Here at Visual Jill one of our favorite decorating tricks is making a gallery. Have a bunch of random pieces of artwork scattered around the house? Put ’em in a gallery. Have family photos and your kid’s artwork tucked away in drawers and boxes? Frame them and put ’em in a gallery. Postcards and mementos from your favorite trip hiding in albums? Pull them out and put ’em in a gallery. We’ve put together galleries for most of our clients and everyone has just loved the results!
There are many ways of designing a gallery. Below are a few different styles we’ve been inspired by, shown with the Visual Jill interpretation for a client.
Center a basic gallery above the sofa, buffet, mantle, etc., or in the middle of the wall.
|Inspiration from ELLE Decoration, October 2010|
Perfect for high ceilings, or skinny spaces between the fireplace and the wall. And if you’re feeling edgy put a small piece extra low–there’s no reason artwork has to always be hung at eye level!
|Inspiration from ELLE Decoration, February 2011|
Go ahead. Fill the whole wall. It may feel like a lot at first, but in the right space, it’s absolutely stunning.
|Inspiration from Maison Francaise|
*Credits: Kyoko Jackson – Photography