Maxwell Ryan is a best selling author and founder of the ever popular Apartment Therapy website. He started Apartment Therapy in 2004 as a way to offer tips, share photos of his design projects and answer reader's questions. Since then he's written 3 best selling books and now along with Executive Editor Janel Laban has co-written his fourth Apartment Therapy book named Complete + Happy Home. They've boiled down the art of decorating, caring for and enjoying your home into a comprehensive book so you can study up to become your own Apartment Therapist!
We were contacted by email to let us know they were interested in shooting The Vintage Round Top for their new book. The shoot took place right after the Fall Antique show last year.
It was a full day of shooting and we had no idea what images would be used. So, when we got the book and saw that our living room made the 2 page intro spread, we were thrilled and honored!
Melanie Acevedo was the photographer. What a treat to get to work with her. We loved her personality and style. She was totally cool and a total pro! Her list of high profile clients include InStyle, Lonny, Elle, Conde Naste Traveller, Jonathan Adler, Dwell Studio, and Diane Von Furstenberg, just to name a few.
No shoot in Round Top, Texas is complete without a meal and pie from Royer's Round Top Cafe.
Design shoots take a lot to put together. In addition to the features shot at The Vintage Round Top, I've been fortunate to be on the styling team of several Country Living Magazine shoots. I can attest to the long hours and hard work that go on behind the scenes.
The Vintage Round Top is scattered throughout the book and many of our handcrafted home goods and lighting is sourced in the reference guide in back.
Smoot and I loved working with this amazing group! They were laid back, fun and professional.
Since the shoot was done immediately after the Antique Show, we walked across the street to one of the show sites to take a group picture. Along with Officer Big Mac, is Heather Summerville, Melanie Acevedo, Janel Laban, Chrisman Liverman, and Matthew Johnson.
We'll be attending the LA launch of the Apartment Therapy book at the Ace Hotel in a few weeks. We still can't believe all of the amazing opportunities that have come our way. This was a special honor and we thank Maxwell, Janel, and Heather for including us!