Overall, I kept the modeling rather basic. For the models that were simple, such as the flowers pots or small stool, I didn't use any reference, but for more complex things, like the clock or the flower cart, I always try to get a few good reference pictures to go on. Even then I'll usually deviate from the reference just to see what I can come up with on my own. To me, that's the really fun part, being able to put my own ideas into whatever it is I'm working on. I box modeled all the props using the Edit Poly modifier. I chamfered all the edges on the props to give the objects a smoother feel.