Meet Laure Joliet, one of our favorite interior photographers! If you love looking for contemporary decor inspiration on Pinterest then it’s likely that you’ve already come across her amazing work.
Laure recently signed the lease on a photography studio of her very own for the first time. The studio was a total blank slate, so she needed to start-out and style-up her new workspace from scratch. And she took over our Instagram account to document the step-by-step process!
In case you missed it, here’s how Laure’s studio came together over the weekend. Check it out and get some photo studio style ideas of your own.
I’m moving my photo business out of the house and into this space in the heart of Chinatown in Los Angeles. I’m hoping to make the studio a place where I can get creative, a place for collaboration and fun (and serious business).
First things first–it’s time for a real chair! It’s the Bentwood Office Chair and I love that it’s a little bit Mad Men.
Hannah (and her mom @chaparral_studio) drop by for a visit mid move in. I’ve started tacking up inspiration on the wall and there’s a little bit of disarray but hey, sometimes things have to get worse before they get better. Side note: it’s such a luxury to have somewhere besides my house to keep these seamless rolls!
These marble shelves are the perfect way to display all my treasures. I’m playing around with how to style them– that woven pot was made by my friend TW Workshop and I love a string of pearls. The prints are my own– I’ve been experimenting with prints of my favorite plant in LA–Bougainvillea!
Best part about my studio’s neighborhood–BOBA BREAKS! (With @chaparral_studio + Hannah).
Things are coming together! Having vertical storage means I can display my old cameras and favorite art books and hide the printer in the cabinet. This is definitely a working studio so I don’t mind having the seamless rolls out and on display. Rolled out the awesome Steven Alan Aliye Rug and it lightened the whole place up.
Taking a little break at the end of the day to relax and fill some poster orders! Moving the poster operation out of the house is one of the best things about this studio. Also love how the space feels cozy like a living room!
I love having plants around me when I’m working (they also make for excellent props on shoots) so @chaparral_studio is helping me pick out some plants. I love this philodendron monstera!
Finishing touches. Installing a big fern in a vintage macrame hanger in the corner, whoa.
A little behind the scenes, shooting the studio. When I shoot an interior (for real and not just on my phone) I shoot tethered to a computer so that I can see the image big right away. It helps me (and the stylist) figure out what areas need some help. The studio is a little tight so a chair is helping assist.
Major bonus to the studio is getting to have an outdoor space since it basically stays summer in LA year round! That’s Peggy, modeling this outdoor bench from west elm along with a fun pillow from Cotton & Flax.
All my favorite things. A big fiddle leaf fig, a bougainvillea poster sample I’ve been working on, those swoon worthy marble shelves and the best chair + desk. As much as I love a pristine space I wanted to keep my studio feeling like a workshop where things can get tacked to the wall and moved around. I want to have fun here!
The end of a long weekend, but the commute home never fails to impress.