RA at Home: Christian Torres

Posted by: Nellie Laskow

There's nothing like a little bed makeover to freshen up your bedroom. We were so excited when photographer Christian Torres choose to update his bedroom with our bedding line. Hear from Christian and see more from his bedroom below! Christian also has a very inspiring Instagram - if you'd like to follow along you can do so here.

Rebecca Atwood Designs: Tell us about yourself. 
Christian Torres:
I am an interiors and lifestyle photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. Ashley is a costume designer for Tv and Film

RAD: What time do you go to bed?
Depends- by midnight most nights if not earlier, especially when we have work the next day, but I get the occasional creative rushes that keep me up into the wee hours working on projects.

RAD: What’s on your nightstand?
An oversized metal camping canteen filled with water.

RAD: What’s your nighttime routine look like?
In no specific order: Eat dinner. Watch Jeopardy. Work on whatever project I’m working on at the moment.

RAD: What’s your favorite thing about your bed?
Used to be the pillows (we have many) but now we fight over use of the Geo Wave coverlet. It’s like baby blankie nostalgia with that thing.

RAD: If you wake up in the middle of the night what do you do to get back to sleep?
Ok so this might sound weird but sometimes I pretend that I am actually trying to fall asleep in some sort of uncomfortable transportation situation like in the backseat of a car or in an airplane seat, and then it makes me realize just how much more easily I should be able to fall asleep in my bed than if I was in one those places... I don’t know…usually, that’s a predicament without a solution until my brain quiets itself on its own.


RAD: What are you reading/watching in bed?
Reddit. An unhealthy amount of Reddit.

RAD: Top tip for getting a good night’s sleep:
A humidifier in the winter, light airflow in the summer.

RAD: What motivates you?
I try not to take for granted how lucky I am to do what I do for a job. Being a photographer has its ups and downs but at the end of the day, I chose to make this my profession so I don’t really have any reason to complain about anything. I am also constantly inspired by the people I am so grateful to work and collaborate with in this industry. There is nothing as motivating as seeing how hard those around you work to achieve their visions and goals. NYC is nothing without the incredible people who inhabit it.

RAD: How do you like to spend your weekends and free time?
We have a Google Starred map of restaurants and bars around the city. Every time someone tells us about a place we need to check out, we add it to the map. Sometimes we’ll just be ambling about the city, bust out the map, and hit up the star closest to us. That and board games.

RAD: Does your bedding change with the seasons?
Linen in the summer, cotton in the winter. 

RAD: What little changes do you think make the biggest difference when getting in bed?
Clean sheets. There is nothing better than clean sheets, even if its just changing the fitted sheet or the pillow covers. We are lucky enough to have a washer dryer in our apartment so we try to keep things fresh.

RAD: What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
One of my teachers once told me back in photo school- “When looking at your work you should always be asking yourself: Is it magical?”

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