How do you create a classic art gallery in your own home? Keep it simple! This week I partnered with Minted to show you how easy it is to combine multiple art pieces into one seamless gallery.
It’s week two of the One Room Challenge and we’ve got the office decluttered and organized! This was a huge step. We sorted through my hubby’s book collection- Keepers, donation, & upcycle. How do you upcycle a book? Well, I rip the covers off old paperbacks, tie them in bundles, and use them as styling vehicles.(See Insta story highlights for full tutorial). If you are just getting caught up on the office design, I shared my whole design board last week. Click here to see my globally inspired office design board.
Before we get started on the art gallery, I need your help with one thing. I have to select and order wall sconces for the built-ins this week. I have a favorite, but I’m curious which one you would choose? Leave me your vote in the comment section below.
Here is the chandelier Ive selected for reference!
The other major accomplishment of the week was selecting and hanging our new art gallery! I love Minted because everything on site is designed by independent artists! So how do you create a classic art gallery at home?
How to create a classic art gallery look at home
Select art that coordinates without being matchy matchy. Color and composition come easy for me but not for everyone! My goal was to bring together art prints that were both masculine and feminine, had some organic movement, and carried a color story. If you are looking at my selections wondering how did she ever pull these together, but in the same breath love the combo…then LISTEN UP! Minted offers a FREE art styling service. Text a photo of your wall to 415-993-WALL (9255), and a Minted stylist will text you back fine art recommendations that perfectly fit your space—for FREE. Take advantage people! I wanted to make sure this was a helpful service, so I tested it out myself. I text them this photo, answered the questions, and provided dimensions. They came back with these 2 options.
Options Minted sent back
Keep the frames simple. There are many different styles of frames and gallery walls out there, but a classic art gallery always maintains clean style. Keep the frames simple and repeat the same finish throughout. I selected a modern brass frame to echo the other brass finishes in my office. I feel a more minimal frame lets the art speak for itself. Should you select a more embellished frame, just keep it the same thought out!
Matting- Mats are an important part of the visual presentation in picture framing. Matting can be used to highlight a color in the artwork or room decor, accent a shape in the art, or simply increase the size to make a dramatic display (especially for small pieces). When proper matting and framing are combined, it can really take an inexpensive art print to the next level!
Here is what the wall looks like now! I love my new art gallery!
All in all I am happy with the progress made in our office/library space this week. Art gallery wall hung- check & office declutter and organized-check! If you like brass framed galleries, you may want to check out my hanging gallery tutorial. Click here for the tutorial!
Next week I’ll be taking you furniture shopping on my IG stories and coordinating drapery. Stay tuned via Instagram @remingtonavenue@remingtonavenue and catch my next room update here!
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