You may have noticed a common denominator in the chic nurseries (or grown-up spaces!) you've pinned lately: chances are, they're related to animal photographer Sharon Montrose.A darling among design bloggers, she takes a strikingly modern approach to capturing her subjects — which range from farm inhabitants to exotic species — for her wildly popular Animal Print Shop series. She's a relatively private person, so we were delighted to peel back the layers during a long chat. Aside from talking animal shop, we discovered other intriguing traits, like her self-described crass sense of humor, Angeleno drawl, and something that could be dubbed as a sixth sense. Keep reading to catch up on the conversation!
We've had a slight obsession with photographer Sharon Montrose's baby-animal prints for quite some time now, but the nursery she created with interior designer Morgan Satterfield takes our love to a new level. "The Animal Print Shop Nursery Project was deemed the 'fun lux room,' for that baby who loves a little bit of bling and glam without sacrificing comfort," Morgan says. "Babies enjoy comfort, or so I hear." With an awesome chevron-esque wall, an Oeuf crib, a Dorothy Draper-inspired dresser, a gorgeous Rove Concepts womb chair, and lots of Sharon's simply adorable prints, this nursery, beautifully photographed by Laure Joliet, might be one of our all-time favorites. Keep clicking to check it out, and you can even enter The Animal Print Shop Nursery Project giveaway to win some of the components of the room.
I just came across these Animal Prints ($25) by photographer Sharon Montrose, and I'm totally smitten. The LA-based shutterbug snapped these real live animals, who mostly "live happily at a small California Zoo," perched in front of a white backdrop on hardwood floors. The details are truly amazing, and I applaud her for getting these zoo dwellers to stand so still! There's something so human about these images that I love; Montrose brings out each animal's personality with just the click of a button. Oh, and did I mention that the price is right?! What do you think?