Between the Sheets Open Studio in our new LIC Office

When we started Between the Sheets in 2010 it all began with our first collections designed and sewn on the living room floor of our one bedroom Queens apartment. Soon after BTS expanded to fill the second bedroom when we moved into a two bedroom apartment down the street. As we grew BTS soon took over the apartment, spilling out of its second-bedroom office into the living room. We knew it was time to find BTS its own home and in the fall of last year we opened a design studio and moved BTS into an office in the Pierce Arrow Building in Long Island City.

With our new Headquarters we now design, sew, and ship to our customers all within a 4 mile radius in NYC (our factory is a quick ride on the subway from our office).

By locating in Long Island City Between the Sheets joins what has grown to become one of the largest and most diverse artist and creative communities in New York City.

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May 16-17 we are opening our studio to the public during the LIC Arts Open Festival. Now in its 5th year the LIC Arts Open is the largest arts festival in Queens and will run across numerous venues from May 13-17 (info for the full festival click here).

The BTS Team (Layla and Josh) will be welcoming the public to our studio May 16-17 from 12-6pm.

Location: Between the Sheets Long Island City Studio (at Studio 34):

                        34-01 38th Ave, Fourth Floor Suite 410, Long Island City 11101

                        Subway: M/R train 36th St. Station

behind the scenes – BTS photoshoot “Into the Woods”- Woodstock

Behind the Scenes – BTS photoshoot

This BTS photoshoot we wanted to bring to life that holiday feeling and we found the perfect cabin in the woods to capture that feeling, with a modern interior and exposed wood beams it set the perfect backdrop to tell the story of lazy days inside and scenic moments on the backdrop of upstate NY’s amazing fall foliage. The Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains are especially beautiful, the trees turn all shades of yellow, orange, and bright red, at their peak it looks like the mountains are on fire, and it is one of the most romantic backdrops to shoot our autumn/winter holiday story.

No BTS photoshoot would be complete without good food, so we brought our cast iron scone pan and made pumpkin scones! We also took a brief outing on our way back the day after in Downtown Woodstock and at the Tibetan Monastery, without further ado take a peek behind the scenes…

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - the peak foliage drive to upstate NY

The scenic drive up from NYC to the Hudson Valley and Catskills during October and November when the fall foliage is at its peak.

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - behind the scenes look at our cabin

We arrived late the night before and this was the first view from our cabin the morning of the shoot

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - behind the scenes

Can you spy the deer in between the two round top trees? A whole family was grazing the morning of our shoot <3

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - behind the scenes view from our cabin

The view of the Catskills right outside our cabin.

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - behind the scenes plenty of firewood in our cabin

Plenty of firewood!

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - behind the scenes stream behind our cabin

The stream behind our cabin.

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Our neighbors and the pond on the property.

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - behind the scenes fall leaves

Autumn leaves

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We always get “fresh” props the night before or morning of, for this shoot we kept it seasonal with fruit and flowers.

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - behind the scenes Josh and Anelisa

Josh and Anelisa on set, using the changing light we moved throughout the space as the day went on.

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - behind the scenes photographer and model

 

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - behind the scenes Layla lighting the woodstove in our cabin

The woodstove in the house did an amazing job keeping us warm, we just had to  get the fire going and keep it fueled.

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - behind the scenes lingerie model by the fire

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - behind the scenes lingerie & a fire, what more can you ask for?

Anelisa keeping warm by the fire as Josh checks his test shots.

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - behind the scenes Josh helping make scones

We all took turns making these, halfway done on the shoot by our lovely model Anelisa!

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BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - behind the scenes pumpkin scones

Pumpkin scones!

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Photographer, Josh, taking in the nature with his morning coffee.

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - behind the scenes Layla & Josh morning coffee by the stream

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - behind the scenes Layla L'obatti & Josh  morning coffee by the stream

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BTS designer, Layla, on our little lounge seat by the stream, perfect for taking in the view.

 

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - behind the scenes Catskill Mountain view during peak foliage in October

The drive out from our cabin was equally as lovely, a gorgeous vista of the Catskill Mountains in peak Autumn foliage.

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - downtown Woodstock

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - Woodstock Flea

Woodstock Flea Market

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We loved that this little leaf fluttered down and landed in these antique skillets as we were browsing

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - Woodstock Flea jewelry shopping

Browsing vintage & costume jewelry at the Woodstock NY flea market.

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - visiting the Tibetan Monastery

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - visiting the Tibetan Monastery

BTS photoshoot in Woodstock NY - visiting the Tibetan Monastery

A brief and windy stop at the monastery above Woodstock

Make sure to check out the full lookbook post here.

Pre fall lingerie lookbook behind the scenes

Pre-Fall Photoshoot

Lingerie Lookbook Behind the Scenes

We couldn’t be more excited to share this shoot, we shot this lingerie lookbook behind the scenes in a gorgeous historic Hudson Valley home, the Catherine Harnden House was just idyllic, with lots of light a wood fireplace, and each room lovingly decorated with a collection of books and antiques – and for us foodies the modern kitchen was a hit as well. If you love it as much as we did you can book a stay there or at one of their adjacent properties here. We stayed in the Greek revival, and without further ado here’s a peek at our intimate editorial photoshoot.

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Josh shooting Yesenia in on of the first looks of the day surrounded by iced coffee and inspiration shots.

a roaring fire in the evening at catherine harnden house

Raging fire going the night before and after the shoot, that weekend was unseasonable chilly for August.

lets go chop some wood - model posing on set bts lingerie photoshoot behind the scenes

We were so happy for the firewood, nothing like a fire to remind you that winter is just around the corner and to savor those last tastes of summer and beautiful early fall weather.

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Each piece of furniture was unique and it appeared re-upholstered in truly stunning and modern fabrics, I wish I had gotten a snap of the tortoise vinyl chair… but alas we’ll have to go back for another shoot or holiday to get that now won’t we 😉

them legs - shooting legwear with model and photographer

Josh shooting the new legwear product details – if you missed this new addition on the site shop legwear here, or read and see more on our first offering outside our own brand here.

balcony shot with photographer and model bts lingerie photoshoot behind the scenes

What an incredible balcony, we sat out on this in the evenings and it was idyllic.

yesenia drinking strawberry lemonade in blanket bts lingerie photoshoot behind the scenes

Iced strawberry basil lemonade we made from scratch the night before was a refreshing treat on set. Yesenia wrapped in one of the house’s beautiful Kantha throws.

on set drinking iced coffee bts lingerie photoshoot behind the scenes

It’s good being a BTS girl, iced coffee on set is pretty much a thing – or tea, or whatever suits you.

awosting fall post photoshoot hike

The following day we hiked to Awosting falls for this lovely view before heading back to the city, this located in Minnewaska and a really short walk with beautiful payoff.

lovely bedside lamps and antique details at catherine harnden house

Nightstands with beautiful lamps, each was a bit different but perfectly paired.

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Josh showing me the shot, and Yesenia was just lovely & the natural light and beautiful backdrop made our job that much easier. Stay tuned for a lookbook blog post or if you’re itching to see the final result check it out, shop early fall lookbook here.

We’ve also been sharing the shots & inspiration on our tumblr BTSbedtimestories.com