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Frame It: A Guide to Creating an Artwall

Framebridge | Sacramento StreetDo you ever find yourself with a stack of artwork or family photos that need to be framed? I’m completely 100% guilty. When it comes to framing artwork, I’m constantly looking for quality frames that both myself and my clients will love that a) look beautiful, b) are easy to work with, and c) don’t break the bank. I know what you’re thinking, where am I ever going to find an option that encompasses all three of those things? Friends look no further, Framebridge is here to help!

When I first came across Framebridge I was intrigued by their process – it’s an easy to navigate site, which also has an app that will lead you through a step-by-step process to design your own frames for each piece you want done. Another plus, they have an option for a designer consultation if you aren’t quite sure what will look best with a particular piece. I’d say that’s a huge bonus!

Since I’ve been hoarding photos that I’ve been wanting to frame for an art wall in our house and for Christmas presents for family, I decided to give it a whirl. Let’s just say it was easy as pie. I quickly uploaded the five pieces I wanted done and in about 30 or so minutes I was done. When I was finished I couldn’t believe I had waited that long to do it all . . . I was even tempted to get even more pictures framed. Beware, it’s addicting – especially when you are putting together an art wall in your home.

With that being said, I wanted to share step-by-step details into how I go about putting together art walls. I’m constantly getting asked by readers and friends how to even begin putting together an art wall. I’ve come up with five steps that will help you create one in your very own home.

1.  Paper First:
Don’t pound a single nail before you do a little planning. Decide which pieces you definitely want on the wall. It’s nice to have a few extra options in case you need to fill in the blanks. Then make a paper template the size of the frames.

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2. Mix & Match:
Cut out the shapes and experiment with various placements. This small step will save your walls from misplaced holes from the nails. It’s important to measure out how large the wall is so you know that they will fit in. Once you decide on the arrangement take a picture of it.

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3. Tape It Up:
Transfer the paper onto the wall in the arrangement you’ve decided on. Figure out spacing and height.

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4. Time to Commit:
Measure where the wire hangs on the frame and mark the paper with a pen. Take the nail and hammer it through the paper – it’s the only way you’ll get it exactly right. Once you’ve done this with each piece it’s time to rip all that paper down. 

5. It’s Time to Hang:
It’s time to see your vision come alive. Hang your artwork up on the nails. Refer back to the picture you took in case they got out of order.

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Now it’s time to sort through your photos and artwork and get everything you want framed. Framebridge has a plethora of options and styles that work with any aesthetic you have in your home. Pop on over to start your framing!

This post is a partnership with Framebridge. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.


Photos by Heather Day for Sacramento Street

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A Tree Decorating Party with Treetopia



What better way is there to kick off the holiday season than with an old-fashioned tree decorating party? It’s time to gather your girlfriends (or loved ones), heat up the a pot of hot cocoa and put on some of your favorite holiday tunes. This is truly one of my favorite times of year. I invited over Jeanne from Shop Sweet Things and Crystal from Rue Magazine for some quality time to catch up about our holiday plans and get advice from Jeanne about motherhood – both Crystal and I are expecting. Plus, who wouldn’t want to spend a fun-filled afternoon surrounded by Christmas cheer!

Tree Decorating with Treetopia | Sacramento Street

Tree Decorating with Treetopia | Sacramento Street

Last year, some of you may remember that I partnered up with Treetopia to decorate my first artificial tree. I was in awe of the beauty of their trees. It looked like a real tree and we didn’t have to worry about the messy needles, watering or most importantly, getting bugs in the house. When we cleaned up Christmas last year it was so hassle free that both Eric and I were converted.


Fast forward a year – We took out last year’s tree and decided that we could’ve gone a bit larger with the tree. That’s when I decided to partner with Treetopia again to get a new tree. We went from having a seven foot tree to a nine foot tree. I never thought we’d have a tree this big but let me tell you, after putting it up, I can’t imagine anything smaller.

Tree Decorating with Treetopia | Sacramento Street

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Tree Decorating with Treetopia | Sacramento Street

Tree Decorating with Treetopia | Sacramento Street


When it comes to food, make sure you have nice bite sized treats that your guests can enjoy while decorating. Amanda, our food editor put together a beautiful spread – crostinis, a dessert trio and cheese puffs. We’ll be sharing each recipe this month for you to enjoy and make for any holiday party you are hosting or attending. All of them are easy!


