well, we’ve somehow managed to stay in the same new york city apartment since we moved back to the city from DC, which is coming up on 4 years this august. crazy! there are days where i can’t believe we’ve managed to survive in this tiny two-bedroom apartment and there are other days where i can’t imagine ever living anywhere else! it feels like home and we seriously have fallen in love with this little space for this chapter of our lives. and tiny as it may feel sometimes, i’ve managed to officially drive josh nuts with the number of times i’ve rearranged furniture in this space over the last few years. it’s my favorite pastime, i swear. and somehow i think it keeps getting better and better with each new furniture arrangement ;)
i’ve shared photos from an apartment tour last summer HERE, and a lot has changed in the space since then. including getting a couple of those home projects finished that have sat on our to-do list for years now! a big one was the last gallery wall in the front room that we kept neglecting. we had a few pieces up, and then a few we’ve been meaning to get framed for ages now to complete the wall. framebridge reached out this spring to see if we’d like help tackling the wall and since i was already in a very spring-cleaning-get-her-done mode, i was beyond excited for them to share any and all of their gallery-wall-hanging wisdom with me, as well as to have a few of our very special photos and art pieces properly custom framed!
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the process was super easy, since we just sent framebridge our art in prepaid packaging and chose which digital files to upload directly to their site.
also, one of the best parts of the process, framebridge offers a gallery wall service, which means we were able to chat with the design team on the phone and also see mock-ups of our art and photos in different frames and layouts as to where they should be hung on the wall, per their professional eye, which was beyond helpful. it was one of the biggest reasons we hadn’t finished this wall yet, because sometimes it’s so hard to know what else it needs, or what things should go next to each other, and how high or low…. i’m always seeing gallery wall perfection on pinterest but it’s so hard to recreate on my own sometimes! you can learn more about their gallery wall service here!
so this photo above is the backing of the photo you see below, of josh swinging from a rope on the lake behind his home when he was about four years old growing up in virginia. this photo we already had framed, but not well. and it’d been on our to-do list to get it properly custom framed so we could help preserve it better. the biggest reason for this is because it’s one of josh’s only photos from early childhood at his home in virginia, which makes it extra special. it’s actually taken by a foreign exchange student who was visiting their family from berlin at the time named dirk! as someone who is crazy big on photo taking and preserving, i’m so happy this student from germany captured this moment and later sent it to josh! this photo is so so special to us.
see what i mean? how cute is he swinging on that rope?!
photobooth strips from what feels like a million years ago, before the babies came along and my obsession with bubby’s basement photobooth had just begun.
this is a sketch a classmate of mine back at juilliard made of me during my junior year that i have loved so much and held onto over the years.
the photos don’t do it justice, but the treatment framebridge did to preserve these framed polaroids is my favorite. the treatment is called a float mounting, if you’re interested. it’s really really cool in person.
and i bought this max wagner print of new york city rooftop’s over a year ago and it’s been sitting in its packaging since i got it, just waiting to be framed. i’m so happy it’s finally up on the wall!
we chose a favorite family photo to go up on the wall, too! from our shoot with olivia in the city last fall.
this is some art work eleanor made in art class last year! i love having it as part of the wall!
exciting to have the last wall in the front room looking good! a million thank you’s to framebridge for partnering with us to help get this done. we love it so much!
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you can see all of their beautiful frames HERE and don’t forget, mother’s day is coming up – the perfect occasion to get photos off our phones and cameras and into frames! framebridge’s deadline to get mail in pieces back in time for mother’s day is april 22nd! for digital uploads you have until may 1st!