2.25.2015

- A PALM SPRINGS INSPIRED APARTMENT -

22 Interiors were inspired by Palm Springs for the colour palette of this second-home in the heart of Los Feliz. The bright colours evoke a sense of fun and escape but don't overpower thanks to the careful choice of some neutral pieces and muted wall colour. In the bedrooms bold walls pop against a variety of neutral textiles for a luxe but fresh feel. This space just makes me want to order a piƱa colada and don a wide brimmed hat! 
Thanks for getting me in to shoot it guys!

2.17.2015

- A BRENTWOOD HOME BY LADA WEBSTER -

Last week I had the pleasure of shooting with Lada Webster of Squarefoot Interior Design again, this time capturing a super elegant entry, dining and office in Brentwood. Lada's got some serious skills! Check out our first shoot together here.

2.05.2015

- VIGNETTES BY EKLECTIC INTERIORS -

I am yet to meet a designer who doesn't believe in the power of the vignette, and I have to say it's my favourite part of being an interior photographer too! Here are 5 beauties from a shoot I did recently with Diana Deitrick of Eklectic Interiors...

1.30.2015

- SQUAREFOOT INTERIOR DESIGN -

This space designed by Lada Webster of Squarefoot Interior Design is just too pretty to sit in a corner of my harddrive! I love how each separate area of this open-plan living space works as a single entity but then blend together seamlessly as a whole thanks to Lada's clever choices of tones and textures. I can't wait to work with her again soon...

1.28.2015

- IDILLUC DESIGN -

Oops! I realised the other day that I haven't shared anything interior design related with you yet this year, and I have lots to share as January has been busy! I'll kick off with these 2 projects I shot for the lovely Kate Nolan of Idilluc Design, focusing on some of her beautiful vignettes.

1.26.2015

- MY WEEKEND -

Whilst temperatures were soaring in LA this weekend we skipped up to the mountains for cooler, fresher air at our friend's cabin in Arrowhead. It was great to get out of the city; we ate, drank, did puzzles (I'm a not-so-secret puzzle fan) and watched a couple of movies. I just wish I was waking up there today too...

1.08.2015

- LA TO PORTLAND AND BACK -

I can't believe I'm only just getting round to posting these pics but hey, nevermind, editing work pics has taken priority over holiday ones! So, 6 months ago we took a mahoosive road-trip. We backed and forthed for a long time on whether to go to Hawaii or do a road-trip and the deciding factor in the end was that it was chucking it down in Hawaii! So, road-trip. Some things we learned:
1. LA to Portland and back is too far to drive when you only have 10 days, you will be driving ALL THE TIME.
2. Portland is VERY quiet on a Sunday/Monday, go on a weekend.
3. DON'T take the inland drive between Crater Lake and Portland unless you ain't planning on stopping (seriously, bed bugs).
4. Driving the I-5 in Summer is HOT and all you will see for 350 miles is tomatoes and tires (crap for I Spy).
5. Make a reservation to stay at the only hotel on Crater Lake WAY in advance otherwise you'll end up having to stay somewhere between there and Portland (see no.3)
So that's the bad stuff out the way, now here are the bits I recommend:
1. Crater Lake, insanely blue and all round UH-MAY-ZING, there are loads of hiking trails and it's an ace spot for a picnic!
2. Umpqua Hot Springs, I found this place through Pinterest, it's a little off track and full of nude stoners but it's beautiful, well worth the detour.
3. Columbia River, you won't be disappointed with the views, Multnomah Falls is a good place to stop too.
4. Take the coast back South, there are SO many gorgeous beaches
5. Gold Beach is covered in cool driftwood and it's a good stop for the night, we had a great seafood dinner at Spinner's.
6. Avenue Of The Giants is ridiculous. Put aside a few hours, you're gonna want to stop A LOT. (Drive through a tree while you're there too).
7. Shelter Cove, probably our favourite stop. When the PCH was being built they decided the terrain around Shelter Cove (and a good stretch North of it too) was too steep so they went round it leaving the area totally secluded. With a population of less than 800 it's a really peaceful place to stop and the Lost Coast that looms North is a spectacular sight. We stayed at the Inn of the Lost Coast which is right on the water.
Mount Shasta from the road
Left. En Route to Crater Lake // Right. Avenue of the Giants
Crater Lake
Columbia River
Left. Near Crater Lake // Right. Near Columbia River
Oregon Coast / Shasta Lake / Oregon Coast
Umpqua Hot Springs / Oysters in Portland / Newport
Portland / Portland / Oregon Coast
The Lost Coast (from Shelter Cove)