A certain human in my life has expressed continual interest in starting a gallery wall in their hallway. I think it's a rather precious idea and a great way to start a little collection of sorts.
Consider this my gentle advice to those interested in starting a gallery wall and to this specific human.
There are a few ways you can approach your gallery wall. You can collect an assortment of frames in all shapes, sizes and colors. You could do a gallery wall in all the same size, shape and color. OR you could mix things up and fall somewhere in between.
I love the bold simplicity of all of the black frames and black and white images against the blue backdrop.
|PS I Love This|
I also love the sophisticated mix of gold and black frames here.
|Domino, Tori Mellot|
I coveted this image when it was first released from Domino. I remember wanting to try to recreate Tori Mellott's apartment not only in my brain particles, but in my apartment particles. I love how objects, mirrors and picture frames were mixed on this wall.
And lastly, I love this crazed clutter.
For those of you wanting to start a little summer project, Aaron Brothers is having their penny sale. Buy one item, get one of equal or lesser price for a penny. That's $0.01. That's practically free, people.
|My own photo from the SF Elle Decor Showhouse|
As I'm sure most of you know, custom framing is out of the world expensive. Especially for the good stuff too. Sometimes, you just can't help it because your piece is such a strange size and shape. To you my friend I say, "yo wrong fo dat." Notice in the picture above how different the mats are. It's much more affordable to purchase a frame larger than your artwork and to get a custom mat to fit your frame and your piece. Your gallery wall will end up looking expensive and custom. Put that in your brain and smoke it.