Sunday, May 24, 2015

Summer/ 2015

Photography: Studio Marcus Hay, Inc


It's Memorial Day Weekend here in the U.S, Hope everybody is having a relaxing first weekend of Summer, Here's to a great Season ahead from all at Studio Marcus Hay​

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Material World

Photography: Kat Teutsch, Art Direction and Styling: Studio Marcus Hay, Inc





In a new section on our Color & Trend Forecasting we look at the value of materials in a shot and how this combination of chosen materials helps create the mood and feel of the image created. Almost dissected we have pulled out the key materials from one of our favorite Studio Marcus Hay images. This image shot by Photographer Kat Teutsch is from one of our New York Stories series and best reflects a clever use of materials such as feather, patinaed/ distressed wood, blue velvet and floral print. We will continue this series in the future so look out for them. It really is a fun way to look at the different uses of materials and the world they can create

Color & Trend Forecasting

Photography: Studio Marcus Hay, Inc

Photography: Studio Marcus Hay, Inc

Photography: Studio Marcus Hay, Inc


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: Graphic edge, On a recent trip to Anthropologie for some prop shopping in Chelsea/ NYC we spotted just at the right time, a shaft of light cascading over a soon to be painted over graphic wall, struck by the color combo, we just love this palette and we were glad we caught it just in time. Middle image: Post it, Posters are a favourite at Studio Marcus Hay and we use them a lot in our schemes and shoots, This window at Chisholm Larsson Gallery in Chelsea had the perfect gallery of mid century posters and we were drawn to bright use of color Bottom image: Whitney openingThe new Whitney Museum in The Meatpacking distric,t in Manhattan/ NYC designed by Renzo Piano is breathtaking and we love the clever use of coloured chairs and graphic art on one of the many outdoor balconies.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Get The Look/ Diane Keaton inspired Room









At Studio Marcus Hay we have our inspired style icons, One of those would have to be screen actress Diane Keaton who is famous for her sleek yet casual personal style. For a recent set of images for Design Within Reach we used her persona to create a library style room. Soft in palette we used flesh, putties and soft grays with a nod to materials such as leather and pale scandi woods. Get the look of this room by shopping our guide. 

Come check out the link at www.studiomarcushay.com/ color and trend forecasting. 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Mother's Day/ 2015



Wishing all mother's Happy Mother's Day to all Mum's and Mom's around the world! At Studio Marcus Hay we opened the family photo album to showcase shots of Marcus's Mum from different era's Love you Mum! 

Monday, April 27, 2015

DWR/ May Catalog

The cover, Photography: Jim Bastardo 

Photography: Jim Bastardo, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay Inc 

Photography: Jim Bastardo, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay Inc 


For the latest DWR Catalog out now, Studio Marcus Hay was delighted to see 2 images use in the latest May catalog that were photographed for 2 other DWR projects featured in the pages.

For the Edelman residence in Connecticut where Studio Marcus Hay Inc designed 3 major rooms for the family, a shot of the guest bedroom was featured and also a still from the film produced for The Reid Collection was also given a whopping spread in the middle of the book.   

To read about the Edelman Project, click here, To see the Reid Collection film, go to the DWR website by clicking here  

We loved working on both these projects so was super excited to see them being used.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Williams Sonoma/ Outdoor Summer, 2015


Photography: Anson Smart, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay Inc, Prop Styling: JC Garcia Lavin

Photography: Anson Smart, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay Inc, Prop Styling: JC Garcia Lavin

Photography: Anson Smart, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay Inc, Prop Styling: JC Garcia Lavin

Photography: Anson Smart, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay Inc, Prop Styling: JC Garcia Lavin

Photography: Anson Smart, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay Inc, Prop Styling: Carin Scheve

Photography: Anson Smart, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay Inc, Prop Styling: Carin Scheve

Photography: Anson Smart, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay Inc, Prop Styling: JC Garcia Lavin

Photography: Anson Smart, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay Inc, Prop Styling: Carin Scheve

Photography: Anson Smart, Art Direction: Studio Marcus Hay Inc, Prop Styling: Carin Scheve


Many trips back and forth from NY to SF to LA and back NY helped produce this outdoor section for Williams Sonoma, Art Directed by Studio Marcus Hay earlier this year. Shooting in a studio in SF and in 3 different locations in LA and Malibu, Marcus worked once again with the wonderful Photographer Anson Smart and directed an amazing team including the very talented Props Stylists JC Garcia Lavin and Carin Scheve.

In the height of Winter in NY, Marcus was happy to escape the winter in NY and having just come back from an extended trip to Australia, the warmer weather continued with Marcus flying down to scout the locations based in La Canada and Pasadena in LA and Malibu.

After looking a number of locations, the three chosen consisted of an old LA 1920’s mansion and a more residential property that resembled The Hampton’s and an ocean surrounded property in Malibu with heavenly views. Channeling a touch of Hollywood Glam, Marcus’s favorite location was by far the Black and White themed property with a mini Versailles garden.


We were thrilled to make the cover after numerous cover tries and to be part of creating inspiring Summer images for Williams Sonoma Home Summer catalog.