I am so happy with our new hallway. It's like we have another room in the house now: the "gallery"!
Here are side-by-side before and after shots:
And here are some of the details of the new "room":
Many thanks to Jean for her help in framing some of my artwork and for the idea to "frame" the Italian plates.
The living room and dining area are very close to done, so I will post final photos soon.