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People should put up work that inspires them and reflects something about themselves. A home's success in this regard is independent of the exact medium -- personal photos vs. prints vs. child's paintings. I agree that a home with only Bed Bath and Beyond art is going to look impersonal, but the problem isn't that there aren't personal photos; it's that it's just not personal at all.

So similarly, if you only hang up personal photos, it could come across as a type of vanity, and therefore be unwelcoming to guests. I think that might be at the heart of the discussion, rather than public vs. private debates -- hence people's preference for 5x7s on the desk vs poster-sized wedding prints.

That being said, do what you want! Family is a perfectly healthy passion to display / self to reflect on your walls.

Displaying Personal Photos:
Awesome or Awkward?

9/21/12 01:18 PM

OMG! Reminds me of the armoire from Beauty and the Beast! (shown here). But yeah, prioritize in this way:

-new paint
-new hardware
-remove scalloped trim

How to Deal with "Hideous" Built In Cabinet? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Chicago
6/4/10 06:59 PM

Is this a paid position?

Apartment Therapy Blogger Search: House Tour Contributor | Apartment Therapy Chicago
12/29/09 09:30 PM

I went to a local thrift store and bought every little wallet sized frame they had, put photos in them, glued ribbons to them, and hung them from the tree. A lot cheaper than PB's...

Incorporating Photos into Holiday Decor | Apartment Therapy DC
12/4/09 08:40 AM

I think it's a good question, Lindsey, because it gets at a much deeper issue of what is valuable about a design. Does a work of art - or vase - have an inherent value of quality or beauty, or is it worth something because of who made it?

What Would Eva Think? | Apartment Therapy DC
11/16/09 04:33 PM

I think that these are all great ideas. But what if I want to have a Thanksgiving party for 6? I think that's where the real challenge comes. One hates to resort to large plastic trays with compartments for applesauce like Grandma used to have. Any ideas?

Apartment Therapy New York | Entertaining Without a Dining Table
11/4/09 09:04 AM

The white sheepskin rectangular pillow, to be specific.

or this:

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | How Do I Slim Down the Heavy Feeling? Good Questions
10/29/09 08:34 PM

I think that you can do one of two things. First, you can break every rule and actually paint it a slightly darker shade, a gray perhaps, but maybe a warmer gray (i.e. not bluish). Play up the coziness factor instead of trying to hide the fact that it's a small space. Add floor baskets with magazines and bookshelves and make it look lived in and comfortable.

If you're committed to opening it up, and painting it a shade of bluish gray (my personal favorite wall color), then I say lighten up the heaviness of the couch with some downright whimsical accessories, like this sheepskin pillow from Room&Board.

Good luck!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | How Do I Slim Down the Heavy Feeling? Good Questions
10/29/09 08:29 PM

So many tours on AT have better bones. I think that their aesthetic would look world's better with hardwood. On carpet it looks too "new construction desperately searching for character." And the bedroom? yes. yawn.

Apartment Therapy DC | Julie Nate Channel the Colonial Aesthetic House Tour
10/29/09 12:21 PM