Envision opulent manors, modern homes, rustic charmers, and traditional abodes—what do so many of these homes have in common? The family dog, of course. Sara Essex Bradley's quietly powerful photography inDog Decormanages to capture both the sentience of man's best friend and the beauty of interior design.
In Bradley's career as an interior design photographer, she's been inside homes that amaze her, homes that inspire her, and some that outright confuse her. The one constant in all of these beautiful spaces, however, is the furry friend, the loyal companion, the ever-forgiven destroyer of fine fabrics: the loyal pooch. These breeds are as varied as their owner's tastes, be they French Bulldog, Labradoodle, Dachshund, or Corgi, but they all seem to fit seamlessly with their chosen decor. Join Bradley on this visual tour of these stunning abodes, with their humbling canine caretakers—the final element to bring every home to life.
About the Authors:
Sara Essex Bradley has been a professional photographersince 1999. She has worked for a range of clients, includingThe New York Times, House Beautiful, Southern Home, New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles, Preservation, Garden and Gun, and a wealth of interior design clients. In 2015, she won the New Orleans Press Club Award for Still Photography Feature. She was the principal photographer for the bookHouse Proudby Valorie Hart. Currently, she lives in New Orleans.
Valorie Hartis an experienced interior designer and decorator and writes for the popular design blog "The Visual Vamp." Hart's writings have also appeared inNew Orleans Homes and Lifestyles,GO NOLA, andHouse of Fifty Ideas for Inspired Living. She considers herself a "New New"—a New Yorker transplanted in New Orleans—and lives in a restored antique shotgun house in New Orleans's Irish Channel neighborhood with her husband, Alberto.