Not too long ago I created a gallery around a reading nook in my dining room. I wrote about the entire process here if you interested in the logistics of getting something like this together. Ever since first spying the gallery that inspired me, I have been drawn to other galleries in other spaces. It is a transformative application that really can be successfully incorporated into any style.
This gallery of found objects interspersed amongst various styles of frames is a wonderful accent to an eclectic, yet classic room:
The ornate frames in this room are pulled together by a strict black and white palette. While the frames themselves hold mirrors, the view from each one is different each way you look at it. What a creative way to incorporate a focal wall that helps to expand the space using the laws of reflection. I especially appreciate the contrast between the heavy styles of the frames and the modern feel of the palette:
This selection of frames in an entrance way is a more classic interpretation of a gallery:
A strong statement piece with clean lines and a more modern design really helps to lift this room away from its traditional roots:
A beautiful example of how a traditional concept can be modern if you keep the aesthetic minimalist and the lines clean:
I especially appreciate seeing this more traditional gallery display succeed in such a modern styled home:
Lastly, I couldn't help but fall in love with the gallery of prints in the back of this home in contrast with the gorgeous gallery of mirrors pictured here:
With so many ways to interpret a basic gallery, it is truly a design concept that transcends the boundaries of specific styles of homes. What type of galleries appeal to you?
– (photo credits: 1 – Miriam Bradford; 2 – Milk and Honey; 3 – Sköna hem via. Desire to Inspire; 4 – West Elm; 5 – Pottery Barn; 6 – Elle Decor via. Desire to Inspire; 7 – Home and Decor via. Desire to Inspire, 8 – Contemporist)