One of my latest design projects includes the use of oversized photography. My clients, a newlywed couple I worked with last year, invited me back to work on the family room. They already have their major furniture items and custom built-in bookcases and are now looking for help with accessorizing the space.
One of their requests is to showcase their engagement photos somewhere in the space. Wanting to propose something a bit more daring than the usual gallery wall, I presented them with this inspiration image:
A formidable grid of oversized photography makes for an impressive statement in any setting…and most unexpected in a family room!
There was a brief silence followed by the words I hoped to hear, “I love it!” [insert wife's hand clapping here]. Without further delay I headed to Ikea to pick up 6 of these 24″ x 40″ Ribba frames priced at $24.99. Not bad.
Once seeing these babies in person I seriously thought twice about this design [ok maybe three times]. Enormous I tell ya. But the most awesome part of the story is that my clients aren’t the least bit intimidated and we’re pressing on.
The prints were ordered on Friday and we are all so anxious to get the first frame hung. Stay tuned for updates.
Need more inspiration? Here are a few more images to get your creative juices flowing: