I’ve had the nicest exchange with photographer Brittany Ambridge this week, who was so pleased that I wanted to feature her on decor8. It’s often a delight when you write to someone searching to run a story about their work and they reply with this kind of heartfelt words of thanks and are genuinely cooperative and wonderful. In reality, she updated her on the internet portfolio just so I could share her newest so you are able to see some fresh views of beautiful spaces she has shot from California to France. I also realized something quite interesting when speaking to Brittany…
First, she is the sole photographer for domino magazine given that their relaunch and she shoots about 95% of it. Wow, appropriate? She also retouches the photos herself, which is uncommon in her industry. If that weren’t ample, she also performs closely with Robert Leleux, the magazine’s newly appointed Editorial Director, on every single shoot. When it comes to her work she exposed, “I take it from the preliminary idea, which is brainstormed with the edit crew, to shooting, editing, retouching, all the way by means of to the color proofs for print. That’s never ever been completed just before in publishing to have a single individual do all of that.” I think that this is precisely why her function is so beautiful – simply because she sees it through from starting to finish and she doesn’t have a whole lot of hands concerned in the process – so her function is noticed by us in its purest most honest type – from her eye to the pages of the magazine. How nice.
Instead of just showing you some fairly pictures, I wished to supply some decorating takeaway for you to take pleasure in. Also, all of the links to these properties are featured at the end of this post so please click about and appreciate your self. And don’t forget, all pictures can be enlarged if you merely click on them and pinned even so please guarantee Brittany is credited along with domino when you pin (thank you!).
one. Happy, Vivid Corners. A actually fantastic consuming nook that feels really west coast with the blue tones, tile floor and greenery.
2. Splashes of daring shade and pattern. Plus, more of that excellent tile. Love the marble backsplash and the windows painted in daring blue. Open shelving is a superb way to open up a kitchen.
three. Coastal photography and and a painting. Brings the seaside to the abode. Also, it’s constantly a good touch to lean a couple of photos against the wall using a painting as a mini shelf.
4. Bold artwork and patterns towards white. Usually a great thought. Love the botanical prints (excellent use of symmetry to balance the area), and all of the Swedish throw pillows by Svenskt Tenn and the HAY trays on the coffee table. I loved my check out to their Stockholm store – this kind of a utopia of colour.
five. Bookcase as a focal level. Emily Henderson’s built in bookcase came out so great, the lines are fun and sudden and every thing colorful stands out so nicely against white, correct?
6. A calming, chic sleep room. I love the colors, so unexpected — and the patterns technically shouldn’t work with each other but they really, truly do. Such a excellent lesson in mixing things up and decorating from the heart vs. always the head.
7. A big, rustic kitchen. The tiled walls, the mega stove, open shelving, crisp white… The ceiling! The rug! It tends to make even the non-cook want to rattle some pots and pans and shouldn’t your kitchen inspire you to culinary greatness?
eight. Greens. Just include greens to you room currently. They are healthy, can be displayed in the most stylish vessels these days, and make a home really feel extremely all-natural and cozy. Some plants and trees are very sculptural and severe (excellent for quite contemporary minimalistic houses) whereas other folks can be extremely wild or wispy for the more eclectic or romantic at heart. The plants and flowers that you really like the most are usually a window into our decorating soul. At least in accordance to me.
9. Dark floors. I know absolutely everyone and their dog is into white floors or light wood floors but dark flooring can be just as gorgeous. It anchors a room (I adore saying that, sounds so professional!) and feels warm and private as well. Dark floors can be extremely inviting, also.
ten. A effectively-styled mantle. This is such a great example of taking part in with colour, pattern and decorative objects along with stunning artwork. You know how considerably I love flowers, so these sweet peas and dahlias truly do it for me. And with flowers the wonderful issue is that this week it’s dahlias and subsequent week, it’s cherry blossoms – you can instantaneously modify a mood with the obtain of a single bundle and a swap out of a vessel.
11. A quite sweet kid’s room. Gosh what a darling area and a lovely view to boot. Every single kid need to be so fortunate.
twelve. Bold prints. This is such a good use of a bold print paired with a basic bench and plenty of books and magazines stacked neatly below. That print actually makes the corner come to life. Artwork is this kind of a wonderful way to instantly lift a space.
