Oct 26 2018

How to Successfully Mix Picture Frames in A Gallery Wall

We love our frames. The ones we own. The ones we make for our customers. The ones we gift to family and friends. It’s no secret our frames are something special.

But what if I were to tell you that- gasp- we own frames from other stores and makers. The horror! Ha. You may wonder, ponder, and ask why when we have access to some of the most gorgeous frames. The truth is that we didn’t always have walls filled with Delta Girl. We had walls filled with frames from Pottery Barn, Home Goods, and small businesses like ours. And while you may think it easy to take said frames and replace with our Delta Girl gorgeousness, it isn’t. Time gets in the way. Priorities take precedent. And, to be honest, some of them we still just love. They hold a special place in our heart and we aren’t ready to let them go.

So what to do when you’ve got a hodge podge of frames? Mix ’em up. We’ve come to love an eclectic and organic mixture of things we love in our home. And I know we aren’t alone. Some of our amazing customers have done the same. Therefore, I give you our favorites hybrids.

Mix Frames with Delta Girl Or What We Call ‘The Remix’

1- Here’s an example in our own home. Because if we can do it, you can too. You’ll see to the left all of my gorgeous photos from a trip to Greece in crisp white Pottery Barn frames. In an office space, though, you need to have some functionality. Just make sure it looks good- like our cork board insert in any of our frames. Hello, lovely.

2- A dear friend of ours created this adorable foyer moment featuring one of our frames, a tabletop frame from an unnamed source, and her 3 sons pairs on Hunter Boots. My inner prep just screams with joy at this photo. Fancy antler frame for the win. Additionally, who doesn’t love a chippy piece of gorgeous furniture?

3- How about the mix our Delta Girl Frames with not just off-the-rack frames but also custom artwork? It all works seamlessly here at our customers home. In fact, it’s all complimentary with a different sizes, shapes, and prints included. Wherever you can incorporate not just a mixture of frames, but also canvas options- do it.

4- Even though none of our frames are in the Rifle Paper Co. headquarters in Orlando – YET- a girl can dream they’d fit perfectly with this wall we oogled over during a recent visit. Doesn’t it appear as if these frames were collected over time? That’s the best result from decorating by mixing- imperfect perfection that conveys intention without being stuffy.

Frames unknown BUT awesome; 📸 by @deltagirlframes

Bringing it all together…literally.

While we love our purely DGF gallery walls, there is something to be said about mixing it up. Variety can boost creativity. It can give a sense of your stories. It can bring life to your memories. Bringing an organic feel into your home and decor takes time. In essence, you need to have patience as your style forms over time. So even though you may crave all of the same, sometimes different is better. In life and in frames.

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Oct 16 2018

HOW TO: Create a White Frame Gallery Wall

We’re firm believers that more is more. Fashion, decor, coffee- with all the things. But what if there are moments in your life more ISN’T actually more? What if the absence of color- white – is actually more?!🤔 (Too Aristotle on you first thing in the morning? Sorry ’bout that. Just get yourself another cup of ☕️. )

One of our favorite books of the past year was Emily Ley’s A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living. The overall theme is paring down so your life gets a bit simpler and, therefore, easier for you to manage all the things. Amen, amiright?! Seriously- cannot recommend this book more. Emily’s point about having too many cooking utensils was a LIFE CHANGER in our kitchen. You’ll have to read it to know what we’re talking about. 😉

Examples of Delta Girl White Frame Galleries

In the right space, this theory can be translated to your wall decor, too. Don’t get us wrong- we’re still gaga for our washes, patterns, and different color ways. Sometimes, though, your eye needs a break. Or your focus needs to be on the pictures themselves. This is when we recommend classic white frames to simplify your decor. Here are a few examples of how the effortless white frames can elevate your space:

white frame gallery

Water art by @brynnwcasey.art; 📸 by @jlsimonds

As shown above, you’re still able to customize in different ways. Wash or solid? The same trim or varying ones? White trim or a pop of color? Also, don’t forget about metallic trims. And a collection of white frames in different sizes, orientations- way to make a simple statement.

