Thursday, July 3, 2008

miss-matching frames

I have never really followed decorating "rules" when decorating my own home, I usually just decorate with anything and how ever I want; whatever looks good to me. One example is my photo walls. I have 3 different collections in different parts of my home. The one above is in my family room, using frames from Pottery Barn, garage sales, my prom, and vacation souvenirs, just to name a few. Using different sizes, shapes, textures and colors.

This set is using 2 types of frames, different colors, and colors. I like how they have the same mat in each one to give it a common thread.

This one is in my hallway going upstairs. Another grouping using different types of frames.

When I worked at Pottery Barn, a lot of my customers wanted to create a photo wall, and asked my opinion about if they should use the same or different frames on their wall. I told them it's about personal choice, what kind of feel you want your walls to have.

I call it decorating "suggestions" not decorating "rules" Do what you want and what looks best to you.


Anonymous said...

I like your ideas. Keep them coming!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Well I'm with you. I don't like everything all matching. I like the way you have the mats being the same to pull them all together and give just the right look.


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