May 6, 2011

Behind the scenes with IKEA Family Live


Reflections on an IKEA Family Live shoot
Previously posted on the IKEA Famly Live Website on April 20 2011


If the IKEA Family Live team should ever take over your house for two whole days, like it did with mine, be prepared to enjoy every minute of it. It is not every day you get to see how a great magazine team works.

Before they arrived, all I could think was that the team would walk in and say ‘Is this it?!’ But it was nothing like that at all. They walked in, looked around and told me that this was their dream location to shoot because the little corners and all the objects I’ve collected that are dotted around the house.

When the team arrived, there was no time for tea or coffee (yet) – everyone went straight to work! I’m used to having so many people around the house and it made me feel really comfortable seeing everyone doing their own thing.

A friend who came over talking with Huma
Meanwhile, Huma (who wrote the story) and I talked for hours  – we kept talking and talking, even when we had to go to the hospital because I cut my hand! Huma could write a book about me by now. But she promised me she wouldn’t!

Stylist Sam moving things for the shoot

The whole thing was a lovely experience. I loved watching the team set up each scene for the photos. Yes, they made some little changes here and there to create an interesting angle and fit everything they wanted to show in the shots, but it was definitely still my home. By the second day, I was so comfortable, that even posing for pictures didn’t feel so strange. Everyone was so encouraging, patient and lovely towards me! 

I really enjoyed talking with Jake Curtis, the photographer. He was the one shooting my home, loved that as I happened to have collected some of his work.

A great few day, I was left with lots of things to think about and feeling very inspired. Thanks to the IKEA Family Live magazine team for allowing me to have such a great experience. If it wasn’t for the fact that they ate most of my cookies, I would almost say I miss them ;)

 

More pictures, that I collected from the IKEA Family Live site on this page.... Behind the scenes with IKEA Family Live

Meer foto's, blogs en dingen die ik van de IKEA Family Live site heb afgehaald vind je hier op deze aparte blog page Behind the scenes with Ikea Family Live
Pictures © by me

24 comments:

BODIE and FOU said...

Great post! I loved it too when Grand Designs and Michael Paul came to shoot our house in France. each time I see professional interiors photographers working, I learn a few tricks but Michael Paul really inspired me because he was very good at stylism and made me realise how much good photo stylism could make a difference to a shot

http://bodieandfou.blogspot.com/2011/05/house-on-beach.html

BODIE and FOU said...

oh and thanks for your wonderful feedback on my blog. I'm glad it inspired you, I look forward to seeing your family photos!!

Off to bed now!

Theresa Cheek said...

How cool!!!! This is a great post!

Lau de Casalil said...

Merci... j'adore les making off... et celui là est très réussi.. BRAvo!!

Looking Glass said...

Congrats again! I loved seeing your uber cool home in the Ikea mag :-)

~ Clare x

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Oh how exciting. I am so hApPy for yOu!!!! I love your home. I have their norvald white chairs too...as well as the Batista dark wood round table, and white slipcovered sofas, and black iron Q-bed, black iron day bed, dark wood tv armoir, dark wood console, Oh my goodness I did not realize how much Ikea we have. My entire art studio is of ikea furniture too...my family LOVES Ikea. Looks like you had a lot of fun. But a trip to the hospital...Oh my. HOpe you are okay. ox

Rozmeen said...

Gefeliciteerd! Wat leuk en zo gaaf dat je in de Ikea magazine komt. Je huis is ook zo inspiratievol en creatief ingericht..

Liefs,
Rozmeen

Carmina said...

I really liked your article ... I also really enjoyed the photo shoot of Ikea Family
Greetings

At Home By Us said...

wat leuk om zo reportage en je huis te zien.
Fijn weekend.
Cynthia

gbf said...

how brilliant...i was enthralled with every pic...thinking i might picl up a tip! must have been a very cool experience. dayle

Home and Lifestyle said...

Begrijpelijk dat dit een hele bijzondere ervaring voor je was!

We waren de afgelopen dagen in Parijs, toen heb ik nog wel aan de naam van je blog moeten denken :-)!

Lieve groet, Ingrid

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

This is such a great post. I LOVE seeing behind the scenes of what goes on at a shoot. It's fascinating....and it's so great to hear that the team made you feel so much part of the process.

Congratulations - you deserve it!!

Sarahx

It's me said...

Ik vind het zo leuk voor je !! echt gaaf !! fijn weekend...liefs Ria...xxx...

Iris said...

Wat leuk zeg! Ze hebben mij ook benaderd voor een shoot. Het leek mij super als ze mijn huis zouden fotograferen, maar ik wil liever niet met mijn hele familie op de foto (en dat laatste bleek wel een voorwaarde) dus ik heb helaas moeten bedanken. Maar als ik dit zo zie ben ik wel een beetje jaloers :)
x Iris

Something White said...

Leuk om te zien hoe dat in zijn werk gaat allemaal! Dat is al gelijk een hele crew die je daar over de vloer kreeg :)

Anna G. said...

Great story! I can totally understand how exciting this experience must be!

S-TIA said...

I totally loved your home as well as the tips that you give. You have the talent to create poetic displays using simple things. I enjoy your blog, too!
Congratulations Desiree!

lia said...

Ja, wat een ervaring is dat hé.
En zoals ik bij de WLS pas, zo past de IKEA bij jou. Al had jij wel veel meer mensen over de vloer.
Je hebt ook een geweldig huis met prachtige hoekjes voor nog mooiere foto's.
Ik ben zo blij voor je, zo nu ga ik eens naar je andere blog.

fijn weekend, en geniet lekker nog even
liefs Lia

kim said...

Congratulation ! It might be a good experiene...

Nathalie said...

Heel gaaf zo'n sneak peek hoe het het eraan toe gaat en ik vind het ook altijd zo leuk om bij te binnen te kijken. Je hebt een heerlijk inspirerend interieur! :)

gabilil said...

Félicitations!!! et merci de nous faire partager cette bien belle expérience...

biancamargherita said...

Really interesting post!
Ciao!
donata

STYLIZIMO said...

How exciting! I can even imagine how fun this must have been. Your home is lovely, so I can see why them want to take photos :)
Hugs, Nina

claire said...

Your home is so beautiful! How did you get that wonderful effect on your office wall (with the deer)?