Salutations! Welcome to a project that took me way too long to complete. Here’s our big fat white wall right smack dab when you enter through our front door, the one that’s been keeping me up at night for, oh I’d say the past four years. It’s a ton of wall space and I couldn’t seem to figure out what in the world to do with it. When we first brought in the piano I hung a large mirror over it temporarily until I could figure things out. More thinking and planning went on over this here wall than I’d like to admit. I tried a gallery of vintage mirrors which looked quite pretty, especially in photos. But, they felt odd in real life. I just don’t want to see that much of myself every time I bust in the door. A friend of ours was reading up on feng shui at the time of my mirror shenanigans and apparently mirrors facing the front entry send all the good vibes flying right out the door. And I need all the good vibes I can get, that’s for sure!
So sometime before this past Christmas I began working on this gallery wall with old and new frames and family photos. It was daunting. It took forever. And well, here she is. It really seems to warm up our entry and makes this silly little cottage seem more like ours. And I thought I could add to it in the future as the mood strikes. But for now, I’m just relieved to check “create gallery wall” off my list. Check!
I love this shot of your entry with the amazing archway and beautiful staircase. So much charm in your cottage. I’d say you did a fantastic job creating a gallery wall that provides another great focal point in the room. Love the variety of shapes, sizes, and textures.
I really like it! I like how you added some vintage empty picture frames too. Keeps it interesting. Who plays the piano?
Thanks Kelly! Both of the kiddos play the piano. It seems to come in waves. We’ll have music for a few months and then nothing for a while. They play more in the summer and over the holidays. Xo
Your gallery wall looks gorgeous, perfect for over your piano! I so wish I’d learned to play piano when I was young, it seems like such a nice and peaceful way to pass some time:) Plus, they always look so nice decor wise.
My ex-H and I lived in a house we rented from a Chinese couple that they’d had all custom built to be completely Feng Shui…not only did we fight but it was the house I made the decision to leave him in so, so much for that! I don’t know, maybe it did work in its own way LOL.
Hi Sally, I would say creating more then a gallery wall, more like creating a peaceful room that one can almost hear that piano playing, love this view.
You have an amazing design layout to work around…cozy, cozy!
The combination of old, open frames with art and photos is both beautiful and artistic, Sally. And I think gallery walls SHOULD take time to create…after all, they are meant to look collected, right? 🙂
That’s a good point, Julie! Well, I certainly took my time. lol Thanks so much for your sweet comments!xoxo