Hello ! If you have just discovered Elements i love… & this little journal, I am the human behind the camera & the stories 🙂  Once upon a time before instagram was de rigueur blogs were really the only platform for sharing images and stories. This journal – for me today is both a visual diary & part folly, always a work in progress. I like having the freedom to write about travel or photograph stories that I want to explore…hopefully they will strike a chord with you.

The origins of the shop Elements i love…  sprouted from this blog.  I originally thought up the name so it was affiliated with our business Architectural & Antique Elements. Always a keen photographer, my first posts were inspired by a buying trip to France in 2009… I was privy to a part of our business that was interesting & photogenic, a kind of  “behind the scenes” idea which seemed fresh & original back then! In comparison our website was clunky & stock laden, with mis-sized images.
The blogging platform seemed a perfect fit for my countless images, and it felt like a creative way to engage, sharing snippets of our world that was happening in real time

Jump forward to 2018/2019 and we have a website that is not clunky, in fact you can shop online with images, sizing and pricing.  Imagery and photography has stepped up another level as we find creative ways to shoot the beautiful pieces we find on our travels. You can even Shop Our Instagram –  things really have changed.

Like all small businesses, the many hats that one wears throughout the days & weeks can be both a blessing and a curse! You can find me sourcing fabulous finds for both the shop and interiors projects, hands-on in the workshop where restoration of each and every piece is given just the right amount of TLC, & behind the camera – a never ending passion to capture our pieces for the website, blog + instagram etc, merchandising the showroom, this happens a lot when selling pieces (!) & helping you, our creative clientele find what you are looking for…

I hope you find some inspiration here – one of the joys of creating each post is getting the chance to re-live  a trip or a well spent week as I edit and select the images for the story.  Feel free to email me if you have any collaborative ideas/workshops or if you just want to say hi 🙂  brooke@elementsilove.com

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Join us for our Waxing & Wine-ing Workshops in Byron in 2019!




  1. How truly impressive, both the site and your mission statement above. Authenticity does matter, thank goodness!

    Now that it’s launched please scamper back to Paris so I can meet you properly opposed to quick drinks at various watering holes!

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