Before we started, this wall contained a few scattered pictures but was otherwise blank. The room served as an office/storage area/2nd bedroom for over a decade and the client just couldn't get excited about it. Her passion could, however, be found elsewhere: in bags of travel clippings that she enjoyed collecting but never reviewed. I used my trades discount at the Container Store to purchase a bulletin board that could display things that inspire her, such as recipes, places she wants to visit, and photos. We also bought the above thumbtacks, which compliment her sense of adventure.
Although we weren't planning on decorating her whole wall, after we hung the board we figured "why not?" and started having fun putting her framed pictures around it, half of which had been in storage. The result left us both breathless. Now her past is beautifully surrounding her future, and beneath it all is a collection of toys for her grandchildren to play with. Talk about a happy wall!