ohdeedoh featured our family photo wall a few months back in their series on displaying family photos in your home; and i was really excited, because i adore ohdeedoh. more came out of it than i had anticipated...
ever since then, something has been under my skin. i remember someone (in the comments) said that the colors looked drab. and i can appreciate that - because honestly, it really kind of did. so i took that to heart. drab. blech. but then i read a comment that everything appeared too matchy-matchy.
them's fighting words.
don't get me wrong, we're not talking hair-ripping-table-flipping kind of fighting words. what i mean is that constructive criticism was delivered, received and processed. i got to thinking about the space a whole, which is a really good exercise. what did i like? and what didn't i like? and that internal design struggle went on for a while until it finally resolved itself friday afternoon.
while the girls were cleaning the chaos that had taken over the adjacent art/dining room, i pushed + shoved furniture and shifted around artwork until it all worked better: for us. and all the bits here + there are very meaningful: to us. funny thing is, everything that's there was already there, just in different areas. so with a little rearranging, pops of color and asymmetry, that photo wall has an entirely new feel in the space.
it's our home, after all. your home should have spaces you love and be filled with things that suit your own taste. i'm happy to have been invited to put our photo wall out there. and i'm totally cool that everybody wasn't all, "oooh, it's so awesome!" about it - i'm happy to have listened with an open mind. that's how we discover more about who we are.
best part: we love the space even more. xoxo