Leading downstairs to the mudroom, an art gallery wall provides an eye-catching focal point. “One of the things I do in almost every single house I create is I always like to have a mix of art that really tells a story,” says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
A gallery wall of transportation prints makes a colorful, fun backdrop to the sleek gray crib in this boy's nursery. Visual texture and tactile appeal is brought in through a mix of patterns from the graphic curtains to the blue-and-white gingham rocking chair and faux fur area rug.
A mixture of genres adorn the art wall and hail from both local galleries and southern artists. To add a little drama, a pair of polished nickel globe pendants provide ambient lighting and give the art wall its own special light.
Once all natural light has faded, the coral walls of the bathroom appear a pink shade of salmon. When using high-energy colors on walls, many designers suggest testing the paint in several areas of a space, then taking note of how those colors read at different times of the day. This is especially important when coordinating fabrics, tile or wall covering.
This loft-style dining room features an eclectic vibe, blending a rustic farmhouse table with traditional brown leather armchairs at either end. Wicker chairs are positioned on either side of the table, while a vibrant yellow art canvas adds a modern touch. A mini lampshade chandelier finishes the look of the space.
This living room features a wall of curated art included antique photographs, vintage gold frames and prints. The club chairs, blue wingback chair and steamer trunk add to the eclectic yet curated style.
Children's bathrooms offer a chance for parents to throw out most decorating rules, instead trying something different and fun. Rather than adding one featured piece of art, the entire bathroom including its doors are covered with original pieces. The key to creating a whimsical look is to mix framed art with unstructured pieces as well as random objects, resulting in a saloon-style wall grouping.
The body is celebrated in its many beautiful forms and angles in this space of the contemporary living room. The sketches are placed in gold and black frames, while the sculpture compliments the gallery wall.
The couple wanted to really show off their postmodern style in the living room, so designers brought in several pop art photographs to create a gallery wall in order to personalize the design for the homeowners and their space.