You already have a phone bursting with family photos – and for good measure, a box of them stuffed somewhere, too. But how do you display your favorites without it looking cheesy or disjointed? We polled Nate, as well as Nate Berkus Associates Co-Design Directors Lauren Buxbaum Gordon and Sasha Adler, for their best advice. Because you (and your family) are too good-looking to stay stashed in that box…
NATE SAYS: Collect wisely, and spread things out.
“I like to see framed family photos on tables and bookshelves throughout a home. And I freely admit this: I am a total frame snob. I pay attention to the frame as much as I pay attention to the image. A beautifully-composed photograph deserves a frame that honors it. So I’ve been working on my picture frame collection for 20 years and feel confident that my frame game is on point.”
LAUREN SAYS: Choose your filter, and keep it public.
“We often create family photo gallery walls for clients, and those tend to be the feature we get the most positive feedback on! But the trick is, choose either all color photographs or all black and white. Pick a lane and go with it! I also like to see these collections on display in a hallway or stairwell – and I prefer these kept in public spaces, and out of the bedroom.”
SASHA SAYS: Go with a loose theme and unexpected locations.
“I love to see a mix of frame finishes (silver, brass, leather etc.) combined with other objects and flowers throughout my home, including in some unexpected places such as my closet or bathroom. I am always so happy to catch a glimpse of a favorite memory captured inside as I walk by.”