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Now, Gallery Walls Made Easy

So, just as I hit “post” on my gallery wall round up I get an marketing email from West Elm touting their gallery frames. They’ve made the whole hanging process seemingly idiot proof which is just what I needed because I have to admit that the measuring-to- get-the-right-amount-of-space-between-each-frame part of the whole gallery wall thing is part of why I haven’t just done one already. They have a easy step by step process that has figured out all of the measuring (if you use their frames, of course). It seems so easy that it feels a little bit like cheating.

Now, of course I sort of feel that this means that gallery walls have been co-opted by the big boxes… but I guess that if you use personal items, it would still be authentic.

Let’s get real for a moment: Framing anything is expensive. I calculated the cost of making the gallery wall above at West Elm as around $300. Seems a little pricey until you consider that I’ve had to pay $300 just to frame one 8×10 painting. So, while $300 is not insubstantial, it’s not much for 10 frames given the going rate at my local frame shop. However, just for giggles I priced out the same size frames as above at IKEA (in unpainted wood, with plastic instead of glass) and it cost a whooping $30 dollars. If you use the IKEA “Ribba” line which is a brown frame with real glass, 10 frames of various sizes costs $118. I guess that leaves us at no matter your budget, you could do a gallery wall. God bless Ikea.

Hello, Gallery Walls

I’ve been thinking about gallery walls… and seeing them everywhere recently. Here are 28 in fact! The top three are my favorites. I’m thinking about putting a gallery wall above my desk. I have some egg prints, some sheets of old stamps and some art that will be a beginning!

Anything without a hyperlink was scanned from my inspiration files.

via Desire to Inspire, Ann Linberg

Marie Claire Home, French Edition

via Please Sir!

via Desire to Inspire

via Domino

via Desire to Inspire

via Desire to Inspire

via Remodelista (best blog name ever!)

via Desire to inspire

Elle Decor

via Design*Sponge

via Desire to inspire

via Habitually Chic

Elle Decor

via Decorno, via Michelle Adams

via Martha Stewart Living

via Habitually Chic

via Habitually Chic

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via Martha Stewart Living

via Elle Decor

via Cookie Magazine

via Apartment Therapy

via Elle Decor

via The Selby

Via Inside the Loop

via Indian By Design

via Apartment Therapy

Boligtorvet – Kort, via Desire to Inspire


Photowalls, the next installment

How fantastic is this photowall/gallery wall? I love the gray wall color too. And, best of all this is from a “real person” (vs some glossy design mag or stylist’s website). Yes, a real person, like you or me (well, she’s a dermatologist by trade, so maybe not exactly like you or me). Check out the rest of Amy’s house over at Decorno (the first of my daily reads).