For whatever reason, I tend to keep personal family photos and collectibles upstairs in our house. Downstairs, I tend to display photos in frames on tables and such, but I even try to keep those to a minimum. It's not that I don't want people looking at our photos... I think it's just that I feel like photos can be pretty personal and who really wants to look at all of ours (besides us!)? Anyway, the point I'm getting to here is that I'm thinking about installing a family photo gallery in the stairwell that leads upstairs. The lighting in that area isn't awesome, but I've been dreaming up an idea for that, too! Right now, there's just a tiny little light at the top of the steps, but I want to make my own pendant light and swag it so it hangs in the middle of the stairwell. I think that would really help light up the new gallery wall and make the space more appealing. More on that project later, though, but for now here's what our stairs look like.
Unfortunately, I don't have any big reveal to show you today....and it's probably going to be awhile before I get around to installing our gallery wall. In the meantime, though, here are some inspiration images I've pulled that I'm going to use as my guide. Check them out and if you have any you think are awesome, link them up and let me know about them!! I need all the inspiration I can get and would love to see what you've done or what inspires you!
|I L.O.V.E. the eclectic mix of frames on this wall! Gorgeous! From Kasey Buick.|
|This one seems very organized! I like it, but not sure this is the direction I want to go. From Apartment Therapy.|
|I also love, love this one! It's a good mix between the first and second images. From Design Sponge.|
In the meantime, I need to get to painting so I'll have something new to show you soon! Take care!