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Interiors Photography - How we planned our wallpaper and fabric shoot

by Charlotte Raffo February 09, 2021

Interiors Photography - How we planned our wallpaper and fabric shoot

Here's how we created our latest images...

Wallpaper and Fabric at Sunny Bank Mills in Leeds

Interiors Photoshoot with photographer Chris Leah

Photographer  Chris Leah  found the amazing venue locally in Leeds. Sunny Bank Mill is a disused textile mill building which was derelict and pigeon poo-splattered but gave us the space, light and character we needed.

Photos were taken of the empty space and plans were made by roughly photoshopping images of the props into the room pictures.

You can see the ideas turned into reality in the images below featuring our beautiful  Body Lace voile. The amazing ombre bathroom suite was found locally on Facebook Marketplace.

Preparing for an interiors photoshoot

Naughty Lace net curtains by The Monkey Puzzle Tree

Here's the (very) rough plan for our Metamorphosis linen union photo. You can see the finished result at the top of this page.

We ordered dry ice, I dug up a squash plant from my veg patch and cut ivy from my garden on the morning of the shoot to create this scene. 

Metamorphosis photo shoot plan

For our Hit the North real cork wallpaper set, Dowsing and Reynolds kindly lent us a beautiful lamp, the pampas grass was liberated from a traffic island 🤦‍♀️ and the sideboard was brought in from our house. Note also the Rancor (a Star Wars character) which belongs to Mr Puzzle and usually lives on our kitchen window sill!

Hit the North real cork wallpaper by The Monkey Puzzle Tree

Our cushions and lampshades were shot on location at the beautiful home of interior designer AMC Design

Photographer  Heidi Marfitt  took the stunning images in this vibrant period house.

Interiors photoshoot with Heidi Marfitt

Heidi Marfitt interiors photoshoot with AMC Design


About The Monkey Puzzle Tree

From rich linens and velvets to a risqué lace voile, The Monkey Puzzle Tree collaborates with artists to create truly unique home textiles with a twist and a conscience. 

Founded by Charlotte Raffo in 2017, the business pays a 20%  royalty to their artists to help provide them with a passive income, and the unique designs are manufactured in the North of England, supporting traditional industries and maintaining high environmental standards. 

Awarded ‘Highly Commended’ for Best British Product Design in the Brit List Awards 2020, Finalist in the Northern Design Awards 2020.



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