At our wedding, hanging above the sign-in table, was this window frame which held pictures of our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. Since then, I have been wanting to incorporate the pictures into our home but was never able to decide where they should go. Finally, it hit me.. there is a blank wall behind our foyer area and opposite of the two guest rooms and I decided that a gallery wall would be the perfect fit!
My friend, Jo and I went on the search for black frames. Our first (and only) stop was HomeGoods where I surprisingly found a big selection of black frames that included white mattes. While browsing the aisles, I also found this “Family is Everything” picture. I had originally planned on putting a picture of Chris and I in the middle of the gallery but after finding that, I decided that I liked the saying better and that down the road I could always change it out to a picture of us if I so wanted to.
Once we got back to Jo’s house, we put all of the pictures in the frames and started playing with different arrangements. I liked this one best and also thought it would be the best fit for our wall space.
With help from my lovely assistant, the wall started coming together. One thing we didn’t take into consideration when we first made the arrangement was the light switch on the right side of the wall which for some reason seemed to throw things off. Once we started hanging pictures, it was obvious that we were going to have to swap the pictures on the right and left sides.
I absolutely love how it turned out! So many special people hang there and I love the fact that we have room to grow with it.