Last weekend, I had the opportunity to travel to Colonial Williamsburg to learn more about its collaboration with Benjamin Moore for their Williamsburg paint collection. One of my favorite things we did was to see the historical home where the photos for the collection were styled and shot. It was all done in the Robert Carter House , and I love how they used an authentic location instead of a professional studio to show the paint colors. It makes perfect sense, since the theme is “trend meets tradition.”
It was fun to see the photos and then compare them to the spaces where we were standing. It always blows my mind how some beautiful styling and the right lighting can make an ordinary corner come to life. It’s like magic.
(Oh, how I would love to be a stylist for these kind of shoots one day!)
We also got to visit the lab where the (teeniest) paint remnants from these historic homes are analyzed layer by layer so that they can be brought back to life in their original colors. This is a way more scientific process than I ever thought about. (And, the reason why I just play with paint instead of creating it! )
I took so many photos on my trip that I was afraid putting them all in one post might be a little overwhelming. But, I have lots of great things to show you. Another post coming soon. . .