Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Gorgeous Gallery Walls

Gallery Wall in our Living Room 

Is there a wall in your home that you can't figure out how to dress? Do you have a collection of photographs or artwork that you want to enjoy but can't find a home for? Enter the gallery wall. 

Creating a gallery wall is a great way to present a collaboration of traditional and modern artwork, different scaled pieces (as shown above), or uniformed photographs hung in a grid pattern. Whether you are trying to achieve an eclectic vibe in a living space or a uniformed clean wall in a hallway, gallery walls are not one size fits all. 

First, take into account the space you have and then the pieces you have, as space will often dictate what you can hang. Next, find the pieces you want to display and decide what look you desire. I suggest scrolling through my Pinterest Board for inspiration. Maybe you want everything to be the same size, in the same type of frame, with equal spacing (see photo below), or you may want completely different pieces that bring you joy and display them at different heights, etc. I hope this article helps you think of a new way to decorate that white wall or create a unique pattern to showcase your beloved art collection. 

Robert Indiana "The Cardinal Numbers" Hung in a Grid Flanking Our Fireplace

Designer, Sheila Bridges's Home  |  Photo: Manuel Rodriguez

Yes, mirrors can go on your gallery wall. If you have a large piece, then place that piece first and work your way out with smaller pieces. 

Photo: Tracey Ayton

Consider using the molding on your wall as a frame and don't be afraid to take advantage of high walls.

Photo: Dior cia Design 

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Photo: Idea Interiors Montreal

Photo: Janie Molster

Photo: Mi Paradissi Blog

Photo: Studio McGee

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Stunning Florals

Photo: Winston Flowers

Flowers have the unique ability to overwhelm the senses and, at the same time, soothe the soul. The natural beauty of the perfect rose, or the delicate features of an orchid, truly touches the heart. There are so many talented florists popping up all of the world and I'd like to share some of my favorite arrangements with you. I hope that these flowers inspire you! For more floral inspiration please visit my Pinterest Board. 

Photo: A Riot of Colours Florist

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My Wedding Reception Florals by The English Rose Garden  |  Photo: Christin Photography

Photo: Winston Flowers

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Wedding Day Gift from The Hay-Adams  |  Photo: Christin Photography

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My Wedding Bouquet from The English Rose Garden  |  Photo: Christin Photography

Vanda Orchid, Lavender Lilac, Spray Roses, Garden Roses, and Peonies   |   Photo: Winston Flowers

Photo: Carolyne Roehm

Photo: Winston Flowers

Friday, February 22, 2019

Handsome Headboards

Horizontal Channel Headboard   |  Photo: David Howell via The Ace of Space

Our bedrooms are a refuge after a long day and one of the major players in the overall feel of the space is your headboard. Headboards define the character of the space and it's shape, size, and fabric are all important elements. Working with a decorator helps to ensure that your overall design is one-of-a-kind and customized to your personal aesthetic, although there are plenty of pretty readymade headboards. Visit my Pinterest Board for more handsome headboard inspiration. 

Wall Treatment Nook   |   Photo: Design Chic

Low Vertical Channel Upholstered Headboard    |    Photo: Unknown

High Tufted Upholstered Headboard   |   Photo: This Is Glamorous

Grid-Tufted Upholstered Headboard   |   Photo: Unknown

Upholstered Wall   |   Photo: Home Edit

Curved Headboards with Stripe Run on the Bias for Border Detail   |   Photo: Tilton Fenwick

Custom Upholstered Headboard with Nailhead Inset Border  |   Photo: Unknown

Custom Headboard Design with Contrasting Fabrics   |    Photo: Lonny Magazine

Classic Upholstered Headboard with Decorative Double Piping    |   Photo: Mix & Chic

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Brilliant Breakfast Nooks

Living in New York City often requires us to fit our lives into smaller spaces than our friends in the suburbs and making the most of our city space requires creativity with a pinch of magic. One popular design trend for small spaces is "the nook".  I recommend built-in banquettes or independent furniture pieces to create a cozy dining space.  Here are a few of my favorite dining nook designs: 

Photo: Timothy Whealon

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Photo: Rue Magazine

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Photo: Dering Hall 

Photo: Architectural Digest

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Photo: Julia Engel

Photo: Savvy Home

Visit my Pinterst board for more brilliant banquette ideas here


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