Tuesday, September 18, 2012

" Modern Style " Gallery Wall

One of the greatest joys I have

shared with others in my field is

the honor of working with

 the best of the best in this industry...

When starting to plan the gallery walls

for our home I knew that I wanted to capture 

a mix of who we are as a family.

Modern, bold, edgy and yet a bit vintage.

I called Frank to schedule our {modern style}

family photo shoot.

Aesthetically I wanted each wall to work

within the photos while remaining

true to my " Look for Less " philosophy.

I checked various places to purchase modern style

framing supplies that went with my neutral palette.

Michaels had the best prices for what I needed.

Each matting was a clearance item

and all of the distressed wood frames were

forty percent off that week!

Team Dior in order of appearance:

My oldest " The Chef "

He survived being my first born

and I am truly amazed and proud of

the man he is...

My middle child

" Personal trainer, nutritionalist, and body builder "

Christopher is very determined with such a strong

 passion for his clients helping them achieve their goals.

And my most beautiful surprise in life...

My Gracie girl

" Strong willed, heart of gold & diva in training "

When Mr. Dior and I were ready to hang the photos

I had a plan that I was happy to say worked

 out perfect. Since most of my

readers know Kate has NO patience.

I started with centering my oldest son's photo first.

After that was hung I chose to balance the wall

by using the sizes of each photo to build up

and fill in the wall  as we went along.

The wall space I was covering was 70 inches wide

by 54 inches in height so I wanted to create

a closeness that was pleasing to the eye

without feeling crowded.

Cost of framing the photos for this

modern style gallery wall was just

around 97.00 dollars.

Using the discounted distressed wood frames

 and clearance mats for this project.

Yes these are my loves...

They have taught me the most valuable lessons

about being a mother...

I will be featuring in a few weeks

the vintage gallery wall

project that Mr. Dior and I have been working on.

I was so delighted to finish this gallery wall

under 100.00 dollars.

Working towards having lots of style

without breaking your pocket book.

Linking up with my favorite gal

Beyond the Picket Fence Under 100 Linky Party

Much love to all you


It's me said...

O wowwww Kate so romatic the last one...you are so beautiful .....and your familly too...you must be a proud woman......love Ria...♥♥♥

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a beautiful gallery wall, Kate...such wonderful photos with your family's personality!

Anne said...


LOVE your gallery wall! What a beautiful family!!

Julie Marie said...

Oh my gosh Kate, your sons and hubby are just hunks!... and your daughter is so beautiful, like her mama... and so much talent in your family, I am sure you are so proud of all of your children... love your photo wall, and how fabulous you got your frames at a great price... thanks for the glimpse into your family life... xoxo Julie Marie

Roxanne Reinhart said...

There is no way you are the mother of those grown ( and gorgeous ) men. You can't bear children at age 6!! Love the wall. You and your family are beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Karen said...

Kate your family is beautiful. The gallery wall looks like a million bucks, how great to achieve such a fabulous look for such a great price.

Kristin @ Yellow Bliss Road said...

The wall looks amazing! Frank's photography is stunning, and I don't think I've ever seen better photos of your kids. But it's easy when you're all gorgeous (well, except Bob ;)

Sue said...

Hey Kristin. . .I'm a "Bob" fan so you gotta go easy on the guy ;0)


Deserae said...

Love your gallery wall....you have a beautiful family :o)

T. Roger Thomas said...

Great photos!

Debra@CommonGround said...

such wonderful photos of your gorgeous family! your gallery wall is perfect for your style!

Nicole Dorfmädchenglück said...

so wonderful photographies.... you look like 35 years, never as a mother with 2 adult kids....great woman!
And a great idea!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

You have a beautiful family Kate and the photography is stunning!!

Anonymous said...

Kate, this gallery is amazing! Did you borrow children? You couldn't have children that are grown! Seriously, you have a beautiful family and the family gallery wall is stunning!

Unknown said...

Kate, your gallery wall is so pretty, but you and your family are just beautiful! Have a wonderful day :)

Hugs, Tanya

Olive said...

That fun picture of the three of your kiddos is darling. You do not appear old enough to have grown children. xo, olive

mcasper10 said...

I too was blessed with a daughter, when my two boys were 9 and 12. She has been a blessing to our family (and so much more fun to dress than boys, lol). I don't see how you are old enough to have boys THAT grown!

Unknown said...

Your family gallery of photos are superb. Its monochromatic theme is a conversational piece. Kudos to the photographer who taken the shots. He's good.
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CURIOUS said...

KATE . . . You've been Blessed with such a Gorgeous Family . . . And they have a Mom who oozes with Talent Too !! Big Hugs from TEXAS ! JOE & GLENN

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

What a great looking team you have. Your gallery wall is so beautiful.

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

You have the MOST gorgeous family, Kate...
You have definitely been blessed beyond words.
Huge hugs and sooooo much love~ Lisa xoxo

Polly said...

gorgeous family! that Gracie is just a doll! you need to come decorate my house Kate!!



Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Awesome job! The pictures are fabulous and your gallery wall creation looks perfect! You do have a beautiful family!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Kate, what a fabulous wall! Love all the photos. Your boys are so handsome and Gracie, well she's as cute as a button. No wonder you are such a proud mom. The frames and mats are great and what a fab price. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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