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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Deck the Walls

Two of my current clients are looking to create memorabilia and photo-filled collage walls, so I've been scouring the internet for inspiration while they lovingly collect family portraits, theatre tickets and their children's first scribbles. It seems that are no rules for the perfect grouping, other than DO NOT RUSH. The collection is the most important, which must be gathered and edited with great care. Then the chosen pieces and one's decor will dictate framing style, quantity and layout. It's a totally organic process with infinitely possible results. Here are a few of my favorite inspiration walls:

A wall in designer Scott Newkirk's home, found on Remodelista.

In this image, found on Traditional Home, designer Tobi Fairly proves that framed objects need not be 2-dimensional (like this collection of found seashells) and that the frames can steal the show.

Unified frames hung in a neat grid allow endless possibilities for color and photographic content.

Classic black and white photos in black frames on a white wall is always a fool-proof choice for a cohesive look.

But black frames also have the power to unify the most eclectic groupings on lively striped walls as well.

From Creative Index, ledges like those in this image are an ingenious solution for anyone who wants to continually rotate memorabilia and photographs.

Check out the helpful how-to on Boston's Apartment Therapy behind this AT reader's collage wall.