Picture Perfect

Where would designers be without beautiful photography??  For many projects, it takes years to complete, but until proper pictures are taken (and you know I'm not talking iPhone pics), it's not ready to be shared.  

My sweet friend and designer, Jana Bek, gathered THE most talented group of designers to blog their favorite experiences with photographers and what their talents mean to our work.

I am thrilled to share two experiences with Nashville photographers who make my work #CameraReadyInteriors.

 

Paige Rumore Photography:

Word of mouth led me to Paige. I coveted her work as I sifted through other Nashville designer portfolios. She shoots crisp images that have an approachable vibe, and felt like the perfect fit to capture a favorite project I was wrapping up.

#FranklinRoadBeauty was our first date... and it was a good one! 

 

 

#FranklinRoadBeauty || design: @mrsparanjape || photo: Paige Rumore Photography

Paige spends thoughtful time talking through the best angles, my favorite design elements, and how I intend to use the images (vignettes, editorial, social media) and then shoots for all of those needs.

 

#FranklinRoadBeauty || design: @mrsparanjape || photo: Paige Rumore Photography

Paige's images came back even more beautifully than I'd hoped. The spaces feel bright and crisp. As the designer, I can see that she noticed the details and thoughtfully captured every one.

#FranklinRoadBeauty  ||  design: @mrsparanjape  ||  photo: @paigerumorephotography 

Nick McGinn Photography:

I got to work with Nick NcGinn on my most Nashville-y project to date!  Country music darling, Maren Morris, wanted a more livable and usable outdoor space for her days when she's not on tour. 

I souped up her backyard, but needed rockstar photos to prove it. Nick is a heavy hitter with an impressive resume... and he nailed it!

#MarenMorris || design: @mrsparanjape || photo: Nick McGinn Photography

#MarenMorris || design: @mrsparanjape || photo: Nick McGinn Photography

The images he shot feel edgy and cool with a rock and roll vibe that fit our client to a T!

 

 

#MarenMorris || design: @mrsparanjape || photo: Nick McGinn Photography

#MarenMorris || design: @mrsparanjape || photo: Nick McGinn Photography

Nick shoots both commercial and interiors photography... all with an eye for the sophisticated: www.nickmcginnphotography.com @photourworld  

#MarenMorris  ||  design: @mrsparanjape  ||  photo: @photourworld 

#MarenMorris  ||  design: @mrsparanjape  ||  photo: @photourworld 

#FranklinRoadBeauty  ||  design: @mrsparanjape || photo: @paigerumorephotography 

#FranklinRoadBeauty  ||  design: @mrsparanjape || photo: @paigerumorephotography 

the perfect bath (on a budget)

This month we have the pleasure of hosting a Waterworks Pop-Up shop in Nashville at Redo on September 20th 9am - 5pm. If you haven't already been ogling their gorgeous line of bath fixtures, tubs, and stunning bath furnishings, it's time to check them out! They have some swoon worthy options for anyone looking for a magazine-worthy, luxury bath.

So what makes a perfect bath if you are on a budget?  

Designed by Summer Thornton. 

Designed by Summer Thornton. 

For me,  a perfect bath combines clean lines, timeless finishes, bright natural lighting and a luxurious feel. And you don't have to break the bank!! I recently helped my parents with the renovation of their 1920's craftsman main bathroom. We started out with these photos as our inspiration:

Via Dwell

Via Dwell

Although we were working within a very strict budget, my parents wanted the bathroom to feel timeless, modern, and fresh. At Redo we often refer to this as the "black Target dress, with Jimy Choo shoes." Splurge on some things to keep the room looking rich, but save on the basics. The way we accomplished this in their bath was by starting with classic white subway tile. White subway tile will never go out of style. I had them straight-stack the tile (as seen in the photo above) to keep clean lines, and give it a non-traditional feel. Then we chose a dramatic 10" black hexagon tile from The Tile Shop. This added a lot of character and texture without blowing our budget. 

For the vanity, we chose an inexpensive floating cabinet from IKEA, but added some richness through our drawer pulls and faucets. Furthermore, we added texture through natural wood shelving, a patterned shower curtain, and a vintage rug. 

You can find some of our selections below:

Unfortunately, the only picture I have of the end product was taken with an iPhone. At night. And features a tiny kitten and a dirty floor. So, you're welcome!! I will post some better pictures soon! 

What tips and tricks do you have for an affordable bathroom renovation?

X

Clare

office before + after

Hey guys!

Today, I want to share the office project I finished a little over a year ago. I'm going to be showing you a lot of ‘before’ photos, so you can see what I was working with. If you think the office looks bad in my photos, just imagine it was actually much worse! But now it has been transformed. 

Before: 

red devil hallway

red devil hallway

bright yellow hall 

bright yellow hall 

After: 

white paint cures all evil

white paint cures all evil

Before: 

main office area 

main office area 

After: 

inviting seating area

inviting seating area

Before: 

old office space

old office space

After: 

light and bright office with curtains for privacy

light and bright office with curtains for privacy

Before: 

lofted office before

lofted office before

After: 

open and inviting office

open and inviting office

cozy sitting area for creative break

cozy sitting area for creative break

pool table 

pool table 

meeting area

meeting area

view from the top

view from the top

Before:

old dingy break-room

old dingy break-room

After: 

break-room after

break-room after

This office was such a fun project for me! I really enjoy watching a space transform from not-so-lovely to beautiful and bright!

xoxo,

Olivia