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Houzz Contributor. Hi There! I currently live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta that I'll describe as "collected." I got into design via Landscape Architecture, which I studied at the University of Virginia. I've been writing about design online for quite a few years over at Hatch: The Design Public Blog.
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Earlier this week, I wrote about how to arrange artwork like a prima gallerina, and it made me realize that I have a design dilemma of my own. Perhaps I've watched too many design shows about how to stage a house for sale. The first thing stagers do (quite correctly) is tell you to get rid of the clutter, the first items being your family photos. This is because you want buyers to imagine themselves in the house, and family photos make it feel like it's someone else's home. However, between that and the fact that many new refrigerators won't let the dang magnets stick, I feel like a lot of us who aren't even trying to sell our homes left their photos in albums, in one digital frame, or simply stowed away in iPhoto. Bring them back out, people! In trying to inspire myself to do so, I've amassed some beautiful examples of how designers are incorporating family photos into home decor. I'm anxious to bring them back out, and I bet you are too!