Welcome to the first of what I intend to be many "Around the house" features, which will demonstrate how I've displayed photos or other artwork in my home.
In this example, I used the basic matting and framing technique I described here, then tilted the frame against wall instead of hanging it.
My husband loves the trend of not hanging every piece of art, because it’s become my role to create or locate our art and his to hang it. However, we discovered once our daughter began to walk—and knock into or tear down anything she could access—that it’s a good idea to secure frames to the wall even if they are just leaning to prevent them from falling onto her head when she inevitably rocks the surfaces on which they’re sitting.
This jewel-toned photo, Petal-less, resides in our living room, which is full of bold colors. (You’ll see more of it soon.) I love how the photo compliments the peacock lamp on the table and a grass green chaise that sits across the room.
We use the living room for just about every activity. In the morning, it starts out clean and picked up but within a few hours, it’s strewn with toys, books and sippy cups. So it’s nice to have a few outposts of simplicity here and there that are out of the reach of tiny hands, like this little display.
I'm Julia Soplop, writer and photographer. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.