Today, I’m super excited to share the gallery wall in our foyer. From the first moment we were searched for house plans, we had so many ‘must haves’ on our list. It was difficult to find one plan that had everything, but our builder suggested one plan that absolutely spoke to us. One of our ‘must haves’ was a large staircase in the foyer. We almost went with a house plan that had the staircase in the living room, where you couldn’t see it from the foyer. Boy, am I glad we went with this one! I love the staircase in the foyer. It makes such a statement as soon as you walk in, and so many people say ‘wow!’ when they walk in (even our builder who came by for our 1-year walk through).
The plan has always been to hang a gallery wall going up the staircase. I’ve been going through so many pictures. We have amassed a lot of pictures over the past 12 years (this upcoming Sunday!) of marriage. This wall is not even a drop in the bucket. I have gone through family portraits, school pictures, wedding pictures, daycare pictures, artwork, etc. Oh, the artwork! It was a large undertaking to go through the artwork, because I essentially kept everything from their day care artwork on up through elementary school. Will and I picked a few of our absolute faves to hang up among the pictures.
One of my hangups (no pun intended) was making it perfect. I’ve had stacks of framed pictures in our office just waiting to be hung. It just never felt like I had the right number of photos or enough color/texture variety of frames. Well, I still don’t. A couple weeks ago, I just went for it and we started hanging only the items we 100% knew we wanted to hang. I can see changes I want to make and frames I want to switch out, but so far I love it. It will probably be a slow process as I continue to go through pictures. We had a gallery wall in the master of our last house, and it was so fun to add a picture here and there. So, this is by no means finished, but it’s a really great start. 🙂