Memories are so important to me! My kids are growing up way too fast and I love looking at old photos to remember them at all of their fun stages! We have a pretty big, empty wall in our bedroom and I always knew I wanted a huge gallery of family photos to go there. So today I’m teaming up with Framebridge to show you the final product and talk about how simple the process was!
Framebridge is an online custom framing service that takes your favorite photos, art, and other physical items, and ships them custom framed straight to your doorstep ready to hang! Design consultations are free with every frame, and I worked closely with their design team to create the perfect arrangement for my grid wall (their gallery wall service is only $99 and you can find more information here).
The first step in choosing pictures for a gallery wall is obviously deciding which pictures to use! I wanted to choose special memories that have meaning, and as I look at the completed gallery wall it’s crazy how vividly I can remember each of these moments! Once you decide which pictures to use, the next step is to choose a theme or color scheme. I love the way black and white photos look and I wanted the gallery wall to be cohesive, so I chose to use black and white photos only. I also wanted the all the frames to match, so I chose the Newport frame.
Framebridge also has a service where you can mail-in physical items like a matchbook, keys, and even textiles to be custom framed to preserve them and make them last forever! We all have those special items that mean so much to us. For me and my family, we sent in Capri’s first pair of ballet shoes (framed in the Irvine Slim frame), the blueprints to our home that Taylor and I designed together (framed in the Bolton frame) and finally an art piece that Capri and Cannon both did together in our art room (framed in the Marin frame)! For a few of the art prints and extra special pieces (like Capri’s ballet shoes), Framebridge recommended a treatment called float mounting. So instead of layering a mat board over the piece they “float” your art above the mat to add sophistication and drama. The look is beautiful and is just $25 extra!
I love how each frame compliments its piece! The options are endless at Framebridge! They have over 40 different styles which made it hard to make a final decision! But I’m in love with how the wall and the custom frames turned out! With the single, custom framed pieces, I chose to layer them on our end tables! Layering art is one of my favorite ways to display artwork, it’s fills up space by adding dimension and it’s a fun way to mix colors and frame sizes. It definitely makes our house feel more like a cozy home!
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If you have any questions about my gallery wall or would like to recreate it yourself you can view my page on framebridge.com here!!
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