HANG ART LIKE A PRO
— Carole Marcotte, Form & Function The service we provide most for clients is our redesign day where we reimagine and restyle the homeowner’s existing furniture, accessories and art. If there is one thing that intimidates people, it is the “art” of displaying art. There is no rule of thumb and everyone’s art collection varies in size and style. I like to make sure there is a variety in how the art is hung, especially in larger rooms. Here are some ways I’ve hung art, for myself and clients, over the years:
COMPOSED, TIGHT AND IN MATCHING FRAMES.
Think gallery style…think about inspiration when you travel and visit museums. A recent trip to the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid inspired this composed, tight gallery wall of my travel photos. I had photos blown up to various sizes, found a white frame that was available in the sizes I wanted (8x8, 8x10, and 16x20), and hung them similar to what I’d seen at the museum. The best part? Readymade frames + my photos = cheap art! 70 | triangle style
SALON WALL… FREESTYLE, UNMATCHED FRAMES.
I love this variation of the gallery wall, as it allows for growth and can be added to over the years. I don’t measure as carefully, usually eyeball the placement and allow for wider spacing. In my living room the “woman” wall, where all the art is very gender specific, varies with style, includes threedimensional versus two-dimensional art, and is ever evolving. It displays a colorful mix and represents meaningful pieces from friends and travel.