White frames add the exact right backdrop for your special moments. They don’t take away from your wall. White frames actually add a bit of calmness to the room, while still showing your style. Isn’t that sometimes what you need? Space to reflect on all the happiness you’ve experienced. A place to soak in all the love in your life. And somewhere to make your own. In other words, a white frame is not boring. It’s actually quite the opposite- truly interesting, exciting, and fresh all at the same time. In a word, simplified.

 

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Sep 25 2018

Fall styling for your frames

Pumpkin spice lattes. Comfy sweaters. Cozy fireside nights. While we’re dreaming of all things fall, the workshop is currently surrounded by palm trees, pool days, and 100 degree weather. Whats a girl got to do to get a bit of the seasons in the sunshine state?!

Like many of you, I LIVE for decorating my house for the holidays. And I mean, ANY holiday.

Halloween- on point with the spookiness. Thanksgiving- pilgrims are basically living at my house. Christmas- pretty much a set from a Hallmark movie. But our recent transition to Florida has given me a bit of pause and got me thinking how to get inspired and motivated to bring the fall season to our new home. Obviously, a fall candle isn’t cutting it and my gorgeous fall wreaths are clearly not adequate either.

So from one designer’s house to yours, here are a few tips and tricks to get that FALL feeling without having to redecorate your house from scratch…

Delta Girl Frames Fall Styling Suggestions

1- Choose a few strategic frames and switch out the pictures with something more in line with the season. For fall, scan your Halloween pictures from years past or choose a photo that has nature as a backdrop. Because nothing screams autumn like outdoor photo shoots.

Fall Small Gallery Frame Set

Clockwise: 8×10 Dover White Wash, 5×7 Westchester Gray Wash, 5×7 Caviar Wash; Picture by @lorinordstrom

2- Style vignettes with your frames. We recently got tiny gourds and pumpkins, a preserved leaf wreath, and a cinnamon broomstick all from our local Trader Joes. Throw in your favorite Delta Girl Frame and you have the chicest entryway one could ask for. Some of our current faves are any of our Delta Girl washes – a lil more rustic and distressed than a solid color frame, our washes add a great color pop but with sub personality. They SCREAM fall – in the most casual way possible.

8×10 4 inch Agreeable Grey Wash with Dover White Large Dot Trim. 📸 by Rae Barnes Photo

3- If you have a gallery wall, switch out a few of the frames themselves with tones that evoke the season. We absolutely love a moody navy or gray to help elevate our frame-game to fall. Or choose a cheery red or bright green to bring some December delight. Besides that, a flash of gold or rose gold never hurts.

4- Incorporate seasonal pieces from other makers that highlight the time of year. Autumn evokes thoughts of abundance, harvest, change, and earthiness. Therefore no need to change out frames or photos, but add items to accentuate your current season.

Wall Art

Clockwise from top right: @olivewooddesigns, @qbhome, @qbhome

If you’re like our household and have a fall candle lit from September 1st-November 25th, you can without a doubt celebrate the season no matter what the weather outside is. So don’t mind me as I drink my caramel macchiato and bake an apple pie while my kids are playing in the pool. Because a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do to get her FALL on. Happy Fall Y’all!

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Life Hack: How to Decorate (your walls) for the Holidays!

How To Create A Gallery Wall For The Holidays

We get how hard it is to design for your house. And, we ALSO understand that just as you get it oh so perfect, something else comes along that you love as much, if not more, than what you’ve just hung on the wall. Or maybe you’re a super holiday decorator and love to change out your decor based on the seasons. Whatever the case, we are problem solvers around here and we have the answers for you.

