Home Inspiration: Silhouette

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Lately I'm drawn to beautiful silhouette displays. They just seem so personal and pretty, don't you think? My mom wants to create a whole family-wall (including the dogs) in her house in England. Any ideas where you might find someone who does silhouettes? Do do have pictures like that in your home? How do you feel about it? xoxo

(photos via design is mine)

41 comments:

Chapstick Fanatic said...

i remember in elementary school we did them ourselves with an overhead projector. someone else traced your outline. they actually came out pretty well. i would look on etsy. i bet you could take a photograph and create one.

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Tiffany said...

OMG! I'm more than a little obsessed with my dogs, so those dog silhouettes are blowing my mind! I've never thought of doing that before!

marissa from the boot said...

i agree with morgan! if your mom is crafty she should totally try making them at home!
they give such an old timey feel, i love them!

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

How fun! These silhouettes remind me of the ones my parents had done of me and my sisters at Disneyworld when we were younger!

Liesl :)

Casa Bella said...

Hi Diana darling, I saw a tutorial once on Youtube. The lady took pics of the family members (their left or right profile). She then cut the shapes out and took them to the printers and enlarged them. That made the silhouettes to work off of. How are you? I've been out of the loop for three weeks and missing your posts. I'm so glad to be back! Kiss, kiss.

Dragana said...

I love them and make them:) Check among my photos on the Facebook, album paintings.

Monica from Hola!design said...

the dog silhouettes are so cute! I don't have a dog but I want one anyway. :)

La Feem said...

So old school, brings back serious childhood memories. xo

C... said...

Silhouettes are so mysterious. :)

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

I've been searching for ideas to decorate my bedroom and I just found what I was looking for. I love it.


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Marjorie Rose said...

Yeah they're a bit "mysterious" ..but they never go out of style. I'm all for them.. in groups of different-sized frames for a more up-to-date aesthetic. I wouldn't do ornate frames really to keep 'em modern and fresh. Have your mom take a picture when it's done!

Enjoy your day! (It's still raining here!)

katie said...

that is such a fun idea! and i love the thought of having it all of family members. really cute!

Diana Mieczan said...

Thanks for those great ideas!

grace said...

yes! i have silhouettes of my sister and myself from when we were little girls hanging in my room.

they are so sweet and such a fun way to hold a memory.

Diana Mieczan said...

Silvia, that is such a brilliant idea! Thanks:)

Amy said...

I love them,
I own one from the 1800s of a boston terrier
I would love to add more in the future
We had the whole family done at Walt Disney World back in the 80's.
Who know whatever happened to those.
Amy

Annie said...

I don't have any, but they're very cute!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I love the photo wall idea! My family has one and I love it. Maybe have themed frames. They don't have to be identical but they can speak to that silhouette display that you love?

Hogger and Co. said...

Great idea; love it and looks so regal, somehow.

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

oo i looove the silhouttes! my grandmother collects these she has such a pretty wall display of them in her home :) xoxo jcd

Megan said...

I don't have any suggestions about hiring someone to make silhouettes for you, but if you go to younghouselove dot com, they have made silhouettes on their blog and explained how to do it. I'm sure you could find lots of how to's by googling it too!

Minnesota Maven said...

I love silhouettes, I have a couple of necklaces with silhouettes on them. too cute!

Nikki said...

I love them too! I did ones of my dogs ;) I took a photo of their profile, traced it and painted it in. But you could cut the photo out paint it black and frame it and it would be easier.

Stacey said...

these are so gorgeous! XX

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I bet you could find someone on Etsy to do them!

Kayla said...

I love silhouettes. I have one of myself when I was little that my elementary school had done. I need to get it framed and hung up. I think Etsy probably has a bunch to choose from.

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Kat said...

love this post!! really great inspiration! :)

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Krystal said...

I totally want a silhouette of bama. totally.

Tsuki aka LittleGrayFox said...

those are very cool!

here's a quick DIY: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sf/how-to/how-todiy-silhouettesreadymade-076816

I also love these old ones from ColorMeKatie: http://newyork.timeout.com/shopping-style/apartments-home-design/40536/paper-silhouette-art

I've wanted to try this but haven't done it yet but I think it'd be a fun, personal touch.

-Tsuki

PS I'm having a Big Ol Crafty Giveaway on my blog! Come check it out!

Diana Mieczan said...

Tsuki, thanks so much for all those links. Going to check them out right now!

Eliza Jane said...

These photos are stunning! Etsy.com has a few people on it who do these, and they're beautiful! I love your mum's idea. PS, I'll be back home soon, so watch out for new posts about Australia. xoxo

Anna Walker said...

Have you ever seen a family tree done out of silhouettes? I did once, and I thought it was gorgeous! They're also quite cute on wedding invites!

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Diana said...

aww I love the one with the dog...so cute! :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend coming up!

traci zeller designs said...

I have always loved silhouettes! I think it is a Southern thing, but we have quite a few silhouette artists that are either here or that come to town ... especially to children's boutiques.

Kimia Kline said...

ive always loved this idea! its so chic and timeless.

Punctuation Mark said...

i love these... they add a certain traditional detail to rooms...

Elizabeth said...

Aw love the dog silhouettes, they should definitely be included!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Now--you KNOW I love this look. I am a huge silhouette fan. ADORE. Especially the last picture with the aqua walls and oval frames. Very lovely.

Googlover/keishua said...

fun, i love silhouettes , too. I am always at a loss about how to integrate them into my apartment though. Love these!

Diana Mieczan said...

Anna, no I haven't.Sounds really lovely. Going to check it out right now:) Thanks

TheChambrayCountess said...

I love this decor idea- very simple, but such a statement :)

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