How Magazines Style Interior Photo Shoots

Elle Interiör

While we pride ourselves at Apartment Therapy on the fact that we feature real homes, fabulous real homes at that, we still get swept up in all that styled glory found in our favorite interior design magazines. Even though the styling is rarely practical, it's usually a great place for ideas and inspiration. That's why we immediately enjoyed Elle Interiör's piece on the process of styling a shoot.

Stylist Tina Hellberg documented the different stages in her styling process for Elle Interiör (luckily emma at emmas designblogg took care of some of the translation). While we know that the 4th photo is something that would likely never work in a real home, we are gravitating toward the styling in the 2nd photo for home inspiration. What photo speaks to you?

If you are interesting in more behind the scenes styling work, visit Warmly Styling a Home: Paul Massey's House to see how a "regular" home gets style for a professional shoot.

(Image credits: Magnus Anesund / Elle Interiör)