Tree Decorating with Treetopia | Sacramento Street

Tree Decorating with Treetopia | Sacramento Street


Decorating a tree can be quite a task – that’s why we wanted to gather friends to help with this occasion (especially with me being 9 months pregnant)! The art to hosting a tree decorating party is just few simple steps.


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I hope this has inspired you to host your very own tree decorating party. Just remember – it’s all about being surrounded by the people you love and cherish. So spread some holiday cheer and host your very own soiree!


Now for the fun part, one lucky reader will win $500 towards any tree of your choice from Treetopia! Enter using the rafflecopter widget below.

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This post is a partnership with Treetopia. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.


Photos by Emma Fineman for Sacramento Street | Special thanks to Crystal from Rue Mag and Jeanne from Shop Sweet Things for stopping by! 

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A Look Inside Decorate Workshop + A Giveaway

I’ve been following Holly Becker of Decor8 for years and years (since 2006) – it’s one of the first blogs I started reading. It ultimately inspired me to start Sacramento Street over three years ago. I couldn’t believe it when I was asked to participate in the Decorate Workshop, A Creative 8 Step Process for Transforming Your Home book tour.

In Holly’s second fabulous book, she shares all of her design secrets and also the eight step process/workshop to help you transform a home or room that will reflect your personal style. This is something a lot of people struggle with – no need to fear anymore friends. Holly asks questions throughout the book that will have you getting one step closer to your perfect interior style. It’s a brilliant way to approach design – see the first four steps below!


Here’s how you can enter to win a copy of Decorate Workshop:

Leave a comment on this post telling us what room in your home you’ve been having trouble decorating.

I will draw one winner on Sunday, December 2nd at noon (PST) and announce the winner on Monday, December 3rd!

The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Chronicle Books. Be sure to check out the next stops on the Decorate Workshop blog tour:


    Wednesday, November 28 – Hooray & Design For Mankind
    Thursday, November 29 – Decorology & Bloesem
    Friday, November 30 – The Curated House & Design Muse
    Monday, December 3 – Simply Grove & In Honor of Design
    Tuesday, December 4 – In My Own Style & This is Love Forever
    Wednesday, December 5 – Knack Studios & This is Glamorous & Mom Inc. Daily
    Thursday, December 6 – Justina Blakeney & Mint
    Friday, December 7 – The TomKat Studio & Down and Out Chic

A HUGE thank you to Holly and Chronicle Books for hosting this giveaway!

Photos taken of Decorate Workshop by Caitlin Flemming

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Bae Home & Design Giveaway

Our neighborhood is full of amazing small boutiques – one of the many reasons we have never moved. Over the past seven years I’ve been able to build relationships with the small business owners of many of the shops – even if it’s a quick wave as I’m walking by. So when Bae Home & Design (one of my favorite shops on the street) contacted me about doing a giveaway for my readers I jumped at the chance. I love sharing my secret resources with all of you.

Bae Home & Design is on the corner Sacramento and Baker. It’s filled with affordable smalls to spruce up any space in your home and also has beautiful furniture that I absolutely adore. It’s actually one of my go-to spots for gifts when I’m in a time crunch because I know that I’ll be able to find something there that suits all of my friends – plus who doesn’t love a little something for their home?

Today, Bae Home & Design is giving away a $75 gift certificate to a lucky reader! Believe me friends, there are some amazing things you’ll be able to get with this certificate. I’m in love with their array of design books, vases, stunning pillow collections and not to mention if you love trays (like myself), they have some that will make your heart beat very fast.

To enter, all you need to do is:

  • * Comment below about what you would get over on Bae Home & Design if you won. Pop on over to take a look here.

  • * Be sure to follow Sacramento Street.

  • * And pop over to Bae Home & Design’s facebook page and ‘like’ them and also follow them on twitter.

A lucky winner will be chosen next Tuesday, July 3rd (at midnight PST). Please be sure to leave your email address if you don’t have it in your profile.

Good luck friends!

Photos by Caitlin Flemming

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bedroom inspiration . .

Yesterday in my “four favorites” post I featured the Ornate bed – well I can’t stop thinking about it and Christiane from Dwell Studio asked how I would decorate it if I owned it. I was totally up for taking a little bit of time to get creative and put together an inspiration board.

As you all know, I had to stick to my neutral colors, but added in fun textures to spice it up. The mix of a Madeline Weinrib rug, Bungalow 5 lamp, CB2 dressers and West Elm and Dwell Studio pillows make for a cozy sanctuary to cuddle in every night.

Now that I’ve created this board I wish the bed could magically appear at my doorstep. 

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