Sorry, this post has nothing to do with defending Anthropologie. Who would want to read that? I just needed a snappy title that tied together Anthropologie and ancient Greek because I majored in Greek and Latin. Oh and because one of our past jobs snuck into Anthropologie’s new home catalog!
Not only that. When asked what her favorite space she’s ever styled is, Anthro’s Kim Ficaro had this to say: “To be totally honest, after 10 years of doing this, my most favorite space was on this shoot! The first week we shot in a small house upstate. We made garlands of carnations—the most underrated flowers—and hung them in the attic rooms, which had beautiful peeling wallpaper. The downstairs room of the house was a pale grey and we created a living room that you could stay in all day, using lush plants and the carnation garlands.”
That’s the house we totally redid! We rescued that beautiful peeling wallpaper from layer upon layer of tacky grandma wallpaper (and plastered over the unsightly parts so the nice parts would appear beautifully peeling)! We plastered that living room pale grey. And we did a million other things, turning that grandma house into an Anthro-worthy backdrop.
We received zero credit, so forgive me for bragging here.
For a behind-the-scenes post on their blog, click here!
Hilary Nagler says
Stunning, well done, bravo, whoopie! The Anthro catalog house you did is drool-worthy. Absolutely completely and totally fell in love with your work (all over again!) xoxo, Hilary N. (Kristian’s Santa Barbara friend;)
This was one of my favorite houses you guys did here as well! It is absolutely horrible that no one credited you guys. The same thing happens in the fashion industry quite often, though Anthro isn’t even considered fashion. Companies like these scums take work from artists everywhere without a single drop of credit. It really makes me mad when they exploit other cultures. I can’t stand when I go in there and see a necklace I got in Abu Dhabi or Thailand for five times the amount, without any backstory about the little lady who made it.
Again, amazing job! I love restoration and am truly in awe of this beauty.
Percy Bright says
Thanks so much, Kristen! And ugh, I know, don’t get me started on Anthro/URBN stealing designs.
Kim Barberich says
Love your work, design, style, and ideas!
I read that interview before seeing your blog post with
the stylist Kim Ficaro and was wondering how she found
such an interesting and “story filled” house.
Can you post something on the Anthropologie blog so people out there
can see your work and if interested contact your through your website.
It’s a shame that you are not being credited!
Percy Bright says
Aw thank you, Kim! Anthro doesn’t care, unfortunately. So we’ve come to the realization that we just need to be proud they chose our work as their backdrop. (As did H&M!) Maybe one day we’ll get major credit for something like that, but until then, Design*Sponge and Remodelista aren’t too bad.
Justine Hand says
I missed this. – Hard to keep up with the accolades as this point. Glad I knew you when. 😉 – Your aesthetic is a perfect background for them.