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Art for the Home

Spring Hill Project: Gallery Wall

It’s been a while since I shared anything about the Spring Hill Project but that’s only because the kitchen renovation was delayed. Things are still happening just at a relatively slow pace.

Though recently, I put together a little gallery wall for the living area.

Since the beginning I thought that one of Jennifer Ament’s prints would be fitting for the space and the client’s style.

Here’s how I chose the artwork for the complimentary gallery wall.

 

How to build a gallery. Sarah's picks for the Spring Hill Project by The Estate of Things

 

Art is subjective right but I wanted to bring in some elements that can be taken and translated in to your own combination of art. The key elements I used in this grouping are:

A print or work with words, a phrase or some kind of typeface,

art love

Pretty Chic Love

A landscape,

art mtns

Yao Cheng Forest in Indigo

An abstract,

art abstract

Clare Elsaesser Decisions

Flora in black and white,

art ink leaf

Domino Botanical Sumi Ink

Fauna in black and white,

art horses

Black Horses Robert Farkas

 

 

And that made for a mix that we thought worked quite well with our jumping off point.

 

 

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Decorating & Adorning with Arrows

This is a thing. It’s been a thing for a long time, so you don’t have to worry about it not being a thing soon – if you care about that kind of thing! Around here, we do what we want. And we want vintage arrows, arrow wallpapers, arrow stencils, arrow art, arrow body art even!

Arrows are where it’s at.

This makes me all wanty for a trip to the tattoo shop.

 

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Dining With Family

When consulting with my Charlotte clients on what to do with their formal dining room, I suggested that they mount picture ledges to set the stage for an ever-changing gallery of family photos and artful mementos.¬†Although their art collection was scant, they had a lot of great images of their family and rather than scatter those throughout the house or stage a gallery up the stairs or in the hallway–which are all fine ideas, we decided that displaying those in the dining room was a solid idea. This concept is not formal but it does suit the client’s casual, family centered approach to dwelling in their house.

Put in to practice– this is what you can get,

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Home of India Hicks,

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another view of same arrangement in Hicks’ home,

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Corso Como

 

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Lupen Grainne’s Photographic Prints

Photographer Lupen Grainne captures the often overlooked details of life in her photography. I stumbled on her work two years ago in her Etsy shop and fell in love with the stripes and the sense of summer’s end in her print Fisherman’s Day Off. I enjoy it everyday included as part of our gallery wall in the living room.

boat print

 

I saw the print again, a larger version, in a color study Amber recently posted,

fisherman's day off print

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