Last November I styled the latest collections from Anthology which I shot at Castle Gibson's Blue Factory in Dalston, a really cool versatile industrial location that I've used previously for a Zoffany shoot (see photos below). The talented Damian Russell was on the camera and his dark and moody lighting was perfect for the Anthology tone.
The planning and research stage is a part I love and I draw on loads of different forms of inspiration to create each set up. As well as location scouting and planning the elements, set, composition, look and feel of each shot, I especially like sourcing amazing props and this takes up a LOT of a stylists time. Thanks so much to all of the brands who loaned me pieces including Martin Huxford, Porta Romana, Tom Faulkner, William Holland, Elise Luttik, Original BTC, Jo Sampson, Friends & Founders, Nest, Julian Chichester, Chapel Street London, Heathfield, Tom Dixon, Brink & Campman and Amara! I spotted the divine verdigris copper bath by William Holland at Decorex 2017 and knew I had to feature it and it works perfectly with the teal Modulate paper. I came across Martin Huxford at Maison et Objet 2015 and am obsessed with their beautiful marble and metal pieces and exquisite lighting. The dreamy rainbow perspex Prismania chair by Elise Luttik is a real showstopper that I happened across a few years ago. I attempted to ship it from the Netherlands (where Elise is based) to Switzerland last year for the Anthology Definition wallpaper shoot but it proved a tad tricky! When I saw the chair again at London Design Fair 2017 I had to style it with this collection. It's amazing design is cutting edge and I love the way it plays with colour and light - it is both art and product design and I'm in love!
Below are some sketches I produced when planning the shoot. I find drawing invaluable as a stylist, even just a quick sketch helps you figure out how you want it all to work together and when you have upwards of 20 room sets just in your head it can be overwhelming!