Stylist Olga Naiman

Brooklyn-based stylist and event planner Olga Naiman from Aparat has an impressive client list and a gorgeous online portfolio that you'll no doubt love viewing today. I'm liking the overall vibe here... Apartus

I'm particularly drawn to the strong colors and patterns in these spaces though lately pink and red aren't doing it for me nearly as much as petrol blue which is that gorgeous greyish blue tinted with green that lots of magazines are flaunting at the moment. I particularly love it paired with goldenrod. But I digress... Despite my petrol + goldenrod admiration, these lovely red tones are total headturners-- especially as December draws nearer and nearer and I see red everywhere. I find these rooms quite intriguing... And I'm totally digging chevron - still. You too?

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Olga Naiman has worked with clients such as Domino, Anthropologie, Real Simple, People magazine, BBC and more. She currently works as a freelance stylist creating gorgeous rooms in CB2 catalogs and for Crate & Barrel along with West Elm, too. Nice job!

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I love her educational background too - no doubt her BA in Clinical Psychology from Tufts University combined with her MA in Scenography/ Installation Art from St. Martin's helps her a great deal to create events and catalog pages that speak to people... Styling is so much about getting in touch with all of the senses and understanding how people think but also for telling stories visually. Her styling work has a very easygoing, imperfectly perfect charm about it that makes me feel as though a person is nearby and will soon re-enter the room to get back to what they were doing before they left. Her rooms really look alive and have soul to them, don't you think? For me, that's what makes a great stylist - the arrangement of objects that feel like there is a beating heart behind it all.

What do you think makes a stylist great?

(images: from the site of olga naiman)