Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Design Studio Challenge: Adding & Rearranging Art




You know what? We've been married for 2.5 years and hardly have ANY of our wedding photos up in our home! After being married in the Salt Lake City LDS temple, we honeymooned in Paris where we spent a day with our dress, suit, a photographer, and that gorgeous city. In said years we've also traveled quite a bit -- adding 4 new countries to our resume. As if I need to tell you again, but we LOVE to travel and photography is a hobby we both share. I can't even begin to guess how many photos we've taken yet none of them have adorned our walls. 

When adding art to your home, it's important to include variety [especially when creating gallery walls]. Try not to use only family photos or only landscape photos or only abstract prints. A variety throughout your home will keep things interesting. 

So we decided to print several wedding photos and travel photos that we can rotate in and out every once in a while. We used Costco which does a really good job and is unbeatable in price. I usually do matte finish with no border. 

I decided to use this odd little storage corner of our apartment to display the new art. One wedding photo, one travel photo. On a tangent, we used to have an Ikea Billy bookcase to store all of those boxes, but getting that heavy piece of furniture down a stairwell into a basement apartment was a nightmare. So we ditched it and I decided to just display the boxes as is, which I actually love [plus we don't have to put more holes in our rental walls]. They were asking for a little bling to not look so awkward just sitting there so I made their presence intentional with the display of art and other accessories. 

But if you follow me on Instagram, you know we were editing a few more travel photos. They're hanging out in the bottom left of this picture, ready to be hung. They'll make their debut in a new office space we created for my hunny. 


Don't forget to submit what changes you've been making to the art in your home! Go here to read about it more!


Photos: Property of Third Floor Design Studio

6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos! We've been married almost 2.5 years too and only have 1 4"x6" photo....I really want to get some of our photos printed - guess I'll have to look into Costco!

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    1. Thanks Christie! Costco is awesome! Well this week with my design challenge being all about art, it is the perfect time to get those photos up in your home!

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  2. I bet you have some amazing wedding photos! So awesome you got to do a little photo session in Paris. Jealous ;)

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    1. Thanks Lexie! I have some crazy big ideas that are a little ridiculous sometimes!! But it was definitely worth the sacrifices we made in other parts of our wedding budget. :)

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  3. so cute! kevin and i still need to print out some wedding photos too. Where did you buy your white frames?

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    1. Thanks Andrea! The white frames are from Ikea! Love them.

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