Our bourbon infused winter shoot

We wanted to do a fall inspired shoot which was inspired by one of our favorite drinks. We put our heads together and came up with a storyline of a quirky gentlemen’s club gathering in an eccentric overgrown but well kept Brooklyn apartment. We were lucky to hook up with a neighbor here in Bushwick who welcomed us into his hidden treasure of a space. The weathered olive green tin walls and exposed beam ceiling was SO perfect for this styled shoot.  We styled a few vignettes with some of our favorite pieces.

The gentleman’s office made up of our PJ Hardy chair, Industrial Desk and Library Card Catalog. We accessorized it with some of our favorite props: vintage typewriters, a brass floor lamp, globes, trophies, ram antlers, extraordinary gentleman portraits and a vintage clock. We got great use out of our new iron bookcase propping it about with vintage books, science flasks, and other odds + ends. Threw some vintage runners and rugs under it, a few plants, added Ernie the Bear to the mix and boom- Mr Fancy Pants office was complete.

Next to the office was the reading quarters. The handsome spencer chair became the ultimate shiner for the reading chair. We propped this with our striking gazelle: Tupac Shakur, next to a distinguished sailor gent portrait. We used our letterpress unit, small card catalog, + lucky 7 industrial shelf to display our vintage cameras. Threw in some ivy for good measure and of course our fiddle leaf fig tree is quite the looker in the background.

Across the way, we styled the mantle area with our twin single malt chairs .  We layered a cowhide with our Moroccan kilim rugs underneath and threw a sheepskin throw on the ottoman for some texture. Deer Abbey hung high in the arched nook peering down on the single malt goodness below. Our baby got brass bar cart held our decanters and liquor with a gentleman portrait peeking through. I know us ladies here at Patina would love to enjoy a few bourbons in this seating area! The pear trees and ferns bring it to life.


To the right of our single malt set up was our bar vignette made up of our tin bar we designed in house. These bars are quite popular and we made great use of it for this shoot. We love how the tin wall and the tin bar play off of each other here.  We styled it with fall inspired fruits + vegetables and some beautiful rotisserie chickens on our vintage porcelain dish ware. Lovely Yesenia is holding our silver tea set and our bell jar is filled with pears from the pear tree.  Spencer is sitting in the Spencer chair (we named after him during the shoot) and we have a few gentlemen portraits about the bar vignette, one looking good on our vintage painters easel. Our gilded mirror catches the reflection of  the raise the bar stools.



To the right of the mantle set up we styled the beautiful vintage piano that came with the space. We layered some kilim rugs + turkish runners together for that vintage oriental vibe. On the piano, we styled a cluster of vintage brass candlesticks, vintage tray, and some greenery for texture. The study stool was used as the piano chair and the gwen chair gives that rosy mauve blush tone we were looking for- it works so well with the different shades of olive green. A gold stacks on stacks table holds up a plant and the handsome baby got brass cart has a crystal decanter filled with bourbon. It was hard to pack this area up and leave it behind!!

In the center of the room in-between our study, office + single malt vignettes we styled a lounge using our lovely blush Juliette settee + our muted olive green Hendricks sofa. We got great use out of our new brass coffee table over our layered kilim rugs. The twig side tables were used to hold our plants. We love this shot showing the party guests holding a convo in the lounge as the quirky host sits down in his office getting a quick read in.


This was a really fun shoot for us- the day went by so fast and we were super happy with how the day melodically moved! David Toquica, our extremely talented friend, photographed this shoot and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Our dear lady friends, Martha Ellen + Elma over at Headchop put their talents to hair and make up for the models and they killed it with their super star skills. The models looked incredible and were such great sports during the entirety of the shoot. We really couldn’t be happier with the spirits of the day.

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