I spend a fair bit of time on home design blogs, and am excited that I will soon undertake in a new project that I am frequently drawn to, the framed silhouette, (via Prudent Baby). Imagine my delight when I first saw the amazing silhouette inspired items from Nella Designs.

South Carolina-born designer Elizabeth Allen opened up shop in 2008 after spending 10 years in the design industry.  A lover of all things paper, she wanted to take this passion to the next level and be her own boss. Thus, Nella Designs was born.

Allen focuses on silhouettes, provided by you the customer. She utilizes a photo which you provide, turns it into a silhouette, and matches it with a bold colour on either paper, or the rather newly available canvas tote.

The process couldn’t be more simple. You just order you product of choice on Nella Designs’ Etsy shop, and follow the instructions, which include attaching a photo of your choice for the silhouette, and specifying any custom colour preference, and you should have your print in less than 3 weeks.

I don’t know what it is exactly that has drawn me to her work, but I believe that the modern yet retro feel to the work, in combination of the sentimental value is what I find most appealing. Allen does a great job of capturing that special moment.

Visit Nella Designs’ Etsy Shop or website for more information or to have a look at her other great paper products.


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