We have three interchangeable gallery wall sets for you.  You won’t even have to change out nails in your walls. They are the same sets- totally different patterns and colors but you have nothing extra to do! February through October, rock one set.  November through January, be super on point and change out your gallery wall to match the season. You may not have presents wrapped and your holiday cards are probably still sitting on your desk, but it doesn’t matter because your walls (and home) are looking absolutely fantastic.

Set One is consistently one of our most popular gallery wall sets we have ever done. Classic, geometric, and full of neutral tones with a hint of metallic zazzle. It goes in any house and can be kept together as shown or broken up into a couple of mini sets in your home. It’s our 6 piece Hopkins set.How To Create A Gallery Wall For The Holidays

Set Two was one of our first larger sets and again, with the neutrals, it’s an instant classic. This 6 piece mixed grays set has some of our more traditional patterns in it and we love its simplicity!  How To Create A Gallery Wall For The Holidays

Set Three is our bold, beautiful 6 piece Noel Collection. Same sizes, same easy layout, total pops of color along with golds, whites and silvers to complement all of your holiday decor.  How To Create A Gallery Wall For The Holidays

It doesn’t matter where you start and where you end. These three interchangeable gallery wall sets are all show stoppers and will be sure to amp up the vibe of your existing decor!

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Staircase Stunner.no really.

Staircase Gallery Wall

Lets just take a second to appreciate this sticker that I saw the other day at Target shall we.  I mean, can I get an AMEN?!?!?!

I won’t bore you with the story about how I *literally* cried the day I left my cool car and got our minivan.  And while it’s for real the most practical car ever invented for this period of life and I’m sure I’ll miss it one day, today is not that day.  And by not that day I mean basically I hate driving it every second.

Want to hear what my hysterical sobs sounded like on that day? Ok, good.  Something like this…..”BUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT (sob, sob, sob,) even when I don’t have the kids with me (sobbbbinngggg), people will STILL KNOW I HAVE KIDS AND ITS NOT APPROPRIATE (now I am sobbing and yelling) FOR ME TO BE BLARING RAP MUSIC, SINGING AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS WITH THE WINDOWS DOWN TRYING TO STILL BE COOL.

Now, while I WISH this was a made up story, it is not.  I blame pregnancy hormones-at the time I was 3 days away from having our third.

Moral of the story: my faith in my coolness was resolved thanks to this simple minivan window sticker. Rock on with your bad self minivan driving moms.  I know you’re still cool.

Promptly, I went home and decided that I was going to tackle the staircase gallery wall with my new cool frame set.  Its my house-its my staircase-I can be cool.

This is no joke what I was telling myself as I drug out the hammer, nails and frames. Turned on some Beyonce (on my headphones because I don’t need my 4 year old realizing how cool Queen B or their mom is just yet….) and got to work.  And then I fell in love with the result

You know how we LOVE some functional design.  We love the messy, ever changing approach to parenting.  We love inspiration of other makers.  And above all we love our families.

Lets chat about some of the stuff that makes up this staircase gallery wall. Classic black, gray, whites and silvers make up the colors of the gallery wall.

We also needed a way to make sure our littles felt included.  Adding a 16×20 cork board into the design isn’t something you typically see on a staircase gallery, but we couldn’t be happier with that choice.  Our littles LOVE it. They love that their artwork is displayed.  They love seeing it as they go up and down the stairs.  They love pointing it out to EVERYONE that walks into our house.

It also adds an unexpected pop of color into the wall and is easy to change out when new works of art come home!

Staircase Gallery Wall

 

Staircase Gallery Wall

 

Staircase Gallery Wall

 

Staircase Gallery Wall

 

Staircase Gallery Wall

 

Staircase Gallery Wall

Staircase Gallery Wall

 

Staircase Gallery Wall

Another show stopper was our adding our amazing 16×20 letter board from LetterFolk.  

We had such an awesome response from the set in this staircase gallery wall on Instagram, we decided to list it for you all as well!  You can grab the 13 piece set here!

Sing on you bad ass-minivan driving-momma (and dads and anything you drive still makes you cool in our books….)

We hear your song.

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