Photographer George Barberis Lets the Light in for "Gray" Spread
George was intent on showcasing the wealth of mahogany woodwork and luxurious materials – velvet, silk and brass – selected by Portland interior designer Casey Keasler — founder and creative director of Casework. George and Casey were working in small craftsman rooms where Casey had balanced the early 19th century-style of the home with curvy lines, clubby leather chairs and glam accents.
For George, the challenge was fitting the entire look into the magazine’s image aspect. To make the home photo-ready, the pair spent the day rearranging furniture. The final images show off the home’s newfound luster and inspired décor—complete with hand-painted magnolia blooms by artist, Michael Paulus: Collective sigh.