Moving Mode: A Family Wall Before And After

August 28, 2012

Hanging our framed photograph collection of friends and family in the new house really made the space feel like home.  As I hung each photo, my emotions took over:  memories of family events, friends’ weddings, younger days and people no longer with us.  Having a designated space for family pictures, i.e. either on a wall, resting on easels atop a console,  is a very nice way to take in memories at a glance.  I’m looking forward to adding more photos as we explore new places, meet new friends and host old ones already dear to us.  Below are some before and after shots of our new family wall and a sneak peek at the one we had in Cambridge.

there and here: a photo gallery

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alex August 28, 2012 at 4:09 pm

home sweet home. great photos!

Nick August 28, 2012 at 4:20 pm

You have a wonderful talent for making a house a home.

kristen August 29, 2012 at 3:01 am

LOVE it. I like how the photos are covering whole wall. It would change my relationship with “the wall”. I would want to scrunch down and tipee toe upward and walk beside the wall to interact with all the images. Really like it.

dszidon August 31, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Kristen, indeed my relationship with the wall has changed. I love how you described how you would interact with it. Keep those thoughtful and sincere comments coming. thank you!

Christina February 22, 2013 at 10:15 pm

I love this post, Debra. Hanging photos of family and friends was one of the first things I did after the furniture was in place after our move. I loved going through our archives, and luckily our going-away party provided lots of recent photos. It helped me to not feel so alone in a new place. And when we move into a new house this summer, I’ll have photos of all the new friends we’ve made to hang up, too. =)

dszidon February 23, 2013 at 4:16 am

Christina, I’m so glad you liked the post. Having photos of friends and family in clear view reminds us of what is important on daily basis. Family and friends! Good luck with the house search!

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