Video & Giveaway! Illuminated Wire Nests For Fall

 

Have you guys ever wondered what goes into creating those gorgeous displays you’re surrounded with when you walk into a Free People store? I definitely have. I recently had the opportunity to hang out with our visual display assistant and watch her make one of the beautiful wire nests that you’ll find in our stores this season. It was so awesome to watch the whole project from start to finish – and to see how much work was put in, but at the same time, how naturally it seemed to come for her. It seemed like she created the entire piece without even thinking about what she was doing, as if her hands just knew exactly what to do! Watch the above video for a taste of how it’s made and then enter to win the exact nest you see in the video! All you have to do is leave a comment below telling us how you’d decorate with this gorgeous wire nest – where would you put it and what would you put it with? Be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you if you win. This giveaway is for US only, but please know that we love all our overseas readers just as much!! We’ll pick a random winner next Friday, October 5TH. Good luck! :)

A special thanks goes out to PLUM for submitting their gorgeous music for us to use in this video! Check out their stuff on Bandcamp – you’ll love it.

We really enjoy hearing new music and we’re always looking for awesome, upbeat indie jams to use in our videos! If you’re a musician and would like to have a song featured in one of our videos, please send over some of your music to blog@freepeople.com with the subject line “Harmony.”

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Camilla Grayson -October 1, 2012, 9:27AM

I want one of these so badly! I would definitely put it in my room. Right now, it is painted pink from when I was really little. It seems childish now, but with one of these hanging from my ceiling, it would make the pink look somewhat sophisticated, modern, and chic. It would be placed right above my desk so it would seem like there is always a thought bubble on top of my head.

email = cbgrayson@lovett.org

Emily -October 1, 2012, 9:39AM

I would wrap gorgeous little lights around the fixture and put it in a cozy corner of my room. It would add comfort and warmth, perfect for fall and winter coming!!

Finnja Gluesing -October 1, 2012, 9:41AM

This looks so beautiful, I would really love to have one of these! I am going to get the old blue caravan of our neighbours and at the moment I am totally obsessed with finding some decoration and light that could fit in it – so this seems to be the perfect idea for having some really homely illumination mixed with some great individual design. Getting this caravan one of my dreams came true so I really want it to be a special place for me and friends.
(The only thing that could be a problem is, that I’m from Germany – is it possible to receive it anyway?)

Lisa -October 1, 2012, 9:45AM

I LOVE this idea so whimsical, I would but this in my guest bedroom. I would hang this near the window as the room is generally dark upstairs and this would make like a great nightlight of sorts! The bedroom is painted baby bird blue and the decor in the room is very soft and comfy for guests :) Crossing my fingers and praying I win :) xo Lisa

Andi -October 1, 2012, 9:56AM

I would hang it from a tree and take pictures of amazing young women with free spirits!

Michaela -October 1, 2012, 10:01AM

I would hang my collection of charms off different points of the circle, on thin gold thread. I would also grow an ivy plant within it to freshen the room, and bring some nature close to my heart. It would be a raw piece of art, with all my favorite memories handing from it (which currently live in a box!)

Carolina Rigo -October 1, 2012, 10:04AM

Oh, I love this!!
I’m moving in less than 2 weeks so i got a really good spot for this in my new bedroom. And with it i will put some green plants. Oh i can really imagine this. I would love to win it!

Melissa Dunn -October 1, 2012, 10:09AM

I would love to have this out on the deck at night, or maybe two or three of them :)

Sharon -October 1, 2012, 10:23AM

That is beautiful! I would put it outside in our tree right in front of our window. That way, everyone could see it outside, and I could see it too!

Molly -October 1, 2012, 10:48AM

Some friends and I just moved into a new apartment in this beautiful old building. We’ve been struggling to decide how we should light our place up. The ceiling lights that came with our new space are just way too intense. We could hang this illuminated nest from our living room ceiling, right above our antique trunk furniture. It would definitely help out the feng shui of our place!

Melissa -October 1, 2012, 11:16AM

How cool! I would put mine over my Indonesian lounge bench with lights in it!

Caitlin -October 1, 2012, 11:38AM

This is beautiful! If I won I would love to hang it over my cuttle little front porch. I live in a small place that was built in the 1920′s and I think it would be very pleasant to have this hanging near the bench on the front porch!

