Madame Figaro (Japan) ran a really fun photo series called “Creators in their Homes” and they asked me to be involved. I love the shots they took of our home – they are real and reflect how we live. They did not send any stylists, just one photographer with a camera and two lights. At first this whole concept made me really nervous, I felt like my apartment should look more like it would if it were going to be in a shelter magazine. But, after speaking with the editor and writer, I understood that that was not the point. The intention of the series was to show how people who create live- and what their spaces they create really look like, in every day life.
I love the pictures because: the mirror over my mantel was bought for $40 at a flea market and I had it silver leafed – then hung it over Miranda Priestly’s desk in Devil Wears Prada, my husband’s mess of analog stereo equipment sits next to my sons Fischer Price record player, one of my favorite pieces of art by Boston artist Isabel Riley pops off the white wall with its candy colors, my son’s toys are (barely) tucked away, like usual, and there is also a small picture of his nursery – a brief moment in time (decorating wise) that will never be the same again.