Dave (my husband) had to scout for modern homes a few weeks ago. I love snooping through his pictures when he's on this kind of assignment. One reason I like his pictures so much more than a magazine layout, for example, is because he gets to capture the real living state of every house. He's not doing an actual photo shoot. He is scouting for homes that will be used in a movie or commercial. So, people don't make their homes picture perfect when he arrives. Dave gets to shoot the house as breakfast is being made, or the groceries are put away or when the kids just came home from school. In other words, the "mess" of life is happening.
I think great design comes from knowing how a house flows and then laying in the furniture and accents accordingly. With Dave's pictures you get insight immediately at how these homes flow. I can look at an Eames lounger in a million magazines and store showrooms but nothing will give me an intimate feel for that chair as when I see it in a real living home. The Eames molded plywood chair can be used in so many different ways and not always as a chair. But, you won't get to see all it's creative uses in a showroom.
So, here are some shots of a house Dave scouted. I don't know the house, it's locations or it's owners. I do know I love the lap pool. I LOVE the kitchen cabinets with the integrated fridge. I LOVE how the children's furniture is just as much a part of the living room as the adult pieces. And I of course, love their windows.