Michigan Photography Studio Redesign & Style

When Ca're approached me about redesigning her photography studio, I jumped at the chance to take on an interior styling project. Ca're has a beautiful studio space & storefront downtown, but it needed a little help. She needed a space at the front of the studio to meet with clients or host meetings and it all needed to look pretty because you can see right into her studio! We wanted to make sure it made a good first impression to anyone walking down the street. She wanted it to look interesting, like a boutique -- and didn't want it to feel like your typical photography studio.


Ca're recently just rebranded her business and we wanted her studio to match. Before, her brand was a bit more on the girly / glam side. Now, it's more earthy and mature & we wanted the studio space to reflect that. So anyone coming in for a meeting would immediately understand the vibe of her overall brand. Ca're already had some great pieces of furniture that we worked into the design, which also helped us stay on budget. We played off tones of green, black, & tan -- and added a lot of different textures for coziness. Everything was to be clean & minimal, but cozy & inviting.


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To showcase some of Ca're's work we put together a gallery wall with some of her favorite images. I tasked Ca're with this, since she knew best which images she wanted displayed & she hit it out of the park! Some of my gorgeous friends are up on that wall & I love seeing the images displayed. Now all of her clients can see them too.


Highlighting the gallery wall are a pair of industrial style sconces. I used Nesting with Grace's Magic Light Trick so we didn't have to hardwire the light. This way, the lights are easy to move & detach if Ca're ever decides to move from this space.


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Probably my favorite element in the space is the plant wall. I have to admit that this is not an original idea. I've seen some variation on this a few different places. Since Ca're wanted some plant / greenery elements I thought this would be the perfect situation to use this idea. Since Ca're isn't in this space all the time we used faux floral for the actual greens. I didn't want her to have to worry about up-keeping the plant wall. She can however, at any point replace the faux greens with real sprigs if she chooses. I tried to choose greenery that looked the most realistic.






We went for a cozy sitting area in the window display & I hand drew vines & flowers on the windows. I love how the overall window display turned out. It's inviting & makes you want to know more.






What do you think? What's your favorite part of the transformation?


All photos via Carried Away Studios

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