Styling Vignettes with The Decorista

Lovely Lanterns

Styling a look book with the super talented team of Ashlina from The Decorista and photographer Michelle James on Monday was such fun and the fact that our friend, Sue, from The Zhush graciously lent us her gorgeous home was the icing on the cake.

Elegant End Table

We’ve been dying to do a look book with Ashlina and it’s been a year in the making.  In preparation for the shoot, Ashlina had us pull our favorite vignettes for inspiration and create coordinated looks to fit the settings.

Pretty Pop of Color

Once we unloaded two car loads of flowers and botanically inspired gifts, Ashlina went to work creating vignettes all over the house.  From the powder room, to the bar, to the front hall table and the living room coffee table, she created looks that brought our designs to life.

Bedside Beauty

Watching Ashlina work was a real treat and she shared so much about her creative process…  Ever mindful of color and pattern, she likes to use odd numbers in her settings and loves putting unexpected objects in her shots.

Sensational Shelves

We even overheard Ashlina discuss with Michelle the type of girl who would live in the environments she created – the blue powder room shot was definitely a single girl in the city while the pink powder room shot belonged to a married lady in the country.

Blossoms in the Bath

After a busy day of primping and posing, we called it a wrap in Sue’s beautiful garden with the sun shining and bees buzzing in the bushes…  All in all, a very productive and wonderful day!

Photos via Pinterest and Pretty Pink Tulips

P.S.  Catch a sneak peek of our day on Instagram here, here, here and here!

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  • Reply Teresa @ Splendid Sass May 8, 2013 at 5:16 am

    Gorgeous! Love every single vignette.
    Have to look at Instagram photos now.
    Happy Wednesday.

  • Reply pretty pink tulips May 8, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Ashlina does amazing work…and I’m seriously touched that you looked to my little desk vignette for inspiration! You’ve made my day!!

    I’ve noticed in perusing various websites that the styled photos in real settings do so much for products that you just don’t get from a stock photo. I predict this will really be a jumping off point for DJH!!!

    xoxo Elizabeth

  • Reply Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita May 8, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Gorgeous! And lucky you to have Sue’s great taste as a backdrop!

  • Reply Leslie May 8, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Sounds like the perfect day! Gorgeous colors and styling ~that side table is my favorite!

  • Reply Taylor Greenwalt May 9, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Every image is prettier than the last…A very talented team!

  • Reply quintessence May 10, 2013 at 10:11 am

    What a great team and the perfect setting!! I’m sure your look book will be brimming with beauty!

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