Jill’s Corner: Lucite Love

Tara Wilson turned her search for the perfect picture frame into a succesful business

Tara Wilson was a badass producer at VH1 for over a decade. But her two ready-for-Ralph-Lauren-advertisement tow-headed sons were tugging on her heartstrings. So like many moms, she decided to leave her powerhouse career and stay at home with her children. A few years later, however, her itch to return to the workforce resurfaced—she just wasn’t sure in what capacity. All the while, she was snapping gorgeous photos of her family—but she found again and again that there often weren’t any chic and well-priced frames to display them in. Lightbulb.

Tara Wilson’s products (all of them function as “frames”) are Lucite-based and her collection of trays, paperweights, and frames truly make for the perfect gift for any occasion. What do you get your tricky mother-in-law? Does daddy really need yet another tie? Tara offers dream solutions. While all frames look custom (like someone sealed in photos of your kids) they’re all actually magnet-based and extremely high-quality. So all you do is pop open the back of, say, a book-end, slide in your photos, and voila—Bellinis look that much better when served on your kids cute faces! Her items also make for dreamy gifts for teachers at the end of a school year, a cool summer hostess gift, or just an excellent serving piece for the house. Check out her luxe (but well-priced!) loot at tarawilsondesigns.com.