Everybody’s home and tastes are different, so when I am asked to style and photograph private houses I try to reflect the personality and the character of the property, whilst showing the functionality of the spaces.
Benagil, Portugal: This typical Algarvian Fishermans cottage is part of a beautiful old Quinta (farmhouse). The owners decided to simply furnish an unused guest cottage in their unique property. Unused furniture was curated, from other parts of the house and put together with new accessories and antiques to make it into a quirky holiday stay for friends.
Mos North Portugal: A traditional Minho farmhouse was renovated by a Norwegian couple 20 Years ago as a retirement home with the addition of an extension, reminiscent of a Norwegian long house. Not wanting to lose the house, the younger generation updated the property to make full use of the open plan space and the stunning river views in order to rent the property out for retreats. The original furniture was kept, giving a minimal vintage but homely feel to the property, which lends itself to the architectural style of the photography the clients requested. Book here
La Ciotat, South France: A lady, finding herself in a house now too big for her, decided to rent an apartment in her stunning beach property overlooking the sea in the south of France. We curated the beautiful furniture and decorations she already had collected from a life living in Asia, to create a simple cool living space for summer holiday lets in front of a stunning bay with a private beach.
Barcelona, Spain: A young professional couple, busy working in hospitality and rarely at home, decided to open their light spacious apartment by renting out a room to guests visiting Barcelona from all over the world. In a fabulous location with views over one of Barcelonas marinas and a stones throw away from the beach, the space is filled with eclectic decor and objects collected through travel or picked up in local flea markets.
Watamu, Kenya: This Swahili house, set on the Kenyan coast, was decorated with splashes of colour. Having little access to shops, the furniture is made locally in the Swahili style painted and styled with cushions and covers made from the local kikoi fabric, it gives an atmosphere of a barefoot beach property. Now with less time to take full advantage of this lovely holiday home, the owner wanted images to be able to rent the property.