Decorating

Did you know that Studio B can help you design a Picture Perfect Portrait Wall?

Did you know that Studio B can help you design a Picture Perfect Portrait Wall for your home?

Yes, it's true - Studio B is a full service portrait studio and this complimentary assistance is included with every photography session.

One unique feature in the customization process is that we use simple snapshots of your actual home to create your wall design.  Not only does it allow us to consider the beautiful colors and spacing of the area in which you're hoping to display your images, but we use those images to mock up what your favorite portraits from your session will look like hanging on your walls.  If you're highly visual (like us), this simplifies the process so you don't need to use your imagination to see what your images will look like; you can see it in real time during your order appointment!  And the best part? It's super simple - just 3 easy steps.

Beautiful Wall Design- How To Guide -Studio B.jpg
 Studio B Portraits complimentary design service uses the power of virtual renderings to help you visualize your beautiful wall portraits in your home.

Studio B Portraits complimentary design service uses the power of virtual renderings to help you visualize your beautiful wall portraits in your home.

Our Studio B team takes joy in custom designing wall-worthy portrait displays so that you can cherish your favorite memories for a lifetime.  Not only will these portraits celebrate this current season of your lives, but they will also become heirlooms to treasure. 

Show Us Your Wall | Wallace Family Senior Pictures

Every time. Seriously, every time I get one of these messages from our clients it is like Christmas morning for me.  (I'm actually smiling at the screen right now as I write this)  I just want to say a big thank you to Mom Joyce for sharing this snapshot of the senior portraits that we created for their beautiful home.

Show Us Your Wall_Wallace Senior Pictures_quote.jpg

We photographed each of the kids during their respective senior years.  You are seeing 4 of the six pieces that we custom framed and matted.  We first photographed son Loren a couple years ago and made note of the frame, mat and sizes so that we could replicate the design for daughter Karsyn, Class of 2018.  (The 4 pieces shown | 2-24 inch) and 2 - 20 inch)

Decorating with Family Portraits in the Living Room

Decorating with family wall art in your living room_0248.jpg I loved show and tell when I was a kid...and clearly not a whole lot has changed because I'm still doing it here!  We just installed this 8 piece wall art display in the Maron's front living room and I just couldn't wait to share.  This Signature Print series is both eclectic and cohesive featuring a combination of mat + frame, as well as straight fit "sister moldings -- (def:  Sister molding are frames that are not identical but complimentary --they hang beautifully on a wall together) The largest of the pieces finishes at 24 inches long.

Fall Picnic at the Lavender Farm | 425 Magazine Photo Shoot, Woodinville WA

425 Magazine Photo Shoot with Monica Hart at Lavender Farm in Woodinville WA_0181.jpg
425 Magazine Photo Shoot with Monica Hart at Lavender Farm in Woodinville WA_0181.jpg
425 Magazine Photo Shoot with Monica Hart at Lavender Farm in Woodinville WA_0180.jpg
425 Magazine Photo Shoot with Monica Hart at Lavender Farm in Woodinville WA_0180.jpg
425 Magazine Photo Shoot with Monica Hart at Lavender Farm in Woodinville WA_0182.jpg
425 Magazine Photo Shoot with Monica Hart at Lavender Farm in Woodinville WA_0182.jpg

So if any of you have caught my recent attempts at channeling my inner Martha Stewart #CookieFail  then you will understand why I am completely green with envy every time I do a photo shoot with Monica Hart for 425 Magazine.  The true disconnect of course is that she makes it look so easy! (Probably on par with watching a professional ballerina from the comfort of your audience seat and secretly thinking... "ya know... I think I could totally do that!"  :-P  For this shoot we were on location at the beautiful Woodinville Lavendar Farm on a perfect Seattle morning and for all of us that love brunch... it just does not get any better that this.

Clever Design Tip for Planning Your Next Wall Lay-out | Decorating with Photographic Art

Decorating Tip for Planning Wall Designs_Studio B Portraits Enjoying your photographic art is a big theme here at Studio B Portraits-- we want you to have fun making it and then displaying it in your home.  If I'm honest... both of those topics could be a rabbit hole of good fun on any given day but today -- I just wanted to share a fabulous post from Hunt Studio Design: Art and How to Hang It.  Their motto "that good design doesn't just happen by accident" made me smile and the clever lay-out tips and visuals are really spot on. (I have always loved the idea of putting paper cut-outs on the wall where you want to hang your art. It's such a great way to see the design before you commit. When I do it at my house -- I typically use old Christmas wrap from Costco -- I've got tons of it... and hanging it on the wall for a day or so confuses the crap out of my kids in the most awesome way)

If you like this type of article, here's a quick link to some of our favorite "Show Us Your Wall"  shares and recent client installations.

