You may have seen the old, grainy video house tours that we shot a while back using our decade-old, YouTube-averse camcorder. If you did, forget them. Pronto. And instead, head over to The Nest’s TV On Demand page to check out a new and (key word) professional video tour of our home (watch it here). It puts those other camcorder run-ins to shame… so much so that we’re not going to talk about them anymore. Agreed?
The fine folks over at The Nest stopped by a little while ago to tape the tour, which involved a pretty full afternoon of videotaping and doing our best to keep the cheeseball factor to a minimum. Both Sherry and I (yes, I was allowed to be in front of the camera for this one) described our favorite rooms, DIY projects and style hints while the cameras rolled (and rolled, and rolled). I think we both managed to sound coherent, but Burger still ended up stealing the show with his sneaky chihuahua antics. We should’ve known…
We hope you guys enjoy the tour (again, you can see it here). We’re thrilled with the final product, so a big “THANKS” to all the great people over at The Nest for inviting us to do the tour and putting together such an entertaining finished product. Burger sends dog kisses your way.
That was great! Your house is beautiful and now I have a better idea of how it flows so nicely. Sherry – you should go to myheritage.com and do your celebrity morph – you look just like Rachel McAdams!(or she looks like you)
Making it Lovely says
Fun! You guys are naturals.
That’s too cool!
Love it! And I’m officially your new groupie… soon to be a client (think long, narrow space.)
I watched the tour and you guys (plus Burger and the house) looked great!
Way to go!
awesome yo! you two are so camera-genic! what’s next? hosting your own hgtv show?!? seriously – I’d watch it :) but that is how BFF’s roll…
I just love you guys. You’re such an inspiration!
Great video! Burger was too funny.
Thats so cool! I love your house. My husband actually said he wants our next house to be a rancher (omg!) which is crazy because he is not as into doing all these “projects” as I am.
you guys are totally on your way to having your own show!
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What a great tour! Your house looks perfect and it was fun to see it in live action.
[email protected] says
Hey that was great! You guys are naturals in front of the camera….and you have sure had your share of chances lately!
Kudos! House, dog and youngsters looked FAB!!
It was great! I loved the shots of Burger skulking around :D hilarious
ashley morgan says
I love the photo wall with the “P” in the frame, and the photostrips. I do something similar in our hallway. I frame everything!
How exciting! Great tour, I love the combination of beautiful photo shots with the video. And the Youngsters and Burger are adorable as always.
heather s. says
Burger = hilarious! Great video and it was nice to see John in it as well this time!
MaryB in Richmond says
How cute are you? And inspirational, too — I’m looking at my kitchen cabinets thinking that maybe an off-white might be better than the dark dark dark wood they are now!
Denise T. says
How fun! I know how the stylists like to come in and stage a house for a photo shoot or a video. Did The Nest folks bring in a lot of goodies for the video? Maybe you’ve already detailed that information in a previous post and I missed it.
The pillows and the lamps in the living room really pop with vibrant color. Love the new tour!
Aww, thanks guys. So glad you’re enjoying the tour! We have to admit that the Burger part is by far our favorite, in fact we still cry with laughter when we watch it. Probably just because everything your “baby” does is hysterical to you.
Denise T- Yup there was a bit of sprucing and styling before the camera rolled, but they really made an effort to maintain the look that we live with day to day. Of course a few pops of color here and there look great on film (and it’s always fun to see some bright accessories thrown into the mix). Stay tuned for a much more exhaustive post about the whole experience, but it might have to wait a bit since there’s more to come…
Carmil- Yeah, it was a loong day, and unfortunately the sun went down before we made our way to the sunroom (the nerve!). I’m super glad they used the still shots though, they really capture the sunny space. It was just such a whirlwind and everyone was going as fast as they could!
p.s. The Rachel McAdams thing is always funny to hear. I actually got asked for my autograph a few times in NY due to the resemblance. The weird thing is that I don’t see it at all (nor does John or my family) but strangers in elevators sure like to call me Amy and tell me how much they loved me in The Notebook.
Jen Doyle says
Alright – I already liked you guys but now I like you even more after watching that video! You are so down to earth and I adore your style. Thanks for having such a great site and giving us all wonderful tips!
Great job, you two! The house looks fantastic (not a surprise), and you’re both very natural in front of the camera.
