Today I wanted to share with you what my morning looks like when I don't have a meeting first thing!
I love to flip through one of my favorite magazines, Elle Decor, for inspiration for the day; I have my handy notepad to write down to-dos; my favorite sweet treat--a petite almond croissant; and my new favorite candle from Jonathan Adler!
A huge shout out to Joseph at Jonathan Adler for sending me the candles !! Thank you!!
**You can buy this gorgeous Peppery candle that is not-too-sweet HERE.
Today's post I wanted to focus on the finishing details and how to style your home for great picture taking.
There is most definitely an art to styling a nightstand, coffee table, etc. What the eye "sees" is not always what the camera sees.
After thousands of photos I've taken of my own home over the years, only a small percentage actually come out looking magazine-worthy. Styling one vignette can sometimes take 2-3 hours just to get the shot. You have to play around with the items, snap a few shots, then look back at the images on your camera. This will help you determine if the look is good or if something needs to be moved around.
These photos today are all of my home or a client's home I designed/styled.
Here are my tips for styling:
**NUMBER ONE--LIGHTING.. NATURAL, BRIGHTER LIGHT IS KEY!!
-Always use flowers
-Use varying heights when styling
-For a bold look, use a graphic print or colored painting
-Incorporate 5 + items--mix and match textures, colors, and old and new
-Use books--BOOKS ARE KEY!!
PS--I always use a step ladder to get the best top-down photos
PSS--Did you know JWS Interiors offers STYLING AS A SERVICE?
While it's raining here in DC, I came across this photo of Madeline Weinrib's NYC loft --a perfect antidote to this yucky weather. I love the white spiral staircase and the graphic rugs she used side by side.
Known for her textiles and rugs, Weinrib perfectly puts together this space, incorporating a touch of blue with the glass beads in the chandelier.