The Art of Styling with Brittany Albert

Photography: Tim Lenz

Today, we delve into the world of interior styling with Brittany Albert, an individual with a keen eye for this niche profession. Distinct from an interior designer, Brittany occupies the unique role of being the creative to whom designers turn to have their work artistically documented. What sets Brittany apart is her keen eye for design and her remarkable ability to weave vintage and unique pieces seamlessly to create compelling visual narratives. Join us as we explore the art of interior styling with Brittany Albert.

1. Tell us a little bit about your background and how you came to the world of styling and design?

I came into interior styling through working in creative marketing and content creation for brands in the art and design space. I have always been interested in visual storytelling, design and photography. 

2. When styling, what are your go-to products for a project?

I try to incorporate vintage and unique pieces from artists when styling a project as much as possible.

Photography: Tim Lenz

Textured Walnut Boulder

by Ashley Joseph Martin

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Esme vase in Lava

by Kalya O'Donoghue

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3. What goes into the ideal composition? How do you think about color, scale, and dimension?

When it comes to the ideal composition, I always make sure  light is working with the elements I am working with. I can only play with color, scale, and dimension once I have fully grasped the composition entirely.

4. What are some of the biggest challenges you find in your styling projects?

One of the biggest challenges of styling is photography. Things look different on camera than to the eye, so I like to make sure to have accessories that read well on camera as well as in the natural light of a space. I am always thinking about scale, proportion, texture and color as the primary elements to work with for a perfect photograph.

Photography: Glen Allsop; Interior Design: Winter McDermott

Midnight Bronze Tall Candleholder

by Carol Leskanic

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Beginning No. 09

by Richard Baronio

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5. Do you consider yourself more of a maximalist or minimalist? How do you strike that balance? 

I am more of a minimalist but I'll let the design and feel of a project inform the way it will be styled.

Photography: Glen Allsop; Interior Design: Winter McDermott

6. Do you have a last step in ‚Äúfinishing‚ÄĚ a vignette or scene your are styling?

After initially styling a shot, there are a lot of little adjustments that build on each other and for me it's important that every element feels visually balanced and bring out the best in a space. 

Dark Coastal Salad, Bowl, and Cup Set

by OWIU

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Marilyn Glass Set

Vintage

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7. Tell us a little bit about your personal style ? Do you have any specific styling philosophies that you look to?

I'm drawn to interiors that are simple and serene and showcase the beauty of forms, materials, and light in a space. My favorite spaces feel layered but in a restrained way. 

 

Photography: Jonathan Hokklo; Interior Design: And Studio; Brand: The Primary Essentials

8. What are your favorite sources of inspiration?

I find a lot of inspiration when I travel and I'm always looking for interesting shops, artists and artisans. I also try to visit galleries and artist studios as much as I can, I always find it so inspiring! 

Midnight Bronze Riverstone Candleholder

by Carol Leskanic

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Petal Pod II

by Evamarie Pappas

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