I’ll be giving more behind the scenes peeks as the weeks go on, but I wanted to let you all know that I’ve made the secret Pinterest board I used during pre-production to help draw together inspiration and ideas public. I don’t alway use Pinterest for research, but for this project, it was essential.
I spent a lot of time trying to channel Emma’s style — luxurious, but young; bold and bright, but not brash or tacky; modern without question, but with some very traditional touches. I hope I was able to strike that balance.
You guys might also be interested in the evidence of my slightly neurotic effort to find a color palate I was happy with. I’m really happy with what we ended up with, but as Adam Levermore, art director for Emma Approved (who I can’t thank enough!!!), can attest, I was REALLY nervous about going with such a bright color. We stood in the paint department at Home Depot much longer than was strictly necessary, mostly because I couldn’t entirely commit. Bold colors can either be awesome or awful and as we really were only going to get one shot at the right thing, I got … twitchy.
Anyway, more behind the scenes to come on Emma Approved. And also some content I promised for LBD behind the scenes forever ago. I attempted to post the same, extraordinary long Bennet family bookshelf post three times and it kept not posting, so I gave up, but there is at least the idea of one brewing.