I realize I never shared the final photos of my penthouse project. This was my first time doing a “turn key” furnishing project. Turnkey is in quotes, because I didn’t go so far as to pick out their silverware, dishes, etc before they moved in, but we did prep all of the furniture and bed and bath linens so that when they arrived for Christmas, they had one less thing to stress about.
The client had a pretty modest budget – he purchased the condo for his two grown children to live in post college / law school, and so he didn’t want to spend a ton where it wasn’t necessary. We kept the furnishings and decor modern and youthful, but sophisticated enough so that they had room to grow up.
I had a lot of fun working on this project. Because they lived in DC, they relied on me heavily to make decisions and it was exciting (and scary!) to be flying solo. I’ve only ever worked on a team, so this was a true test. I’m pretty happy with how things turned out – especially considering we knocked this out in 2 months with a limited budget!
One thing I definitely need to work on is accessorizing and styling for photos. It was tough because we did our shoot before the client moved in, so there were zero personal affects laying around for us to play with. My photographer and I lugged in bags and bags of accessories and books up to the unit for this shoot, and it still felt like we didn’t have enough. This is one aspect of not having a team of people working with me that I really felt the most. But that’s ok! It was my first solo project, and I am pretty happy with it.
Photography by Amanda Freeman.