June -October 1, 2012, 11:57AM

This belongs to a backyard garden. It would light up garden party, thanksgiving, Christmas for my family and my neighbors amongst sunflowers, tulips and trees. So warm and magical. :)

Katheryn -October 1, 2012, 12:09PM

It would be fun to illuminate some of these wire nests with white lights and put fake bats in them for Halloween decor!! For winter, the bats could be replaced with snowflakes, spring, with flowers, summer, with various dangling sea shells. Alternatively, I have a perfect spot in my kitchen where it could hang with decorative leaves with smelly herbs like rosemary, or in my bedroom with some lavendar attached to a decorated cedar plank.

Andrea -October 1, 2012, 12:21PM

This circular wire nest is stunning, it has a raw nature about it that would give so much life to a space. I believe it would suit a living space or nook. It is a great ambience luminated fixture for a reading space with a couple of mixed fabric upholstered arm chairs and live plants, a place to come to relax and think.
I would love to use this fixture for an event like an outdoor wedding with several hanging in a two story old barn twinkling in the dimmed space. With whimsical fabrics and flowers flowing through the space.

Liz -October 1, 2012, 1:05PM

I would hang this above my teenage daughter’s bed and let her use the little twinkle lights to focus (meditate) on when she is feeling stressed to help her remember there is always light even in the face of darkness. She has faced more medical and emotional trauma in the past decade than anyone should in a lifetime. I think a bedroom should be a sanctuary of peace and her room is already done in boho chic. She is creative, artistic and beautiful just like this piece!

Victoria -October 1, 2012, 1:46PM

I would suspend it from the ceiling in my bedroom, above my bed, surrounded by gauzy white curtains and wrapped in small christmas lights. The perfect little oasis.

Jamila -October 1, 2012, 1:52PM

This is great, I’d string some tree light through it and hang it as a sort of chandelier piece from my ceiling. Simple but a great focal point in the room.

carla hueramo -October 1, 2012, 2:00PM

I am in love with this. I would definitely put it in my new dorm. I will be moving out of state soon and definitely need something that will make the white room walls seem more home like. I would hang it up with lights and next to it have a paintinng of small flowers my friend did for me. It will make me feel more at home and style the dorm to my personality.

Kate -October 1, 2012, 2:02PM

So beautiful! I would paint some of the wires and glitter some before wrapping it together, and wrap the stringed lights around the nest instead of just a pile inside the nest. The orange or purple halloween lights would create a soothing autumn feel to the room. I would hang the nest outside in my patio for get-togethers with my closest friends with all my other stringed lanterns and lights.

Matel -October 1, 2012, 2:41PM

There are so many possibilities but Im thinking in an outdoor space

Scoie -October 1, 2012, 2:42PM

Would love to put it in my office!

Jess -October 1, 2012, 3:43PM

I would put it in my office, maybe with a few little birds perching in the branches. It would make a wonderful light to write by!

Eva -October 1, 2012, 4:13PM

I would LOVE to add this to my sewing studio…which is also my bohemian sanctuary…I have a very large old Victorian house and the attic is massive, so I chose to make that my space – where I can be FREE and decorate to my hearts content…

My home was built in 1896 and was originally a rectory for the Catholic Church and it was later sold off (I have owned it for only 1 1/2 yrs), the church is still next to my house and available for purchase… my space has very old wallpaper (it’s peeling but I refuse to take it down)…lots of string lights and lanterns…some prayer flags…a large old chaise lounge…lots of beads hanging everywhere…and tons of pillow, dream catchers…I have the coolest vintage fringe curtains…lots of velour and layers of indian fabrics/blankets…and then there is all of my sewing machines and materials! Thanks so much!

