Forget spring cleaning. New Year’s is the time where most feel like organizing, purging, and reimagining – and not just in our home. Our studio needs some major work, too. We acquired a new adjacent area in September of last year that added much needed space for storage, and it’s been in a state of casual disarray since. My goal for January is tackling that room, dividing the space into room for props, photography equipment, and maaaaybe even a kitchen prep area. Maybe.
So, as I motivate and brainstorm, this backyard studio belonging to photographer Erin Scott is giving me major inspiration as our Room of the Week!
The light in this studio is just amazing. This room was actually a garage, and I imagine that many of the windows and skylights were added for this purpose. The best being the overhead light diffused by white sheets, which you can see more clearly in the photo below. It’s like shooting in one big light box!!! Heaven for any stylist or photographer!
Another smart trick? A styling table on wheels. I imagine this gets used as an island when cooking, and moved to the windows (or elsewhere!) for shooting. So ideal and convenient!
And then there are the shelves and shelves full of stunning props: bowls, glassware, baskets, kettles boards, you name it!
The mix of all this earthenware style is just beautiful. So natural and cohesive too! And everything out in the open which is so essential for styling. You want to be able to see all of your options at once!
On the other side of the studio, there is a desk area that’s also filled with props, but includes space for editing and organizing.
I love the gradient of glassware especially – it helps from both a practical standpoint (keeping similar colors together to more easily find things) but also from a calm standpoint. The space feels less full and cluttered with a clean palette, but still done in an unfussy, natural way.