About 99% of my photos are sitting on my hard-drive gathering virtual dust. The thought of finding frames and places for them is daunting, although I love the memories they inspire whenever I get a chance to go through them. These casual displays of frameless snapshots displayed inspiration-board style might be a happy solution. Thoughts?
Placing a few key pictures in frames and surrounding them with frameless photos makes the whole display less formal.
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I love the juxtaposition between the classic furniture and the casual grid of snapshots pinned up above the mantel and sweet console in Rita Konig's apartment.
A different take on displaying a mix of frames and frameless photos, this alive arrangement seems as if some of the photos have jumped ship and are on the run.
I love the "documentary art" styled Polaroids that photographer Tosca Radigonda displayed in her home studio. She taped them like wallpaper and then covered them with sheets of Plexiglas. Personalized wallpaper!
Mixing photos in with magazine clippings and affixing them like an inspiration board adds a little whimsy to a doorway.
As much as I love all the above examples, I still think it can look a little juvenile…tape and snapshots were the staples of my dorm room decor after all. But part of me loves the casualness, and the idea of getting to pour over a myriad of fun memories without having to stare at a computer screen. What about you?
Images: 1, 6: vt wonen; 2,3: Domino; 3: JJ Christine Villamarin for Design For Mankind; 5: Martha Stewart