Eva -October 1, 2012, 4:16PM

oh yeah…I spray it with spray glue and then dip it in some glitter…love sparkles. I would then add some strings lights probably blue…so the colors shimmer off the glitter. It would be near the window where the light hits the most so I can see it shimmer and spin around…

Tori -October 1, 2012, 4:29PM

Such an inspirational DIY. Me and my rookie live together in a small apartment at university, and we always try to find time to relax together, burn some incense, cuddle with our pups and watch a movie with a cup of tea or glass of wine. We have this tiny back room that we have turned into a relaxing escape, with bean bag chairs and dark fabrics on the walls and a cool himalayan salt lamp. We have also decked the room out with original paintings that we have found on the street (my roomies obsession), or original artworks from our friends and our travels. This room is our oasis, and i would LOVE to add to it with this beautiful decoration that would fit right into our boho-chic inspired Wo-man Cave!

alexxandra -October 1, 2012, 4:41PM

how beautiful! i would hang it in my backyard, right above my stone eating table. wrap it up with a few white lights and let it glow. its a perfect outdoor chandelier!

Andi -October 1, 2012, 5:18PM

I would hang it in my room to make it feel whimsical and beautiful, I would keep the little lights in it because it makes it look magical, something out of a book. Behind gorgeous!!

Andi -October 1, 2012, 5:19PM

I would hang it in my room to make it feel whimsical and beautiful, I would keep the little lights in it because it makes it look magical, something out of a book. beyond gorgeous!!

Alyssa -October 1, 2012, 5:30PM

Gorgeous! I would find a way to use candles in the design…and use it on a whimsical outdoor photoshoot, as maybe an unusual lantern or something. Glowing light against the stark design is beautiful! Of course it would later have to grace the decor of my room or kitchen. (:

Andrea -October 1, 2012, 7:41PM

I am a Kindergarten teacher and I would hang it in my classroom library to inspire the setting where magical books come to life.

Lenay -October 1, 2012, 7:49PM

I would love to see this every evening on my porch, watching the sun go down. What a beautiful, whimsical piece!

abbey -October 1, 2012, 8:29PM

Cool! Would hang it up in a tree with solar candles in it to sit outside at night and have it hanging on a tree in my future garden oasis!

Justine H -October 1, 2012, 9:42PM

Amazing! This is absolutely gorgeous. I definitely would put it hanging on the porch with some strands of fabric attached to it so that it could float in the wind. Even doilies inside the nest would look really pretty! It would look like snowflakes inside the nest. :)

Alyssa -October 1, 2012, 10:20PM

I would try hanging this from an area of my dining room, then add some hanging air plants or kokedama plants into the center of it. I think it would make a great mix of textures from the wires and smooth leafy greens! And who knows, maybe wrap a few balls of moss with some thin cream colored lace, or dip dye it with mustard and deep blue tones.

Laurie -October 1, 2012, 10:22PM

This is so beautiful. I would hang it in the huge Maple tree in our backyard with strands of lights. I would also hang shells and rocks all around it. Thanks so much for sharing a lovely idea.

lacey -October 1, 2012, 11:57PM

I am always so inspired by the Free People displays. I would hang this gorgeous wire nest in our living room and it would add the perfect touch for our little man’s woodland-themed birthday party! BTW, I LOVE this song by PLUM!!

Kaylyn Mari -October 2, 2012, 12:17AM

I love this so much! I actually live in a loft with 15 foot ceilings and would love to hang this over my “living room” area! It would make the loft a lot less cold and more homey! I strive to make it look like the inside of a free people store anyway (it’s always so welcoming) =]

Sarah -October 2, 2012, 1:11AM

this is really beautiful. I think something like this would look lovely in the center of a room, as a chandelier tying the room together. I think this would look lovely in my dining room over the light that hangs in the middle of the room. It is quite plain, and I think this would certainly liven things up! I love free people decor. I wish you guys had a home decor section on freepeople.com! Keep the DIY’s coming though! I make nearly every one.

Katy -October 2, 2012, 1:51AM

Id hang it in my room and hang my own creations from the wires. Its so beautiful and Id love to own it!

katy.penrod@gmail.com

Christine -October 2, 2012, 11:15AM

I am intrigued by your blog and all the amazing displays you have created for your stores. I have my associates in studio arts and I am looking to get my degree in visual display/merchandising so I can one day design whimsical window displays for stores like yourselves. I am curious if there is anyway to find out the school your visual display assistant went to and what her major was. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME!!!! You guys inspire my creativity and I can’t thank you enough! Keep amazing us =)

Angelica -October 2, 2012, 5:29PM

I would decorate my small, but lovely studio with this little jem. I think it would give the living area a nice boho feel.

