Norma and Doc Roupe, who live off Mill Lane in the Woodbridge neighborhood in Salem, are feeling the decor magazine love this holiday season.
The Roupes’ home has been featured in not one, but two magazine spreads. “Country Sampler” and “Faux Effects World” both took a liking to the Roupes’ home and decided to publish photos of the home decked out for Christmas and using a particular faux effect on their shed chimney, respectively.
A photographer from “Country Sampler” came out to Salem two years ago, according to Norma. The spread of photos didn’t quite work for last year’s holiday issue, but editor Elizabeth Morrissey was able to use them in this year’s issue, Norma said.
Norma seemed excited to be featured, but found the photoshoot to be a bit “nervewracking,” Norma said. Photographers and stylists Franklin and Esther Schmidt were at the Roupe’s home from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.–and never took a break for lunch–all to ensure they found the perfect shots, Norma said. (Copies of the Nov. 2012 issue of Country Sampler are still available at the magazine’s website, www.countrysampler.com, according to Morrissey.)
As for Faux Effects World, the process was a little simpler: Norma submitted the photos of the faux stonework she and her husband used on the chimney of their garden shed. (Copies of Volume XV are available by visiting www.fauxeffectsworld.com or by calling 800-270-8871.)