This week for our #fabfivequestionsfriday we chat to Martine - Founder of model photography brand ViaMartine. Based in The Netherlands, Martine creates and produces beautiful Model photography prints which are available for sale online. There is also an option to upload and print your own instagram photos onto various print formats via her website. Your own personal or inspirational moments can therefore become beautiful pictures you can collect in a book, use for interior styling or even send as a postcard. I have been using Martine's Model photography prints for a few years now, both at home and in my shoots - I find the images really striking and the prints of a lovely quality.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BLOG?
My inspiration to start my own blog were all the beauiful blogs I was reading at that time. To start my own business was the next step. After taking pictures with my mobile and the comments I got on Instagram, I became curious how this would look on paper.
So I started to make a concept with nice products. Such as polaroids, cards, posters etc. Later on I also started to make Model prints. With my own photos printed on hiqh quality posters, forex and cards, Via Martine now has retailers worldwide.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST CHALLENGING TIME IN YOUR BUSINESS SO FAR?
Trying to combine my family, my job in our other company and my own business with Instagramprints and Modelphotograpy prints.
It’s been busy and it still is, but we try to keep it simple at home. The most important thing is that I have enough support from my husband and kids. My daughter is a very big help with her creative mind, she understands my ideas.
WHAT WOULD YOUR IDEAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT OR STUDIO SPACE LOOK LIKE?
Well, that will be enough space with large tables and with the best people to work with.
CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR OWN INTERIOR STYLE IN ONE SENTENCE?
My interior style is calm, basic and simple.
HOW DO YOU MOTIVATE YOURSELF TO KEEP YOUR BUSINESS RUNNING SMOOTHLY?
My motivation is not so difficult. I am always busy, thinking and trying to do the best I can.
We do love a vintage cocktail chair here at Florrie + Bill. And this one is such a lovely shape. It boasts a generous curved back and a comfy deep seat. What's not to love? We have fully restored and reupholstered this classic chair in a gorgeous blue brushed cotton. There is a relaxed, Scandinavian feel to this chair - especially with the re-finished rustic wood legs.
I would love to know what you think about this cocktail chair? How would you style this blue chair in your own living room? Pop your thoughts in the comments below I'd love to hear them.
Styling + Photography By: Amy Cawson | email@example.comVintage Cocktail Chair: £595 Florrie+BillModel Poster: Via MartineThe Face Print: Your Type Print
Following on from our previous blog post of our restored vintage green cocktail chair, you may have noticed we used some beautiful monochrome posters and frames from a company called DESENIO to style the chair.
Tomorrow, on our Instagram page, I will be giving out an exclusive discount code valid 25th - 27th April 2017 so you can save money on posters from Desenio. Make sure you are following us to find out more. In the meantime take a look at their website for some serious interiors inspiration!
We have restored and reupholstered this gorgeous vintage cocktail chair in a brushed cotton fabric. This chair is an exclusive one-off piece, restored by us in Long Eaton. We have styled this colourful accent chair with monochrome posters from Desenio, and have allowed the vibrant green to pop against the white walls.
This chair is a complete one-off and won't be repeated, so once it's sold it won't be available from us again! You can buy the chair online here while it's still available.
What do you think about the colour pop with the white and black accessories? Add your thoughts in the comments below!
Styling + Photography By: Amy Cawson | firstname.lastname@example.orgCocktail Chair: £625 Florrie+BillPosters: Desenio