Sometimes the hardest part of a home project for me is getting started — can anyone relate?! We’ve had a few canvases around our house for years but a lot of blank walls that I just sort of got used to. However, I’ve been slowly creating some gallery walls and wanted to document my progress below!
This is the first wall you see when you come through the front and garage doors, so I went with a gallery wall to create more interest rather than a single large frame. We picked photos that my Husband took on our trips to London (one of our favorite cities), Marrakesh, snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef, Antelope Canyon, and Bali.
Because of how the garage door swings open, we decided to offset the photos on the wall and instead center them to the bench. I also added a planter to further exaggerate the asymmetry. While I’m not a design expert, I think some purposeful asymmetry can make for a more interesting wall.
We own a townhouse, which means stairs galore and a lot of glute exercises from running up and down haha. This wall is by the staircase between our 2nd and 3rd floor, and because the space is more narrow, I opted for a symmetrical gallery wall so it’d look organized without being too busy.
The accents of our 2nd story are all silver, so we chose these matte silver frames. They’re brushed silver, so check these out if you want nickle frames. For the photos, we chose a few that my Husband shot on our European honeymoon in 4 out of the 9 cities we visited: Milan, Santorini, Venice, and Paris.
This is our downstairs guest bathroom, and as you can see in the left photo, the countertop was getting crowded. I decided to install a floating shelf where I could reallocate some of those items. Above the shelf, I put up one of the photo frames from the entryway gallery wall for a photo Husband took in Hong Kong.
West Elm white photo frame, AllModern white floating shelf, Diptyque “Eau des Sens” hand gel and “Eau Rose” hand cream, Aesop Post Poo Drops, Antica Farmacista “Daphne Flower” room spray (c/o) and “Lemon, Verbena, & Cedar” diffuser, Ravenna Gardens air plant (similar) and cement pot (similar), Follain “No. 2” candle (c/o)
I love the high ceilings of our home, especially in the master bedroom. The height allowed us to put large vertical frames on top of our headboard. Unlike the entryway, I kept these frames symmetrical because I feel that gives off a certain kind of visual peacefulness, which is what I want in my room. We filled the frames with photos from our engagement photoshoot with Benj Haisch.
Amazon photo frames (3 for under $35!), Wayfair tufted headboard (similar here & here),
West Elm linen duvet and linen Euro pillow shams, Matteo linen flat sheet, Slip silk pillowcases, Casper pillows (c/o), Wayfair mirror nightstands (similar), Eberjey robe, Le Labo “Petit Grain 21” candle (c/o)