September 9, 2010

A Gallery for Every Home

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)  

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4 Responses to “A Gallery for Every Home”

  1. Kristin ~ Bien Living Design Says:
    September 9th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    I love grouping frames and other things together in a mis-matched way :)   We do it with family photos and small art pieces.

  2. Amanda Says:
    September 9th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    We have a gallery grouping going up the stairs to the second floor, and it's really lovely to be greeted by family and fond memories each time I make the trek.   Oh, and of course, you have fine taste.  ;-)

  3. Cira Kufalk Says:
    September 30th, 2010 at 8:21 am

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    October 1st, 2010 at 6:38 am

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