January 6, 2011


There's something so sweet about Katie Ermilio's Manhattan apartment that it keeps me coming back for more. You may recognize it as the Rue Issue Two cover story (pg. 93); I know it as one of my all time favorite shoots for the mag.
When you first walk into Katie's place, you're met with floor to ceiling white brick walls and gorgeous wood beams. It's cozy, it's feminine, and subtlely romantic.
I'm going to venture to say, this very image is my favorite to date. There's something about the white books and the way the center line continues up through the line of the antique hanger that does it for me. A beautifully styled moment and a well composed photo. I gives me that heart jump!
Katie's butterscotch leather sofa - weathered in all the right places - has become a favorite with Rue readers. We were so thrilled with the cover shot we got of Katie (in her blue shoes!) cozied up on it.
More books and more reasons for me to love this shoot. They are my favorite object to collect and have become my go-to styling prop. Luckily Katie had a wealth of beautiful, hard covered ones at her place, so we stacked them up on her coffee table to capture this shot - another all time favorite of mine.


MollyMarler said...

Gorgeous! Loved it in issue 2...that coffee table and of course the couch KILLS me. getting EXCITED for #3!!!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Her place is so classic!! I love the antique hanger too! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Colette's Cottage said...

That white book shot is going right in my inspiration folder.
Is it wrong to buy books based on spine color?!?!?

things that sparkle said...

So gorgeous. I love how clean and fresh it is. Cannot wait for issue 3!

Little Rus said...

A little piece of feminine heaven... Love those white roses and yummy soft cozy sofa.

Jeanne said...

Great post...you are right, all great images but the book shots are the best :)

Jeanne xx

Alleen said...

I love the white walls and the brick fireplace. The book pictures have inspired me to add more books around the house, we are NOT at a loss for books in this household!!!

Have a wonderful weekend! Cheers!

mar said...

wow i love everything about these shots wish my apartment was like that!!!!
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Upper West Side said...

Wow.. Fantastic post. Very informative as well. Keep posting. I am waiting for your next post.:)

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