Today marks our 2 year anniversary of living here in Nashville. I can NOT believe how quickly time goes by! We are so in love with this little area that we live ( East Nashville). We still rent a 3 bedroom brick ranch, and although we feel like we are growing out of it pretty quickly, we still love it. The hardest part is not being able to change things we would have already tackled if we owned like,
*Paint the dark wood cabinets in the kitchen
*Replace the carpet, and paint the paneling in our fireplace room.
*Replace the ugly peach tile in the bathroom.
*Paint the knotty wood pine paneling in the office/Playroom.
Just to name a few!! I easily fall into the “Lets not do anything major here” because we are renters, category. Our landlords are OK, but have been very clear about NOT touching the wood, as they feel its a selling point. I will remain silent on my opinion of this, as I haven’t in 20 years, seen wood paneling SELL a living space, but, it goes along with being a renter. Change what you can, forget about what you cant.
So over the last 2 years, we have made a few small changes and additions, but have mostly spent our time to adjusting to Nashville Life, from our New York Life. Its been awesome, but I am READY to hop back on the “Keep creating your HOUSE /HOME” bus.
The first project I am starting with in 2015 is our door wall. its been forever blank and blah, and I am tired of it! I will be painting our door, and creating a gallery wall. I was a little hesitant on the whole gallery wall idea, since its been done OVER and OVER and OVER again, but the reason, is because it WORKS!! Its a great way to fill a space in your house, as well as group things and images you love! When I saw these modern, clean framing set up ideas ( Via Scandanavianhome.blogspot.com and etc-alltherest.blogspot) I was sold!! Gallery Wall it is!!
I LOVE the mix of thin frames, especially when I tend to lean towards chunky. I also love the clean crispness of each photo and print. A total YES on this gallery wall.
Above is a photo of our door wall in our living room ( left) . Imagine, if you will, a nice new painted door AND this gallery wall. It *may* look similar to this drawing below! ( Design Tip, always draw out or tape out, your frame sizes to make sure it all fits). I always just print a photo of the space, then draw on the print to make sure it works.
I always love a new year, and new Projects!!! I am, however, taking this one slow, selecting frames that make sense and photos and prints that mean something to me. No more crazily getting inspired and throwing stuff together ( actually, there probably WILL be more of that too)
Do you have a gallery wall?? I would LOVE to see yours! Post them on Design Thoughts Interiors Facebook page for all to see!!! —–> Design Thoughts Facebook page
Enjoy your week!!!