the {moveable} wall

by Tina on August 28, 2012

in Decor, Denmark, family, our home

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about displaying family photos.  How do you display yours?  I was at my friend, Anya’s, house recently. (You really need to stop by Anya’s blog, Anya Adores, because it is sooo inspiring!) Anya’s home is so beautiful and I so inspired by her art wall that I came home and immediately dug out my box of photos and started taping them up.   I realized that I have been missing my photos, both new and old.  Since I have been leaning to a simpler style in the rest of the house, I thought it would be okay to let loose and go crazy in the studio… let the photos explode! I also added the clips I bought at Granit so I could have a quick and easy place to stash my magazine tear sheets. Traveling Girl was totally on board about the little changes to the studio (we share the space.)  I love her little area, too!  (I found the chalkboard Matryoshka dolls in Stockholm but they are available on Amazon.  Such a fun idea!)   I need to buy a third chair for this space, but I am kind of hoping to find something I really love.  (This one was rescued from the dumpster, but I think it is so cool!)  Her favorite owl stuffy from Kempton Jones (You might remember me mentioning this shop here) sits with a pillow I made a while back from some Anna Maria Horner fabric.

Do you like the moveable photo wall idea?  Go grab those photos and washi tape and get taping!  It’s addictive!

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

tinajo August 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I really like this – and Anya is a sweetie! 🙂


The New Diplomats Wife August 28, 2012 at 3:46 pm

we’re constantly on the move so many of our photos live on our computer but i’ve had the same need recently to just get some up – i’m always very nostalgic about photos and i could get lost in them for hours. love the chalkboard matryoshkas (but i’m culturally biased ha ha!) – what a fun take on a classic. and these clips are perfect – was just looking for something like this for the office!


Herma August 28, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Hey! Thanks for your sweet words on my blog. Thanks!! I think.. I like your blog too.. I see nice colours. I like the wall with pictures, great idea! I want to follow your blog. 🙂
And, the blog of Anya, I know… she has a very beautiful blog (too)!!!
With lovely greets, Herma


Andrea, The Blogging Mama August 28, 2012 at 5:30 pm

We’ve been in our new house for almost three months, and I finally painted one wall, next I’m moving on to photos! I just can never decide how to group them; photos from our travels? the kids through the years? or random? The entire entry hall is blank and just waiting for inspiration.

I love your photo wall, and your studio! What did you use to tape up the pictures? I’m worried standard tape would mess up the walls, and as much as I love the wall in my dining room, I’m not that fond of painting!


Anya Adores August 28, 2012 at 6:45 pm

AH the beautiful wall of memories – I love it and thanks so much for your kind words 🙂
Have a fab day and see you soon,


Marina August 28, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Adorable!! Great idea! Thank you for sharing!


Juliette August 28, 2012 at 8:11 pm

This turned out fabulous! I’ve been plotting about if/where I can do something like this in our home and you’re pushing me to just go for it. I’m also really loving your tape art…another thing that’s been on my to-try list -the clips too, lol; they’re lined up my desk waiting for nails to hang on! I need to get a move on already! =D


Tina August 28, 2012 at 8:54 pm

@Andrea It is japanese washi tape. You can easily take it down without damaging the paint, which is probably one of the best things about it! Here is a link to the shop that I like:
You will have to let me know what you decide! I love seeing how others create photo walls!


Tina August 28, 2012 at 8:55 pm

@Juliette Get on it, girl! 🙂 I want to see photos!


Karen August 28, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I absolutely love Granit products! The way you have used their clips is such a great idea and I love that you have them hanging so you display what you’ve been clipping and collecting. Now that I’m living in Copenhagen, I miss a few of the home/decorating stores that are in Lund and Malmo. Luckily they are not so far away 🙂


ale norris August 29, 2012 at 1:40 am

i really love those clips & the washi tape you used. looks great!


Deepa August 29, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Such a lovely space! I’m starting to take over the wall in our guest room (which I use as my little office) with postcards and tear sheets. It doesn’t look as nice as this though! 🙂
That Etsy store you shared is INSANE, I want to buy everything!


anastasia August 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm

love your desk and workspace – you can tell a creative girl works there!!! the touch of photos and inspirations and prints looks FAB!


Belle August 29, 2012 at 3:20 pm

OK, I love your office space so much that I pinned it. Enough said. For reals.


fenny setiawan August 30, 2012 at 4:59 am

Lovely, how you display the pictures and mix it with pretty illustrations.


Rach August 31, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I have extreamly large frames that I have all different sized photos in I have one dedicated to our wedding, one places we call home and one for our son. Problem is it is so hard changing things around. We were going to fill a wall with cork – paint it and then pin things all over it – photos, articles etc. I love your movable wall and wish i could do the same but all our walls are rough and nothing sticks properly!
I love my photos and have to display as many as I can get away with – funny considering my family never took photos really and never have them on display.


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