This Monday I have told you about our great design blogger tour to Berlin in THIS post. Today I want to continue with the design story from the German capital by showing you one of the highlights: Our styling challenge for Berlin based ‘Fashion for Home’.
Some of you know that I am a fan of ‘Fashion for Home’ – for example, my coffee table is from one of their collection and I blogged about it HERE. It was a frosty Friday morning when we set off to go to their showroom in Berlin-Mitte. I need not mention that I had a terrible cold and literally no voice at all, but I fought my way through a crazy snowstorm in Berlin (see the breakfast pic) and arrived a tad exhausted at the showroom. Luckily, the folks of ‘Fashion for Home’ prepared a great and festive breakfast for us all and one of the founders, who founded the company as fellow students back in 2009, gave us an introduction to the brand’s beginning and philosophy. Key beliefs of this brand are design for every budget and environmentally friendly processes.
After the introduction we were challenged as stylists. Our group was split into two and I teamed up with Emma of Emmas Designblogg, Desiree of Vosgesparis and Anna of La Maison d’Anna G. We decided to style up a real-life setting of a dining room. The other group opted for a product styling with various home accessories. We were lucky to work with a professional photographer and what I like in particular about such styling challenges is that we get to do everything from A to Z in a short time – we have to come up with an idea and a concept, find the best spot, ascertain the light, source the furniture and props, brief the photographer, style, restyle, double check the shots, discuss, change and then signing the final shot off.
Now even though both our stylings are totally different, I could not decide which one I like more. Our styling has a more real-life setting, whereas the other one is a more catalog like product styling. Do you have a favorite?