How to Create a Gallery Wall

Are you thinking of creating a gallery wall in your home? Gallery walls are a great way to display photos, art and other mementos. Here are some tips on how to create one in your home. 
  • Always prepare beforehand. Create a sketch of where you want the pieces to go before putting them up. You can use painters tape or tape paper up on the wall. This lets you visualize where the pieces will be prior to actually putting holes in the wall.
  • Use your gallery wall to display what is important to you! It doesn’t need to all be photos. You can hang a postcard, mirror, letter, clock or piece of art.
  • Mix and match the frames use different style frames for the photos.
  • Don’t be afraid to use a different size frame for the photo. As long as you matte the photo, you may use a large frame.  
  • Splurge on the frame. The eye will immediately go to the photos on the gallery wall so make sure the frame is high quality.
  • Be open to the location of your gallery wall. Most people think a gallery wall is best in a large living room, on a staircase or a hallway but you can put one anywhere. 
  • A gallery wall doesn’t always need to be hung on the wall. Think of other creative ways to display the items, like a ledge. 
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352. 

Decorating with Books.

When I was moving I ended up giving away bags of books. These were books that had stayed with me for years and, truth be told, resided in storage for all of the years I lived in my home. As I was lugging the bags to the donation center, I thought that keeping these in storage was such a waste. What’s the purpose of holding on to great books if you can’t showcase them? 
If you are like me and enjoy an actual book versus the electronic version, what do you do with your books after you read them? Especially if you do not have the luxury of owning your own personal library. You could always decorate your home with the books!

 The other option is using books as replacement to furniture. Such as an end table:
 Also, you can create a coffee table with them.
How do you feel about using books to decorate? Would you ever do it? 
All images via Pinterest
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352. 

Townhouse in Whittier

This weekend I found myself in a beautiful industrial loft located in Whittier. It had exposed piping and brick walls, a master suite open to the downstairs, barn pocket doors and cement floors. It was a very unique home but quintessential to the changing Whittier neighborhood, where not that long ago the neighborhood featured only art and craftsmen style homes. Just as unique as the home, were the accent pieces through the home. 
Such as this beautiful lamp:
Of course, this knife holder was the best.
If you had a unique home, would you keep the furnishings just as unique?
Go here to view to see the home.
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352. 

Dining Together

I have always loved the concept of dining room tables. I suppose the idea of a dining room is getting more and more obsolete with the open concept homes. But what I love is the table where the family gathers for dinner. That table is usually central to the home and the family.

When I was growing up my family ate dinner together every.single.night. It drove me crazy at the time especially once I got old enough to realize some families ate dinner in front of the television. We would then go around the table and talk about what happened during our day. The dining room table was where we physically met every night and it brought us a lot closer. Because of this, I sincerly appreciate the dining room table as it signifies unity in my mind. 
I should also mention, as you can imagine, we are also a family that enjoys our food. How do you feel about dining room tables?  Did you family eat dinner at one every night?

Friday the 13th

Not only is today Friday the 13th but it is a full moon! If you are a superstitious person, I am sure you must be shaking in your boots. I found this room via Pinterest. The below picture reminded me of Friday the 13th with the moodiness of the room from the black walls and burnt orange. 
Have a great day! Stay safe out there! 
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352.

Ode to Navy

My does my love for navy runs DEEP. I prefer it over any other neutral and,yes, I do consider navy a neutral. In my book, navy is a classic color. Although, many people seem to prefer black, khaki or brown which can make a color choice of navy feel unexpected and, therefore, it can make a bold statement.
I love the classic yet modern feel of this dining room. As soon as I get a home 
with a dinning room, the walls will be navy.

How about something a little more traditional and masculine?


This one uses navy as the backdrop. love the pop of color!
What are your thoughts on navy? Love it or hate it? 
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352.