09/29/2010 // 39 comments

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.


29 / 29 / 2010

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

ashlina {the decorista}

29 / 29 / 2010

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

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

keely @ luxe + lillies

29 / 29 / 2010

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


29 / 29 / 2010

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!


Apt. #34

29 / 29 / 2010

brilliant find!


29 / 29 / 2010

So beautiful! I can not belive it.


29 / 29 / 2010

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

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


29 / 29 / 2010

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

oisive mais pas que...

29 / 29 / 2010

I love everything !!!


29 / 29 / 2010

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

oh my! Pretty impressive!!!

Dallas Shaw

29 / 29 / 2010

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


29 / 29 / 2010

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


29 / 29 / 2010

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

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

David Toms

29 / 29 / 2010

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

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

Sandy a la Mode

29 / 29 / 2010

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

{jami @ i m a g i n e}

29 / 29 / 2010

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

xo – jami
i m a g i n e

La Dolfina

29 / 29 / 2010

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,

La Dolfina

29 / 29 / 2010

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

just gorgeous! I adore Sweet Paul too..

Kayla Poole

29 / 29 / 2010

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


29 / 29 / 2010

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


29 / 29 / 2010

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

Justina Blakeney

29 / 29 / 2010

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?

christine, just bella

29 / 29 / 2010

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

one sydney road

29 / 29 / 2010

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!


29 / 29 / 2010

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!


29 / 29 / 2010

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

Pinecone Camp

30 / 30 / 2010

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


30 / 30 / 2010

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

Danielle Oakey Interiors

30 / 30 / 2010

wow, these images are incredible!


30 / 30 / 2010

30 / 30 / 2010

Love it all Will and such vivid colours! xx

sunday collector

30 / 30 / 2010

I want Elephant Props in Sydney NOW!!


30 / 30 / 2010

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

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

01 / 1 / 2010

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