We are responsible for creating trends. Part instinct, part research — we weave up and coming trends into our work. Our identity lies in our choice of color. The Lab is where we explore new color combinations that inform the breadth of our work in Art Direction and Prop Styling.
We are compulsive photo takers of colors and objects that inspire us. Once we have identified a color palette for a particular project, we find objects and artworks that complement the story. With the aim of educating the viewer, we show how objects and colors can be combined in unexpected ways.
Material World explores an image we styled for Design Within Reach in Arizona. The image featuring some great product available at DWR, we love the mix of outdoor materials at this location which was largely a palette of very masculine grays mixed with crisp fresh greens and terra-cotta.
Two images that highlight our embracing of the warmer weather. In San Francisco we see color everywhere as Spring blooms early. The typographical impact of signage on a container positioned on the street sees apricots meeting grays and yellows. Scarlet blooms on a aged wooden torqouise wall pop in the sun.
Material World explores an image we styled for Design Within Reach featuring Goa flatware and Frame trays for Munk Collective. . We loved the muted pastels and chalky like appearance of the laminate and wood product mixed with this beautiful pinky marble, It is one of our favorite palettes and combos.
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For Design With Reach for a recent catalog, we loved creating this relaxing reading nook in a Brooklyn townhouse using Noguchi prints to accompany the space giving it that calming feel, one of our favorite ceramic artists Christiane Perrochon helped us out with a beautiful orange bowl on the windowsill to add that pop of color to an otherwise muted palette.
Two images that highlight our love of pastel palette. Fresh greens always go so well with almost any color combo but when paired with dusty pinks, grays and beiges magic happens. Especially great for the Spring Season, we love this chalky combo.
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For Garnet Hill for Fall, 16, we embraced influences from Italy using classic and artful pieces that sat in unison with a refined palette of salmon, blacks and soft grays with a hit of metallics such as gold and lead.
Two images that highlight our love of shadows and natural objects. The bright pampas green of air plants in the sun and a collection of vintage mirrors on the wall influence the colors of the season.
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We styled this shot for the DWR U-Turn chair designed by Niels Bendtsen, with a complementary palette of caramels, soft grays and linens. For an element of surprise, we added photographs and paintings inspired by nature, as well as a modern petal clock designed by George Nelson and the Grasshopper Floor Lamp by Greta Grossman.
Color Trends / Soft hues
Two images that speak to our love of pinks, tans, browns and grays combined. With Rosenthal and Fornasetti plates, and paintings by artist Gayle Walsworth.
Material World explores an image we styled for West Elm embracing an industrial theme with task lights. When combining materials for a shot we are very conscious of combining neutrals with the pop of color coming from the product. We love the chalky neutral materials we used combined with the shiny enamels for am interesting contrast.
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With this image for Design Within Reach we were inspired by Doris Day whose style has influenced the studio for many years. This entryway was highlighting storage shelves from Muuto. We embraced the pink and yellow palette influenced by the product itself and ran with creating an environment that would make Doris proud.