Love the video! It’s fun to actually hear your voices and to see little Burger in action :)
I love the vision you two had for your home, it’s so fresh and beautiful!
Love you guys– you looked and sounded great! But how strange were the Nest folks to video your “sunroom” at night?!!! I love your still shots of that room (which capture it well), I’m sure you agree that the video doesn’t do it justice. Oh well, I’m glad you have this for posterity and to review when you are old and gray!
Super cute! It was so nice to see a real time walk-through of your home – the way the space is laid out makes more sense to me now (rather than trying to assemble a handful of pictures into spatial relationships! :)
aww! this is great!
love the video!
Loved it! My favourite bit – the framed photobooth strips.
I loved your other video tours, but this one was even better!
That video is great! I am glad the whole fam was there (John, Burger and you!).
I love the video! It was great to see you two on camera. Can’t wait for more details of the shoot…like those great pillows on your bed.
Those pillows were actually just borrowed from our guest bedroom where they normally live! They’re from Bed Bath & Beyond (purchased a few years ago) if it helps. You have quite the eagle eye!
Hey guys! Awesome video! It was fun to see you and the house on camera! Keep up the good work!
CAROL S. says
That was sensational. Loved it! You two are natural design hosts…and really need to try out for the next Top Design or similar type show. I think I need to use you for the wall in my living room. I have two smaller type Pottery Barn shelves…but your three symetrical shelves ARE such a statement. Hmmmm…more later. Thanks for sharing.
I can’t believe you guys have actual voices and bodies and are actual people. For so long you’ve just been those people that live in cyberspace and have a bitchin’ house. I don’t think any of us should ever meet you, it’d be like a black hole or big bang, reality and cyberspace colliding… nooo!
And I concur, you guys look incredibly natural on camera. You guys need an agent? Not for you two of course… for burger…
Jessica Strausbaugh says
Great video! On a side note, I’ve always wondered where you got the white boxes that are on on your desk in your “office” area. Thanks!
Those boxes are from Ikea. They’re super cheap because they’re actually made out of cardboard, but reinforced with metal accents to make them look more legit. Hope that helps!
Love the video tour! You guys did great!!! And honestly, you make all of your DIY work seem so easy!!! Great job!
You two were great! I love all the trouble that rascal Burger was getting into. So cute. :)
I am a little pillow crazy right now! I picked up a few at Target this week, and I am searching for any and all blue & green pillows for our living room, so those really stuck out. Too bad I didn’t win the pillow giveaway because that blue/brown/green trellis one is now on my wish list! I am finally getting to that living room makeover you worked so hard on for me a while back. Office is 95% complete! Pics soon…
Right now we’re loving these pillows and these pillows in the blue/green family (and when you enter C20 at checkout you get 20% off!). Hope it helps. Oh and check out these blue botanical pillows from Overstock. Always a steal!
You guys! That was awesome! You have done an amazing job with your home; love your style. Everything is perfect yet you always manage to add in a new accessory or two and just keep perfecting perfection!! That’s talent!
Thanks Sandy and Jill! You’re too kind. It’s true that our house is never really done- always a work in progress!
We actually have a lot of projects in the hopper for this spring (major curb appeal is the name of the game, and we also have a fun little hallway project up our sleeves along with lots more mini makeovers and tutorials). Stay tuned…
John & Sherry (and little Burger too)–
Loved the video, you guys are so natural in front of the camera! House looks gorgeous (as always)……..the second time I watched it, I was noting all the tweaks you’ve done since this was shot. Your never really done are you? LOL Great job!
Sherry~ Too funny! I eye those circle pillows everytime I visit Z’s site. And after seeing those other pillows on Freckles Chick’s couch I was trying to plan how to work them in! I was so stuck on the brown I didn’t even think of the green. My hubby might be getting a surprise pkg in the mail! You never cease to amaze me!
I didn’t know that you had posted about the tour yet because I saw it on Twitter, however it’s funny because I just did for you on my blog.
I love you guys, I think you are talented and believe that you will make it so far! Keep your dreams going!
check it out!
You guys are great on camera & Burger is a total ham!
Thanks for letting us in your house!
The best part of this video is naughty yet adorable Burger. ;-)
Your home is so gorgeous! I love how fresh it feels – and all of the natural elements really make it feel inviting and cozy! :)