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Which image do you prefer?

After the launch of our first and now award-winning catalogue (yeah I know I keep repeating myself but I’m very happy and proud!), we got a lot of positive feedback on this photo of my lounge, which also made us realised that not everyone knew how to replicate the look…
So in our Summer catalogue, we’ve added a few styling tips throughout the catalogue to show you how you can achieve a similar look in your own home. It’s dead easy and inexpensive.

We’ve also re-shot two versions of my moodboard with the Rabbit lamp (which never quite made it to Mila’s bedroom) and this Do What You Think is Right print which is seriously becoming my mantra.
Since you were SUPER helpful last time, I would love to know which one you prefer.

I thought a close-up (pic 3) would be visually stronger but once we dropped each image into a (very rough) mock-up, we all felt in the office that the first two images fitted better the layout of the page and then it is a choice between image 1 and image 2.

I would really appreciate your feedback on this! Many thanks!
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Founder of Award-Winning Concept Store BODIE and FOU (now closed) & Photographer, UK's Top 10 Design blog, mum of one cool surfer, 23 years in London, now living by the beach in France, married to a kiwi.


  1. the first. it feel like a little more air. lighter.

    but all your work are amazing!

    have a great day. ulrika

  2. jane says

    the first as well…because we can see more of the living space so that gives a better idea on how we can do this in our own home…

  3. I like No. 1 and No. 3, can’t decide between those two. could you have both, I like the full shot, then have the close up one. the first is great for styling tips, but the third is better to see the posters.

  4. Anonymous says

    Hi, I think that second picture is better.You can feel that Rabbit Lamp is really part of the picture.
    Hope this will help, cheers!!

  5. la 1… bien dynamique avec le tabouret d’un coté, le lapin en pendant de l’autre et surtout… ce petit bout de cheminée qui donne un cadre très vivant a l’ensemble… stylisme simple mais superefficace, on commande tout de suite les MT pour faire pareil!!

  6. No 1 because the styling makes sense, you see that it’s in an alcove with a fireplace. No 3 works too, for closeup. No 2 just makes me think it’s been cropped at the side.
    The more I see the Rabbit light, the more I want it :)

  7. Nicole says

    I vote photo number 1!! All three photos are fab and each have their merits, however for the purpose of what you are trying to achieve in the catalogue, I think number 1 works best. It shows off the items within their context, that it is indeed a living room, you can see the fireplace (also gorgeous) and the composition is nice. Whilst the close up (no 2) visually pops and the third is super cute, the first one works best to show how this look can be achieved in your own home.
    Looking forward as always to your next post! Nicole

  8. I vote for 2 – I don’t care that it’s a nook as some others do. I feel like in 1 we’re only seeing the mantle because of the rabbit it’s not like we’re getting a huge sense of environment so stick to the wall with the prints (and that rabbit I’ve been coveting for what a year now! I have found a company in Canada that sells it, but my daughter really doesn’t need it although if I had been smart it would have made a great Easter present!) Good luck on the new catalog – I know as exciting as it is it must be stressful even more so now that you’ve set the bar so high!

  9. Number 1 for me! My sister gave me some masking tape for my birthday… going to have to give it a go. Looks great! Chloe X

  10. I like number one – it feels more effortless, less contrived. The rabbit sitting on the stool makes it look too ‘styled’. I also like how the different anchor points draw your eye across the page (from rabbit to stool to mood board) instead of just focusing directly on the rabbit on the stool. xx

  11. Elayne says

    Both are beautiful; the 2nd concentrates the simplicity more and emphasises the beauty of the “whiteness”, but the 1st definitely has more immediate impact.

  12. Number 1 – I like the glimpse of the mantelpiece and it also feels like a more natural place for the rabbit lamp…

  13. Anonymous says

    Definitely: 3 (even if I’m kind’ove the only one who’s thinking that)

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