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August 13, 2013  •  Laura Likes

welcome to life in the nest!

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Summer is here! And something about the sunshine and warm air inspires us to brighten up our homes with color & fresh accent pieces. A little creativity and a desire to create a comfortable, family focused living space are all it takes.  
 
Our inspiration this week comes from one of our clients in Newtown Square, PA. With three children, and two symmetrical wall spaces, this family knew they needed to build two small collections from their family portrait session in order to give each child equal importance on the walls. Our Chair Apparent collection was the perfect fit.  
 
We love how mom picked up the color scheme from the wall portraits and included it in accent pieces like pillows, candles and accent frames throughout the room. To get this connection between your wall art and room decor, follow her example and pick two key colors from the room (in this case blue & fuschia) and balance them out with neutrals.  
 
Cool design tip: mom spray painted fun, inexpensive desk frames in bright colors to match her children's outfits. She used these frames to highlight her gift prints on the bookshelves. What a great way to add visual impact to your smaller prints!
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"I wanted to share a small space I created over my desk that makes me smile everyday! We have had some wonderful photos taken at both Pennsylvania Little Nest studios over the past two years and I have so many pictures that I love! It's hard to decide which ones to frame and put up. I put up this fun magnetic board so I change up my photos from LN! We will be welcoming our son in a few weeks, so I know I'll add some additional canvases and prints throughout our home, but I can always add one of two fun pictures above my desk area. We LOVE all of our photos from Little Nest and plan to keep bringing our kids there as they grow!" 
 
Maura Shuey | Chester Springs, PA 
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May 5, 2014  •  Laura Likes

how i nest: wayne, pa

"This room is my children's special place to relax, play, watch movies, and do homework, so I designed it to be bright, fun & cheerful. I wanted them to be front & center. When people enter my home, the first thing in their line of site is this portrait. It draws your eye and nothing obstructs the view." 
 
Stephanie Kraus | Wayne, PA 
 
Stephanie is not only a Little Nest client, she is a well known Interior Designer in the Philadelphia MainLine area. Stephanie was also kind enough to share her top two design tips for displaying family portraits in your home.  
 
Number One: Choose your family's outfits to coordinate with the decor in the rooms where you will display the images. A little planning ahead of the session will set you up with great choices for your walls... and everything will coordinate. 
 
Number Two: When deciding on how large to print your images, use the design rule of thirds. The image (or collection of images) should be no smaller than 2/3 the size of the furniture piece it will hang above. This will ensure a beautiful and balanced look in the room.  
 
Thank you for the insider tips, Stephanie!! We love how you nest!
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April 28, 2014  •  Laura Likes

how i nest: chadds ford, pa

This week, we thought we would feature a family that is showcased in our latest Little Nest Lookbook.  
 
As we head outdoors with families in the Philadelphia, Delaware & South Jersey region for Spring Outdoor Sessions, we thought we would show a few examples of outdoor photography in client's homes. Over the next few weeks, we will showcase a few different ways in which outdoor portraits can make beautiful indoor wall art.  
 
This family chose to do an outdoor session last fall, at the barn where their daughter keeps her horse. The golden tones of autumn, combined with the effortless charm of an equine setting, created a warm backdrop for the photo shoot. The color palette of the images works perfectly with the soft tones and the unique design pieces in the family's kitchen and breakfast nook. The clean lines of the slimline mounts keep the look simple and uncluttered, and allow the images to take center stage.  
 
Do you have a Little Nest Outdoor Session displayed in your home? We'd love to see it! Email us a picture of your wall and a few sentences about what makes this session special to you, or why you chose to display it in the way you did. If we feature you on the blog, you will receive a $50 credit towards your next product order!  
 
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