The wedding dust has settled, (most of) the boxes have been unpacked, and our first house is really starting to feel like a home. The only problem is that I’m still recovering from all of the planning/moving/marrying craziness that I’ve been avoiding the final touches. We decided not to paint the walls before we moved in because it was too much of a hassle, but I knew that I didn’t want to leave the walls blank. We have plenty of photographs and art prints to hang so now I just need to decide how I want to display them. I love a good gallery wall, but I can’t decide which style I like best. Should we do a uniform color/size frame or a mix? Should we hang the photos with washi tape or small push pins so that we can switch them around frequently? And where should we hang them?
Do any of you have a gallery wall? How did you hang the pieces and where did you put it?
As I mentioned last week, my husband and I got married and moved into our first home together last month. While I enjoyed (almost) every single moment of the wedding planning process, I think I’ve enjoyed making our little townhouse into a home even more. I have an entire wedding week planned for the blog (just waiting to get all of the photos and video back), but I couldn’t resist doing a registry series now. This series is for brides as well as new homeowners or renters. Those of you who have been in the same place for a while may even feel inspired to add a few new things to your already-established nest.
For our wedding, Sam and I registered at Williams-Sonoma, Bloomingdales and West Elm. I loved each registry for different reasons and there were still about 5 more stores that I wish I could have added. For this series, I wanted to begin with Williams-Sonoma for two reasons: 1. I love to cook and 2. I’d say 75% of our gifts were purchased from there. In the past, I’ve steered clear of WS because it was always out of my budget, but, with the launch of their Open Kitchen line, I’ve been able to shop there guilt-free! Here are the top 10 things Sam and I have been loving from our Williams-Sonoma registry…