OUR RESIDENT STYLIST'S TOP STYLING PROPS
Our current favourite styling props in the studio embrace dusty tones and raw finishes.
We've now been in our new fabulous studio space in St Peters for two months and it's safe to say that we have truly settled in. We're loving the expansive warehouse space which is full of natural light and heritage features - a wonderful backdrop for our shoots, creating fabulous content for our clients.
In terms of the props we're currently loving using, we've pulled together a small selection of our favourites. We're loving objects and art in pale, dusty hues with textured finishes that add layers and tactility.
First up is Aggre – headed by Nikki Sparkes who utilises cement with a fresh and interesting approach. Nikki's rose and white coloured textured cement plinths have been favourites in our latest shoots. We absolutely love their textured patina, which catches the light. We have a series of plinths in different heights in the studio which we cluster together for more interest.
Aggre's passion for form and texture is evident in all of Nikki's pieces, 'Working with concrete is a process that I adore —the alchemy of liquid becoming solid. Mixing, colouring, pouring, drying—the process is uncontrived and unpretentious, but the results are bold, beautiful and organic, and no two pieces are ever the same,' says Nikki.
Pastel tones in vessels, vases and artwork are also currently on high-rotation. We're absolutely loving the warm neutral toned vessels from McMullin & Co paired with simple graphic abstract prints from Middle of Nowhere.
And finally, Mercer & Lewis are also gracing many of our shoots with their incredible busts with their inquisitive and mysterious appeal of Greek mythology and ancient times. The perfect finishing piece for a simple space or a subdued backdrop. The busts come in different sizes in characters such as Aphrodite, Apollo and Hermes. We're in love!
WORDS | Hande Renshaw
IMAGES | Courtesy of Aggre, McMullin & Co and Middle of Nowhere