I had a photo shoot yesterday of a newly remodeled project. My stylist, Kristy, and I did what we always do in order to get the home to look like it belongs in a magazine: we take out everything that is practical and functional. It turns into a job of making a kitchen look like a place where humans don’t ever eat toast, don’t make coffee, don’t spill things on the floor and never ever leave papers out on the counter. And, if there’s a dog – it’s a well behaved handsome beast who loves to sit pretty.
The first thing Kristy, my stylist, and I do is take off everything that any normal human uses to sustain life every day and then we start filling the place with flowers, plants, art, pretty bowls and objects that have no real purpose but to look nice (kind of like my cat).
What does any of this mean in terms of you styling your home? Take things away that you don’t use every day, put things back in their place, buy yourself flowers, use bowls, clean up behind yourself and have a good lookin’ dog. And, the most important thing to remember to cut yourself some slack – being human is messy work.
I’ll share the finished photographs from this project on the next blog!
Sometimes the world seems like a big hole. You spend all your life shouting down it and all you hear are echoes of some idiot yelling nonsense down a hole.” – Adam Duritz