Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Large portraits as decor and a guest post

Large family portraits as decor doesn't always work, but in these cases, I think they're perfect.

I'm not sure B wants to see my giant mug any more than he has to, but I wouldn't mind a large portrait of the dogs or if I had children.  Do you like the look of over sized portraits on the wall?
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On another note, I'm guest posting today over at Mochatini today.  I've rounded up some fun animal themed kitsch for the kitchen.
Hope to see you there!

23 comments:

Iva said...

LOL that first picture makes me giggle lol :)

Nikki@kreativeknack.com said...

Yes! I love that look! Especially of the children! But I think I would prefer black and white!
Thanks for sharing!
Nikki

Hanako66 said...

i think that the look is awesome...i love the mix of a modern style portrait with classic furniture

Tammy@InStitches said...

I'm kinda liking the baby pic, as long as it's their baby ! I have a painting of my furbaby.

Linz said...

huh. i'm not normally a fan of huge photographed portraits - if it's a big portrait, i really liked painted ones. but these portraits work so well! they're great focal points and personalize the room well!

Melina said...

These portraits work and aren't nauseating because they are more artistically done. If they were the cheesy "look off into the distance" with a soft focus then I could see how it would just be a hot mess!

Jaime said...

Cool idea- different for home decor! Going to see your guest post :)

ashlina said...

i am with tammy! hope it is their baby...
and i love the pic of the furbaby idea too!!!
big pictures in a room are awesome.

oh, hello friend. said...

COOOOOL! i wasnt sure about LARGE portraits but im def. reconsidering now! :) xo.

Callie Grayson said...

i don't mind these portraits. But at work there are these very large face shots of a mother, father and son each shot individually. The story behind is sad and I can't look at them, they bring much sadness to me when I look at them so I avoid that part of the floor so I don't have to see the.

I would love a large portrait of sassy my pup!!
xx
callie

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I really like the last picture because it is so candid - I imagine it is like staring into a mirror for that family. Love it.

Anna Liesemeyer said...

these are fantastic examples of large portraits.

Will go check out your guest post:)

Tamstyles said...

i love pics...oversized and small...i cant help it..my attic is FULLLLLLL!

Courtney said...

We're seeing this trend all over these days, aren't we? I actually quite like it when it's done right (like these examples) especially in that first photo: adoreable.

Photography Art Store said...

I love these! I'm not a fan of small family pictures in the "public" rooms of a home but this is one way portraits can work. Especially in b & w or if the image is spectacular or whimsical.

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I love portraits, especially antique paintings, but I'm not into large pictures of the family. Is that weird?

drollgirl said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmm. large portraits can work! as long as they are not too stodgy or serious or haughty, they might just do the trick!

Seasoned with Words said...

I love large portraits! I would love one of my dogs, Martini & Olive.

Target-Addict said...

I'm not sure I like portraits THIS big. In our living room, we have a grouping of 4 family shots (each with myself, the hubby and both boys) in a row. The photos are black & white, in square Pottery Barn (matching) frames, and while they were taken by a professional photographer, are not "posed" per se and are more candid/natural shots. In fact, in one shot we're looking pretty goofy! While the grouping is definitely a focus on the wall, we were just commenting the other night that it's stood the test of time, having been up there for almost 6 years now.

manvi @ mochatini said...

i am not too sure about large sized baby/family pics as a main attraction in a social area like living rooms.
ps: loved having you guest post for mochatini. thanks!

Marija said...

I DO like the look though I don't know if I want one quite so big in my family room. Though I have to admit, I didn't even notice it in that first picture until I read your post! Marija

LINDSAY said...

I like the baby one. I think they'd look great in black and white! A little more artsy that way.

Diana said...

we have a huge photo of our wedding pic and it's so awkward walking by it, we are thinking of taking it down. if it was something fun like turned into a warhol-ish portrait, it'd be cool but i know what you mean

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