Artwork finishes a space in a way that furniture and accessories never can. If a room feels undone, uninteresting and uninspired, it’s likely missing art. Displaying pieces on walls, ledges or surfaces can depend on the space and the furniture being balanced.
Set on a Surface: Lisa and Nick Jackson filled their Berkeley space with art without using too many nails. Setting the pieces clustered on a credenza gave them a layered and interesting look while sparing their wall from scars.
Curate a Collection: This large set of George Washington paintings in Rumaan and David’s Brooklyn homegives a playful yet sophisticated sensibility to their dining space.
Grouping them together allows them to be a statement without being overwhelming.
Make it Symmetrical: Similar portraits anchor the dining room in Doug and Carina’s Nashville rental on either side of the window. The weight of these pieces allows the couple to go without heavier window treatments.
Find a Standalone Piece: This piece that Gina found in a dumpster now has an incredible presence in her library. It’s a singular and beautiful focal point in a refined space.
Get Creative: An alcove in Consort Design’s studio didn’t stop Brandon and Mat from displaying their art the way they wanted to. The set-back styling of the artwork here is unexpected and intriguing.
Install Picture Ledges: The look of a gallery wall can fill a space with varying sizes, colors and mediums of art, but changing it around can be a headache for those prone to rearranging. Holly Wheatcroft solved that problem in her dining area with picture ledges installed onto the walls.
Place it in a Curio Cabinet: A collection of oddities in Doug’s guest room cabinet is made even more interesting with the addition of artwork.
Fill Negative Space: Artwork goes where furniture can’t. This off-center gallery fills white space that nothing else can in front of Savannah and Sean’s staircase.
Walk into Art: An entryway filled with artwork is an inspired way to come home every day. The gallery wall over Joe and Kelly’s entry hall bench sets the tone for the rest of the apartment.
Taller vs. Wider: Instead of sprawling artwork wider in their space, Joseph and Nick arranged it to fill the wall vertically. It bridges the gap between the door and the low-profile furniture.
Fill an Entire Wall: A big empty space in Tahsin Dhirani’s kitchen became full of personality and colorwhen she installed a large-scale gallery spanning the whole wall surface.
Set it on the Floor: Art doesn’t have to be on the wall to be appreciated in Maayan Pearl’s home. This large-scale piece adds to the beautiful form of the furniture while showing off the elegance of the architecture in this Carroll Gardens apartment.