Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Photoshoot Day for Project Little Lady

With all of the finishing touches put on Project Little Lady, we had our amazing photographer in yesterday to do a photoshoot of the space. Although we don't have any of his pictures back yet, we do have some behind the scenes footage to share with you.

Photoshoots are not glamorous in any way shape or form. It's alot of organization and prep time and the time it takes away from us actually being the office is a killer. Poor Nicole, I had her running around the city going back and forth with deliveries starting at 8am yesterday. This was her first photoshoot with House of Design so she had no clue what she was getting herself into, I hope we didn't scare her too much. Needless to say, it's been a stressful few days but totally worth it!

And, alhough it may have been a gloomy day in the city,  everything was colourful and cheery during our shoot.  Bright and bold fuchsia pops against clean white and powerful navy accents.

Children's rooms are always a pleasure to design because you have the freedom to have fun, be playful and use colour in a way you may not in a formal space. Everything in this little lady's room was designed custom for her: the bed, the drapery, the bedding even her own wall-unit with pink crystal knobs. This is the kind of room she'll be able to grow into easily and if not, I'll live there!!

Here we made use of the little lady's book collection to accessorize her desk with. She'll definitely have lots of examples of colour and shape to learn from in this space!

Of course, a photoshoot would be nothing without an amazing photographer. Here Larry sets up to capture all of the amazing custom pieces in the space. Take a peek at this fab bed in the background!

When styling for a shoot, everything is in the details. It's the small things ( and when I say small, I mean tiny, look at these adorable shoes! No, they don't come in a size 7 unfortunately ... ) that make the biggest difference. Finding the perfect accessories turns a boring room into a photo shoot / magazine worthy room! 

After we finished shooting most of the space, we realized that the shots were missing something. We took a few pictures with the little princess we designed the room for and her adorable smile definitely lit the room up even more. You can't buy props as cute as this so we were thankful that she could be a part of it as well! We're also happy that we could create a space for this little lady to grow into!

We don't want to spoil you with too much information, so be sure to check back when we get the final photographs in! 

Thanks so much to our amazing homeowner who let us take over their house yesterday! 

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