13. Patterned backgrounds behind shelving. I don’t know if this is a wall or wallpaper, a wallpapered bookcase, or what truly. But I love it. Why not add pattern to the back of a bookcase. You can do it with wallpaper, matte gift wrap, material, or if you just want to perform with solids – paint it. But my goodness, experiment a minor am I correct? Fun things.
14. Concrete floors. Aside from all of that natural light and the gorgeous window and views, I really like this polished concreate floor which is best for houses set in warm, tropical climates. NOT Boston.
15. All white styling. White books, white ceramics, a hint of nude. YES YES YES. I genuinely really like this. Most of these ceramics are from Astier de Villatte in Paris, a store I really worked in for the day a number of many years ago when I styled it for my book. What a dream come real for me to function with this kind of stunning items. I wanted to carry almost everything house with me but I escaped only with a journal, a number of candles and a massive ceramic fork for my wall. I ultimately want to own this many pieces from them although and style them beautifully like this in my property. Maybe when Aidan will get a tiny older!
16. Daring patterned wallpaper. Bedrooms can often be super dull and generic, can’t they? I indicate, what alternatives do we actually have with furnishings placement? A bedroom is in contrast to any other space. The bed is nearly often in the middle of the biggest wall, flanked by two end tables, two lights and maybe some artwork operate over. The bed is often large and in charge so the focus is often on the bed. 1 of the greatest methods to modify that up is to eliminate the headboard and go large and bold with wallpaper like this photograph over. Then the bed is kind of an after thought and not the very first point you see upon entertaining, and at times that actually nice if we’re not fussy about preserve the bedding perfectly produced and ironed or we don’t have the very best hunting headboard in the planet.
17. Mood boards. I know, we all detest the title but they are so sensible for designers and so fun for creatives to share what’s on their thoughts in a very visual way. And a mood board makes such a statement, when composed, it becomes it’s very own work of artwork and focal point. I really like them in any area of the home however they tend to work greatest in the office the place most inventive tips blossom.
18. Newspaper-as-artwork. I by no means in my lifestyle thought of or noticed this ahead of and I’ve dealt with a ton of interiors throughout the past decade. This Kate Moss piece, framed, is beautiful. I wish I knew far more about it but it’s quite awesome framed like that above the fireplace, don’t you believe?
19. Masks and mood boarding for kids. Okay, those masks on the animals sitting across the bed created me laugh out loud. I love the sense of humor here. But what caught my eye at very first, aside from that lovely map, are the pictures tapes to the wall. This kind of a great way to encourage your child to decorate and also share what they are inspired by at the minute in addition to pop stars and baby animal posters.
twenty. String artwork. Be creative and unusual and do one thing whimsical like this string artwork by Berlin-primarily based artist Nike Schroeder. This operate was commissioned by stylist Emily Henderson and came out so quite – I love the softness and splash of color. I’m confident it expense her a fortune, but it’s well worth it when something like this actually can make the space.
21. Splash of color and throws. This usually operates for me. If you put your finger in excess of the painting and imagine the chairs sheepskin throw-totally free, nicely it’s not the very same area. The electrical power or texture and shade!
22. Daring closet doors. This is the best. I can’t embellish right here. If you are bold adequate just make this take place on your closet doors by some means, someway.
23. An organized perform studio with design. We all need a location exactly where we can produce from an truthful area while also discovering our stuff! I really really like how this artists’ studio is decorated. Tends to make me want to run in there and paint one thing which is exactly what a creative area need to do – motivate you to get your hands active!
Properties proven above are from the following beautiful home owners. Please click on every hyperlink to view their complete home. Chay Wike’s Hollywood Hills house, Austyn Zung’s SoHo apartment, Heather Taylor’s West Hollywood home, Ariel Ashe’s Greenwich Village townhouse, Sally King Benedict’s Atlanta house, Anne Ziegler’s Laurel Canyon residence, Emily Henderson’s Los Angeles property, Andrea Krueger’s Paris apartment.
Thank you so significantly Brittany for permitting us a peek into your gorgeous globe, your gorgeous operate and the residences of so numerous fashionable folks you’ve had the pleasure to function with. And a special thanks to domino magazine for sharing photography from earlier issues with us, as well.
(Photographs: Brittany Ambridge)