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Decorating with Portraits at House of Hepworths


Hi everyone! I’m Allison from House of Hepworths.

(photo compliments of Kristen Duke Photography)

I’m excited that Kristen has asked me to be a part of this really great series, Decorating with Portraits. I absolutely love decorating my home with portraits and pictures of my family.

Kristen graciously took some family photos for us last year, and they are now plastered all over my entire house. She really is such a fabulous photographer.

My favorite family portrait in our home is this huge one on canvas that Kristen took of us last year.

It was above the fireplace for awhile, but now I have it hanging at the top of the stairs. When you look up the stairs you are greeted by this large canvas. Love it.


My most recent addition to our home are these huge 20×24 portrait prints that were taken by Kristen.


Formal Living Rooms are just that; formal. But our family and our home are anything but formal. I decided to go with extra large prints of us being playful to counter the formal-ness of the room. It’s an unexpected surprise when you peek in here because you aren’t expecting such playful relaxed portraits.


The middle one is hard to see, so here is what it looks like. I chose it because of Kinsey’s expression. So funny.

When you walk up our stairs you are bombarded with a gallery wall of pictures of my family.


I love these people more than anything else in this world, and one way I show that is by plastering my home with pictures of them. Seeing their faces all over the house makes me smile.


At the top of our stairs are yearly portraits of my children. I always have a current picture of each of them on display and another of them together. I’ve used these same frames for years and just swap out the newer photos as they get older. These were also taken by Kristen.


I had this picture of Kinsey taken when she was about 3. It’s one of my most favorite pictures of her ever, so I still keep it out on display.


I also have this custom artwork of Kinsey that I just love.

One of the things I did with my children during their first year of life was to get monthly portraits. It was one of the best things I’ve ever done and I’m forever grateful that I took the time to do it.

I framed all their monthly pictures in these large frames I found at Costco, and it’s so cool to see their transformation over the course of their first year.

If you’d like a peek at all the pictures Kristen took of us last year, you can find her post right here.

Thanks again Kristen for inviting me to be a part of this excellent blog series. It’s been a lot of fun guest posting on your blog, and I hope I can stop by again soon!

Come stop by and see me blogging away daily about home decorating and DIY projects at House of Hepworths. See you soon!

{Thank you, Allison! It isn’t often that I get to see inside the homes of my clients to see just how they decorate with their portraits, so this is a special treat…I simply love it! Your family is so full of life;) I need to go find those frames (at the end) because I want something similar for my kids as they go through school!  I didn’t do the every month thing so well.  Friends, Allison’s blog is so full of really detailed “do-it-yourself” posts and she is so handy, it is inspiring! Go check out her blog!}


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  1. Those 3 prints look fantastic BIG in your formal room!

  2. Kristen, Thanks for having me today! I posted about it on my blog as well.


    Allison @ House of Hepworths

  3. what a great surprise..I thought you were going to do the large group of photos going up the stairs. these are spectacular so relaxed and real



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