Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Living Room Wall

I realized that I don't think I ever showed you the start to our living room gallery wall. (And holy cow, I can't believe I wrote the original post about this wall almost a year ago!! We've changed up the wall color and the layout of the frames since my first post (and confession - I'm really tired of the window treatments but they will remain for the time being). Here is where we were about a year ago:


And some progress - here is the wall now:


Steve had the Van Gogh print in his old apartment and it's always been a favorite of mine. The birth photo of Sheila is from the hospital - she was wide awake when they took those photos and only a day old. The family sign at the bottom left was a wedding gift from a good friend of ours. And the Live in Awe print is by Katie Daisy.

**Important to keep in mind when doing a grouping like this is the spacing. I tried to stick to 2 inches between the frames, which really does help with the overall look and consistency of the grouping.

I love and have always admired Katie's work. I decided to order one of her holiday prints so that I could switch this one out for a month or so to give the wall a holiday twist.


I know I've said it before, but Katie's prints really are even better in person too.

So there you have it - just a quick switcharoo for the holidays. And that's the only holiday touch we've added so far - I've always liked to wait until December 1st to really decorate.

The long Thanksgiving weekend was wonderful as usual - lots of fun, food, and family - just how we like it.  Hope you had a good one.

(I was not compensated at all by Katie Daisy - just really like her work)

10 comments:

  1. Like the grouping, Holly. Hanging gallery walls intimidate me, but I think doing it one piece at a time (while you collect the art) is not a bad idea.

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  2. looks great! and being so personal really adds to the character of your lovely home.
    Have a great week.
    xo Nancy
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  3. Very nice! The photo of Sheila is precious!

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  4. Love your gallery wall. That picture of Sheila is so darn adorable. I like the 2 inch rule!

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  5. A great combination Holly! Love that pic of wide eyed Miss Sheila! I like the curtains... maybe a little yellow chevron elsewhere in the room would help you not be tired of them????

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  6. I've always loved Katie's prints, they look with your mix. That is the prettiest newborn baby photo, too! We need a little Sheila fix here and there! :)

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  7. The grouping looks really great. I like your mix of pieces, and what's not to love about Sheila's photo - incredible to capture such a bright-eyed shot so soon. I'm curious about your drapes, though. What is it that makes you feel tired of them? The colour, the pattern, the style...?

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  8. Oh no! Are you over chevron? :)

    I love your little gallery -- such a great combination of photos!

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  9. So pretty Holly and I love that picture of Sheila. So sweet!

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  10. It's looking so good, Holly! Love that you are combining different kinds of art (photos, etc.) and frames and yet it still remains cohesive. I gotta learn how to do that!

    I'm so curious too about the curtains, I'm sorry! I'm also wondering..is it the yellow, the pattern?

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