Color and Creativity Combine for a Fun Interior Shoot


My last post was about how a homeowner and designer came together for some fun and creative theme rooms. I recently photographed a home where the homeowner added a unique feature to the game and kids room.

Before I get to that, I want to point out what the designer did with the interior. For a long time I have noticed how the decor and paint palette of a home can affect the way I feel about shooting it. When a home has dark paint and dark furniture, it makes the room feel small and drab. Never mind the challenges of trying to light a dark interior!  I find myself trudging through the shoot and not really enjoying it. Contrast that with bright colors or even neutral colors with accent colors thrown in. I find it puts me in a good mood and I really enjoy photographing the home. It almost makes it easier to light and that frees up my mind to get creative.

 

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Now check out what they did with the game room. It has a nuclear bunker theme complete with four gaming stations where the kids can play each other in multi-player games or individually if someone wants to play a different game.

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Upstairs on the kids room is a Frozen theme (very popular).

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The design in the ceiling is actually fabric connecting to the light fixture. But the coolest feature is this castle:

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It doesn’t look like much until you open it up and find a little hide-away where kids can play.

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It actually connects to the Harry Potter themed room next door.

 

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That closet door opens to the hide-away which connects to the Frozen room. Pretty cool, right!?

I’ve really seen designers steeping up their game and getting more creative. It certainly makes my job more fun. Check out the rest of the pictures here: http://bit.ly/1ugay0d

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This Is How a Theme Room Is Done!


I photograph a lot of vacation homes and many feature theme rooms that might appeal the children in the families who are visiting. They can range from Disney themes to Harry Potter. Sometimes, it’s stuffed animals or wall murals or even the bedding. Often times, it seems like an afterthought and the room isn’t really tied together.

Just before Christmas, I shot a home where the designer clearly put a lot of thought into the theme rooms. Check out this Lego room where everything is awesome!

Lego Theme Room

Lego Theme Room

 

Then there’s the Frozen room:

Frozen Theme Room

Frozen Theme Room

 

I don’t know if you can tell in the second picture, but the carpet actually glistens with a glitter like material adding to the “snowy” effect.

Check out the entrance to the theater room:

Movie Room

Movie Room

 

Now that’s how a theme room should be done! It was a lot of fun to photograph this home. You can see the full gallery here: http://bit.ly/1KjtjVw