As I was coming home from some fabric and furniture shopping today I stopped at a couple of secondhand shops that I used to go to all the time when I lived across town. My 4 year-old son has been trained well, and spotted a couple of little paintings in the corner that I actually liked ($6 each). So I have quite a little collection of paintings at home that need a home on a wall somewhere. One of these days I’d like to change things around and create a few more ‘picture walls’ like this one (above – sorry source unknown). I love them against the blue wall here.
I’m off to Sydney tomorrow for the design and decoration trade fairs. This is my first time and I’m excited to see what kinds of ideas and inspiration I will come away with. Not sure if I’ll be able to blog while away so if I can’t, have a great week all!
Yesterday’s post on Rita Konig’s apartment has got me thinking about picture / art walls. There is definitely an art to hanging art. Even arrangements that look unplanned are most successful when some thought has gone into the layout. The general rule that I work by when hanging a lot of differently-sized frames is to start with the biggest piece (but don’t necessarily hang it in the centre) and work outwards. You can work in a grid fashion with even spacing between each frame or a circular pattern for a more casual, accidental look.
My all-time favourite (above) that I use as a benchmark for my ‘etching wall’ at home. I hope one day it will look something like this! I love the mix of frames -black, gold, timber – but that all the art is colourless, just drawings and etchings. I love love it!
the white company
top: tom scheerer, bottom: eric cohler, via eyespy
absolutely beautiful things
above three images via decorology