Styling Inspiration: Elephant Props

Do you ever fall upon a blog, website or creative space and instantly it connects with your aesthetic? Well, this very experience happened to me when I turned the first page of Sweet Paul’s fall issue, whose inside cover was dedicated to advertising Elephant Props, a full-service prop house in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighbourhood. Ran by Michele, a former prop stylist, and Patrick, a former set designer and builder, you can just imagine the visual delights within their prop house. Discovering Elephant Props was as exciting as winning the golden ticket was for Charlie.


  • Reply Kathysue September 29, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Will all these images make me smile, they are so YOU!!!We need bright happy colors and this looks like the place to go. Fun post, Kathysue

  • Reply ashlina {the decorista} September 29, 2010 at 5:14 am

    PERFECTION!!! and the name…elephants are my fave!

    and KS is right. these images are sooo YOU! loves.

  • Reply keely @ luxe + lillies September 29, 2010 at 5:43 am

    Agreed with the two lovelies above… these images exude “bright.bazaar” LOVING the colors. So much fun!

  • Reply BODIE and FOU September 29, 2010 at 6:58 am

    I'm totally with you on this…I got this when I discovered Jeana's blog this week

    Oh and congrats for your column in RUE magazine!


  • Reply Apt. #34 September 29, 2010 at 7:36 am

    brilliant find!

  • Reply MarΓ­a September 29, 2010 at 8:28 am

    So beautiful! I can not belive it.

  • Reply lisaroyhandbags September 29, 2010 at 8:40 am

    These have “Will” written all over them! so bright and cheery! :)

  • Reply Amanda Fuller | Calico and Co. September 29, 2010 at 8:45 am

    LOVE it Will! So many great items! OH and I have now signed up for email subs! Thanks!!

  • Reply Chantale September 29, 2010 at 9:17 am

    I so need props right now.. What a fantastic site!

  • Reply oisive mais pas que... September 29, 2010 at 9:50 am

    I love everything !!!

  • Reply HanneeNz September 29, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Have just stumbled across your blog and I am loving it! Thanks for all the gorgeous decor inspiration and funky buys.

  • Reply Helena - A Diary of Lovely September 29, 2010 at 11:01 am

    oh my! Pretty impressive!!!

  • Reply Dallas Shaw September 29, 2010 at 11:40 am

    think for the first time in a long time I am going bright this holiday season!

  • Reply escapade September 29, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Have to admit I was momentarily disappointed when it wasn't all elephants – but this collection is fantastic! What a find!

  • Reply mydesignchic September 29, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    How fun are these props…bright and cheery! Love your blog -

  • Reply Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy September 29, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Wow! What beautiful images! I always thought it would be so cool to own a prop company!

  • Reply David Toms September 29, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Now, wouldnt we go crazy there! Great find Will!

  • Reply Erika at BluLabel Bungalow September 29, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    What vivid images and such a great selection. Makes me wonder if something like this exists in Atlanta.

  • Reply Sandy a la Mode September 29, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    wow, all of these photos are perfection~!!! i LOVE that cute little elephant and those fabrics REALLLY pulled me in!!!

  • Reply {jami @ i m a g i n e} September 29, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Yup!! this is YOU! Great find!!!

    xo – jami
    i m a g i n e

  • Reply La Dolfina September 29, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Oh Will, what a great find!
    I must check it out as I would love to do the same thing on a much smaller scale. Maybe you could fly over and help me?
    Sorry I've been away… it's great to be back!!
    Love you,

  • Reply La Dolfina September 29, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I love love love the new look of your blog and most of all that adorable photo of you!!!
    It's all uber fabulous!!!

  • Reply maureen @ The Inglenook Decor September 29, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    just gorgeous! I adore Sweet Paul too..

  • Reply Kayla Poole September 29, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    how did I not know about this place?? Must get my butt there stat!

  • Reply KristiMcMurry September 29, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    These are great! All that color is just making me super happy. I really love the clocks!

  • Reply FROM THE RIGHT BANK September 29, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Okay, could this place be any more you???

  • Reply Justina Blakeney September 29, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    wowowowowow!!! All of that colour just made fe smile from ear to ear. What a gorgeous grouping of objects! What fun to own a prop house, huh?

  • Reply christine, just bella September 29, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Look at all that good stuff – it's like looking at candy!! Great photos!

  • Reply one sydney road September 29, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Gasp! This post is such eye candy – a prop house?? How cool would that be! Always wondered what it would be like to be a prop stylist!

  • Reply lindsay September 29, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Love the bright colors in these images. Fantastic inspiration images!

    Thanks for visiting my blog the last few days! It was a true delight meeting you in NYC! I am excited about all the new lasting friendships we made while in the City!

    Lindsay @ A Design Story
    p.s. I linked you as a new favorite!

  • Reply Tommy September 29, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    I heart a collection. After watching so many episodes of Barefoot Contessa, I have inadvertently started collecting white casserole dishes. Yum.

  • Reply Pinecone Camp September 30, 2010 at 12:52 am

    LOVE IT ALL! What perfectly perfect images. so inspiring too. Thanks for sharing Will!

  • Reply Anna September 30, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Hey Will, No wonder you gravitated so strongly towards it..is it SO YOU…has your name written all over it. What an awesome cocktail of colours…great site.
    P.S love the new blog makeover…looks awesome! x

  • Reply Danielle Oakey Interiors September 30, 2010 at 1:20 am

    wow, these images are incredible!

  • Reply dulci September 30, 2010 at 1:32 am

    what fun colors!


  • Reply Stacey September 30, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Love it all Will and such vivid colours! xx

  • Reply sunday collector September 30, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I want Elephant Props in Sydney NOW!!

  • Reply Jules September 30, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    omg – what a fabulous post. i love seeing the different ways things can be styled. lots of inspiration here, as usual :)

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar October 1, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Thank you all for sharing the love for Elephant Props. They freakin' rock!

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