A blog from Visual Jill, East Bay Interior Design

A blog from Visual Jill, East Bay Interior Design

Friday, January 28, 2011

Inspiration/Interpretation: Galleries

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

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