Great interior design photography pares down the essence of a room to its defining elements, allowing the interplay of color, light, and material to take center stage. More than any other type of architectural photography, this category requires specific attention to styling, with an eye toward making a home feel lived in, but free of clutter. The careful selection and positioning of floral arrangements and props can make or break a shot. The goal is an atmosphere of calm equanimity, where no object is out of place and all are contributing to a single design statement.
With designs by A-List Interiors, Darci Hether, Anne Chessin, Dawn Nakamura, and the New Design Project.