Robin Zachary + Hallie Burton: Modern Heirlooms
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Robin Zachary & Hallie Burton: Modern Heirlooms

March 21, 2024
Story + Styling: Robin Zachary
Photography: Hallie Burton

“My DBO pieces will be cherished for years to come, becoming modern heirlooms much like the family vintage that I've incorporated in the shots pictured here.”

Family pieces are important to me. They evoke memories of times past, special gatherings, mom’s cooking, and the seminal years of my life. You can’t go back in time, but you can revisit those times through everyday objects.

The vintage objects and photos that I’ve used in these vignettes, pay homage to my mom, grandma, dad and uncle and are paired with DBO Home bowls, plates, serving pieces and platters that can be treasured and passed along much in the same way by your family.

I started collecting DBO home pieces many years ago and they are still my favorite table items to use personally and for styling projects. My earliest favorites were the Kashmir and Honeycomb collection which pair seamlessly with the more recent lines, Formale, Battuto, Bare and Stucco. And my collection keeps on growing. They will never go out of style.

Working with photographer Hallie Burton was a dream and loads of fun. She has an gifted eye for finding the unexpected moments that might go unnoticed in a still life set up. Her food photography is a stand out as seen on her @foodmakersny instagram account. I couldn’t have been more thrilled to collaborate with her.”

Shown: Vintage DBO Honeycomb Pasta Bowl, Honeycomb Salad Plate, Bare Bread Plate

Mom’s priority was making sure we had dinner together. Ravioli was always my favorite meal.

Dad was a horse lover and did “city slicker” trips out west and collected spurs and other equestrian paraphernalia.

Shown: Bare Coupe, Bare Utility Vessel, Battuto Cup, Bare Tumbler, Vintage DBO Dipping Bowl

Mom had a creative streak and painted and sculpted when she wasn’t busy keeping our home running.

My Uncle loved his whiskey and spirits in these classic MCM Georges Briard glasses.

This green bottle opener was always in our kitchen drawer and started me on a mission to collect wood handled kitchen tools.

Robin Zachary

Robin Zachary is a New York based prop stylist and creative director for over 20+ years, a styling educator and author of the book STYLING BEYOND INSTAGRAM. She is passionate about vintage collecting, shopping and being surrounded by flowers as much as possible. Her clients include national brands, magazines and social media accounts. She mentors stylists entering the field through The Prop Styling Experience and spends her free time harmonizing and playing guitar with her husband and poodle. | @robinzachary

Hallie Burton

Hallie is a lifestyle photographer and visual story teller with over 20+ years of experience shooting for editorial and advertising clients all over the world. She holds a BA in photography from The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Her other creative output includes Cooking, Peloton, her family and her daughter's fencing tournaments. | @hallieburton, @foodmakersny, @work.spacestudio