I was casting about for images that seemed compelling enough to create a post around and started to see a few that were resonating, when I realized they were all the work of the same stylist: Emma O’Meara. Here’s the thing: I wouldn’t typically do a post that focuses on a stylist, because honestly I’m usually very turned off by what I see stylists do. And that’s the crux of the matter–I believe that good styling should be invisible, unseen, unnoticeable; like good acting from a talented actor, you don’t see him plying his craft. And so much of what I see in home decor images that have been styled sticks out as styling–the odd pair of high heels in the kitchen, bedclothes disarranged in exactly the same way on every bed in every bedroom shot ever, washi tape everywhere… you know what I’m talking about. It’s a bit of a pet peeve of mine. So when I saw these images and really liked them all and then found out they’ve all been styled by the same person I was very pleasantly surprised. BTW, and not for nothing, they were all photographed by Nikole Ramsay; these two make a great team.