Best of the West in Design, Amy Bartlam
Ready to meet the Best of the West? We’ve got them at Las Vegas Market! We’ve rounded up a brand new group of the best and brightest in interior design and photography and are looking forward to an engaging panel discussion with them on what’s new in “West Coast Style”! As a sneak preview of what’s to come, we checked in with each of our Best of the West influencers to see what West Coast style means to them, and what trends they’re most looking forward to exploring in 2019. Read on for features highlighting each of our panelists, and don’t forget to catch the Best of the West panel at market for even more in-depth discussion. We’ll see you at market!
Amy Bartlam is a Los Angeles-based interiors photographer known for her thoughtful compositions, considered use of natural light, and attention to detail. Born and raised in the UK, she studied Photography at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design and moved to Los Angeles in 2013. Amy’s work has been seen in publications such as the LA Timesand Luxe, as well as magazines in Portugal, Germany and the UK, and on many prestigious design blogs.
Amy's Signature West Coast Style
Design by JDP Interiors
Amy's "West Coast Style" in Four Pieces
- Jute rug
- Cognac leather chair
- Art books
- Large plant
Upcoming Trends She’s Eyeing at Market
I’ve loved seeing burnt orange and terracotta in interiors this year, I’ve also been a big fan of the revival of stacked tile! I’m looking forward to seeing curved furniture continuing into 2019, and dark tones like black and burgundy.
Favorite Timeless Trend
I think organic materials and finishes will always be timeless – what could be more classic than nature?
Design by JDP Interiors
Pro Tips on Working with a Photographer
I highly recommend working with a photographer who specializes in shooting interiors and if you can, have the same one shoot all your work – this will give your portfolio a professional, cohesive look. Using a specialist will help you navigate through all the nuances of shooting an interior seamlessly. When it comes to the shoot, preparation is key – setting up the day before and having lots of different options of flowers and accessories will make it so much easier! Go for a range of colors and scales, you never know how things will look on camera so options are essential.
Best Thing About the Las Vegas Market Experience
This is my first time at market so I’m looking forward to seeing all the vendors whose products I’ve been shooting for so many years! Also, getting to hang out with some clients and hopefully meet some Insta friends!
1. Cognac Leather Chair Zuo, A442, Lincoln Lounge Chair Saddle
2. Large Plant Sullivan, Inc., C966, Bird of Paradise Foliage Tree
3. Art Books Chronicle Books, C1078, Every Room Tells a Story By Kit Kemp
4. Jute Rug Chandra, C512, ART-3550 Rug
Design by Jette Creative
Favorite Places to Stay/Dine in Las Vegas
Dinner at Jaleo at the Cosmopolitan (they have a delicious G&T list, too) and lounging by the pool at the Aria.