comments from the peanut gallery

One of the reasons I call my business TulleBox is that I have a fairly vast skill set. I originally received my degree in Interior Design and have attached many of my other skills to the core philosophies I studied in college. Being a stylist is more often than not, a seasonal business. During the summer, things slow down and I need to find alternative revenue streams. This summer, I have revisited The Peanut Gallery, a business I started before I stepped into the wonderful world of fashion.


The Peanut Gallery is a design solution idea that celebrates and archives children’s artwork. I take your child’s artwork and scan or photograph it. Then I reduce the pieces and take them into PhotoShop to make any necessary adjustments. I lay them out either as a poster or hand cut and adhere each miniature masterpiece onto a archival thick stock so they “float” above the canvas. They are framed, then dates and the child’s name are written in the lower right hand corner. Voila! A Peanut Gallery for your own wall or desk along with electronic pdf docs of each piece of art. The pricing varies according to size and quantity of art.

Galleries come in a variety of sizes and pricing varies. They can be framed in a number of ways. Coco Blanca has some wonderful frames that would look great around smaller galleries.


**Design Tip
Frames don’t necessarily have to be dedicated to photography. Consider collecting a group and displaying some of your child’s artwork, or using them to hold a menu for your dinner party. Larger frames make great dry erase boards or can organize jewelry in your closet.

If you are interested in learning more about The Peanut Gallery, send me an email ( or check out my link on TulleBox. I am limited in how many I can create once September rolls around and clients start looking for me again for closet help. These make great gifts for Christmas as well but you must plan ahead (not a last minute idea!).

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Alicia was born and raised in Alexandria, and married a local boy. She is happily married and the mother of two amazing children and one adorable and terribly smart border terrier named Dixie. Alicia has always known she was a creative. She collected editions of Vogue from junior high on and has always loved clothing and design. She studied interior design at VCU and parlayed that degree into commercial interior design, the web design, and ultimately found herself managing a local boutique and serving as a stylist to many Alexandrian women. She now has a successful full-time styling business, The Tulle Box, and makes it her business to make her clients feel great about themselves and the way they look.

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