Tuesday, December 9, 2008

THE PHOTO + ART WALL


Eric Cohler - great display on a wall that is often neglected!
I LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE AN ART WALL - DESIGNERS WILL DIFFER ON THEIR "RULES OF DISPLAY", I'M USUALLY DRIVEN BY INTUITION NOT DIE HARD RULES. HERE ARE A FEW TIPS TO KEEP IN MIND.

-VARY YOUR PHOTOS FOR INTEREST, EX. CLOSE- UPS, DISTANCE SHOTS, INSIDE, OUTSIDE, BIRDSEYE, LANDSCAPE..ETC. ETC.
-HAVE A METHOD TO YOUR MADNESS - BE SOMEWHAT CONSISTENT WITH THE DISTANCE BETWEEN PHOTOS, EX: 2", 3 + 4" ETC.
-CREATE AN IMPACT - WIMPY ART DISPLAYS FALL FLAT! POWER IS IN NUMBERS + OR SIZE!
- VARY SCALE WHEN DISPLAYING A LARGE QUANTITY OF PHOTOS, ART + OBJECTS
{PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL WITH ANY QUESTIONS, ANYTIME!}



Jennifer Delonge's home - InStyle Magazine
Love this orderly arrangement of family photographs

Mix it up, vary frames, subjects and artwork {the bust adds dimension}
Image: Domino Magazine

Hartig's home is fun, graphic and never dull
Johnson Hartig's home - L.A. Times

Keep it real - display items that have some personal meaning!
Note the varied scale!
Super model Erin Wasson's home

Group by subject - in this case women were the focus
O at Home - Winter 2008.

Frame nature, or photographs from a beautiful picture book
The designers of this home, have created an elegant moment using art in an alcove
Image: Elle Decor, December 2008.


A powerful display has been devised, with oversized photographs
Image: Elle Decor

Create order and a graphic punch, this display enlivens this chocolate wall
Image: Domino Mag.

Frame fashion photography {see yesterday's post}
Mary McDonald's office
Image: Domino Magazine

Don't be afraid of color, color, color
Image: Domino Magazine.

7 comments:

Velvet and Linen said...

Great images.
I like keeping big furniture pieces neutral and adding
color in the art and accents.
Although I do love the pictures of neutral images on that blue wall and those black and white photos in Mary McDonald's office.
Just beautiful.

xo
Brooke

Willow Decor: said...

Congratulations for being selected as The Washington Post's Must Click Blog of the week! Very well deserved! Glad to see us Boston girls getting some attention!

I also love Mary McDonald's office.

xx-Gina

Things That Inspire said...

I recently read a blog post (I can't remember the blog right now) about the 'how to' of creating a beautiful art wall. In the example, the designer started with one print, then created the entire wall based on the relationship with that one print. It was amazing to see!

Alkemie said...

Great spread on spreads on the wall. Congrats for being Washington Post's blog of the week!

Cheers,
Karen O.

SHELTER said...

Thank you for all your congrats, and kind words!! I love Mary McDonald's work + office!! Have you seen the entire space?? If not, let me know, I'll post it.

Best,
Julie

Eleanor said...

Got lot's of wall decor ideas from your post, thanks for sharing.

1 Funky Woman said...

Hi there. I just found you through "MadeByGirl" and I just finished doing a photo wall, so I thought I would see how the pros do it. I love Mary McDonalds office of her photo wall.

Can't wait to be a follower!

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