What does an interior stylist need on a shoot? Here is my list of everything I take with me when going on location. Time to get prepared.
As well as the usual suspects (think tons of cushions and lots of fresh seasonal flowers), you also need a bag of handy tools to make a style shoot happen.So what’s in my kit exactly? I’ve jotted down of everything I carry with me on a shoot:
- A large bag to hold all my STUFF. Mine is huge!
- Lots of tape – from gaffer to parcel tape and clear sticky tape
- A packet of blue tack
- Staple gun and staples to upholster furniture
- Ribbons in the shoot colours, coloured string and threads (great for detail shots)
- Small hammer, screwdriver and wrench for building flatpack furniture
- Decent steam iron for bedlinen
- Sewing machine, as well as wonder web, threads and needles, for making curtains/cushions/napkins/tablecloths
- Picture hanging kit, sticky pads for hanging art.
- Box of birthday cards and postcards – always good for putting personal touches on shoot
- Lots of pens and pencils, paints and paint brushes.
- Scissors – are like gold dust on a shoot. They vanish! That is why I take about 20 pairs
- A small florist’s bucket for fresh flowers (so they don’t fall over in the car)
- Selection of spray paint for customising furniture
- Stickers, paper and address labels
- Cleaning stuff – to wipe fingerprints off mirrors, clean windows and surfaces in the location
- Tea bags! To make my team a nice cuppa to get the shoot off to a bang
Click on the video above if you want to see for real while I rummage around in my bag. What would you take on a shoot?