For the past two and a half years we've been in our home, our bedroom has remained overlooked and under-designed. I've always favored a clean aesthetic, but since there's barely anything in there, it can feel sterile and cold, not simple and serene. I've been trying to find a way to bring a bit more personality to the space, which is how we decided on a family gallery wall.
In our TV room, we have a wall filled with artwork and photographs that we've collected over the years with a variety of flea market paintings, Etsy prints, and eclectic pictures. But I wanted our bedroom to feel different - with sweet, personal shots that would make us happy to see each morning.
We collaborated with Framebridge, a company I was introduced to when I spoke at Create & Cultivate in Dallas back in January. The concept is simple: they can frame anything, from digital photos (including shots from your Instagram feed), to physical prints, and other art. You just upload your files or send in your assets via a pre-paid envelope and they handle the rest.
We decided on a neutral look, with sleek white frames (Irvine slim) that complemented the rest of our bedroom. We picked only photographs that meant something to us - an Instagram picture of Sloan curled up in my hands when she was a few days old (they have a cute mini frame option), a shot from our wedding day, four generations of women in my family. In order to help figure out the layout, we utilized Framebridge's designers that helped guide us through the process, which is one of the services they offer, free of charge.
The end result is exactly what I'd hoped for and adds such a lovely warmth to the room. And perhaps most importantly, it serves as a constant reminder of the things that matter most.
If you're interested in trying out the service, Framebridge is offering a 20% discount on your first purchase, when you use the code CUPCAKES2016. (Valid through 9/30/2016).