Gallery Wall Spotlight

Gallery Wall Spotlight

It's no secret that we're fans of a good gallery wall around here, so we decided to create a regular feature spotlighting some of our faves.  This week's wall was created by the brilliant editorial team at House & Home (such a great mag!) and illustrates some handy design lessons.  

Bold colors make a gallery wall pop

Using color on a gallery wall can be a tricky task, as the wall color can easily distract from the art and even clash with it.  So in the gallery above, the designers chose a bold, dark hue (Drawing Room Blue by Farrow & Ball to be precise;) that allows the art to stand out and make a statement. Notice how the designers chose art that complements the blue?  The color palette in the art is fairly neutral, allowing it to work with a painted wall, and many pieces have white matting around them to add extra contrast.  

Use paint and art to mask architectural flaws

Yet another tricky task that the House & Home team mastered!  What was once an awkwardly placed door is now part of the gallery wall, thanks to a little paint, art and ingenuity. 

Mix antique and modern works

The combination of vintage or antique art with contemporary works adds soul to any art grouping. To master the look above, we found similar portraits of gentlemen here

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