Have you ever tried to recreate the finishing touches of a room that you see in a magazine,
and wonder how that magic happens?
A professional stylist is like a magician.
They know just the right finishing touches to make a room come alive.
They also understand the difference between what looks good
in real life vs. what works on a magazine page...
not always the same thing.
Some of our design photography has been graced by this extra sprinkling of pixie dust,
courtesy of the oh-so-talented Tracy Parkinson of nest and company.
The enchanting images above are examples of her creativity.
Check out more of Tracy's inspired work here.
Photographs one and two by Eric Roth; three by Jim Westphalen.
Today, I am thinking about the beauty of white space...
white space on a page...
in an image...
in a room...
in one's life.
It is the negative space that gives more meaning and power to the positive space.
It is unmarked, uncluttered, clean, light.
It is the relief for one's eye as it views the horizon.
It is the breathing room as you walk through a courtyard.
It is the rest for one's soul as we move through our day.
When we try to cram so much on a page, all is diluted.
When we try to cram so much in our schedule, life loses meaning.
So, today, as I was adding a bit of white space into my website, I resolved to fit more white space into my life.
May you enjoy a little more white space in yours.
This post is dedicated to my beloved daughter, Fia... a source of great joy in the white spaces of my life.
These are some of the beautiful images taken by her this summer,
when I had the pleasure of working with her on a couple of photo shoots.
Thank you for the gift of you, Fia.
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