Ah yes. The gallery wall. Every home (or really, every proper "blogger") nowadays needs one. Mmk, here are some well done gallery walls:
This is the bedroom of one of my new favorite designers, Lauren Liess. I appreciate that there is a consistent botanical motif, and a limited color palate.
Also very nice. Soothing. On a grid, matching frames, in a fun nook that you enjoy passing by, but never have to stare are for hours.
But I just can't do it.
Yeah well, the problem for me is two-fold. 1. I am picky about art and 2. when I find some I like, I have commitment phobia about hanging it.
I also have this desire for the art to be meaningful in its surroundings. Like in our bathroom I have a print of bobby pins, cause that is where I wrangle my hair everyday. It doesn't need to, but if it engages with the function of the room, that makes me smile. I love art, I really really do, but I am the curator of my own home, and to me that means being in love with each piece and giving each piece the attention it deserves.
But also....sigh... sometimes gallery walls give my eyeballs stress seizures. Where am I supposed to look?!
So then one day walking around the house, I was on a mini rant about my art hanging struggles, and exclaimed "really, what I want is a house with amazing millwork, because that is my kind of gallery wall!" It was an epiphany!! Yaaay!
And then Ansel said "Ok, but put your shoes on, its time to go."
So. Next house, promise, I will add or highlight as much wood work as possible, because these guys right here? That's art.
The end. XOXO