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by | May 27, 2013 | Decorating Inspiration, Family Room, my house

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My girls and I are working on a starting a new gallery wall for the family room, I’m so excited about how I think it is going to turn out!

We lined up all the frames on the floor as a first step to figuring out what we want it to look like, and then next we will add the art. I think it is going to make a big impact in the room and be a great conversation piece since all the artwork is from an adventure to Europe! Definitely some great memories going up on the wall and out of the dresser they’ve been sitting in for years! YAY! YAY TO FEEL AT HOME HERE!

Remember this stairway gallery wall? Every day I see it as I go up and down the stairs — still LOVING IT!

This is the part of decorating I really love, working on the smaller details of a room to pull things together a little bit more. I enjoy being able to focus more in areas that never felt quite right to me. I feel so much less overwhelmed in my house these days since we did so much work last year to update everything, now I’m really to the fun part!

Besides working on the gallery wall, if you are using your super sleuth eagle eyes, you might notice we’ve also changed slipcovers on our Pottery Barn sofa! See?

Changes can throw a whole new and unexpected twist in a room but it is fun to see how a room evolves.

You’ll get to see more pictures of most the recent updates around our home at the Summer Tour of Homes, visit Shabby Creek Cottage for more details! Lots of bloggers involved so it should be a REAALLY fun day! Mark your calendars!

Meanwhile, you can visit my general house tour pictures right here, or get inspired for your own projects via my How to Decorate series.

Tomorrow I should have an update on my entry makeover, so check back later for that post!

Ch ch ch changes are happening, little by little around here!

What are you up to this long holiday weekend? Any fun projects?



  1. Meg

    Is your dog a doodle? We have one, best dogs ever!
    Also the display sounds really neat!

  2. Kim

    I am in the market for a new pb slipcover as well – did u buy it straight from pb??? They r a little out of my price range do a slipcover – is the new one gray?? Nice!!!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Yeah the PB one was so expensive I’m trying an IKEA one! I’ll take some pics and do a post to show you more of it. So far so good, the fit is slightly off in the arms but not terrible. I love that I can wash my PB one so I’m curious how this one will hold up! I’ll report back! :-)

  3. Diane | An Extraordinary Day

    I noticed the shoes and socks. Haha!!!
    But……a nice dark color….
    Bet it provides just the right amount of contrast….and not so much worry with Jack?

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Nice shoes and socks, huh? HAHA! I actually didn’t mind the white with Jack (because it is so easy to wash!) but I just might like the darker gray a bit better for a few reasons, including it would definitely hide a few more paw prints in between washings :-)!

  4. Lisa

    Would you be able to do a How-To Step-by-Step on how to do a wall gallery like you are showing here? I see you put down a brown paper/tarp on which to lay things out. I am getting ready to do this myself, and it would be great to have your direction!



  5. Susan

    Love that picture of you and your girls looking so intently at your Macs…but what are you looking at? Curious :)

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Oh we have a great funny story about that. It’s pretty crazy, I will share it as soon as I can. :-) Thanks for asking haha!

  6. Beverly

    Exciting, Melissa. I can hardly wait to see the result.

  7. mcgrathinnola

    Been following your blog (and Jack’s) for a while…love them!…but have been experiencing blanks on some of your photo posts. Is it just me? Any help? Please, please, I can’t have another day without your COMPLETE blogging (and Jack’s) :(

  8. Elizabeth

    Funny that you and your girls all have denim shirts in that pic! So cute! Can’t wait to see the results!


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