Sunday, January 16, 2011

Lovin' my new gallery wall

Gallery walls seem to offer a sense of comfort to a room.  Depending on the mix of artwork displayed, whether it be photographs of travels, a collection of botanicals, kids artwork, etc they tell a story about those that live there.
photo courtesy of Pottery Barn

It pains me to have artwork leaning against the wall in the attic or in a closet somewhere.  After the Christmas tree came down in our living room this year, I decided to do some rearranging.  The new arrangement left a large blank wall that is somewhat of a focal point as you enter the room.  I decided to make my own gallery wall.
This shot is looking down into the living room from the stairs.

As you can see a lot of the colors in the artwork are the same colors in the room.

The photographs are all photos I've taken.  This one is a tree in our backyard, loved the peeling bark.

These two photos are also in the backyard, after a rainfall.  If you look closely you can see the drops of water on the leaf.  The pear was painted by a friends mother and something I bought at the kids school auction last year.

Three of the prints are on old roof slates and were all wedding gifts.  They are prints of locations in New Orleans - Absinthe Bar and Royal Street.   
And, St. Louis Cathedral.
The last photos are hibiscus flowers.  One was taken in Mexico and one in Hawaii.
I like the idea of the two wall sconces thrown in the mix too.  Gives it a little character.
I'm linking to the following parties:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch


  1. It's nice to be able to look at all the things you enjoy. Very nice.

  2. Great find on the pair painting. Everything works together so beautifully.
    Rita @May Days

  3. I love your gallery wall, too!! AND I love the color of the walls behind the paintings/photos! very attractive!

  4. Your wall gallery looks outstanding and so does all your pics!!!


  5. You did a nice job on your gallery wall. Looks like three of us so far this week did picture walls for Met Monday! I hope you'll come see the picture wall I helped DD2 create for her home.


  6. Love gallery walls. I have one in my LR too. Its a great way to showcase a collectable of prints, etc. TFS

  7. Love your gallery wall - I really like the NO tiles and I love the frame with the name split between three sections - cute idea! :)

  8. You really did a great job with this. I love the colors you used and how well everything goes together, even though the elements are each different. I especially love the sconces you added in there too. I just would never have thought of that. It's very appealing!

  9. I really love the photos that you took. They are very good. I also like the prints from New Orleans. I have some that I bought from San Francisco that I just love!

  10. I love your gallery wall, I may have to try this.The sconces were the perfect touch.