PERSONAL SPACE: INSIDE THE BROOKLYN LOFT OF SUMMER RAYNE OAKES

APRIL 22, 2015

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: INSIDE THE BROOKLYN LOFT OF SUMMER RAYNE OAKES

Happy Earth Day! Thinking about interiors and Mother Nature, I can't help but think of my friend Summer's Brooklyn loft that I styled and shot a couple of years ago for a feature on Gardenista. Of course Earth Day is more about sustainabilty and the things we do to protect nature and much less about house plants, but I thought it was a good day to share some of these images that I love so much. Living with over 100 plants and aquariums for your pet beetles is not for everyone, but a visit to Summer's place is definitely a great experience. (And, yes, she has a gardener that helps with maintenance.) She had recently built a green wall in her spare bedroom when I thought it was high time to share this urban oasis on the internet. Photographing plants is really my happy place. I spent a year photographing my garden and it was bliss! Summer is a powerhouse in the green arena, so definitely check out her site below to see all the stuff she is up to. It is easy to see that she has a laid back style and is a beauty inside and out too. Luckily she was game for this little photoshoot and gave me free reign with the lens. I hope you enjoy the pics!

/JD

+ Summer Rayne Oakes
+ Gardenista Feature