"I don't think about art when I'm working. I try to think about life." ~ Jean-Michel Basquiat
I love the endless possibilities of the eclectic salon style gallery. You can begin with one favorite piece of art hung wherever you feel it looks best. Continue adding different sizes in different frames around that first piece placing them wherever your heart desires. I am a big fan of "eyeballing" it while Andrew is a measure to the exact inch kind of guy. This proved to be a control tug o' war early in our marriage. We are past all of that nonsense now that he has realized that I am right. ;-) While I agree the structured galleries have their place, the no rules approach to art definitely appeals to me. The combination of paintings, photographs, sketches and such can make the most traditional of rooms look unique and special. Just think -- no one will ever have the exact same gallery wall as you.
I am putting the second coat of BM Ionic Column on our living room walls today. It has opened up and breathed a new life into this space. I swear I heard the walls whisper, "Thank you." The room was BM Coventry Gray before which is also a lovely color. However, there is a limited amount of natural light so we (and in "we", I mean "me") are changing it up again. Since all of the picture holes have been spackled and painted, it has me reconsidering much of the mirror and art placement. Do you crave the order of the symmetrical gallery or the unpredictability of randomly placed art?
I hope you are having a spectacular week!