Original pink terrazzo floors and endless white walls give the home a contemporary gallery feel, making it the perfect spotlight for Bush and Stanley's extensive collection of artwork and found objects.
For Leyden and Lahzar art is as essential to their living space as furniture - and both often arrive at the home in the same way. “We collected the art and furniture pieces over time while traveling,” Leyden remembers. Opposite the living room, this gallery wall shows the couple’s full range of tastes with a variety of paintings and even a life-sized sculpture. At the same time, artistic pieces of furniture like the modern bentwood bar stool and colorful pouf play a similar role, adding notes of color and whimsy to the space.
The more, the cuter! Mirrors in this hodgepodge of flea market finds — 18 total, collected over time — were spray-painted white and hung in a random pattern. For extra quirk, one mirror hangs a lot lower than the others and another was kept its original teal color.
Instead of leaving the wall above the staircase that leads into the third floor master suite, the space is converted into a gallery wall showcasing everything from photography to sea-inspired sculpture. Natural light from the adjacent window highlights the art and keeps the space feeling bright and airy.
Creating a gallery wall filled with your children’s artwork is easy and will give a colorful and personal touch to any room. Keep it simple and let the art be the focus with monochrome matted frames in assorted sizes.
One surefire path to great design is to lean into your strengths. For Rachel, it wasn’t hard to figure out what the main focus of her living room would be. “The living room was the easiest area to design,” she remembers. “I knew the paintings would take over the space so I chose furniture that added to the space but didn’t take away from the paintings.” This clarity of focus let Rachel remain understated in her furniture choices while the art says everything. “After that, the room pretty much designed itself,” she says.
With the sofa out of the way it becomes instantly clear that the real star of this space is art. This gallery wall combines an amazing array of patterns, shapes, colors, and even frame types to create a truly dazzling display. Tamara’s approach to buying art is simple: “If I feel it I buy it then it just all comes together and flows like music,” she says.
Downstairs, the family room is a space for relaxation. A gallery wall curated around the television turns the focal point of the room into a work of art. At the top of the wall, a photo of Tze’s grandmother brings a note of family and history to the space.
A mix of photos of Liz Eicholz's own wedding along with family photos of her and her husband's parents' weddings are given a consistent look when housed in black frames with generous white mattes and printed in black and white in the couple's family room.
The homeowner makes the most of fresh white backdrop by using it as a back drop to her extensive collection of art, photography and fleas market finds. Extra seating along the wall also serves as a place to display books or store frequently used items.
This gallery wall is a beautifully curated combination of brightly-hued paintings and black-and-white photography. Paired with colorful flowers and an eye-catching ikat pillow, the arrangement energizes the space while showing off Naomi’s creative personality.