Sneak Peeks…

From our shoot yesterday.Diptic

Doing a photoshoot like this is kind of like starting a paper the night before it is due. I swear to you that my brain comes up with much better ideas under pressure. In college I would always write two papers- One I started outlining the day the assignment was given, and then promptly did no more work on until the night before the paper was due when I would completely start over. The last minute ideas are always better- the problem is you don’t have the time to totally execute them. Shooting the house yesterday I had about 20 moments of clarity that involved trips to the storage unit/Biscuit to do some last minute redecorating. The biggest leduh moment was our bedside tables. Which were always too big and just…wrong. The lamp, the stuff on them. It never worked.DipticBedsides

Before & After

A quick trip to the storage unit to get our old side tables from our bedroom in Chicago- and to Biscuit for new lamps. A little styling and ta-da!!! It might not seem revolutionary to you, but in person it was just what the room needed. The mirrors on the side tables reflect the awesome wallpaper, and while I had hesitated on the green lamps since we already have a solid green rug and a lot of chartreuse in the wallpaper, it’s just right.

A lot of it has to do with the scale…The other tables were too high compared with the mattress, and too leggy. And then the lamp was too short and squat. You can also see how beauteous our Jamie Multi Shams are looking…

I love shooting with Emily, you should really follow her and her work.

photoInstagram: ejaPhoto she might post a few more sneaky pics like these from our shoot today…

Today we are shooting at the store. Cannot WAIT to show you these.

BTW if any of you were planning to stop by Biscuit the next few days, we will be closed Weds/Thurs for Market, and then I will be gone a lot of next week for Alt Summit.

So nervous about Alt. Agoraphobia? Social Anxiety? NothingToWear? All of the above? Anyone else going?

Also- intern applicants. We are still looking over your resumes, there were lots! We will be in touch this week though.


  1. Melissa January 15, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Gooooooogeous! New tables lamps = JUST right. Can’t wait to see all resulting design porn shots!

  2. Chelsea January 15, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Ahhh, I am just so excited about the whole feature! So, don’t be nervous about Alt. You will have two fab sidekicks and everyone just wants to talk and have fun. xo

  3. Stephanie January 15, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    ahhhh YES to the side tables! I hate hate hate our side tables. When hub agreed to the ‘spensive fancy pants bed i was blind with excitement when he wanted to go with the less awesome tables. (currently trying to give our 1.5 year old master a facelift) and i love how the lamps and the table made the difference. but seriously, i already used you for free advice, can you just move up to gorgeous nj, and open a biscuit up here so i can frolic around when im in a designer slump. k thanks.

  4. Quinn January 15, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Can’t wait to see the rest! LOVE that bathroom sink, totally jealous of the Chanel pearls (lucky biatch), and dying over the wallpapers.

  5. Sarah @ BelleOnHeels January 15, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Baaaaaaaaaah Scalamandre Zebra is my FAVORITE ever!!!!!! So jealous.

  6. Courtney Callahan January 15, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I can’t wait to see more of these pictures and from biscuit! I am heading to Alt from Chicago for the first time so I am definitely nervous and exc

  7. Courtney Callahan January 15, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Can’t wait to see the rest and the images of biscuit! I am heading to Alt for the first time next week and am really excited/nervous! Anything you want me to bring you from Chicago :)?

  8. Meg January 15, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Hi Bailey,

    I can’t wait to see all the photos of your home! Random question…can you tell me where you stayed/traveled in Italy? I’m planning a trip there this summer and would love some advice. I’m thinking of renting a villa. I’d appreciate your input.

  9. teale January 16, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    i LOVE that pink elephant tray you have your pearls on! Where is it from?

  10. Stephanie ONeil January 17, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Love the peeks, and can’t wait to see the whole spread! Your chartruese side tables are fantastic, and i’m drooling over them! Would you mind sharing where you got them? Thanks SO much!!

  11. Stephanie ONeil January 17, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Thanks for the peek, and I cannot wait to see the whole spread! I am drooling over your chartreuse side tables–they are perfect. Would you mind sharing where they came from? Thanks SO much!!

  12. Stephanie ONeil January 23, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Ha! Really funny–now I can tell that they are mirrored. My mistake. Love them just the same!

    Thank you so much for getting back to me–really appreciate it! :)

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