I’m especially exited today because after four long living-with-rental-furniture-months we are finally getting our stuff tomorrow. It’s play time! I have a pretty clear idea of where things are going to go, but boy can’t that change? One thing that I’m certain though is the gallery walls I
want to create around the house. I’m a big fan of picture cluster walls and I’ve realized that when there is a lot of different ways to create them and/or to display them, each produces a different background. From a complete harmonious and balanced display, to careless and Bohemian one to a more eclectic grouping. Each and everyone translates the personal
lifestyle of their owners, as it should be. So I’ve been paying attention about how to create the best gallery walls or wall art composition as some call them. For creating a harmonious and balanced gallery wall is good to keep things simple and hang each picture at the same distance vertically and horizontally speaking. One thing to keep in mind is to keep all frames and matting in the same color.
I posted this kitchen designed by Pablo Paniagua (above) more than three months ago. The entire house is worth to see but I personally love the art in this kitchen. Here Paniagua used the same frame for everyone of the colorful art.
This photographs hanging from a metal cord is a great idea to keep your walls undamaged.
For a more careless bohemian look, using old frames and not being a perfectionist freak (aka every picture perfectly straight) would do.
At Kate and Andy Spade’s home the gallery wall is less planned in the sense that frames are mixed and match, sizes are random. By keeping the distance between them almost the same, the collection looks more cohesive and harmonious.
In John Mayberry San Francisco apartment the effect is the opposite of Paniagua’s design above. Here the frames are different color an size but the neutral, mostly black art keeps the look from being noise.. Instead the gallery wall in this space is beautiful and artistic.
frames and probably matting as well, it’s always a good idea to keep a somewhat similar
distance between them as well. Enjoy!