Saturday, August 6, 2016

A Santa Monica Office by Jeremiah Brent

Earlier this summer, I worked on a really fun story for Rue. Since so much of my creative energy goes in that direction, I thought I would start sharing a little "behind-the-scenes" look at my job -- features I love, fun photo shoots I've produced, stories about industry friends, events I get to attend... the list goes on. There's a lot happening on this little laptop, even if the cobwebs on THIS blog imply otherwise.

Ideally, I'd like to share a Story of the Week each Friday -- you know, one Rue story that I really enjoyed working on that week -- but since I'm still getting back into the swing of things over here, I'm trying to stay noncommittal. No promises I can't keep, ya know?? So until that is up and running, I am pulling from the archives whenever I darn well please.

Today, I'm talking about this gorgeous office by Jeremiah Brent. I first met Jeremiah at a lunch with Target and Nate Berkus. I instantly adored the pair -- they're warm, welcoming, charming, and funny. All the best adjectives! (Trust me. I have met some noteworthy people who are just NONE of the above, God bless 'em. It's a honor to meet people who are innately kind.) I had already been working on this story BEFORE the lunch, so it was a relief to know I'd really enjoy working with Jeremiah.

He had designed an office for his management team, Tandem Entertainment. They wanted a budget-friendly update of their Santa Monica office, so using Nate's collection from Target was a no brainer.

I drove out to Santa Monica -- a rarity as I do my best to 1. Not drive and 2. Never, ever leave the east side. But with a large coffee in hand and a good playlist, I was on the road. I met my good friend, Monica Wang. She is a talented photographer and I just love her TO PIECES. (I want her to take updated headshots for me, but I need to stop eating so much pizza for like, a month.)

The shoot itself took about 2 hours, but that's because Jeremiah had it styled to perfection and we didn't want to miss a single detail. Here are a few of my favorite shots:

You can read more about the story here -- including the fact that this room was basically NOTHING before and Jeremiah made actual magic happen. It inspired me to try a little harder in my own home office. Key word is try.

Here are a few of the pieces you'll see in the office. Many of them are on sale!

I hope you enjoyed this 'behind-the-scenes' situation. Let me know if this is (OR ISN'T) a post you'd like to see in the future. I also am totally open for suggestions for TOTALLLLLLY different topics. Remember, the goal is to get this little blog goin' again. Just doing my darn best.