Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I Spy: Coincidence or Styling?

Leafing through the March issue of Traditional Home, I noticed these light blue bottles in the room designed by Ruthie Sommers. Pretty and fresh, I think they look great as part of the tablescape. (photography by Grey Crawford)
Ten pages later I noticed the same light blue vases on the mantle of this room designed by interior designer Mark Williams. They look great there too, contrasted against the white walls and fitting in with the light, casual decor of the room.
(photography by Michael Garland)
In the source guide it appears that they're from Hollyhock. So it makes me wonder, is this a coincidence or a styling addition for the photo shoot? Either way, they look great in both rooms.
Additional thought - In the scheme of things that are going on in the world today, this really doesn't matter, does it?

27 comments:

Karena said...

I really believe that part of what we do is sharing of ideas and design tips. So I don't think it matters coincidence or not!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

No, maybe not - but credit where credit's due...you've got a well trained eye!!

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

I love finding things like this. That first room is just so fun and beautiful.

Alaina

Emily Heston said...

astute observation.

DoxaHome.com said...

Styling...

Southern Aspirations said...

Does it really matter? No. Is it fun to guess? Absolutely. And ditto to you having a great eye.

I vote styling, sadly. Though I think they look great in both!

Red Door Home said...

I noticed this as well. My guess is styling.

Kirsten Sue said...

Wow I can't believe you noticed that. too funny. Those stylists....

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

You've got good eyes! I am going to have to go back and look with more attention to detail!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I loved the fact that you notice this sort of detail. I have seen this happen before too so it likely falls into both camps.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

GOOD find. yes I would guess that the TH stylist was out!

Windlost said...

Good eye Michele. It is those stylists converging on a hot new thing...xo T.

Amanda said...

ahah! I love that you caught that! They are quite beautiful. And possibly an easy DIY!

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

I love glass bottles of all kinds and colors After recently being part of a styling for a house I designed that was being photographed I quickly realized how much is just that "styling". Now I know why my house doesn't look like a magazine spread! Come by my "Week of White" and comment so you can win my give away. It's a good one.

Viera said...

They look great, anyway.
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La Maison Fou said...

What eyes you have my dear, .......

nice catch! Love them in both settings,

Leslie

Style Redux 2 said...

Good eye!

DesignTies said...

Interesting observation!! As you said, the vases look great in both rooms. My guess is styling, but you never know, could just be two designers with the same idea :-)

Kelly

Debra Phillips said...

styling absolutely!
my home has been stylized several times for mags.(the good ol' days when they needed stories) props were always brought and sometimes to poor effect. this however was subtly done and you spied it!
xo
debra

sophiedahydesigns said...

Amazing that you picked up on that!

Stephanie said...

Disaster is part of what I do for a living, and YES this matters! When I worked Katrina it was sooo important for me to come home to a restful space that I loved and that grounded me.

Oh, and I adore your blog!

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

Oh my gosh, it's like you spotted an inconsistency in a movie. Good eye!

My Notting Hill said...

Based on the comments, looks like it might be styling. Thanks too for the encouragement that's it's ok to write about these small things.

Haven and Home said...

Oh good spotting....very interesting!

Kathysue said...

It does make you wonder? I know they do bring their own props for photo shoots,so maybe they did. Either way two great choices for both shoots. Kathysue

Jennifer said...

good eye! interesting to ponder ...

Sami Felmet said...

It bothers me to see the same design element in different rooms like that. Not sure why on the ethical platform. Recently in blog photos I saw the same element repeated over and over in photos of a shop. It nagged me until I figured maybe they had more than one. :-)

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