Framing Summer–New York, NY

Though summer doesn’t officially arrive for a few weeks, it’s now safe to break out your white jeans from winter hibernation and brighten up your wardrobe. It’s also a great time to brighten up your walls in a fun new way.  This spring, I’ve been blogging a bit more about ways to get your photos off of your computer and up onto your walls.  I find inspiration all over NYC, but this wall in the Lilly Pulitzer store (could there be any better welcome to summer than Lilly’s tropical prints and cute wedges?) recently caught my eye.

It’s a great idea to take a snippet of a punchy, colorful pattern and frame it on a bright wall.  This stairwell collage is planned to fit the architecture, but is not completely precise–it’s casual but chic.  Using the same frames pulls the entire look together.  I also love that it is arranged on a staircase, which can often be a neglected space for art.  This idea would also translate well for photographic details, fabrics, wallpaper, or wrapping paper.  It would also look equally as great in a nursery or down a long hallway.

Have you seen any inspirational ideas lately?  Do share!  Happy Wednesday.

(photos courtesy of my trusty iPhone)