Friday, February 20, 2015

Winter Images/ Ice Storm

Photography: Anna Williams, Styling & Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anna Williams, Styling & Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anna Williams, Styling & Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anna Williams, Styling & Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anna Williams, Styling & Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anna Williams, Styling & Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anna Williams, Styling & Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anna Williams, Styling & Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Anna Williams, Styling & Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay


Many winter moons ago, I worked on a fantastic shoot with the very talented Photographer Anna Williams, It was again recently featured on Popist, Check it out!

Popist writes: In a striking editorial series of still lifes, acclaimed New York-based photographer Anna Williams captures natural elements—leaves, branches, and twigs—caught within blocks of ice.

The shoot, she explains, was commissioned by RealSimple to illustrate an article about skincare in frigid winter climates. She executed the project collaboration with Art Director Marcus Hay, who selected each element and chilled them in his own freezer, a surprisingly complex feat. The texture of ice, notes Williams, varies vastly based upon how it is frozen. To create transparent ice, the water must be filtered, heated, chilled, and heated once more. If one deviates from this process, the mass of ice will be colored by layers of mist and fog, caused by entrapped air and minerals; in this case, the nuanced areas of clouds and clarity served to heighten the perceived depth of each organic object.
No matter what the assignment, Williams constructs her photographs to tell stories. Here, with these shrouded petals and branches, she evokes sensations of wintertime and the mythos of arctic climates.

It seem so appropriate right now as the weather in NY hits an all time low in temperature. Hope you enjoy these images, We loved creating this Winter Wonderland. 



Thursday, February 19, 2015

Instagram/ Pink/ Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Studio Marcus Hay Inc


Pretty in Pinkwas one of our favorite 1980’s movies and at Studio Marcus Hay we think that even though a little pink goes a long way, It’s still a color we admire and embrace on a lot of our projects and we are not always applying it in a Barbie inspire girly way, Pink is much more than all that!

Studio Marcus Hay always has the I-Phone at the ready and all these images are captured on Instagram. Some of the above images are shot in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and all around the country.

Come be inspired by the color Pink and follow us around the world at Instagram

Click here: Marcus Hay/ Instagram 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Interior Project/ Edelman Residence/


Photography: Jim Bastardo, Interior Design and Styling: Studio Marcus Hay Inc

Photography: Jim Bastardo, Interior Design and Styling: Studio Marcus Hay Inc

Photography: Jim Bastardo, Interior Design and Styling: Studio Marcus Hay Inc

Photography: Jim Bastardo, Interior Design and Styling: Studio Marcus Hay Inc

Photography: Jim Bastardo, Interior Design and Styling: Studio Marcus Hay Inc

Photography: Jim Bastardo, Interior Design and Styling: Studio Marcus Hay Inc

Photography: Jim Bastardo, Interior Design and Styling: Studio Marcus Hay Inc
Photography: Jim Bastardo, Interior Design and Styling: Studio Marcus Hay Inc


Last year, The DWR team with the wonderful Photographer Jim Bastardo visited the Studio MarcusHay project for the Edelman’s in Connecticut and captured these amazing images of the 3 rooms we designed and fitted out for the family of 4. It was an exciting project that came to a close last year with great results and it was so great to be able to capture these images of the work completed.

We designed 3 rooms for the family were The Playroom, The Den and The Guest bedroom.

The Playroom was totally stripped and we started from scratch. We designed a totally new space and the contractors did an amazing job of interpreting our designs and especially with the playroom added a whole wall of new cabinetry and beautiful wall papered walls that really transformed the space. The Playroom became a space that allowed the family to come together to view TV and movies and play X-Box. John and Bonnie’s children Olivia and Oscar are growing up quick and we wanted to give them a space that reflected this, a space they could grow into, as they get older.

The Den took on a sleek sexy vibe with custom made pool table and all new light fittings. Embracing the leather tan tiled floor, we wove in some of their beautifully worn Eames and Saarinen leather covered pieces and created a space that included Bonnie’s collection of horns and knick knacks, also including a new sleek dart board.

The Guest Bedroom is a relaxing luxe space that we are all sure guests will now fight to stay in, we included all new light fittings, a new wardrobe system and we hung wallpaper from Eskayel, An amazing company from Brooklyn behind the bed.  


We hope you like the results of our latest Interior Design project, to see more visit us at Studio Marcus Hay.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

CB2 Spring/ Drop 2/ 2015


Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay
Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay


Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay
Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay
Photography: Jonny Valiant, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay


For the second drop in the CB2 Catalog, more work from Studio Marcus Hay is featured in the latest issue in stores now. Already featured in a past post on Fluff N Stuff, this is the remainder of new images that can be seen either in the catalog or online for Spring, 2015. 

Working on a number of themes, some including Hollywood Regency and also a new take on Industrial, Studio Marcus Hay worked in November, 2014 with Photographer Jonny Valiant in Chicago in the Crate & Barrel Studio.  

Working with an amazing team we created multiple sets over an number of weeks, up to 4/5 sets can be up at once and when a particular shot is finished and approved, another set takes it place before you know it, it is quite a process and it's important to be super organized and ready to produce a whole new story per set as you go. Studio Marcus Hay is used to thinking on their toes and readily embraces the challenge.

We hope you enjoy the results.  

Friday, February 13, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Get the Look/ Chelsea Apartment Dining Room

Photography: Jonny Valiant, Art Direction & Styling: Studio Marcus Hay



Studio Marcus Hay created this scheme for an apartment in Chelsea/ NYC. It has been a very popular image for us and we get asked about it all the time. In the Get the Look section of Color & Trend Forecasting at our website, We profile a shopping guide on where to get all the amazing items featured in this room. Using a variety of design classics from Ray & Charles Eames, George Nelson, Tom Dixon, Arne Jacobsen and Isamu Noguchi, Studio Marcus Hay created a calm clean space that feels both modern and relaxed. Filled with natural light, Studio Marcus Hay embraced the big window and allowed a long thin table to run alongside it's length, A large Swiss designed poster compliments the space and adds that punctuation with the simple elegance of a black and white combination of colors. Get the look of this room with our guide. Photography by the always talented Jonny Valiant

Color & Trend Forecasting

Photography: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Studio Marcus Hay


We continue our series of Color & Trend Forecasting section at Studio Marcus Hay Finding inspiration in color combinations all around us, we use Instagram to capture the above images. Top image: It's still winter in the northern hemisphere but here at Studio Marcus Hay we are trying to be optimistic. Recently in LA where it is warmer, we shot this neon pink on a classic blue and white combo tile at a Hollywood mansion where we were lucky enough to be shooting at. The palette inspired us and echoed another bygone era. Middle image: A little razz ma razz happened in the Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows this year and Studio Marcus Hay was there to capture all it's neon glory. The high key colors really bounce off each other and really capture a celebration of bold color. The final image: For CB2's Spring Catalog, We created some geometric inspired artwork that complimented CB2's latest range of mint and pistachio vases, offset with a cool concrete grey.

We hope you are inspired by our latest series.