“Shirley’s house” came to Lightweight through Susan Contanse, a.k.a. Blogski, by way of a chance encounter at a Lawrenceville bank branch. She put us in touch with Erica Moulinier, who owns a house in Polish Hill but was spending much of the summer out of town. Erica was receptive, but said the interior was under reconstruction.
“Perfect.” we said.
The exterior needed just a few lights and plants to make it Shirley’s home. Inside, a little more work was needed to make it Lightweight’s.
With paint colors approved by Erica, the Lightweight crew, led by Danielle Laubach and Diane Melchitzky, transformed the livingroom into Shirley’s longtime home.
Jeff Swenson generously welcomed us to shoot in his Barking Dog Studio at Terminal Way. The space and light were great, but it needed a few things before it would feel like Jane’s office.