Indoor Picnics

We’re here to share with you the latest collaboration between Big Leo photographer Nicole LaMotte and our prop stylist & art director Barb Schmidt! The pair created this beautiful still life feature in Spaces Magazine that’s perfect for spring. We caught up with Barb, who said only amazing things about the project. “The very best […]

Palm Dessert

Blush pink is definitely having a moment right now, and who better to showcase the pretty hue than prop stylist and art director Barb Schmidt! Barb worked with photographer Tim Nehotte to create a tickled pink story for the latest issue of Spaces Magazine. Barb gave us the inside scoop on the project: “It all started […]

Ile St. Louis

Spaces Magazine currently is featuring this custom set design. The space was born out of a dream from Creative Director Barbara Schmidt, of studiobstyle and Big Leo Productions. We checked in with Barb about the shoot who said, “If I could build a palatial master suite in France where would it be?” Ile St. Louis is […]

Taking Root

Just in time for spring, here’s the latest work from prop stylist Barb Schmidt for the April/May issue of Spaces Magazine! The story brings an English garden indoors, with gorgeous floral arrangements for your tabletop. Take a look at the lovely photographs below, and get some inspiration for your own home! Photos by Tim Nehotte

Blushed Neutrals

Holiday decor doesn’t always have to mean reds, greens, and metallics. Take a look at this latest story from Spaces Magazine and see prop stylist and art director Barb Schmidt’s take on decorating for the holidays. Barb pairs lush textured furniture with warm whites accents, creating a wholly inviting environment perfect for combating the winter […]

Pastry Cream

Photographer Evi Abeler and art director & prop stylist Barb Schmidt recently teamed up to work on this new story for Twin Cities Spaces Magazine. Evi beautifully captures the light across her hand painted backgrounds. Her lighting is both soft and tonally rich, creating a special textural effect you can almost touch. Barb collected props both in Minneapolis and locally […]

Spring Spaces

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend and spent some quality time with family and friends! We definitely did! Before the Monday chaos sets in (which let’s face it, it already has), we wanted to share with you some spring images which were art directed and styled by Barbara Schmidt. Both photographs were […]

Northwest Orient

We’re excited to share some new work by Barbara Schmidt! Barb is a fantastic prop stylist. However, she’s also a force when it comes to creative direction, as evidenced by this new story in Spaces Magazine. All of the art direction for the story was done by Barbara, while the prop styling was executed by Claire Neviaser, a member […]