Gallery Walls to Inspire

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There is nothing I love more than a good gallery wall. Full of personality and whimsy, my favorites tell a good story and become the focal point of any space they occupy. Half conversation starter, half large-scale scrapbook, I love a tightly curated, but eclectic mix of items. Paintings sitting next to photographs, fine art next to your child’s latest creation - those are some of the best gallery walls in my opinion. I’m currently building one for our stairway - a mix of original art from S. and I, paired with some vintage paintings, art prints and other goodies.

Looking to add one to your space? A few of my favorites below, and why I think they work so beautifully!

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Color, color, color. This beautifully edited wall fits in seamlessly with the design and materials in the space it occupies. Mostly focused on black and cream, with a couple of careful pops of whisky to add depth, this neutral wall is cozy and rich. I love the ‘in progress’ feel of this perfect corner. Pieces leaned against the wall, stacked on frames. It feels polished, yet approachable and lived in its un-doneness.

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Choosing a single color to work around, pink in this happy corner, helps a wall to feel cohesive and curated. What a cheery and happy invitation to your workday.

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A collection of objects can be a playful and unexpected gallery wall. This hand-painted basket wall is chic and beautiful in both its scale, texture and design.

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For the commitment-phobe, this taped version is the perfect way to start your gallery wall. I adore and always use this style in my workspace. Perfect for living mood + vision walls to inform and inspire current and future work, or to just display some of your favorite images in an un-precious way.

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The repetition in frame, size and scale of the artwork works perfectly here against this blush wall + restaurant. I especially love the bold graphic look against the soft, femininity of the space surrounding it.


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Pick a theme and build your collection around that. Love this portrait wall in a mix of colors + styles and the play against artfully arranged book stacks below.

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