Behind the Scenes: Interior Styling Location Shoot for Lifestyle Floors

 

Behind the Scenes interior styling on location in london

 

Well hello! I can’t believe Christmas has come & gone already!! It’s a crazy, crazy time of year, and that’s my poor excuse for missing a month’s worth of posts… (I’ve been in a state of boozy comatose since late November. Apparently not a good place for productivity? Who knew.) ANYWAY. I had the opportunity recently to help out the lovely Maxine from We Love Home blog styling a shoot for Lifestyle Floors, and I thought I give you a look behind the scenes!

This was a location shoot (i.e. not in a studio) and we were super excited to get into the property & have a look around, as this was the first time it had been used as a location. Fresh pickings! It’s a gorgeous terraced house in Kensal Rise combining traditional Victorian features with modern design and floor-to-ceiling windows to die for. The first day we were there was one of those horrible gloomy London days where it never really seems to get light, and it genuinely felt brighter in the house with no lights on. (?!) So dreamy. Just look at that huuuuge Crittal window!

 

Interior styling photoshoot for Lifestyle floors at Billie location house - kitchen and dining area

We had a selection of products to shoot from Lifestyle Floors’ collection of vinyl, laminate, carpet and wood flooring, which required quite a lot of DIY. This was pretty exciting for me, as it was my first time on a shoot like this where the location was completely overhauled; on most shoots I’ve been on, we just use the location as it is. Over the three days we were in Kensal Rise, we repainted white walls black, carpeted over oak floor with pink shag-pile, painted stencils onto the floor, turned a study bright yellow and gave a navy staircase bright red 70s vinyl rises. It was insane! So so so much fun. One of the owners came back on the second day and I can only imagine what he was thinking looking around at his house..! Below you can see the Colosseum warm concrete tile being fitted in the kitchen.

Interior styling for Lifestyle floors at Billie location house - laying the vinyl kitchen floor (1)

Interior styling photoshoot for Lifestyle floors at Billie location house

The kitchen was probably my favourite part of the house. How dreamy is the peach / brass / marble combo?!? Had me thinking that perhaps cooking would be more enjoyable in the right environment..?! (Nah jk, there’s no hope for me.) I think the peach cupboards are especially inspired because they wouldn’t have broken the bank – they are just simple wooden cupboards that have been painted. Something any of us could do in an afternoon for a quick refresh!

Interior styling photoshoot at Billie location house - the peach and brass kitchen (1)Interior styling photoshoot for Lifestyle floors at Billie location house - dressing the kitchen (1)

The brass splashback and brackets are really stunning details. Though perhaps not for the clean freaks among you; there was quite a lot of staining to the brass from water and oil. Not that that would bother me – I thought it added to the charm – but if you wanted to keep it pristine I’d imagine it would take some upkeep!

Interior styling for Lifestyle floors - the kitchen - butler sink and brass splashback (1) Interior styling photoshoot for Lifestyle floors at Billie location house - kitchen shelves close-up (1)

I really loved the deep teal and mustard shades that Maxine put together for the lounge shoot, it felt so luxurious with the velvet textures and brass accents.

Interior styling photoshoot for Lifestyle floors at Billie location house - installing the lounge (1) Interior styling photoshoot for Lifestyle floors at Billie location houseInterior styling photoshoot for Lifestyle floors at Billie location house - the lounge (1)

How insane is this carpet!! You may have seen it on my Instagram story on the day – I really can’t help loving a bold pattern, especially when it’s MCM inspired like this. This is also a great sneaky peak into the glamourous world of interior styling… The famous ‘tape hand’. (That fluff ain’t gonna remove itself.)

Interior styling photoshoot for Lifestyle floors at Billie location house - 70s carpet (1)Interior styling photoshoot for Lifestyle floors at Billie location house - vinyl rises on the stairsInterior styling photoshoot for Lifestyle floors at Billie location house - the study (1)

What do you guys think of this earthy yellow shade for a bedroom? It’s not one I’d have thought of but it looked really great with the mint & sage shades!

Interior styling photoshoot for Lifestyle floors at Billie location house - the bedroom (1) Interior styling photoshoot for Lifestyle floors at Billie location house - bed closeup (1)

This shoot was such a fun few days work – it’s incredible how much a team can change a house then leave as though nothing had happened! And of course it’s always fun getting to look around such beautiful houses in the middle of London… How the other half live eh!

What do you guys think of the house?

Rx

 

Like & share for extra tips!

12 Comments

  1. Such an interesting look behind the scenes. I’ve always wondered how it works with location houses. I had no idea you could make such big changes. That house is gorgeous. I love the window!!! And that kitchen is stunning. Apparently yellow is not a good colour for a bedroom as it’s too energizing. But does look great though.

    1. rosannaalicia

      I know, isn’t it insane how much get changed then put right back to the way it was! This place looked like it had only just been decorated when we got in there too, the bannister was still tacky. Interesting point about yellow in the bedroom, I agree! Perhaps if it was a mellower shade… x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *