This modern kitchen made me want to paint the walls of my kitchen bright yellow. (It’s a good thing I didn’t do it because our kitchen has a long exposed brick wall & redish wood cabinets that would look horrible with bright yellow!) How could you have a grumpy morning in such a bright happy looking kitchen? I don’t think it’s possible. It was designed by Elizabeth Aurandt of Mercer Interior. Elizabeth is not only a talented Interior Designer, but she is also quite an intuitive stylist. Throughout our shoot, I tried to convince her to venture into the world of prop styling. She’s a busy lady…we’ll see if she can fit it on her plate!
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Beka & Houston, the young design team behind Shift Design, cater to individuals with a smaller budget (but they won’t turn away big budget jobs either!). I met Beka, Houston, and Luis, their marketing & PR partner, a few years ago on- drumroll please- craigslist! Shooting for them has always been very fulfilling; there’s something refreshing about shooting homes that are a bit more modest. The spaces they design are comfortable & modern yet playful. They have a knack for color & can really make a small space feel open and comfortable. They are also one of the funniest duo’s I know- whenever we shoot together, it’s a bit hard to focus because they just keep me laughing.
Check out The New York Observer HOME Fall 2010 issue featuring one of my shoots with The Brooklyn Home Co. This was a great space to shoot. Actually, I wouldn’t mind living in it either! Story starts on Page 69.
Taking too long for Scribd to load? See the pics below while you are waiting. (But don’t miss the article- it’s a good story!)
I was faced with a challenge; capture custom furniture pieces in the spaces they live in & make the photos about the pieces, not the space. This is hard to do when the rooms that the pieces live in are bold and breathtaking. The challenge made it a really fun shoot, and we even managed to fit in a portrait of the talented and beautiful designer, Daun Curry. Daun’s company is called Modern Declaration & the website is coming soon!
Update 11/24/10: The Modern Declaration site is up! Check it out!
I met one of my very first clients, Darci Hether, through craigslist a few years ago and we have been working together ever since. A few months ago, we even came across a blogger who compared us to pb&j. Mmmm- I’ll take that (the compliment or the sandwich) anyday.
In Darci’s modern spaces there is life and there is warmth. She makes modern live-able. On our last shoot we were having such an in-depth conversation about blogging that we forgot to turn the water on for the pot shot and had to shoot it again! Ops! …It was worth it- Darci decided to start a blog the day after our shoot! Check it out: http://darcihether.tumblr.com/