some time. She was very kind and interested in everything 🙂 Have a great weekend…almost there! ~ Julie

  11. Kerry says:

    Julie, congratulations! You deserve every bit of this fame!! What a beautiful job you’ve done! So happy for you guys!

    • Julie Fiato says:

      Thank you, Kerry! It was an amazing experience. We have another big one coming up in September. That one will be on news stands. Yippee!!! Have a great Summer, Kerry! ~ Julie XO

  12. Gorgeous family, gorgeous home. I’m so happy for you my friend!

    • Julie says:

      Hi Val! I miss you…thank you so much for stopping by. Means the world to me!! Have a great Summer!! XO ~ Julie

  13. Gwen says:

    Seeing your home in whole makes it all fit together. It makes me love each area even more!! For example, the piece that’s in a turquoise color and stores wood yet has your collection of silver and mirrors makes sense now as a home on the water (or at least close!). Your home is big!!! And you’ve filled it with the right amount of things that look so perfect together. Yes! You can decorate?

  14. carol bittner says:

    Love the photos and all your beautiful decorating. They did a great job but you made it all possible. Everything is so nice; a special home for a special family (love the family pic).

    • Julie says:

      Hi Carol! Thank you so much for your kind words. I appreciate you so much. Have a great weekend! XO ~ Julie

  15. Rick says:

    It was a great deal of hard work but once we finished it was worth it. You look smoking hot by the way, Mama Cita!

  16. One of the reasons I love your decor is that aren’t afraid to use dark colors. I always gravitate towards black, too. I love how they featured your entire family, you’re the next Pioneer Woman! I’m in Detroit all the time, we should connect!!

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