I cannot tell you how many people ask me how to hang a good gallery wall. While I do them for clients a lot, I can’t quite fly out to help all of you (unfortunately so, would be fun) so in comes this GENIUS idea that a client of mine sent me that I had to share. The Picture Wall Company sells sets of frames (chose your finish) along with grids for marking out where to hang each one on the wall. You simply print the photos at the size to fit each frame and VOILA! You can use multiple sets, change the layout to go up stairs walls and so on. This is so helpful for those who don’t want to just wing it like I do. It’s been said many times, but gallery walls are such a great way to display tons of family photos without cluttering surfaces with stand up frames (which is a pet peeve of mine). I put them in in nearly every project and my own last three homes have had them up in various spots (first in the foyer, then in the dining area of the loft and now in the hallway- pics to come!)
Some images form the site of the product in action…
A clean grid look great in spaces like kitchens and hallways…
If you prefer a varied look, you could always replace a couple frames with organic shapes items like letters, vintage items or other antique frames like in this image from Pottery Barn below.
Instead of all photos, mix in colorful art prints in some of the frames too
This stupid blanket haunts my dreams….
This would take a lot of patience. And time.
In other news, after weeks and weeks of waiting my new Duralee navy velvet sofa arrived yesterday. It’s amazing how grateful I am to have a sofa again after 3 weeks of living without one. AND the thing is pretty darn rad. I was super nervous because if you follow me on Twitter, you know I was having major anxiety about going with the navy velvet vs grey linen. it was like trying to decide between Harvard and Yale. Or Ryan Gosling and a basket of puppies. I went with the riskier choice and I think it looks really FUN. I contrast welted it in navy linen to mix up the texture a bit and give it cleaner lines. While it is now obvious to me that I need to invest in a lifetime supply of lint rollers, I do love it. Will post pics once the room is done!