Meet the Creatives: Em Pearman

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Meet Em! 

Em is a product and interior stylist, currently ticking the 34 - 39 year old box, living in Perth, Western Australia with her Hubby, Adam, 10 year old daughter, Ava and two cats, Walter & Wong. Em has been creating content for almost 2 years now has built a portfolio working with brands of all sizes, including YSL, Clinique, Salt & Pepper Home, Big W, Nivea, Olay, Daniel Wellington, Sheridan, Colette, Glasshouse, Stanley Rogers & Ecology Homewares. Em and her family are building their dream home, during which Em has become completely obsessed with tapware and fixtures!

Q&A with Em Pearman

How would you describe your creative style?
Minimal Monochrome.

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What kind of equipment do you use?
I use a camera & my Samsung S8 mobile for my photos. I have a great treasure trove of styling props, that includes things like chunks of marble, tiles, wooden trays & boards.

A few of my must have favourites for styling are:

  • an assortment of stationary items, including notebooks, washi tape, pens, desk accessories, assorted paper.
  • an assortment of ribbon
  • Fashion accessories - I love using unique, vintage jewellery pieces, pearls, chunky statement pieces, plus handbags & of course, fabulous stilettos!
  • Greenery, twigs, fresh flowers, cotton stems
  • home decor pieces

Can you tell us why you love styling in black and white?
My friends say that with my colourful personality, my love of black & white is to balance me out....Lol! I have always been drawn to Black, Grey & White tones. They remind me of old Hollywood glamour & my style icon, Coco Chanel. The mix is chic & stylish & gives a luxurious feel to any space.

Can you share a few of your favourite images you have created and tell us why you love them?

 This image was created was for a recent collaboration with Big W Australia. I love the gorgeous greenery with the grey & white tones. 

This image was created was for a recent collaboration with Big W Australia. I love the gorgeous greenery with the grey & white tones. 

 I love layering to create different dimensions in my flatlays. This shot using some of my favorite office pieces is a personal favorite of mine. 

I love layering to create different dimensions in my flatlays. This shot using some of my favorite office pieces is a personal favorite of mine. 

 The iconic Coco Chanel. What a fabulous, inspiration she is. 

The iconic Coco Chanel. What a fabulous, inspiration she is. 


Em's Top 3 tips to creating a flatlay?

1. Start with a good base. I create my flatlays on melamine sheets. I find the surface is nice & smooth, doesnt scratch or mark easily & is super easy to clean.

2. Move things around until the balance is right, if you feel one side is to heavy, try removing a piece or shuffle around the layout. Sometimes adding a pop of greenery or simply walking away for a few minutes to refocus can help.

3. Most importantly, practice & have fun. Join in on challenges, like the weekly ones at Creatively Squared. It is such a wonderful, supportive community & a great way to find inspiration & pick up tips from other creatives. I hope you enjoy this weeks challenge & I can't wait to see your gorgeous creations.

💖 Em xxx


Em is the guest host of our 'Black and White' themed photo challenge this week. Find out how you can participate here - Creative Challenge Entry Details

You can see more of Em's beautiful photos on her Instagram account @stilettos_and_bricks and visit her website stilettosbricks.com