A Study In Contrasts: Two Magazines Feature One Space

A Study In Contrasts: Two Magazines Feature One Space

Annie Werbler
Jan 28, 2010

It comes as no surprise that two magazines in different countries should want to do stories on the exquisite home of Jenna Lyons, creative director at J. Crew. What is surprising, however, is how much those stories differ visually. The images in the left column are from domino, while those on the right were published in Livingetc.

Despite both being photographed by Melanie Acevedo's pro eye, the editorial decisions made on the shoot by a stylist, behind the lens, as well as behind a computer screen cast a very different tone to the magazines' images. Habitually Chic first noticed this contrast and did an interesting comparison.

There's a distinctly modern focus on the dining room to the left, but a more whimsical feeling is given to the space by doing a wider zoom to the right.

Livingetc lends a personal vibe to the kitchen by picturing the homeowner, but doesn't manage to show as much actual design work with its choice of subject.

Here, domino is the more sentimental of the pair, showing the breakfast nook in use by the family. It's worth mentioning that the shots are mirror images of one another. One must have been flipped in production.

Wall color, artwork, and bedding all differ in these two views.

To the left we see rich detail of all the bathroom's finishes, but we get a better sense of where the space sits in relation to the master bedroom on the right.

These crazy closet shots are relatively similar, but we see that some furniture has been switched out in the second.

Finally, in the child's room we can clearly see that someone has outgrown his crib and is now sleeping in a big-boy bed. It appears to be the same piece of furniture, just reconfigured. He's also got lots of colorful new toys.

Via: Habitually Chic

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