Connecting creatives with authentic photo shoot locations

We’re adding a stylish flair to home sharing and granting production access to the usually inaccessible

Our Story

Hi! We’re Guia Mondello and Paris Davis – co-founders of Homemade Studio.


It all began with a love of interior design and an idea to develop our own collection of home décor products. As it progressed, it became clear that in a highly visual world, having a bank of beautiful commercial images play an important role in connecting with consumers and our attention turned to finding authentic spaces where we could showcase and shoot our products. After a lot of research and little success in finding a suitable location, we concluded that the best alternative would be to use a friend’s stylish home as a ‘ready-made set’ to give our images a sense of relatability and realness in a natural environment.

At this point we could not help but wonder: with so many beautiful homes throughout the city, could other creative professionals also benefit from having access to them for their shoots? We set out to explore the potential and quickly found that with the majority of other brands and businesses experiencing the same struggle to find locations efficiently and an encouraging amount of interest from people open to sharing their homes for shoots – we had a promising way to innovate the location scouting process and finally provide the creative community with an agile and convenient solution.

'Our mission is to offer creative professionals the most authentic and unique ready-made photo shoot sets whilst adding a stylish flair to sharing economy.'

How does this benefit creative professionals?

It is our aim to make location finding a painless process – this means no longer having to rely on personal networks, expensive location scouts or spending hours searching the internet, social media or other booking sites that aren’t specialised for photo and film production. Our online platform will allow you to browse and directly book a variety of spaces in a quick and efficient manner, omitting intermediary players.
What makes us different is our offering of real homes and personal spaces that would otherwise be hidden or inaccessible. We offer direct access to authentic sets in a complete range of styles to suit all shooting moods whilst also reducing the usual time needed to create a ‘real looking’ set. All home studios go through a strict application process, are briefed on the production process and new spaces are listed on a regular basis.

How does this benefit local home owners?

In hiring out your living space by the hour for photo shoots, video and films you will have the opportunity to earn a supplementary income and manage your own home sharing business
For those who may understandably feel uncomfortable with having an unknown person sleeping in their home, we’re now offering a new way to share the beautiful space you have spent so much time creating and take pride in seeing it featured on brand campaigns, magazines or movies

Behind the Scenes

Profile Paris Davis

Paris

Founder & CEO

Having lived in six countries, Paris is an international individual that loves to connect with people, share stories and create a meaningful impact. Although equipped with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology she has always been drawn to working in the creative/communication industries including advertising, marketing, media, film and PR.

She loves talking entrepreneurship, travelling and never goes a day without her British staple – a cuppa black tea (with milk of course!)

Profile Guia

Guia

Founder & COO, CFO

A Bachelor in Economics, a Master in Business Administration and a Master in Contemporary Art. An unusual mix of analytical and creative skills. Guia worked for about five years as gallery manager and another two years as project manager in the PR sector. She has lived in seven different cities around the world and speaks 4 languages.

Although Italian, she does not cook nor eat pasta or pizza but is very fond of healthy hipster bowls!

Profile Celeste

Celeste

Photographer

Celeste is a photographer from Buenos Aires, based in Berlin. She has photographed interiors and architecture in Berlin, Stockholm, Norway, Brussels, Netherlands, Buenos Aires and Japan, always looking for the intimate and unexpected side of each and every space.

Outside of shooting beautiful homes, you’ll find her searching for exquisite music, drinking margaritas and dancing (not necessarily in that order!)

Profile Mengru

Mengru

Photographer

Mengru is a freelance photographer and designer from New York, currently based in Berlin. She loves shooting in film and digital, especially portraits and interior shots. She has lived in over 12 cities around the world and loves the different perspectives that new cultures and places can bring.

When she’s not working, you can catch her dancing to italo disco on weekends!