Elisabeth -October 2, 2012, 11:34PM

I would hang it from a hook in my living room intertwined with white string lights and different colored threads. So creative

Abigail -October 3, 2012, 12:14PM

This is the perfect visual centerpiece for a rustic dining room! The wire is excellent paired with a bulky, wide-paneled table. And some warm colored tapestries/ cloths would add warmth along with the lighting. Love it as a hanging piece, or inspiration for a stationary centerpiece.

Courtney Roupe -October 3, 2012, 12:23PM

So cute! I would put this is my new bedroom at my apartment! It would go perfectly with this wire like lamp I just received for my birthday. Absolutely perfect!

Alyssa -October 3, 2012, 12:58PM

Fantastic!! I would use colored clothespins to turn it into a creative display for pictures…especially backlit by those lights! Beautiful (:

Marie -October 3, 2012, 1:08PM

I wonder if there’s a way to paint the wire…because if so I would definitely try adding some fall hues to it! Maybe even using it as decor around a few bare hanging lightbulbs…that could be fun!

Lauren -October 3, 2012, 2:01PM

It is so inspiring to watch some one create art so freely. I love how this nest is so organic in shape. I would love this to be hanging in my living room near the fire place so in the winter the light from the fire would bounce off of it! It would be beautiful with candles in or near it!

Laurenn.sauder@gmail.com

felice -October 3, 2012, 2:30PM

I would hang this from the ceiling in my guest room that also doubles as my studio. It would serve as inspiration and as a night light!

Sonia -October 3, 2012, 7:48PM

My bedroom has a forest theme to it. There are mushrooms, trees, flowers, and woodland animals on my wall, painted by my mother. I would hang this in my room and it would compliment it very nicely as the nest has a very natural look to it.

Becca -October 3, 2012, 8:58PM

I would love to hang this beside my DIY boho tent above my bed in my Free People inspired room!

Haley -October 3, 2012, 10:45PM

Oh my goodness….. This would be absolutely perfect!!! I’m re decorating my room and I’ve got this window seat with these two windows that I have been wanting to place a chandelier but this nest would be way more cool it would match my vintage birdcage I just got from a flee market! Score!

Haley -October 3, 2012, 10:48PM

Shoot I forgot to include my email address above, my bad!
It’s hayla17@live.com

Rebekah Greavu -October 4, 2012, 2:10AM

I would be honored to hang this in the bedroom of my apartment in an old wool factory. It would look incredible against the brick wall were I have my little reading nook. It would be the perfect piece to complete this spot which I have already decorated with my beloved and inspiring fashion coffee table books, a flea market silver tray, my lone deer antler and tons and tons of candles. It’s my place I go to dream and be inspired and this bird nest would solidify that corner as its own magical place. I really hope I win!
Definitely going to have to make this if I don’t win. Thanks free people for continuing to inspire me.

Rebekah.greavu@gmail.com

Rain -October 4, 2012, 4:44PM

I’d hang this fixture above my cabinet in my living room. It’s the focal point of my studio apartment. I keep all of my skulls, candles, and knick knacks here.

Hannah -October 14, 2012, 10:38PM

I adore this. I would hang this in my bedroom along with the dream catchers and DIY thought bubbles I am currently working on. The lights inside the wire nest would go perfectly with the lights already hanging around my room. Great job on this piece!

Macy Sanchez -October 18, 2012, 12:37PM

I have been saving up since high school for the day I get my first apartment and now it is creeping and creeping closer, this upcoming summer is the one. So everywhere I go I look for decorations, and by decorations I mean the cheap ones…. garage sales, flea markets, handydowns are a few of my best friends. These wire nests? OHMYGOSH. They shall dangle over my future dining room table and will be the conversational piece I could never find. They will add the perfect raw, natural feel I am going for.

Mary Etta Palmer -November 26, 2012, 8:22PM

This is such a great nest!!! We live in the South, in ‘the woods’, and enjoy our covered porch 10 months of the year. I would put this between our ‘feathered friends’ feeders’ and delight in their using it as a community park and chit-chat station. Six or seven varieties feed often and the ‘nest’ would provide exploration and interaction and provide a lovely example of adding beauty to nature in a way that benefits both man and animal. At night, family and friends will flock to it’s seamless luminance.

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