Pops of color and Birds and Butterflies wallpaper accent the studio's office space
Rebecca E. Eden and Shalimar Beekman, both mothers who specialize in children’s photography, bonded over common interests and a desire for a shared studio space on Ravenswood. Before long, a picture-perfect partnership began to emerge—with a little help from an expert.
The raw studio was a blank canvas in need of everything, including the “design intervention” of Greg Jagmin Associates. Jagmin helped the duo mediate their decorating ideas—and a sanity-saving plan for dueling schedules and equipment—to create a modern-day time-share that serves as a backdrop for everything from children’s photos to corporate headshots. The ladies agreed on a home-away-from-home feel, with pops of bright color for their little subjects and modern elements for more grown-up meetings.
“The project began with a stack of wallpaper samples that we flipped through to gauge tastes,” said Jagmin. “When we got to a Schumacher print called Birds and Butterflies, a whimsical black and white with shots of primary colors, their joint gasp created a jumping-off point for the rest of the project.” Clients entering the office are greeted with a single wall of the signature paper.
The rest of the space is awash in white, accented by a vintage credenza in high-gloss yellow and a Louis chair from Brownstone Antiques in Lee Jofa’s Confetti and Crème polka-dot pattern. Green paint adorns Ikea PS Maskros light fixtures. A custom low tufted-vinyl sofa puts the finishing touch on a glamorous, kid-friendly and duo-approved business backdrop. 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave., 312-505-0355; rebeccaeedenphotography.com; 773-230-5441; shalimarbphotography.com