How to Decorate Your Home Office with Family Portraits | Contemporary Home in Bellevue, WA

Family portraits in your home office using canvas wraps by Studio B PortraitsDecorating with family wall portraits in your home office using canvas wraps by Studio B Portraits_0309.jpg

Home offices are such a big part of our daily lives and keeping our loved ones close even when we are "on the job" is a great way to remind ourselves why we are working so hard!  We recently installed this contemporary five piece series for the Hunt Family's beautiful Bellevue, Washington home.  The Giclee Gallery Canvas wraps are sleek and custom to showcase the best of each portrait yet perfectly sized to finish as a symmetrical display (Since I always get the question...the center family portrait is 30" wide).  If you'd like to see more Show Us Your Wall "Decorating with Family Portraits" posts... here's a quick link to some of my favorites. Oh and if the "Hunt Family" is looking familiar to you... it might be because we featured them in our 3 Reasons to Do Family Portraits in the Studio article. :D

How to Decorate with Family Portraits in an Elegant Home | Sammamish, WA

Decorating with canvas Family Portraits in elegant Sammamish WA home_Studio B in Issaquah_0226.jpg Our brand new "Show Us Your Wall" share features the Hanson Family. Their gorgeous Sammamish home is just a Pinterest board waiting to happen isn't it? ;-)  Mom Nancy wanted to blend her love of elegant design with the loves of her life (I can totally relate) and we decided that simplicity was the very best match for her elegant style.  The 30" Giclee Museum Canvas in the foyer is a beautiful unifying statement piece to their home highlighting the togetherness of all nine members...yes NINE.  (Can you tell I'm still in total admiration of the couple's 7 children?) but it's the 20" framed piece in their master suite that just gets me every time...so much love & emotion in just one moment.

Here's a quick link to some of my other favorite decorating designs, tips, tricks and more.

Ideas for planning a brunch with a Spring flowers theme | 425 Magazine Photo Shoot

Brunch with Spring flower theme_Monica Hart2 photographed by Studio B Portraits for 425 MagazineBrunch with Spring flower theme_Monica Hart photographed by Studio B Portraits for 425 Magazine_0228.jpg 425 Magazine and Monica Hart teamed up for their latest styling and entertaining feature -- AND guess who was lucky enough to photograph it?  Yep, THIS girl! (two thumbs pointing right back at myself) Once again this very talented lady laid out the most unbelievable Spring inspired floral and feasting arrangement that frankly had me wondering if I wanted to "DO" a party...or just be invited to one of hers. (sigh... to know me is to know that there really was never any question - heehee...where is that take-out menu again? :D )  But for you impressive do-it-yourselfers here's a quick link to the online recipes.

10 Great Valentines Day Ideas | 425 Magazine

10 Great Valentines Day Ideas with Monica Hart featured in 425 Magazine_Studio B Portraits10 Great Valentines Day Ideas with Monica Hart featured in 425 Magazine_Studio B Portraits_0214.jpg

10 Great Valentines Day Ideas with Monica Hart featured in 425 Magazine_Studio B Portraits_0215.jpg

I LOVE my husband...I really do, but Valentines Day transformed into an extravaganza of candy hearts for our kids many many years ago!  Then...I photographed this 425 Magazine feature with the fabulous Monica Hart and I started to feel inspired that even I could pull off a Pinterest-worthy date night with my Valentine.  Full disclaimer as you stare through Monica's rose colored glasses -- this lady is major talented so where she is hand-dipping her own fortune cookies, sauteing her secret recipe crab cakes and crafting gold leaf hearts -- I'll be cheating with the Trader Joe's & Michael's version ;-)  Honestly there were at least 10 totally do-able ideas for me -- favorites... Casa Blanca on the big screen, sweet treats in perfect little serving sizes and of course fun beverages in fancy glasses!

xoxo, Brooke