Since we're in the middle of planning our trip to the South, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight an inspiring creative from the city I'm most excited to see--Charleston! Olivia Rae James is a super talented photographer who does work for Kinfolk, Matchbook Magazine, and The Glitter Guide, to name a few. Her images take me to a dream land where I live in a white farmhouse with black shutters and enjoy an endless summer full of outdoor dinner parties, delicious homemade food, and perfect weather. Too much to ask?
I love this kitchen! The white cabinets with the square black knobs are fantastic.
I think the best meals are often the simplest: grilled steak and potatoes, with berry cobbler for dessert. So perfectly summery and delicious!
One day, I definitely want to have a big piece of property where I can string up globe lights and host family style dinner parties on long tables. I mean really, how dreamy is this?
Aren't these images charming? I think Olivia captures things with a simplicity and honesty that is really appealing and ultimately, even more beautiful than something staged. I'm sure many of these photos were styled, but they don't look forced. They feel like they could be someone's real life (albeit quite a charmed one): warm, casual, relaxed, and full of love.
Do you have a favorite out of these photos?
See more of Olivia's swoon-worthy work here.