Project Spotlight: A Family Photo Gallery Wall in a New York Townhome

Creating family photo gallery walls is one of our signature services at ILevel. We love walking our clients through the process of choosing the best images from their archives (or even the photos on their phone), having the photos printed and/or framed, and arranging the gallery in a way that it not only a beautiful addition to their home but tells a story of their family.

This next project is probably among the largest family photo walls we’ve ever created (and represents only a fraction of the photos the client had to choose from). We ended up going through a few iterations of the photo selection before we settled on the final number based on the available space on the wall, a long hallway. To add variety to the arrangement, we also went through the photos and chose a size for each one, then had everything framed accordingly.

Here’s a look at how the photos came in from the framer. It was quite an unpacking job.
After we unwrapped all of the photos, we began laying them out on the floor in order to find the best arrangement.
And then started hanging them on the wall. While we didn’t want the gallery wall to be perfectly symmetrical, we did want it to feel balanced, something we find is best achieved if you start at the middle of the wall.
In the foreground, you can see our most crucial piece of equipment for gallery wall projects: The level.
Finally, a finished look at the wall, which contained nearly 50 framed family pictures.
So much better than a simple photo album, right?

Get in touch with ILevel to discuss you family photo gallery wall project at, or stop by our downtown studio at 37 E. 7th Street, New York.