Recently, I popped into this home store in Dallas called “Stella Dallas”. I had driven by multiple times because its a few doors down from my dry cleaners but had yet to go in. Each time I drove by my jaw nearly dropped at the sight of their window displays. Happy colors mixed with neutrals and incredible textures. I could see it all from the street and knew that the store was calling my name. I was not disappointed upon my visit. In fact, I was just the opposite. I was obsessed. I was completely inspired by the store as a whole and absolutely loved one of the buyers that I spoke with.
About Face Studios is one of the many companies that the store sells and one of the most unique. A mother to four young children, Allyson Hall decided to follow her dream of turning her creativity into a professional pursuit. Her pursuit? Creating handmade silhouettes from clients’ personal pictures of loved ones. Whether is a precious baby, child, cat, or dog, Allyson does them all so incredibly and with such detail and precision. What I love, love, love about these silhouettes is that they are done in thick card stock and in color. It gives such a new feel and update to the Victorian looking black silhouettes. And the colors really make the art stand out against a white background. Not to mention that they just look so darn happy. I love happy and colorful pieces in a home. I have already told my boyfriend that we will be getting these done of our pups. What do you think? Would you put something like this in your home?
(All images via About Face Studios, last images of color swatches of card stock)