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Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Since this was one of my most popular posts, I'm finally following up on it with MORE GREAT photos! Visitors to my little ethnic cottage always like my gallery walls. I have too much art...if there is such a thing. I'm actually paring down right now and will get some pics on later when I've finished "hooshing" it.
If you missed the first post, here's the link as well as the intro. 
I'll be out of town for several days with my bff.... if you have one and you no longer live near one another, go give her a call and tell her how much you miss her and appreciate her! Then come back and finish this blog :-)

 ART WALL - GALLERY WALL - SALON WALL. Whatever you call it, it adds up to a unique, exciting and individual statement in your decor!
Maybe you've seen the "kits". All black frames with white mats that make up a perfectly symetrical gallery wall of art or photographs. You could purchase one of those. Especially if you haven't done an art wall before, you may feel "safe" doing that. Nothing wrong with that. There are some very good tutorials online to get you started also.
Some designers have a lot of rules, i.e. use all the same color frames or the same color mats or art in the same color family. Go only horizontal, go only vertical, etc. I've included a few examples of these. 
I personally like the organic arrangements that start with minimal planning and have room to grow. Of course you want to consider a few things such as space between each piece and which direction you'll grow in. Starting with a large blank wall is key and it is often easier to start with your large piece in the center. A nice, big wall is necessary so you will have room to add pieces in the future as well as something besides one dimensional art if you choose to put that in your collection. 
You gather your art of various styles, shapes and sizes, compile other things you love that you can mount on a wall, and you JUST START! 
DON'T BE AFRAID! DON'T WORRY ABOUT HOLES IN THE WALLS! That's what putty and paint are for!

Here's beaucoup of inspiration for you. Enjoy!

**All photos above are from Apartment Therapy**

Little Blue Deer awesomeness!!!

House Beautiful
Little Blue Deer
Little Blue Deer
Little Blue Deer
Little Blue Deer
Little Blue Deer
Little Blue Deer - love this!
Apartment Therapy
one of my faves from pinterest!
repin from The Beautiful Soup
Ralph Lauren
The Beautiful Soup
World of Interiors
Alessandro Kapellero
Stephen Gambrel's parents' house
Vintage Pinterest
Tanja Lippert
Sibella Court coolness
Elle Decor

**All photos without specific attribution are from**

I am crazy in love with this!
House of Windsor
Little Blue Deer
Brooke Astor's home
Elle Decor
Eric Hilton design
fleaingfrance loveliness!
habitually chic
Anne Sage heat!
Chris Benz

And last but not least, three repeats. Just because they're so well done!
Kristen Birmingham

Charlotte Moss awesomeness
Vintage Pinterest