Art gallery walls are all the rage, and a growing number of clients are requesting them. Creating a gallery wall in your home is a fun way to showcase your art collection while reflecting your personal style. From bold and colorful to subdued and formal, here are a few of our recent installations.
We always start with orientation and overall form. If the client is looking for a playful or eclectic vibe, we group frames in a fluid, unstructured way. More formal walls are achieved with precise measurements and symmetrical placement. To get the layout just right, we go through tons of craft paper and painter’s tape.
In this sophisticated sitting room, our client asked for a gallery wall that represented her lively family. We started with a large and vivid Erin Gregory painting as the wall’s anchor. Sentimental artwork – like her teenage son’s childhood masterpiece – balance out both curated and off-the-shelf paintings. We used pops of pink and blue in the room to pull it all together.
A stairwell is the perfect place for an art gallery wall. This client was drawn to rustic maps and neutral color palettes. Again, we started with a larger anchor piece and worked outward. The organic arrangement feels like it’s been “collected” over time. It complements the warm wood and iron staircase without overwhelming the space.
This modern and bright family room called for a striking art display. The lower left painting was purchased by the client during college for less than $10. We balanced it out by hanging another bold painting in the upper right corner. An abstract black and white print and a small painting by his artist uncle were reframed. Several new pieces were sourced to complete the wall.
Old family photos and formal frames give this hallway gallery a refined feel. While the frames aren’t individually lined up, the overall look is symmetrical. The client fell in love with the watercolor portrait, which adds a hint of color to the monochromatic grouping.
There are so many ways to create an amazing gallery wall. The key is to start with a piece of art that you love. We hope you’re inspired to give it a try.
Happy design dreams,
Keri & Amanda
Everything But The House
Maren Devine Art
One Kings Lane
Sharon Cook Gallery
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