gallery walls

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Via Skona Hem spotted on Design to Inspire. I could do an entire post on this home. It’s so perfectly imperfect. The Daines always get it right.

Gallery walls are a great way to showcase more than one piece of art, especially small scale pieces, in the home. I say art in the loosest of terms here too. Family photos, sketches done by the kids, music posters could all be showcased as long as there is one consistent feature. Maybe you have all black and white photos, or maybe it’s a handful of line drawings, even the same frame color works great. Regardless, for this look to feel cohesive, to me it needs this commonality to keep the wall from feeling too chaotic.

Over the years Jevan and I have accumulated a collection of small scale artwork. We have some of it hanging but a few pieces have yet to be framed. Since I’m not great at styling tons o’ stuff on walls, my style is way too symmetrical to pull this look off on my own, I began pulling images that could become a good source of inspiration.

I’m really loving the different sizes and frame thickness paired with the same frame color. This means I have a good amount of work ahead of me painting frames. We’ll see how ambitious I actually am when it comes down to it. Here’s my inspiration ‘board’.

gallery wall_nateDesign by Nate Berkus. Perfectly simple yet so interesting. Love the little jacket hanging on the wall.


Via ffffound. This is just a mish mash of everything and I kinda love it. Sadly, I don’t have a wall this large to make it work.

gallery wall_domino

Via the late great Domino Magazine. While I’m not crazy about the stripe wallpaper I do love the different scales and different types of art.

melanie acevedo_gallery wall

Via Melanie Acevado. I love all white. This is just dreamy.

mikael beackman_2008-18-1-residenceVia Mikael Beackman. Interesting way to look at dishware.

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6 Responses to “gallery walls”

  1. Ashley December 16, 2009 at 9:16 am #

    Case, I love this! I would love to do this on one of my walls! I have one particular wall in mind. We’ll have to talk about it when you get in town!

  2. paige December 16, 2009 at 10:54 am #

    case, these really look great. i like them in small spaces too since i don’t know if i could commit to a large wall – ha, baby steps :) like a bathroom. :) and your mention of line drawings – I LOVE, perhaps I’ll start soliciting ;)

  3. Casey December 16, 2009 at 11:30 am #

    thanks ladies. ashley, we can work on it when I’m in Nashville. Paige, what about in the basement bath? With a piece of old furniture, like a bench or low cabinet?

  4. Meghan December 16, 2009 at 11:57 am #

    Thanks Casey! I have had the small art/giant wall issue for a while and cannot get the right look! my hanging always is too symmetrical and lame. This is a big help. Hooray! :)

  5. joslyn December 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm #

    oh these are perfection…all of them. i’m a total sucker for a good gallery wall.

  6. Casey December 16, 2009 at 4:36 pm #

    Thanks Jos and Meghan. Hopefully they will inspire me enough to get to work!

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