It’s no secret that my adoration for Heidi Lau runs deep. Our love story began when I first came across her work while I was editing for SMP Living, and instantly deepened when we finally met face to face to shoot my condo tour. Not only is she legitimately the sweetest woman on the face of the planet, but she really and truly has talent seeping out of every crevice. It has been both an honour and a pleasure to have worked alongside her on multiple features since, and I always get giddy when we have the opportunity to collaborate. So when she approached me a few months ago about designing her new studio, it was a bit of a no brainer.
We actually shot the finished space late last week, which looks absolutely incredible if I do say so myself. The photos should be ready to share shortly, but before we go there, here’s a peek at where it all began…
Based largely on the weddings that Heidi typically shoots, our inspiration for her studio was simple: timeless, elegant, and totally and completely luxurious. To accomplish this vision, I placed a lot of emphasis on classic lines, simple wood elements and luxurious fabric. I made sure to also incorporate just the slightest hint of sparkle, you know, for good measure.
Admittedly, Heidi has been a bit of a dream client. Apart from a few inspiration photos at the onset, she has left me more or less to my own devices. Based on our inspiration, this was the presentation board that I first pulled together. The plan has shifted slightly here and there as we went, which you’ll notice when we reveal the final photos, but it still feels very much like this, in all of it’s lovely glory.
ps – if you check out #LarkandLinenDoesHeidisStudio on Instagram you’ll be able to see a few behind the scenes peeks!
Chairs: Pottery Barn | Cocktail Table: Crate & Barrel | Lumbar Pillows: West Elm | Frames: Pottery Barn | Photos: Heidi Lau | Side Table: Restoration Hardware | Chandelier: Restoration Hardware | Graphic Black and White Pillow: Arianne Belle | Bench: Black Rooster | Dining Chairs: Restoration Hardware | Mirror: West Elm | Vase: Zara Home | Candlesticks: Ikea | Decanter: Zara Home | Lantern: Zara Home | Dining Table: Existing | Area Rug: Rugs USA | Floor Lamp: Arteriors | Sideboard: Black Rooster