top of the props
I posted a picture on Twitter and Instagram last week showing some of the props I was gathering for my upcoming Christmas shoots; it was pretty popular and got some lovely comments so I thought I’d do a blog post to show you more of what items I have in my props box right now…
As well as helping small businesses, artists and designers promote their work through a feature on their own home, I also like to include their handmade items, prints of their artwork, or beautiful products in photos of other people’s homes I style. I also invite makers whose work I love to send me some of their pieces for my props box, even if their own home isn’t quite ready for a photo shoot.
I will use these wonderful items in homes where they sit naturally – I won’t shoehorn anything into the wrong location just to get it seen, it has to blend with the homeowner’s style. After I’ve used them a few times, I will usually return them, although some makers have offered for me to hang on to their pieces indefinitely, which I am more than happy to do.
Here’s a selection of some of my current acquisitions that I hope you will like; perhaps it might inspire you to buy some gorgeous gifts for someone special this Christmas, or even treat yourself to a little something…
If you are a maker and would like to send me some of your pieces for my props box, please do get in touch; and if you have a lovely home and would like to discuss a photo shoot for an interiors magazine to help promote your work, I’d love to hear from you. Go to the ‘about me’ page for contact details.
Abahna soap: £10; body lotion (250ml): £20 • Anna Hayman Designs note books: £10 for set of 3; tea towels: £12 each • Catherine Ingleby prints based on original paintings: from £45 for 20cm x 25cm • Clare Brownlow placemats (designs vary): from £65 for set of 4 • Emma Higgins linocut prints: from £15 • Heather Kirtland prints and cards based on original paintings: $20 for pack of 10 notecards • Mairi Helena velvet cushion: £90 • Smart Little Hangers hangers: from £20 for 3