Whenever I see a home with family portraits displayed beautifully, I feel it is my duty to share it. I came across this post yesterday (though she posted it 11 days ago), and just had to share with my friends;) I have enjoyed Shelley’s blog, The House of Smiths, for a while now–her style is amazing (have a look around) and her enthusiasm for life just oozes through her typed words. It also helps that this room/portraits are decorated in my current favorite color scheme: yellow, turquoise, and gray. (Another tip I often tell my clients is to dress according to your home decor because you will want the portraits to “match” the room). Shelley also sells vinyl lettering, Wonderfully Wordy, with some CUTE stuff on there. She gave me permission to share this below:
It definitely helps that she had a professional photographer photograph them, the images are just lovely. Above, I have 2 shots posted of the same wall, but I just liked the turquoise and yellow accents in the room, so I share them both side by side. I love the arrangement, I love that big and small, love some individual, some family, just kids, a great variety all in one spot. I bet she catches those beautiful girls staring at those pictures over and over because it makes them feel happy. Kids love to see pictures of themselves, and they need this “family love” engrained in their minds when life gets tough–and it will get tough.
It is important for children to see that family togetherness frozen in time. If you want to read my original post (from over a year ago) about my passion to decorate with portraits, click here. I truly believe it is a self esteem/confidence builder for kids to see this so regularly. To see MORE images of Shelley’s display on her site, go to this direct link on The House of Smiths.
In the meantime…I am getting ready to go to Utah in a few days and will have my workshop at The Vintage Cupcake Company and then the next weekend in Houston (still have a few seats for this one)! I have been assembling (40) books to get ready…
Have a great weekend!