Friday, December 19, 2014

Chippie Vintage Junkie: Family Walls and Frames Galore

Chippie Vintage Junkie: Family Walls and Frames Galore

Family Walls and Frames Galore

There's something special about family photos and pictures of
kids, grandkids, etc.  Back in the day we usually had a spot on the shelf or
on the mantel of the fireplace with just a hodgepodge of frames,
none of which matched, with pictures of us from school, holidays, etc.
They really weren't intended to grab anyone's attention really.  Heck, we had photo albums that we occasionally bring out and go through together just to reminisce. 
But today, families are going on the wall! Right in the spotlight, a special wall
designated for pictures, open frames, phrases and whatnots.  I've seen a few
special walls done and not all of them include highlighting family photos or trips.
I've seen some now where the empty frame is the highlight. Whether its due to
the shape, color, size or detailing of this empty frame, it was going to be
the focal are some examples of Walls, from family to frames, but each
designed to ones unique taste and preferences.

This is the wall in my living room.  I have a very small home but was able to designate a space for my family and some color frames...

Here is another example of a friend's wall (Great job Joni!) that utilizes white frames against a dark wall.. I love it!

just a couple of other ideas from pinterest (which is an invaluable resource for all kinds of ideas!)...


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Being okay with a Non-Traditional Christmas Decor

Xmas is that time of year for "most" of us to get excited and anxious about decorating our a good way.  But over the years, I've become more adamant about not decorating using the reds and greens that so many of us just naturally associate with the holidays.  Instead, my interior designer blood comes out and I want it to compliment or match with the décor of my home.  Really you ask? Yes.  I'm so outside-of-the-box that even without xmas decorations up, I sometimes get a confused look as to my choice for decorating.  Not to say that's a bad thing but I don't want red and green ornaments in my white/tan/robin's egg blue living room.... so I shop for what works with my décor. And the end result still screams xmas without the hum-drum traditional look.  In the end, decorating for the holidays is truly based on what you feel in your heart and what you want to express in your home.  Here is a look into some "not so traditional" trees and other ideas for xmas...

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