Posts tagged behind the scenes
Minimal Holiday Decor Inspiration

With the holidays quickly sneaking up on us and it being December and all, it felt appropriate for this month's creative exploration to be focused on something, well — holiday focused, and since a tree is usually the extent of our decorating, I figured this would be a good chance to challenge myself to do a little something extra this year. At the same time, I've been craving simplicity in all facets of my life, from my wardrobe to my calendar to my home, so the idea of adding more stuff (read: tacky holiday decorations) kind of felt like the opposite of what I'm currently working towards. 

Thus, a challenge emerged — to add a little holiday flair to our apartment without acquiring more bits and baubles and while supporting my newfound craving for minimalism. Something simple that still feels special (and relatively festive), that would maybe even last beyond the holiday season without feeling like it passed an expiration date. 

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Exploring the Creative Process with a Fall Color Palette

Back in September, when I started to settle back into my normal routine a little, I found myself starting to collect inspiration images that felt distinctly fall-like — though with a Studio Bicyclette angle, of course. It didn’t take long before I found myself with a desktop folder full of saved images and a board dedicated to this new direction, and I started to notice some patterns in what I had found myself attracted to — rich textures, warm hues with a prevalence of brassy golds, deep yellows and dusty pinks, a hint of darkness, and some shadow play that resulted in a moodiness that felt appropriate with the seasonal shift.

With no real outcome in mind for this collection of inspiration images (usually I put together moodboards with a specific project or client in mind), I realized that I had the opportunity here to turn this into something “just for fun” — which brings us here.

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Behind the Scenes Video // Tablescape Styling

It's safe to say that my happy place is on set, watching all the pieces come together and bringing the vision to life after weeks of planning, inspiration gathering and detail dreaming. There's a collaborative energy that just can't be replicated, and it's truly where the magic starts to happen. 

In an attempt to capture this, we played around with filming our last styled shoot, with Abby taking video and following Scarlet as she shot the tablescape and yours truly, finessing the details and adding the final touches. We also have some special appearances by Alex (who also did all the stationery design for the shoot), flowers by Blush and Bloom and mini pop tarts by Bake Shoppe. Oh, and I couldn't have done it without my in-house editor extraordinaire, Jason

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Behind the Scenes // From Inspiration Board to Visual Strategy

I started exploring the idea of developing a toolkit and a process that both streamlines my own client workand could be used by someone who wants to create a visual strategy for themselves. I've been working hard at fine-tuning that and developing it into something that I can share with you through a course, and - cue the confetti! - it's almost there. Today I wanted to give you a little behind the scenes peek at what that looks like. 

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My Creative Process

As I've started the design process for the new Studio Bicyclette site, one of the most challenging aspects has been writing the content. Visually, I have a good sense of what I want, I've put together my brand inspiration boardand because Bicyclette already has a strong brand identity, those pieces tend to come together quite easily.

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