Gallery Wall

As I discussed in this post, I’ve been struggling to decide what to do with the wall above my desk ever since I moved into my apartment (over a year ago!). Slowly, the answer became clear to me as I continued to find, collect, and frame eclectic pieces of art that I love. These items were just begging for a prominent spot in my home, so I could stare at them as they clearly were meant to be stared at. Here’s the final product:

NYC Map print: You see a lot of these, but in my opinion, this is a really good one. I LOVE how they made Central Park in green in the middle!
Jessica Durrant NYC Skyline: I discussed my love for her watercolor works yesterday. LOVE the drips!
This arch photograph was taken by my sister when she was in high school, at the lovely Westbury Gardens on Long Island. Love having something personal and one of a kind in my little gallery!
Sugarcoat by Michelle Hinebrook, purchased on 20×200 a few years ago-still available on the site!
M9 by Thomas Hammer, bought on Saatchi Online, discovered via Matchbook Issue Thirteen (great issue, by the way). I like how this abstract piece contrasts with the very girly and happy pink pieces surrounding it (one is called Sugarcoat, one is called Lipstick Dots-clearly, something darker was necessary!)
I might change the arrangement or placement in the future, but for now I’m just really happy to have these pieces in a place where they can be admired (instead of in a pile in the corner behind my couch!). As I was talking about here, it feels so good to be surrounded by pieces of art that are interesting, personal, or just speak to you in some way.

10 comments

  1. Allyson [Mimosas in the Morning] says: March 14, 2012

    SUCH A GOOD SELECTION! I think it looks fabulous!

  2. allumer * decor says: March 14, 2012

    great mix… love it! they all look excellent together. I really love that blue watercolor and your sister's photograph too.

  3. inredningsvis.se says: March 14, 2012

    SOO LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog..so much nice inspiration. I wish you a great weekend.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

  4. Alexa says: March 14, 2012

    I LOVE it! Seriously you did a beautiful job! The Manhattan print is great!

  5. Lisa says: March 14, 2012

    Your gallery wall (and whole little apartment!) are so lovely! I'm working my way up collecting my favorite Etsy prints, and this is great inspiration 🙂

  6. Holly says: March 14, 2012

    This is beautiful! I love the way you've arranged them, and that bird cage is fantastic!

  7. Miss Bibliophile says: March 15, 2012

    I'm dying to try to gallery wall myself (but so far have been too lazy to get my act together and actually do it). Yours looks great!

  8. Dorothy says: March 15, 2012

    Wonderful gallery pieces! It looks amazing and meaningful. You have a great eye.

  9. Karla says: March 16, 2012

    Such a good collection of images! and the fact that each one has a significance for you makes it even better!

  10. al says: April 7, 2012

    I waaaaant a gallery wall!!! Please help me do one!!! Seriously it could go over my wall in my bedroom or in my living room. So great!!!

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