Fresh designs, new clients and many great photos; here are some highlights from the year 2014. Many of my best projects can not be shown until publication. The sampling here are some of the interiors I photographed last year. My client base is a mix of architects, interior designers, furniture manufacturers, and retailers; along with agency work for hospitality and developer clients. It was a beautiful year, shooting from Kona to Carmel, Tahoe to Newport and, of course, within our Bay Area.
Shooting for seasoned professional designers is always a pleasure. The scale and layering always seem to click in the camera when working with pros. The first group of photos here reflects the work of Matthew Leverone of Leverone Design, as his office created a family room addition and sophisticated kitchen in Atherton. Maria Tenaglia of Orinda created a entire home make over in a Piedmont Beaux Arts. Then Nancy Hammonds and Barbara Chambers of San Francisco and Mill Valley worked their magic on a modern redo of a San Francisco empty nester home.
For each of these projects, and for my practice as a whole, I seek to understand the designer’s visual language and capture that in the photos. I see a designer’s mix of furnishings and architecture as a collage within the space. I capture this collage.
A yearly Bay Area highpoint for interior design is always the San Francisco Decorator Showhouse. Here Geoffrey De Sousa’s library in taupe and Antonio Martins’ homage to Portugal bedrooms were two of my favorites.
New faces here are two designers that are rising stars for residential interiors in California. Justine MacFee, MacFee Design, created a chic chalet for a mountainside Sugar Bowl home. Holly Hollenbeck of HSH Interiors transformed a small former church into a very loft like home in Mill Valley.
Each year I welcome the chance to work with new designers. Together we team up to create the types of photos you see here. Each day is something new and each day I craft the quiet perfection seen in these photos.